Question about Kenwood Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

I am trying to install a kdc-217 and I have the wire harness but the car has another part that looks like it's supposed to plug into something there are no loose wires to connect the wire harness to

Posted by on

  • aryana32 Sep 25, 2008

    So I can just take it off and connect the wires like that??

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

It might just be the factory harness that has been left in there, i had that happen with my cav

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

  • cheyner Oct 07, 2008

    if it looks pretty much the same as the plug for your deck then yeah no problems

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a used kenwood modle kdc-2165. all the wires but no color codes. and i am putting it in a 1988 ford f150 custom, also i have the wire harness but no color codes. and i have a yahoo email...


If you are installing a radio, I recommend you purchase a wiring harness specific to the vehicle you are installing into. You can find them at places like www.crutchfield.com . If you are just looking for a wiring diagram to hardwire the radio, try www.mobileinformationlabs.com

Aug 29, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

4 Answers

2ooo Ford Mustang,Got MP538U TUNER work. cd look like it was playin no sound though.Exchanged it for MP638u.SAME BULL. cAR GOT ripped out mach system. Carstereo wires without harness


Hi,

If you are wiring a Kenwood KDC-MP638U to a 2000 Ford Mustang, then below information may be of help:
  • to my knowledge, the original stereo unit uses 2 8pin connector and a single 7 pin connector;
  • if the connector with the harness has been cut, then wire splicing may have to be used based below;
4033d2e.jpg
  • If you are using external amplifiers, then it is possible to trigger/switch them with the blue/white wire and their RCA INputs connected to the appropriate RCA OUTputs of the Kenwood;
9dac8da.jpg
  • Additionally, the KDC-MP638U has built-in USB port/interface.
  • Incidentally, if what was previously installed is a full Mach system, pls be informed that there are seven (7) versions from Mach 1000.0 to Mach 1000.7, which one was installed?
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Oct 17, 2008 | Kenwood Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Trying to install and rewire the kenwood KDC-MP149 cd player into my 1997 lancer. having problems matching up the wire colours thanks


I recommend you purchase a wiring harness. This will make the install much easier. You can match up the wires of the radio and the harness with ease (since all aftermarket radios have standardized color coding for the wires). You vehicle wires will never match the radio, unless it's stock. You can purchase one at www.crutchfield.com Hope this helps.

Aug 25, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Kenwood kdc-248u. Installing into a 01 mitsubishi galant. Using a wiring harness adapter to plug into the factory harness. The wires on the radio pig tail have a label of P.CONT, ANT CONT, and MUTE. Not...


From the installation instructions: Ant Cont - Motor antenna control wire (Not used) P. Cont - Power control wire - To the power control terminal when using the optional power amplifier or to the antenna control terminal in the vehicle. Mute - Mute control wire - To the terminal that is grounded when either the telephone rings or during conversation (this would be to the telephone that is purchased separately.

May 21, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

How do I install KDC-MP146 ( kenwood mp3/cd tuner) personally?


depends on the car, but id say go buy the wiring harness adapter from best buy or radio shack for your particular car. wire it onto your stereo then plug it directly into the old radio harness in your dash.its really not that hard unless you have a newer car with factory gps, or whatever.

Feb 27, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

I received a kenwood kdc-mp345u cd reciever can this be installed without a wire harness? I have 99 ford explorer with a mach factory system


Any time you upgrade your radio to an aftermarket you have to have the wire harness with it to connect to your dash.

Dec 25, 2010 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Looking for instruction to operate an Alpine MDA-W905JB head unit in a Japanese car I just bought.


