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Installed a clarion radio it powers up but no music thru speakers

I had attached the proper wiring harness to the radio for the truck and turn it on to listen to music and no music came thru the speakers. i had remove a factory radio to install a clarion 50 x 4watt radio i bought the radio few years back and don t remember model name. not a correct model just picked one to be able to submit inquiry

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  • gallagherjp Mar 20, 2009

    I have a very similiar problem. The radio powers up, I can change stations and go from am to fm to cd and occasionally the speakers work but not always. My boat marine mechanic has not been able to find a short and has suggested new speakers. The existing ones at 5 years old, on a boat and exposed to weather. Does any one else have an opinion

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Sounds like a short in your wiring to your speakers the best thing to do to check this is run a speaker wire directly to the speaker from the stereo check it that way and see if it works.If that don't work it's the wires on the stereo connection.The speaker wires on most aftermarket stereos are mostly colored 2 of each green,purple,white & grey.

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Will not turn on


depending on who did the install . if it was a shop take it back should have a warranty. If he owner who posted the question install clarion radio here are some ideas that need to be checked out to determine what is the problem...

1. did the installer fry the radio during install
2. you must have a good ground and (12.0 volts to 13.5 volts on the red ignition switched wire only when the ignition is on or cars running) and (12.0 volts to 13.5 volt on the yellow wire which is constant power wire at all times.. even when the cars not running this is what keep all the station save and clock working with correct time)


A. buy a digital volt meter
then remove radio from dash and check the for power with out damaging any harness or wires.

what you are going to do now is unplug the wire harness from the back of the radio to use this to check for power and grounds that will make the radio work...

1. turn on the car or truck set your voltmeter to dc voltage take the wire harness for the radio and find the black wire going into it and then (take the black test lead from the volt meter and slide it into the spot on the back of the wire harness where the black wire is make sure the metal tip of the test lead is all the way in and it is making contact to the metal pin to get a reading) the black wire at harness is the ground wire

take the red test lead from the meter and do the same thing but this time your going to find the red wire on the harness . which the red wire is the ignition switched wire which is controled by the cars ignition switch

once these to test leads are touching both the red and the black you should get a reading on the meter like 12.0 volts to 13.5 volts
remember what your reading is cause at this point you need to check one other power wire to determine that problem here .
now turn off cars ignition.

There is a yellow wire that is call constant power in the radio harness turn off the car at this point and move the red test lead to the yellow wire on the radio harness. now look at the volt meter to see if you are getting a reading like 12.0 volts to 13.5 volts

if nothing here either here are some things to check


1 ignition is not in proper postion to power up radio harness
2 test lead from volt meter not making contact to metal pins on wires in the harness ( must touch metal pin not the casing of the wire to get a reading)
3. blown radio fuse in the fuse panel of car or truck or suv
4. no ground for radio ..(with out a ground radio power circuit is not complete)

how to check to see if radio ground is good
A. find a pice of metal in the car that is attached to the frame of the car sometimes you might find that there is something behind the radio or the antenna casing will work because the way the antenna grounded.
B. now retest the red (ignition switched wire ) and the yellow (constant power wire) again using the new ground location take the black test lead and touch what you think is another good ground.. now take the red test lead and touch it to the yellow wire on the radio harness make sure it far enough up into the back of the harness to make contact with the metal pin at end of wire with out damaging anything.
C if you have found a good ground you get a reading,,, just like i told you before..12 volts to13.5 volts this mean getting power

D. now check the red (ignition switched wire again ) using the new ground location . don't for get this time you must turn on the ignition switch to power up this wire and when done turn off ignition switch.

if you find that you have power now by using the new grounding location change the radio harness ground wire to this location..

if you still have no power check all fuses in the car one of them may be blown ..

if you feel after reading this that you don't think you can do this simple task look for a mecp certified installer in your area to to this for you ...

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Ford f250 wiring harness does not have a turn on lead to connect up to the adapter harness for the stereo


You haven't indicated a YEAR for your F-250... but most 2000 era F-250s do not have an external amplifier to power on. The speaker amplification comes directly from the radio.

In this case - the remote turn-on wire is not used. Simply terminate it properly.

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The following may help you. The first is for the vehicle the second for the stereo. Good Luck.
Battery WHITE/YELLOW (+) RADIO HARNESS Accesory WHITE/RED (+) RADIO HARNESS Ground BLACK (-) RADIO HARNESS Illumination RED/BLACK (+) RADIO HARNESS Dimmer RED (-) RADIO HARNESS Power Antenna YELLOW/WHITE (+) RADIO HARNESS Amp Turn On YELLOW/WHITE (+) RADIO HARNESS LF Speaker (+) WHITE LF Speaker (-) ORANGE RF Speaker (+) YELLOW RF Speaker (-) BROWN LR Speaker (+) RED LR Speaker (-) GREEN RR Speaker (+) BLUE RR Speaker (-) BLACK Amp Location MOUNTED TO BRACKET IN RIGHT SIDE OF TRUNK Steering Cntrls YES THIS VEHICLE MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL ONSTAR® TELEMATICS EQUIPMENT. USE AN APPROPRIATE INTEGRATION HARNESS OR INSTALLATION PROCEDURE TO ENSURE PROPER FUNCTION OF THIS EQUIPMENT. Speed Cntrl NO Radio Security YES Securityiadame_18.jpg

