Question about Pioneer DEH-225 CD Changer
Okay, so I have NEVER wired a car stereo of any kind, but I am pretty good at mechanicals and pulling apart/slapping things together again.
My friend gave me her old DEH-225. It has the 12 pins, so I am good with that but the generic wiring color codes don't quite sink up with this Pioneer. To start with, there are no violet (purple) wires. There is a green/red and what may be gray (or white) and red. It's impossible for me to tell the white & white/black wires from the grey & grey/black wires. Just too dirty, I suppose. I suppose I could do trial and error, but I am a little worried about whether mixing them up would be a detrimental escapade. Is there a way to tell what's what just by looking at where they fall in order of the 12 pins??
I found the 1996 Kia Sportage Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram. My only question with that is... I've got the option of the Constant 12v and the Switched 12v... So, my best guess is to hook up the battery wire from the Pioneer to the Switched so as not to run down the battery???
Help much appreciated! ;^)
The difference between constant and switched 12V is the constant is usually for the clock and memory. it draws precious little current. the switched would be for the radio and amp once the car is turned on. You can use tape but either a wire nut (not the pink ones) or a crimp on cap would be better than using tape.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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