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Jensen uv8 wiring issues

Ok i bought this unit and i can't get it wired properly there are wires from the harness that i'm not using and i don't know what i have to do with them the wires are the antenna power, amp power, and reverse to power a back up camera i've tried grounding them to the chassis ground wire but no luck i also tried to wire them to the yellow constant power wire but no luck either any one that knows wth i should do please tell me

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Re: jensen uv8 wiring issues


The wires you posted need not go anywhere not unless you have a device that will attached to them.
antenna power - connects to the motor of a telescopic external car antenna. When you power on the unit, it will automatically raise the antenna;
amp power - connects to an add-on/external amplifier. This switches/triggers the amp to gon when the Jensen is powered up;
reverse - attaches to the reverse light of your vehicle. This will tell your unit that you are reversing and will activate a rear view camera.

As earlier stated, if you do not have any use of these devices then there is no need to connect the above described wires to anything. Connecting them to the ground would have a bad effect on the internal circuitry of the Jensen since they are meant to supply power and therefore are connected to the B+supply when the Jensen is powered except for the reverse which would sense a 12V from the vehicle's transmission. Connecting them to the constant B+12 would have no ill effect except that your Jensen would always be on.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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