How many wires do you need to install rodio in truck ?
Let's see.. (1) Power (switched with ignition), (1) Power (always on to hold memory & time), (8) Speaker (2 wires per speaker), Antenna (coaxial cable). Now, the two power can be always on, but you'll have to remember to shut the radio off before you get out. You could have the radio power from a switched power source, but the clock will be wrong and all the station presets will be wiped outwhen the truck is shut off (no biggie if you're only going to listen to the CD player). You could get away with 4 speaker wires - one pair for the left speaker and one pair for the right speaker. The antenna is a must - unless you're planning on listening only to the CD player.
The rest, are optional. The power output lead is handy to turn on any external amplifier or to raise and lower a power antenna. If using an amp, you might want to use phono cables to send line level audio signals to it instead of using the speaker wires to do that - maybe use the speaker wires to drive dashboard speakers directly and use the amp to drive rear or door speakers.
In any case, I'd recommend purchasing a vehicle specific wiring harness. This will allow you to simply unplug your factory radio from the vehicle wiring. After you wire the new harness to the aftermarket radio, simply plug it into the vehicle wiring as if it were a factory radio. Easy as pie. Not cutting connectors off, crossing wires, etc. Plus, you get to plug your factory radio back in when it's time to sell - and move the aftermarket radio to your new car (after you buy the harness to connect it to the new car anyway). Some vehicles have a data bus that makes the radio an important part of the electronics for sending door chimes, key in ignition signals, etc., and require some pricey harnesses - but they are worth it in the long run. Please take a moment and rate this reply - thanks.
I hope this helps - good luck!
Dec 13, 2010 |
Pioneer DEH-P6500 CD Player