I need to know how to hook my kenwood kvt 617dvd
Starting with the basics (and assuming that you can't use clips/supplied connectors):
First: Test your chosen connection points, then disconnect the battery before making the connections.
The power is supplied by 2 lines, a B+ and a constant.
B+ is the switched hot line, most often RED and often a bit heavier than the rest.
The Constant is the direct battery hot line that maintains your memory settings, clock, etc.
The Constant is most often YELLOW, with a fuse in-line, and may be another of the heavier lines.
The Red connects to the ACC/Radio fuse so that it is only hot when the key is on.
The Yellow connects to the battery directly (if it has a an in-line fuse) or to any spare fuse in the panel thaT STAYS HOT WITHOUT THE KEY.
*This is where a simple circuit tester comes in handy...less than $20 at most Autozones...or you can make a simple tester with a couple pieces of auto-wire taped to a small spare bulb.
Part 3 of the power supply is a solid ground...the BLACK line should be securely mounted to a chassis ground...Use your tester across the hot fuse and your chosen ground before drilling a pilot hole for the ground screw.
You have 2 hot triggers, likely blue and pink, which supply power to the antenna and the amp when the radio is on.
If you don't need them, tape the end into a loop and tuck them away.
As for the speakers...this is where the fun starts.
You're going to find the speaker sets within the mess of wires left after removing the factory harness (if that is what has happened) through a process of elimination.
Start by opening the trunk and looking at the connectors on the rear speakers.
Note the color scheme of the left and the right, then look closer at the speaker for the - and + marks to determine the colors of the Left Negative, L- Positive, Right Negative, and R- Positive.
If the speaker sets on the radio are not marked, then power-up the radio (Make Sure no loose ends are touching!) and set volume at 30% and the fade and balance to 90% in the Left Rear.
Hold the L-R set from the dash and test-connect the radio's speaker lines to find the strongest set...this is the first of 4, and it gets easier.
(The darker of the two is almost always the negative)
Use the same procedure for the Right-Rear (since you know the colors of the rear sets) and make your rear speaker connections.
From the remaining dash lines, separate the heavier lines and tape them safely closed.
Of the rest, use your tester with the key and parking lights* on to make sure none of them is hot.
* One is likely the dimmer line for the factory radio, and may be useful to you later if you have a LIGHTS/DIM line on your new set.
Your remaining 4-6 lines will include the front speakers, but test each to make sure they aren't hot either.
Swing the balance & fader to the L-F and start test-touching to zero-in on the L-F speaker lines...then repeat for the R-F set.
Your RCA outs are all labeled for Sub, Video In-Out, etc and fairly self-explanatory.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.
My name is JB, and along with being a certified Electronic Tech I also spent 12 years installing and repairing custom after-market systems.
***You only get ONE Chance to do it right the first time, so always apply the carpenter's rule; "Measure Twice, Cut Once"...which in this case means Test, and re-test, before applying power to any new connection.
Apr 08, 2010 |
Kenwood KVT-617DVD Car DVD Player