Go to the store and buy a mounting kit and wiring harness adapter that are for your car. There are alot to choose from and most are universal and come with instructions. You can get these at wal-mart or best buy. The mounting kit is meant to fill in the empty space left by the new aftermarket radio (your alpine). The alpine will have a metal sleeve around it. take this off and put it in the mounting bracket so it is flush. The sleeve will have little triangle shaped tabs on it. Bend these out so the sleeve cant fall out of the bracket or someone will be able to pull out your radio. Remove your stock radio by pulling off the trim around the radio. This is held on by clips, so be careful. There will be a couple of screws holding in the radio. Remove these and pull the radio out. Behind the radio there will be 1 or 2 wiring harnesses plugged into the radio. Unplug these. Then attach the wiring harness adapters you bought. These plug into the stock harness and have wires at the other end that are labeled. Wire the alpine wiring harness into the harness adapters that you plugged into the stock harness. If you want to you can unplug the harness from the alpine and wire it to the harness adapter before plugging it into the stock harness. The wiring diagram should be on the radio. If not the colors are pretty common.
RED = SWITCHED PWR LEAD (IGNITION)
ORANGE = ILLUMINATION
BLACK = GND
YELLOW = BATTERY LEAD
GREY = FNT SPKR RIGHT(+)
GREY/BLACK STRIPE = FNT SPKR RIGHT(-)
WHITE = FNT SPKR LEFT (+)
WHITE/BLACK STRIPE = FNT SPKR LEFT (-)
VIOLET = REAR SPKR RIGHT (+)
VIOLET/BLACK STRIPE = REAR SPKR RIGHT (-)
GREEN = REAR SPKR LEFT (+)
GREEN/BLACK STRIPE = REAR SPKR LEFT (-)
BLUE = PWR ANTENNA LEAD
BLUE/WHITE STRIPE = REMOTE TURN ON LEAD(FOR SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIER)
There may be RCA jack inputs in the back and these are for the subwoofer amp.
There will be a large black cable in the back and this is the antenna wire. Plug in the antenna wire from the back of the stock radio here. Yu may or may not need an adapter for this depending on the size difference between the wire and the hole it plugs into.
**Please note: if your car has a "premium" sound system that comes stock with an amplifier you will need to attach the power antenna lead from the alpine to the remote turn on lead on the harness adapter. If not when you turn on the radio/cd it will not turn on the stock amplifier and the speakers will not work.
I found this out with my 99 dodge avenger which has an Infinity stock radio. You can pop the trunk and look up at the back dash and see the small amplifier.
Once the radio is wired and the mounting bracket is installed, connect the harness adapter as well as the antenna wire. The new wiring harness adapter makes the wiring a little longer so you may have to stuff them back a little bit. Connect the harness from the alpine back into the back of the radio and slide the head unit into the metal sleeve until you hear a click. Before sucuring the mounting bracket and putting the trim back on it is a good idae to try the radio out so if there is something wrong you dont have to disassemble it again. When you buy the harness and bracket it will say on the packaging "nissan 84-94" or "Honda 83-99" or something similar. Look on the back for a complete list of compatable models.

Hope this was helpful. Please rate, and thanks!

Oct 17, 2010 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

I want to connect a Kenwood KDC-20011S CD Car stereo to my old 1995 plymouth voyager. Where is a simple website I can go to get a diagram of the wires to connect.


Go to intalldr.com and go to quick wiring info. But on the other hand I would recommend going to an audio shop or even walmart and getting a wire harness. There are so many things that can go wrong when you dont and its quicker to do. All you have to do it color match the harnesses, then plug and play. Good luck
-Andrew Hawkins

Jul 31, 2008 | Kenwood Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

I have a kenwood excelon kdc-x790. i had it installed yesterday and when wired up it did nothing. But when I had another kenwood a cheaper version installed it worked fine. The kdc-x790 that I got was...


If the screen did not even light up, then you definately have a power issue. Verify that your fuse did not blow, and then that you connected the correct wires. The power wires are usually orange and red. Red being the "always on" and orange being the "switched source".

Jul 23, 2008 | Kenwood Car Speakers & Subwoofers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Car Speakers & Subwoofers Logo

Related Topics:

45 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenwood Car Speakers & Subwoofers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Larry Spears
Larry Spears

Level 3 Expert

625 Answers

Are you a Kenwood Car Speaker and Subwoofer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...