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If I have the negative and possitive still connected to the battery and a ground and power touch on the radio harness, is my radio shorted out forever or is it just a fuse that blows?

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It is Finished Unless you had an Inline Fuse for the Power Supply. I have done the Same thing once Back in the Day! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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2006 dodge dacota radio wiring harness


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Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green
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Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Brown
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When not running the engine for a week, the battery dies. When I jump start it, engine will start cranking very slow and pickup speed before it starts running.


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My '91 ford festiva will start and run when jumped but will die when the lights or radio is used replaced the altnator already and batteriy is good idk whats wrong can anyone help


You or someone will have to figure out why your new alternator is doing absolutely nothing. Not only is it not putting out enough power to run all the car's electrical systems, it is also not charging the battery, so you could start it next time off the battery and not have to get it jumped. With it not working, the car has to use battery power to run everything, and when you use lights, or radio, or any accessory, the battery runs down even quicker.
One reason alternators don't work is loose or poor connections between the battery and alternator. You could remove your battery cables (check them, if they look old or worn badly, replace) from the battery (negative first) and clean the cable ends and the battery posts till the metal is shiny clean. Do the same for the negative cable to frame ground point. Then check the big cable end on the starter, make sure it is tight. Put the cables back on-positive first, negative last, then move to the alternator and check the connections there for a clean tight connection. A couple of other ground points you could check is the engine to frame ground-somewhere on the engine is a ground strap bolted to engine metal and the other end will ground on the car frame or on the firewall in back of engine. If this ground is lost, strange electrical problems may result. One more ground: often the engine and computer wiring harness will have a ground wire coming out of the harness-a short wire-and may be grounded around the top of engine-many cars do have this visible ground, so check for it and check if a good ground.
If you do all this, and still no help, cheeck all your fuses in the under hood fuse block-sometimes there is an alternator fuse there, a big maxi-fuse. Check if good, check all fuses. If no help, you likely need a mechanic or shop to figure it out. Good luck. Hope you find it.

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Raido wire diagram 2002 envoy


2002 GMC Envoy Car Stereo Wiring Chart
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire to the fusebox or ignition switch harness for switched power.
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White
Car Radio Illumination Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
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Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
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Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
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I'm trying to fit a JVC cd head unit into 51 reg corsa, have connected wiring but unit does not power up. help!!!


Make sure the red wire and yellow wire have 12 volts (may be as high as 14.4 volts) positive voltage & the black wire is grounded (negative) Also check the fuses on the head unit (usually on the harness) and make sure the speaker connections are not shorted before powering it up. Any blue wires from the radio should be isolated & taped off to prevent shorting. Those are used for power antennas & amplifier trigger.

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My kenwood car cd player keeps flashing prtection?????


Either you have a bad cd player with a bad power supply or the power connections behind the radio in the main harness is not connected properly or there is a short somewhere in the back of the radio.A power wire is probably touching ground or grounding out somewhere.

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I am replacing the radio.


Stereo Wiring
Constant 12V ..................................................Orange Switched 12V ................................................. Yellow Ground Black Illumination.....................................................Gray Dimmer............................................................Brown Front Speakers 6 1/2" Doors Left Front ( ).......................................................Tan Left Front (-)........................................................Gray Right Front ( )......................................................Light Green Right Front (-).......................................................Dark Green Rear Speakers 6 1/2" Rear Doors Left Rear ( )...........................................................Brown Left Rear (-)............................................................Yellow Right Rear ( )..........................................................Dark Blue Right Rear (-)...........................................................Light Blue
First of all, the Bose amplifier needs to be activated when the after-market head unit is turned on. This is done by connecting a activation wire (often called a "remote" wire) in the factory radio plug. Usually this is a dark green or orange wire in the main radio plug, but in Onstar-equipped vehicles, the remote wire may be pink or orange in the smaller, secondary plug. In either case, the wire must be connected to the blue/white remote output from your new head unit, in order for the Bose amplifier to turn on.

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How do i Install my pyle plr24mpf into a 1993 chevy cavalier?


Here is an easy way to figure it out. Inside the dash where the old radio was, you should be able to find the speaker wires. You should have two that run to each speaker, positive and negative. If you aren't sure about whether this is the correct pair of wires, I've got an easy way for you to find out. Just take a AA (1.5v) battery and touch each wire to one end of the battery just for a second, You'll hear a click come of the appropriate speaker. If you don't hear a click you either have a bad speaker or you have the wrong set of wires.
Once you locate the speaker cables you can just hook them up to the radio. From what I can tell on the internet, this radio is very simple. Red wire goes to the power supply, you will have to find a nearby wire with power from the old radio or you can tap into an existing wire for something else like the cigarette lighter. Just be aware that some wires only have power when the ignition key is on, so keep that in mind, depending on whether you want the radio to go off when you take the key out. Next you should see a black wire, this connects to the body of the vehicle, it is called a chassis ground. Find somewhere metal on the body of the car, and attach it there with a screw and washer. Make sure it is a good solid connection, you don't want it falling off or shorting out. You may see an existing ground wire from the old radio, they are usually black or brown or another dark color. Next you have left channel speaker, and right channel speaker, those should attach to the positive cable of the speaker on the appropriate side. The positive is usually marked with a white stripe or some sort of ridge embossed into the plastic insulation of the speaker wire. The two negative speaker wires will both connect to the chassis ground where you connected the black radio ground wire earlier.
If your wiring setup looks different, or these instructions are unclear, I would recommend you just take the whole works to a car stereo shop and have them put it in for you. If you screw it up you will probably damage or destroy your radio and possibly mess up your car electrical system also.
Good Luck...

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Rear speakers


If your factory wirig harness has been cut< take a 9 volt battery and touch diffrent wires, once you touch th negative and positive side of one speaker you will hear a small static sound out of that speaker. that may help you locate th speaker. and th brown will be your ground on each speaker

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I need to know what colors mean what, so i can hook my cd player up


Red - Power
Yellow - primary power must be joined to the red
blue - Remote
Black - ground or negative
To find your speaker wires check the color of the cord behind each speaker than match it with the same color in the dash.
or the easy way is to use a normal 1.5v penlight battery and try each speaker cord behind the dash and listen to which speaker give off a crackling noise so you can get the balance on the cd player right.
If u trying to find power in the car and don't have a tester than get a 12v light or bulb join the negative to the body and push the positive wire into each one of the holes in the factory plug in the dash one at a time until the light comes on. That is your positive the rest is easy. (DIY guru)

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