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I am changing out a Clarion ARX7570z to NZ500. Have most of the bugs worked out but I need a wiring diagram for the ARX to figure out the which wires are which. HELP!


the wiring diagram is out dated for the cassett player ....

here is what i know

red is ignition swichted
yellow is contstant power
black is ground
blue power antenna
blue with white strip amp turn on

gray + f right speaker
gray/black strip - f right speaker

white is + L front speaker
white with black strip is - L front speaker

green is + L rear speaker
green with black strip - L rear speaker

purple is + r rear speaker
purple with black strip - r rear speaker

your orange with white strip is illumanation not used

100% of all aftermarket radios are color code this way if you have install diagram for new radio it will be the same as old clarion radio ..

but make sure u have a digital volt meter to check power on red and yellow wire and comming from the factory harness be for you connect new radio just to make sure it does have powers and check other wire for power also just so you dont blow up new radio ... you can blow up a radio by connecting a wrong wire faster than you can blink your eyes ..... if you need a wire diagram for you modle car email me with it a http://www.tintingbyfredjohnson.com and go to contact and send email

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My Clarion AM/FM,CDMP3,marine radio will play when...


    I had the same issue with a blown speaker that was shorting it
    self out. I found this on "TeamClarion.com" site.

    Step 1: Disconnect all the speakers from the head unit and try again. If the same message comes up, send the unit in for service.
    Step 2: If the message goes away, you have a wiring problem. Check each speaker lead for a short circuit, damaged speaker or a ground to chassis.

    Basically means one set (or more) of the speaker leads are touching each other (shorting out). This can be somewhere inline to your speakers or your speakers them selves. The advise above isn't to clear. In the first step they want to rule out the speakers attached but "disonnecting all the speakers" is vague. You should disconnect at the rear of the radio. This might be difficult because the multi plug in the back has the speakers and power wires together (at least most clarions). Also if it was a good install then the outgoing speaker wires were soldered to the long run speaker wires going to the speakers.
    To truly test for radio fault verses the wiring or speakers, you have to sever the connection at the back of the radio. If this is not something you wish to do then there is one suggestion. Order a new multi plug for the back of the radio. This way you can pull the old plug and test it with a new plug with no speakers attached (just have to run 12v positive and negative).
    If the radio is OK then start by checking all the wires to your speakers (if possible). If nothing seems bare and shorting (remember it's usually in tight places or were the wires are hanging loose that vibration will cause cutting to the wire) then disconnect all your speakers (at the rear of the speakers). Turn the radio back on and see if it does the error message again. If not reattach the speakers one by one checking for the error message.
    You can check these in any order. If you don’t want to order a new plug then you and can’t get to much of the wiring to physically check then starting at the speakers is OK.

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It sounds like they messed up your installation. You can confirm their work by verifying that each wire was attached properly.

2005 Pontiac Sunfire Car Radio Wiring Diagram 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: Pink
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
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

Click on this link for a PDF of the installation instructions of the radio (If you don't have the installation guide that came with the radio).

Illumination is the grey wire from the car to the orange with white stripe from the radio.

I suspect that the yellow wire from the car is not connected properly. When the orange wire (constant power from the car) is attached, but not the yellow wire you can insert and eject cds, but it will not turn on. Constant power is used for maintaining the clock and preset radio stations.

If everything looks correct, I would take your car back to the installer and have them correct the issue.

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i have attached the wiring info you requested. be sure to test all wires with a meter before connecting. also a link to metra's website if you need an installation kit
http://www.metraonline.com/fitl.aspx
Battery RED/BLACK (+) RADIO HARNESS Accesory BLUE (+) RADIO HARNESS Ground N/A THIS RADIO GROUNDS THROUGH THE CHASSIS MOUNTING BRACKETS. Illumination RED/YELLOW (+) RADIO HARNESS Dimmer N/A Power Antenna GREEN/BLACK (+) RADIO HARNESS LF Speaker (+) BLUE/WHITE LF Speaker (-) BLUE/YELLOW RF Speaker (+) BROWN RF Speaker (-) BROWN/WHITE LR Speaker (+) RED LR Speaker (-) GREEN RR Speaker (+) BLUE RR Speaker (-) PINK

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yellow constant
red switch
black is ground
blue power antenna if any
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front- right-red/green-+
front-left-blue/green-+
rear-right-red/yellow-+
rear-left-blue/yellow-+

these are all the positive side wire for all your spkr


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WIRING COLOR CODE


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