Installing kenwood kdc-mp238 in a 2001 dodge ram 2500 quad cab
I purchased above radio, I bought a harness to plug to stock plugs, then wired to radio. Radio comes on, but no sound at all is coming out, did I get wrong harness?, or cross something? Is there something I need to do to set radio up? I disabled display mode, I think I cleared code lock, Im at a loss. Thanks for any help
Re: installing kenwood kdc-mp238 in a 2001 dodge ram...
No ur radio is fine to fit the wiring harness into ur dodge the wiring has been crossed so it wont work, if u go 2 the Kenwood US site and down load the KDC MP 228 manual it has a good wiring dirgram and with a bit of work u can work out what goes where :0 Hope this helps
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Strongly recommend you buy a "snap on" Dodge - Kenwood adapter loom, from your local Auto Accessory store. This will save you cutting any wires, as these adapters are already pre-wired for plug and play and you can put your old radio back in at any stage.
YES.... to prevent cutting of any factory wiring (this use to be the old install method and requires much more time and expense) and potential electrical fires, you can now buy quite cheaply, what is called a Radio adapter harness.
As you wish to install a Kenwood radio to your Toyota Scion, simply buy an adapter loom which has a 2005 Toyota Plug on one end, with a Kenwood plug on the other (this essentially replaces the wiring loom that came with your Kenwood unit).
So, it's that easy .... Plug and Play.
And... if you sell your Toyota and wish to put your old Toyota radio back in, the original radio just plugs back in. PRESTO !
You should have a wire harness pigtail that comes with your kenwood. you can also purchase a harness adapter plug/pigtail at most audio auto stereo shops to fit your car make and model. Be sure to save the packaging because the plastic bag has the color/codes for the harness. This harness is designed to plug right into the factory plug inside the dash just like the stock radios do. All you need to do is splice the kenwood cables to the adapter plug pigtail you purchase for your car. match up each wire as described here: 1994 Buick Century Car Stereo Wiring Schematic
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 4′ x 6′
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Dash
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6′ x 9′
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue
What do you need the diagram for? If your installing the radio, you do
not need a diagram you need to go purchase the wiring harness for your
make and model and year car. Match the colored wires together to the
ones on the back of the head unit then connect them, then that harness
plugs into your stock car harness that your stock radio unplugged from.
You also probly need an antenna adapter cable that just connects to
your stock antenna cable to add length and then plugs into your
aftermarket radio. If you need a wiring diagram because you are trying
to open you radio and fix it because it is broke or something...good
luck to ya. Hope I helped... :)
ok here is what you need to install>>>>you will need an install kit which is for the after market stereo to fit in the space your factory one was in also you will need the WIRE HARNESS for that year and model of vehicle...sometimes when you buy the insatll kit it will come with one....once you get that all you have to do is remove the stock radio and then wire the wires from harness to your wires on aftermarket radio and just plug the harness into the black picece behind dash
if there is no amplifier separate from the radio - the blue /white wire from the back of the radio goes to the solid blue wire on the harness attached to the car's plug. the orange wire is not supported by the kenwood radio, so make sure you tape it well- if your not using a separate amp also tape up the blue/white wire coming off the harness you have coming out of the harness to the car. if this helps you please give me a good rating- if not please e-mail me at Merle840@aol.com respectfully M. Merle