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Clarion DXZ785USB - Connecting Fused Lines

On the wiring harness for the head unit there are two yellow lines. One is labeled "Yellow Wire Memory back-up lead" which has a 15A fuse. A second "Yellow Wire Bus power lead" has a 3A fuse. In both cases the instructions say 'connect directly to battery'.

My confusion is as follows.
1. Do I really need to connect these directly to the battery?
2.If so to what terminal?
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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.

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You do not need to connect it directly to the battery. There should be a yellow wire on the harness that you can connect both of those to.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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