I have the wires from the kenwood radio hooked up to the harness (with the exception of the illumination, dimmer, and antenna wires because there is nothing to hook them up to) and the system accepts my cd's. It won't, however, light up, play the radio, or play cd's. How do i fix this?
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Radio Ground black - radio harness Radio Ignition pink + radio harness Radio Illumination blue/black + radio harness Factory Amp Turn-on N/A Power Antenna green/black + radio harness LF Speaker +/- blue/red - yellow/black +,- radio harness RF Speaker +/- black - yellow +,- radio harness LR Speaker +/- brown - white +,- radio harness RR Speaker +/- green/orange - blue/orange +,- radio harness
If you have a female harness to connect to the veicle side you will pretty much color match. The only exception is that you may only have an amp turn on wire but only a power antenna on the vehicle. In this case you would connect blue w/white stripe wire from radio harness to the blue antenna wire on the vehicle side.
If you are doing a hardwire (factory plug has been cut off) you can obtain a wiring code for your vehicle at www.the12volt.com for most vehicles.
You should have a wire harness pigtail that comes with your kenwood. you can also purchase a harness adapter plug/pigtail at most audio auto stereo shops to fit your car make and model. Be sure to save the packaging because the plastic bag has the color/codes for the harness. This harness is designed to plug right into the factory plug inside the dash just like the stock radios do. All you need to do is splice the kenwood cables to the adapter plug pigtail you purchase for your car. match up each wire as described here: 1994 Buick Century Car Stereo Wiring Schematic
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
1992 Saturn SL2 Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Orange Car Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Stereo Illumination Wire: Gray Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Brown Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2′ Front Speakers Location: Doors Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Tan Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Gray Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Light Green Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Dark Green Rear Speakers Size: 6 1/2′ Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Brown Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Yellow Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Dark Blue Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue
Hello uze7, Here is the wiring match up for a 2009 Subaru Forester using the Metra 70-7552 wiring harness: NOTE: The actual harness will be listed as a Nissan harness, but has been used by Subaru since 2007. Also, I'm assuming that your Sony deck uses the standard color code. If not, you should have a manual that lists the function along with the colors. Match the wiring by function, not by color (although the colors may be the same). 2009 Subaru Forester Radio Wiring Color Code: Battery BLUE/RED (+) RADIO HARNESS Accessory YELLOW/RED (+) RADIO HARNESS Ground BLACK (-) RADIO HARNESS Illumination VIOLET (+) RADIO HARNESS Dimmer BLACK/WHITE (-) RADIO HARNESS Power Antenna YELLOW/BLACK (+) RADIO HARNESS LF Speaker (+) BROWN LF Speaker (-) BROWN/WHITE RF Speaker (+) BLUE/WHITE RF Speaker (-) BLUE/YELLOW LR Speaker (+) WHITE/BLACK LR Speaker (-) RED/YELLOW RR Speaker (+) GRAY RR Speaker (-) GRAY/RED Metra Harness: Yellow ? 12V Constant Red ? 12V Accessory Black - Ground Orange ? Dash Light Dimmer/Illumination Green ? Left Rear Speaker (+) Green/Black - Left Rear Speaker (-) White ? Left Front Speaker (+) White/Black ? Left Front Speaker (-) Purple ? Right Rear Speaker (+) Purple/Black - Right Rear Speaker (-) Gray ? Right Front Speaker (+) Gray/Black - Right Front Speaker (-) Standard CEA Color Code: Blue - Power Antenna Blue/White - Remote Turn-on Pink/Black - Audio Interrupt In (Phone) Orange - Illumination Red - Ignition (Switched 12V) Yellow - Battery (Constant 12V) Black - Ground Gray - Right Front Speaker (+) Gray/Black - Right Front Speaker (-) White - Left Front Speaker (+) White/Black -Left Front Speaker (-) Violet - Right Rear Speaker (+) Violet/Black - Right Rear Speaker (-) Green - Left Rear Speaker (+) Green/Black - Left Rear Speaker (-) Hope this helps.
Battery ORANGE (+) RADIO HARNESS Accesory YELLOW (+) RADIO HARNESS Ground BLACK (-) RADIO HARNESS Illumination GRAY (+) RADIO HARNESS Dimmer BROWN (+) RADIO HARNESS Power Antenna PINK (+) RADIO HARNESS LF Speaker (+) TAN LF Speaker (-) GRAY RF Speaker (+) LIGHT GREEN RF Speaker (-) DARK GREEN LR Speaker (+) BROWN LR Speaker (-) YELLOW RR Speaker (+) DARK BLUE RR Speaker (-) LIGHT BLUE
by the way you tell me that the radio illumination is the gray wire and all of the rest you are wrong. try the correct way red is key positive,yellow is constant power,black is ground,orange is illumination,blue is remote,gray is right front positive and gray black is negative,white is left front positive and white black is negative,green is left rear positive and green black is negative,violet is Right rear positive and violet black is negative,
if there is no amplifier separate from the radio - the blue /white wire from the back of the radio goes to the solid blue wire on the harness attached to the car's plug. the orange wire is not supported by the kenwood radio, so make sure you tape it well- if your not using a separate amp also tape up the blue/white wire coming off the harness you have coming out of the harness to the car. if this helps you please give me a good rating- if not please e-mail me at Merle840@aol.com respectfully M. Merle
The illum wire goes directly to the headlight switch and tells it when to light up, where as the dimmer wire is variable meaning it would dim up or down with your dash light control. Dimmmer is usually only need on factory radio's and not aftermarket. I suggest wiring only to the illuum lead and do not connect dim. Also about the clock make sure your red and yellow wires are not crossed, yellow is a constant hot and red is only hot when the ignition is on, so if they are backwards the radio would loose it's memory when you turn the key off.