I am trying to install a Pioneer radio in my 1999 ford taurus. It is not a new radio, i took it out of my old car. I am not sure i have all the wires right but i know that the acc, battery and memory are connected right (because there is continuity) but the radio will not come on. How do i even make sue that the radio is not faulty? btw, i am not sure that the product i selected is the right one but it is a pioneer cd player.
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Re: Radio does not come on
There are a few things you may need to check:
1.Make sure you have 12v to the yellow wire on the harness with a good ground at the black wire, and the red wire should be your ignition switched acc wire.
2.Make sure your fuse under the radios wire harness connector is good.
If all of that is in order hook it up, turn the key on and hit the on/off button on the cd player, most aftermarket radios require you to manually turn them on the first time, and anytime the battery is disconnected. If is still doesn't work the unit is more than likely bad.
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Have you tested the hot lead going from the car's harness to the radio with a multimeter, to see if you're getting voltage? You may have either popped the fuse in the fuse box, or may have shorted either the car harness or the head unit harness.
Just go to Best Buy and buy the Saturn L2 1999 Harness . then it will match. Harness cost like 20 bucks. 1st STEP Things to get from BEST BUYor RADIO SHACK. 1. Black electrical tape 2. (Optional) for quality connection Solder & Solder gun 3. GM (General Motors) Antenna Adapters 4. GM 1999 Car Harness 5. GM Saturn L2 1999 Car Kit
STEP 2 = Match the colors of the car harness you just bought to the harness of the radio (DONT PLUG IT INTO THE CAR YET CAUSE YOU MAY SHORT OUT THE POWER WIRE TO GROUND) twist the same color wires together and then tape them so it wont be exposed to get shorted out and damage your radio or blow fuses in the car.
STEP 3= plug in the complete harness to the radio and the car and also plug in the Antenna adapter to the small antenna jack of the car that converts it to a larger jack so you can plug it in the back of the new pioneer radio that has a larger antenna hole. Now test the radio it should work unless you had blown your radio fuse in the car already which is easy to replace.
STEP 4 Unplug everything from the radio and install your CAR KIT. Then slide your radio sleeve in the rectangular hole all the way flush and use a flat head screw driver and bend the tabs of the sleeve(Radio Cage) so that the sleeve wont move.
STEP 5 make sure your harness & antenna is sticking out of the sleeve so you dont have to fish it out later when you have finished mounting the car kit to your car. Put your car dash back together and you will see only a rectangular hole with a harness and antenna adapter sticking out only.
STEP 6 plug in the harness and antenna back into the radio and slide it in halfway only and test the radio again making sure everything works. If it does then move it all the way in till it locks into place. last snap in the face trim ring into place to cover the silver cage lining.
ok my friend has a 1999 ford f150 and we took the radio out to put in a poineer deh-1600 and we bought the connectors but one of the connectors doesn't fit and there was for wires were free when i got done the wires was a solid black with a white stripe, a solid orange with a white stripe, and a solid blue and a solid orange cable left tell me what do those wires goes to
If it's been installed with the original DIN mount, there are 2 small flat clips that slide in a small slot on each side of the radio. The 2 pieces of metal are pushed in to release the clips holding the radio in the bracket. Then the radio pulls out
Those clips come with the Pioneer stereo but should be available from a place that sells/installs car audio