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Is it possible to install a car stereo without disconnecting the battery cable? I have heard someone mention a harness system where the battery does not have to be disabled for installation. Is this possible?

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Yes, it is possible. There is no "special harness" that allow this to be done any easier or safer. If you have a proper wiring harness for the radio that doesn't expose any bare wires or involve cutting up your car's original wires, it's pretty safe to do. You just unplug the old radio and plug the new one in place. But no matter what kind of wiring harness you have, it's always better and safer to disconnect your battery to keep anything from shorting out.

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How to change a starter on a 2004 Acura TSX


Removal

  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and the
    navigation system (if equipped), then write down the audio presets.
  2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  3. Remove the
    intake manifold, '04-05 models,
    '06-08
    models.

  1. Disconnect the starter cable (A) from the B terminal, and disconnect
    the BLK/WHT wire (B) from the starter solenoid S terminal.
  2. Remove the harness clamp (C) and the harness holder (D).

  3. Remove the two bolts holding the starter, then remove the
    starter.
  4. Installation

    1. Install the starter, then connect the starter cable (A) to the B
      terminal, and connect the BLK/WHT wire (B) to the starter solenoid S terminal.
      Make sure the crimped side of the ring terminal faces away from the starter when
      you connect it.
    2. Install the harness holder (C) and the harness clamp (D).
    3. Install the
      intake manifold, '04-05 models,
      '06-08
      models.

    4. Connect the negative cable to the battery.
    5. Start the engine to make sure the starter works properly.

    6. Enter the anti-theft codes for the audio system and the navigation
      system (if equipped), then enter the audio presets. Set the clock (on vehicles
      without navigation).

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Nov 02, 2013 | 2004 Acura TSX

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Does a starter come out the top of a 2000 infinity q45??? or the bottom????


bottom, but the manual mentions a couple different procedures. See below.

4.1L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Steering gear and linkage assembly Harness connector Starter retainers Starter

To install:
Install or connect the following:

Starter Starter retainers. Tighten the starter retainers to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm). Harness connector Steering gear and linkage assembly Negative battery cable
Alternate procedure:

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine undercover Harness connectors Starter motor mounting bolt and nut
  2. Remove engine mounting insulator bottom nuts, and lift engine approximately 2 inches with a transmission jack
  3. Remove starter motor

To install:
  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal; observe torque values shown in diagram


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Fig. Starter motor mounting and torque specifications-Q45 & 2004 M45

Oct 31, 2011 | 1997 Infiniti.5 Q45

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I was installing an after market Pioneer CD Player into a 1993 Suzuki Swift. I installed it with all the right wiring and everything was working fine with the stereo. Once I turned the headlights on, that...


The adapter harness for the radio is probably not wired correctly. I'll bet you also have no tail lights. You probably wired the harness so that the illumination circuit for the factory radio is wired to the wrong terminal of the new radio, thus the problem occuring when you turned on the headlamp switch. I have seen this many times when someone is trying to wire a radio adapter harness without having access to the factory wiring harness diagrams for the vehicle...the wire colors on the adapter harnesses don't allways match the wire colors of the factory harnesses. You need to know which wire is which and wire the correct wires together regardless of what color they may be. If you wired it simply by the wire colors, it most likely is not correct.
If you are lucky, it only blew the fuse for the tail/dash lamps. It is possible that you now have some serious vehicle wiring harness damage caused by the short circuit that was created.
I would disconnect the new radio and get the car fixed first. Then you need to find out which of the wires in the factory harness is for the illumination circuit and make sure that nothing is connected to it on the adapter harness. Most aftermarket radio/stereo systems do not use this circuit at all.

Jan 23, 2011 | 1993 Suzuki Swift

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Looking where the heat and a/c blower is loc on my car


Blower Motor Removal & Installation To Remove:
WARNING
On vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only certain procedure for disabling the airbag system. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in an accidental airbag deployment and possible vehicle damage and personal injury.
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • The negative battery cable remote terminal from the remote battery post
    • The lower right under panel duct
    • The blower motor connector from the blower motor resistor block/power module
    • The blower motor wiring grommet
      1. squeeze and push the grommet through the blower motor housing cover
    • The blower motor housing cover
    • The blower motor retaining screws
    • The blower motor by lowering from housing
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • The blower motor in the HVAC housing and tighten the mounting screws
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    • The blower motor housing cover
    • The blower motor wiring grommet in the blower motor housing cover
    • The blower motor harness connector to the blower motor resistor block/power module
    • The lower right under panel duct
    • The negative battery cable remote terminal to the remote battery post
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Oct 14, 2010 | 1999 Chrysler LHS

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Alfa Romeo 166 ICS Radio AUDIO mode is inoperative. As I switch the radio button to the "ON" position by pressing the switch, I get all the tuninig of CD/Casette/FM/AM radio frequencies, but non fo them...


The audio board is at fault. Take the unit in for repairs at any car dealership. They can send it out for repairs to any center that repairs radios for cars

Sep 07, 2010 | 2000 Alfa Romeo 166

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How do you remove a 1999 Nissan Altima starter?


