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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if its anything like my 92 ranger you take the dash apart around the radio and the stereo should unscrew, in my ranger the new cd player went in without any extra harness as it was the same size as the stock, if not you can but harnesses to go where your old stereo did, to connect the speakers you can buy a ford wiring harness from walmart or any store with an audio department. these plug in to your vehicles wiring harness so you don't have to cut it out, after that you simply match colours from the wires of the new cd player to the wiring harness
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 !
This is what my books show. 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Car Radio Install Instructions Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Gray/Red Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire to the fusebox for switched power. Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Dark Green Car Radio Illumination Wire: Orange/Dark Blue Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Dark Green/Red Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Violet Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Red Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown/Yellow Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Light Blue Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue/White Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Blue/Orange
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.
Hello my name is Israel. I have added the following informaiton to help you out. Good Luck.
Radio 12v gray/red + radio harness Radio Ground black and black/lt. green - radio harness Radio Ignition pink/yellow + radio harness Radio Illumination orange/tan (dimmer) + radio harness Factory Amp Turn-on N/A Power Antenna N/A LF Speaker +/- dk. grn/yel - dk. grn/lt. blue +,- radio harness or amplifier Notes: The amplifier is behind the glove box. RF Speaker +/- gray/yellow - gray/lt. blue +,- radio harness or amplifier LR Speaker +/- gray/lt. grn - gray/dk. grn +,- radio harness or amplifier RR Speaker +/- dk. grn/lt. grn - dk. grn/gray +,- radio harness or amplifier
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... :)