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Wiring problems? I recently installed a kenwood cd receiver kdc-mp208 in a 2000 pontiac sunfire. I have not figured out for sure where to hook the orange and the orange with a white stripe wires to. I am pretty sure the orange wire is for memory and it just need to go to 12 vdc, not sure about the other though. The stereo works just fine but now I notice that I have no dash lights when the headlights are turned on. I unhooked the negative cable from the battery while installing this so I'm pretty sure I didn't short any wires out. Does this orange wire with a white stripe have something to do with this problem? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Http://inform3.kenwoodusa.com/manuals/kdcmp238.pdf

There are no illumination wires on this deck, so the Orange and orange/wht are not used on the wiring harness. Orange wire is NOT for memory. Yellow wire is +12VDC Constant for memory.

If you hooked up the 12Vdc to the orange wire, your fuse for your dashlights have blown. Check your cars fuse panel for a blown fuse.

The orange wires are sending a signal out to radios with illumination circuts. You just sent a 12VDC signal upstream and it collided with the Cars signal and blew the fuse.

Tape off the orange wires, and all will be fine after changing the fuse.

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