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No power getting to my radio i am in the middle of putting in a new radio and there is no power getting threw the harness

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What type of vehicle do you have? check the fuses in the box or box's. what type of radio are you installing and are you using the aftermarket wire harness that plugs directly into the factory chassis harness? sorry about all the questions but this will really help me solve your issue. thank you and let me know

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Cant find a harness to plug into the back of a Dual XD250 RADIO.


You won't ever. They make a universal harness. You should have a wire harness for your new radio only that was included with the radio. It should plug into the new radio and the other end will just be wires. Then you will need to go to a parts store, ( AutoZone, Oreilly's, Advance Auto, Etc) and but a radio wire harness for your truck. It will have a connector or two that plug into the harness that plugs into the back of your stock radio and the other end will be just wires. you will then connect the two harnesses together by matching wire color. ( EG: Purple to Purple, Gray with black stripe to Gray with black stripe, etc)

Dec 11, 2013 | Car Audio Receivers

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Will not turn on


depending on who did the install . if it was a shop take it back should have a warranty. If he owner who posted the question install clarion radio here are some ideas that need to be checked out to determine what is the problem...

1. did the installer fry the radio during install
2. you must have a good ground and (12.0 volts to 13.5 volts on the red ignition switched wire only when the ignition is on or cars running) and (12.0 volts to 13.5 volt on the yellow wire which is constant power wire at all times.. even when the cars not running this is what keep all the station save and clock working with correct time)


A. buy a digital volt meter
then remove radio from dash and check the for power with out damaging any harness or wires.

what you are going to do now is unplug the wire harness from the back of the radio to use this to check for power and grounds that will make the radio work...

1. turn on the car or truck set your voltmeter to dc voltage take the wire harness for the radio and find the black wire going into it and then (take the black test lead from the volt meter and slide it into the spot on the back of the wire harness where the black wire is make sure the metal tip of the test lead is all the way in and it is making contact to the metal pin to get a reading) the black wire at harness is the ground wire

take the red test lead from the meter and do the same thing but this time your going to find the red wire on the harness . which the red wire is the ignition switched wire which is controled by the cars ignition switch

once these to test leads are touching both the red and the black you should get a reading on the meter like 12.0 volts to 13.5 volts
remember what your reading is cause at this point you need to check one other power wire to determine that problem here .
now turn off cars ignition.

There is a yellow wire that is call constant power in the radio harness turn off the car at this point and move the red test lead to the yellow wire on the radio harness. now look at the volt meter to see if you are getting a reading like 12.0 volts to 13.5 volts

if nothing here either here are some things to check


1 ignition is not in proper postion to power up radio harness
2 test lead from volt meter not making contact to metal pins on wires in the harness ( must touch metal pin not the casing of the wire to get a reading)
3. blown radio fuse in the fuse panel of car or truck or suv
4. no ground for radio ..(with out a ground radio power circuit is not complete)

how to check to see if radio ground is good
A. find a pice of metal in the car that is attached to the frame of the car sometimes you might find that there is something behind the radio or the antenna casing will work because the way the antenna grounded.
B. now retest the red (ignition switched wire ) and the yellow (constant power wire) again using the new ground location take the black test lead and touch what you think is another good ground.. now take the red test lead and touch it to the yellow wire on the radio harness make sure it far enough up into the back of the harness to make contact with the metal pin at end of wire with out damaging anything.
C if you have found a good ground you get a reading,,, just like i told you before..12 volts to13.5 volts this mean getting power

D. now check the red (ignition switched wire again ) using the new ground location . don't for get this time you must turn on the ignition switch to power up this wire and when done turn off ignition switch.

if you find that you have power now by using the new grounding location change the radio harness ground wire to this location..

if you still have no power check all fuses in the car one of them may be blown ..

if you feel after reading this that you don't think you can do this simple task look for a mecp certified installer in your area to to this for you ...

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How many wires do you need to install rodio in truck ?


Let's see.. (1) Power (switched with ignition), (1) Power (always on to hold memory & time), (8) Speaker (2 wires per speaker), Antenna (coaxial cable). Now, the two power can be always on, but you'll have to remember to shut the radio off before you get out. You could have the radio power from a switched power source, but the clock will be wrong and all the station presets will be wiped outwhen the truck is shut off (no biggie if you're only going to listen to the CD player). You could get away with 4 speaker wires - one pair for the left speaker and one pair for the right speaker. The antenna is a must - unless you're planning on listening only to the CD player.

The rest, are optional. The power output lead is handy to turn on any external amplifier or to raise and lower a power antenna. If using an amp, you might want to use phono cables to send line level audio signals to it instead of using the speaker wires to do that - maybe use the speaker wires to drive dashboard speakers directly and use the amp to drive rear or door speakers.

In any case, I'd recommend purchasing a vehicle specific wiring harness. This will allow you to simply unplug your factory radio from the vehicle wiring. After you wire the new harness to the aftermarket radio, simply plug it into the vehicle wiring as if it were a factory radio. Easy as pie. Not cutting connectors off, crossing wires, etc. Plus, you get to plug your factory radio back in when it's time to sell - and move the aftermarket radio to your new car (after you buy the harness to connect it to the new car anyway). Some vehicles have a data bus that makes the radio an important part of the electronics for sending door chimes, key in ignition signals, etc., and require some pricey harnesses - but they are worth it in the long run. Please take a moment and rate this reply - thanks.

I hope this helps - good luck!

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I have a pioneer DEH 525-W car sterio harness and colors do not match to that of the Saturn L2 1999. How do I connect this car sterio?


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.

THERE YOU ARE FINISHED


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My pioneer deh-p5500mp Car Radio


hmm.. thats a nice radio, not too shaby heheh...

Well your car radio should have a Blue wire with a white stripe for the remote, in case you are interested in the user manual (wich im guessing you dont have)

Go to:
http://www.nodevice.com/user_manual/pioneer/car_audio/deh-p5500mp.html

it has a diagram of the harness and it shows a blue/white remote wire, so im guessing that you bought it used and probably got a different harness with your car radio... but then again thats too weird

you could do a check to see if thats really the problem... just feed 12V From the power terminal of your amp to the remote terminal, that should turn your amp on and you should be able to listen to your car radio's output (id suggest not setting the volume all the way up when doing this XD)

Hope it helps

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Sounds like you have the ground for the radio hooked up to the illumination ground wire. Check for orange or orange/black wire coming from the radio harness. Did you buy the harness for the car as well? If so then just match all the colors of wires from the car harness and the radio harness. By car harness I mean the harness that plugs into the harness that the original factory radio plugged in to.

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