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Most units basically have the same wiring....this is the wiring for my sons Clarion:
purple right rear + speaker
purple/black right rear -
green left rear +
green/black left rear -
white fr left +
white/black fr left -
grey fr right +
grey/black fr right -
blue auto antenna
blue/white rem amp
brown phone mute
I had the same issue with a blown speaker
that was shorting it self
out. I found this on "TeamClarion.com" site. Step
1: Disconnect all the speakers from the head unit and try again. If the same
message comes up, send the unit in for service. Step
2: If the message goes away, you have a wiring problem. Check each speaker lead
for a short circuit, damaged speaker or a ground to chassis. Basically
means one set (or more) of the speaker leads are touching each other (shorting
out). This can be somewhere inline to your speakers or your speakers them
selves. The advise above isn't to clear. In the first step they want to rule
out the speakers attached but "disonnecting all the speakers" is
vague. You should disconnect at the rear of the radio. This might be difficult
because the multi plug in the back has the speakers and power wires together
(at least most clarions). Also if it was a good install then the outgoing
speaker wires were soldered to the long run speaker wires going to the
speakers. To truly test for radio fault
verses the wiring or speakers, you have to sever the connection at the back of
the radio. If this is not something you wish to do then there is one
suggestion. Order a new multi plug for the back of the radio. This way you can
pull the old plug and test it with a new plug with no speakers attached (just
have to run 12v positive and negative). If the radio is OK then start
by checking all the wires to your speakers (if possible). If nothing seems bare
and shorting (remember it's usually in tight places or were the wires are
hanging loose that vibration will cause cutting to the wire) then disconnect
all your speakers (at the rear of the speakers). Turn the radio back on and see
if it does the error message again. If not reattach the speakers one by one
checking for the error message. You can check these in any order.
If you don’t want to order a new plug then you and can’t get to much of the
wiring to physically check then starting at the speakers is OK.
yellow battery red accessory black ground purple right rear + speaker purple/black right rear - green left rear + green/black left rear - white fr left + white/black fr left - grey fr right + grey/black fr right - blue auto antenna blue/white rem amp brown phone mute orange/white illumination
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.. K
yellow battery red accessory black ground purple right rear + speaker purple/black right rear - green left rear + green/black left rear - white fr left + white/black fr left - grey fr right + grey/black fr right - blue auto antenna blue/white rem amp brown phone mute orange/white illumination grass green handbrake but if u want to play dvd's whilst u drive connect this to earth
The Bose system in the Z is wired to control the entire car's speakers. Each speaker has its own amplifier, and the OEM head unit puts out a line-level signal to each amp. Your Clarion unit puts out speaker-level signal (in effect, an amplified signal), into the Bose amps, and it's probably overdriving them and putting them into shutdown.
Your best bet is to replace the Bose speakers with aftermarket speakers meant for a speaker-level drive (which is what I did in my Z, and never once regretted it). If you do so, you'll need to run new wires to the speakers, or if you use the OEM wiring, you'll need to unplug the amps and run the wires from the amp harnesses directly to the new speakers. I think there is an adapter harness you can use that will tap into the line-out jacks on your Clarion, so that a line-level signal can be sent to the Bose speakers - I'd do a google search for "Metra harness 300zx" or something along those lines (Metra makes the lineout harness adapters - I use one in my Audi).
Yellow - +12V Constant Power
Red - +12V Switched (accessory) Power
Blue - Power Antenna
Blue/White - Amp Turn-on
White - Left Front Positive Speaker Wire (LF+)
White/Black - (LF-)
Gray - Right Front Positive Speaker Wire (RF+)
Gray/Black - (RF-)
Green - Right Rear Positive Speaker Wire (RR+)
Green/Black - (RR-)
Purple - Left Rear Positive Speaker Wire (LR+)
Purple/Black - (LR-)