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I just got a Clarion DXZ385USB deck installed, but the screen does not appear blue as in the product pictures. It is dark and barely readable. Dimmer is turned off. Any ideas?

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I didn't have to connect the illumination lead. If you have the battery wires(yellow) connected, the screen will light up pretty bright. When I connected the illumination wires(orange), I got the same dim screen light effect.

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orange/white wire.

if you mean in the vehicle - the make/model/yr is required.

CLICK HERE for your manual - at the end is the installation wire guide.


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I have a 1993 chevy lumina that I want to put a Clarion radio in, the original was stolen along with the wiring harness, so I only have bare wires exposed, what parts do I need to purchase?


You can purchase a small package of crimp connectors for the electrical connections. If the wires are exposed, you can connect them using this following list of connections.
These are the CAR's wiring (not the radio unit)
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Pink
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: 4′ x 6′
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Dash
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: 6′ x 9′
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue
Look on the owner's instructions for the radio, the wiring diagram should be there. If not you can visit the clarion website with the radio model number to get the color codes for the radio wiring..
Simply crimp each to the correct corresponding wire. You may have a few extra.. the antenna power, or the radio mute.. just cap the ends of these..
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Just installed my dxz385usb. powered up and got


Check to make sure that the speaker negative and positive leads are not touching. I had the same issue on a 97 maxima, and found the rear speakers so damaged that the (bare) leads on the speaker itself were touching the basket of the speaker, shorting the whole thing out. I disconnected the rear speakers and it started working.

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I need the wiring diagram for my new Clarion dxz385usb


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CAR WIRING

Constant 12V+ Orange To Radio Yellow

Switched 12V+ Yellow To Radio Red

Ground Black To Chassis Ground

Illumination Gray Orange/White on radio

Dimmer Brown n/a on radio

Antenna Trigger Pink Blue/White on radio

Left Front (+) Tan White on radio

Left Front (-) Gray White/black on radio

Right Front (+) Light Green Grey on radio

Right Front (-) Dark Green Grey/black on radio

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Left Rear (-) Yellow Green/Black on radio

Right Rear (+) Dark Blue Purple on radio

Right Rear (-) Light Blue Purple/Black on radio


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