Nissan Car Altima & Sentra 1999-06 StarterRemoval & Installation
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air duct Harness protector from the harness Starter wiring at the starter Starter-to-engine bolts Starter from the vehicle


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    Fig. Starter location and mounting detail-3.0L Maxima with a manual transaxle


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    Fig. Starter location and mounting detail-3.5L Maxima

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air inlet tube Harness bracket Wiring at the starter Starter

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm) Starter electrical connectors Harness bracket Air inlet tube Negative battery cable

1.6L & 2.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Wiring at the starter Bolts attaching the starter to the engine Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 70 inch lbs. (8 Nm) Starter electrical connections Negaative battery cable

1.6L, 1.8L & 2.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Wiring at the starter Bolts attaching the starter to the engine Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 70 inch lbs. (8 Nm) Starter electrical connections Negative battery cable

1.8L & 2.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Wiring at the starter Bolts attaching the starter to the engine Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 70 inch lbs. (8 Nm) Starter electrical connections Negative battery cable

2.4L & 2.5L Engines
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air inlet tube Harness bracket Wiring at the starter Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm) Starter electrical connectors Harness bracket Air inlet tube Negative battery cable

2.4L Engine
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air inlet tube Harness bracket Wiring at the starter Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm) Starter electrical connectors Harness bracket Air inlet tube Negative battery cable

2.5L Engine
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air cleaner cover and duct Harness bracket Wiring at the starter Starter
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Starter and torque the bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm) Starter electrical connectors Harness bracket Air inlet tube Negative battery cable

3.5L Engines
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Air cleaner case (upper) and air cleaner to electric throttle control actuator tube. Harness protector from the harness Starter wiring at the starter Starter-to-engine bolts Starter from the vehicle

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    Fig. Starter location and mounting detail-3.5L engine

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Install new stereo


1) disconnect the negative battery cable
2) remove panel from around radio. On some models the panel is held on with screws.On others use a plastic trim tool to pry the lower part of the radio panel loose.
3) remove the radio mounting bracker screws. These are located on the side of the bracket that houses your stereo.
4) slide the radio out of the instrument panel and disconnect the wiring harness and antenna cable.
5) remove mounting brackets from radio
It may also be helpful to tag all wires before disconnecting them.

Feb 15, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Removing factory installed radio (trim panels) to install another


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTIONOn models with an airbag, wait at least 90 seconds from the time that the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the battery is disconnected before performing any further work.
  1. Remove the attaching screws from the trim panel.
  2. Remove the trim panel, being careful of the concealed spring clips behind the panel.
  3. Disconnect the wiring from the switches if so equipped mounted in the trim panel.
  4. Remove the mounting screws from the radio.
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  1. Remove the radio from the dash until the wiring connectors are exposed.
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  1. Disconnect the electrical harness and the antenna cable from the body of the radio and remove the radio from the car.
0900c152800927e3.jpgDisconnect the wiring harness from the back of the radio, along with the antenna leadTo install:
  1. Reconnect all the wiring and antenna cable first, then place the radio in position within the dash.
  2. Install the attaching screws.
  3. Reconnect the wiring harnesses to the switches if so equipped in the trim panel and make sure the switches if so equipped are secure in the panel.
  4. Install the trim panel (make sure all the spring clips engage) and install the screws.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Check radio system for proper operation.227202e.jpgbb69abc.jpg334d965.jpg3154976.jpg

Good luck....

Nov 01, 2008 | 2000 Toyota Camry

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Maystar cx475


Ok, I am assuming this is the 600 watt amplifier?

DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY!!

Supplies needed:
- 8 Gauge power wire (long enough to run from your battery to the amp placement) WITH an inline fuse!!
- Depending on your stereo (if it has amp pre-outs or not) you will either need RCA cables (long enough to reach your amp from your stereo) OR a Line-Out converter AND RCA cables.
- The power lead that connects to your "REMOTE" line on your stereo (long enough to reach from amp to stereo - usually blue)
- A good ground wire ( long enough to reach a metal part of your car from the amp)

======================================================================
STEP 1: Find a spot to run the power wire from your battery - through your firewall and into your car - and then to your amp. (DO NOT CONNECT IT TO ANYTHING YET)
STEP 2: Remove your car stereo and look to see if you have PRE-AMP outs (RCA connectors for an amp on the rear of the unit)
A- if you do, GREAT.. proceed to step 3
B- if you don't.. you will need to get a LINE-OUT CONVERTER - what this does is converts the higher signals from your standard wires on your radio, to RCA style wires to connect to your amp.
B2- you will also want to buy a wiring harness kit for your stereo, unless you want to hack away at your factory wires.. (not recommended) - connect the harness kit to your factory wire harness, wire in your leads for the output converter, and run the other end to your stereo.*
*you will need to know which wires run to the speakers you plan to power with the amplifier
B3 - once the converter is properly connected - proceed to step 3
STEP 3: Plug the RCA cables into the stereo or converter, and run them properly from behind your radio to the amp but DO NOT CONNECT THEM YET.
STEP 4: Connect the REMOTE wire from your stereo to the same wire for your amp . (this enables the amp to turn on/off with your radio.. otherwise.. you will have alot of dead batteries)
STEP 5: re-install your stereo into the car.
STEP 6: Connect the RCA speakers into the INPUTS on your amp
STEP 7: Connect the REMOTE wire to your amp.
STEP 8: Connect the speaker wire from the OUTPUTS on your amp to the speakers you wish to power
STEP 9: Connect the POWER CABLE to the amp PROPERLY
STEP 10: Connect the GROUND CABLE to a metal part of your car (sheet metal, not just a bolt)
STEP 11: Connect the POWER CABLE to the battery cable
STEP 12: Re-connect your Battery
STEP 13: Start your car, and test your radio.

If you have any issues from here.. you need to re-check all of your connections.

Oct 12, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

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Kenwood dpx 4020


The iPod will stop itself from charging when the battery is full, and will not overcharge. I'm pretty sure you can't disconnect the power to the iPod (would stop it from charging) and still use the Audio to your stereo.

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