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Clarion DXZ385USB installation

Installing it in a 92 protege and i was wondering what wires are necessary to hook up? the wires in question are a 15a fuse connected wire, and a 3a fuse connected wire.

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SOURCE: How to install the wires for a Clarion DXZ375MP

there shold be a "hot at all times" wire in the dash where the old deck came out of, that is what you want to wire them too.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Clarion DXZ785USB - Connecting Fused Lines

You will definitely need to connect the Yellow Wire Memory Back-Up Lead, since this is the connection from the radio to the battery that stores the time and your presets. If it is not hooked up, you can use the radio, but all your settings will return to default once you turn off the car. The Yellow Wire Bus Power Lead sounds like it would be for powering an auxiliary unit like a Sat Radio or HD Radio add-on. You will not need to connect this unless you have an add-on such as one of these.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a wiring diagram for a clarion DB186MP head

yellow battery
red accessory
black ground
purple right rear + speaker
purple/black right rear -
green left rear +
green/black left rear -
white fr left +
white/black fr left -
grey fr right +
grey/black fr right -
blue auto antenna
blue/white rem amp
brown phone mute
orange/white illumination

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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How to install the wires for a Clarion DXZ375MP


there shold be a "hot at all times" wire in the dash where the old deck came out of, that is what you want to wire them too.

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