I removed a factory cd player from my 2002 honda accord. i used a honda accord wire harness from wal-mart. when i connected the harness and drove down the road, about 10 minutes later the car shut down. i had to press in the light hazard button for the car to start, and now my car will run even if i shut it off unless i press the light hazard button. what have i done wrong? how do i fix it?
please contact me asap, it was suppose to be a surprise, but it turned into a disaster. luckily she doesnt know yet, so i hope you can help me before she finds out.
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all wires are properly coverd right. and u are using the right wireing harness. and matching the white/black to white/black and white to white. if the wires are all matching and none are wrong i would take back the cd/dvd player
To diagnose this you need to remove the cd player. Then check that the wiring looks good. Then check your speakers themselves. If this fails to find anything, you need to check the wiring to the speakers. Remove the harness from the back of the cd player. Now use a multimeter set to continuity test to probe the speaker wire at the harness and at the other end where the speaker is (with speaker unhooked). If there is continuity from pos. to pos. and neg. to neg. the wiring to the speakers is good. But if probing for instance the positive of the front left speaker at the harness and speaker area you notice both the wires down at the speaker have continuity, you have short circuited speaker wires. This would cause at least the speaker hooked to those wires to not work. It may even cause none to work. Check all the speaker wires for proper continuity. If you still don't find anything I would guess that you need a new cd player. I know that cavaliers had some sort of antitheft in the cd player but I'd assume if it was the problem the cd player would just not function at all.
Check the fuse in the back of it, check the fuses in your car, check that both the power leads are connected to the correct power source as there are two, switched and permanent 12v power from your car, check the earth wire is connected securely to a good grounded source that goes to your chassis, If the face of the stereo is removable make sure the connections on it's back are clean and free of fluff/dirt etc and properly in place, Check that the wiring harness is properly clipped into the back of the stereo, double check all your wiring connections, check your car battery has power.
Sorry just had to throw in that last one 8P
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Radio 12V- white/yellow Radio Ground black Radio Ignition yellow/red Left Front Speaker (+/-) blue/green - gray/black Right Front Speaker (+/-) red/green - brown/black Left Rear Speaker (+/-) blue/yellow - gray/white Right Rear Speaker (+/-) red/yellow - brown/white
ok, the red and yellow wires serve 2 different purposes.the yellow supplies constant power to your stereo, and the red is switched power. what youve done is combine the two, and connect them to a constant power source. like this, your stereo wont be switched with your ignition. so take off the red wire, but leave the yellow wire connected to the wire its already on. make sure your stereo fuse is good in the fusebox of the car. then, use a test light, with the ignition switch on, to find the second wire on your cars harness that has power. that will be your switched power. connect that one to your red wire, and that will solve your problem.
you probly need a wiring harness....if this is the first aftermarket cd player in the truck... go to car audio place round town and ask for a wiring harness for your model truck....the wires will then be color coded.....hopefully this helps
that should be all you need. The adapters are called a dash kit with should fill the in the gaps of the factory stereo, and also you will need an aftermarker wiring harness to go from the factory plug out to your new head unit.