Does the light always on (on the pioneer deh-45dh)
Hi, when i turn off the key and i step out of the car i notice my pioneer deck is still on, and i was wondering does this usual for this deck. is there a way to turn the light off? and does this drain my battery?
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Re: does the light always on (on the pioneer deh-45dh)
Them yes, it is normal. the small light around the deck is just a feature to make it look nice. it wont hurt the battery, it uses no more electricity than it does to save the presets in the radio. your good:-)
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remove the trim plate(thin plastic strip around your deck) you will see on the center of each side slots for two thin deck keys these always come with a new deck. you you dont have them ask a friend who has recently bought a deck(any make should be fine) or go to your local best buy and ask for a set MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR THEM FOR FREE unless the installer you asked has purchased his own universal keys they will give you them.
Pioneer usually use: red - 12 volt batt. ignition/acc yellow - 12 volt batt. memory black - ground blue - power ant. blue/white - amp turn on orange - illumination ( 12 volt light ) ( not all deck ) orange/white - dimmer ( not all deck ) gray - right front + gray/black - right front - white - left front + white/black - left front - violet - right rear + violet/black - right rear - green - left rear + green/black - left rear -
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Pioneer follows standard color coding for stereo/headunit wiring. Pioneer car stereos needs two wires plus the ground wire to be
activated. The yellow is connected to the always on B+12 such as the
positive terminal of the battery, the red goes to a switched B+12 such
as the ACC of the IGN switch while the black of course goes to the
Should the above been done correctly and
problem persist, then perhaps the fuse may have blown, there is a loose
connector at the rear of the head unit or a probable internal
electronic defect has developed.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.