Question about Car Audio & Video
So the radio (maxtek 55401) works fine when first connected, so in it goes. A quick test of ignition off and on again and it still works. However if the car is left off for any length of time, the radio doesn't come back on. When I start the car, the backlight comes on, but it won't actually turn on. Then when I turn the car off, it beeps for 5 seconds and then fades for 2 seconds then is cut off. I assumed it was the ground connector(black&yellow AND black&green), for which the radio instructions and other the internet sources seemed to disagree, but i've tried it both ways and it gives the same result. could it be a security feature? or could it be something to do with the power antenna lead (unused) all help MUCH appreciated thanks mike
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
what kind of car do you have a Chevy by any chance?? Any way that red wire needs to see 12 volts in order for the radio to turn on. But this is the wire that should get power when the key is turned on NOT directly to the battery. By the way, If you wires to the battery make sure that you have a fuse no more than 6 to 10 inches away from the battery. You should no matter what make you have be able to find a constant 12 volt for the yellow wire and a ground for the black in the dash. Hit me back with year make and model and I'll let you know how to find some ignition.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
I'm assuming that you're connecting to a wire harness that you've purchased and not directly to the wires which were plugged into the original Honda radio.
The black ground wire from the Pioneer can be connected to the ground wire on the car. You are correct on the blue/white remote turn-on wire as well - it can be connected to the blue power antenna with no harm. If you were installing any amps the blue/white wire would also go to their remote turn-on input.
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
Find an inductive pickup indicator for spark. Place on distributor cap to see if spark is at coil internal tower. If no spark at internal tower, look at ignition module or pickup coil. Ignition modules are prone to failure on 626's. But if you have spark at tower but not at the wire end, then your rotor is gone.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
The above describes the unit in detail with specifications.
It does not mention a code necessary.
Here you may download the manual for this unit.
I hope this helps by providing the online resource links to you that should direct you further.
Have a nice day. And good luck installing your Pioneer CD deck in your car or truck.
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
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