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Wiring an alpine cdm9807 rb to a citreon berlingo van

How do i do it please? Ive earthed it and also connected battery lead to positive on van battery. Buttons are lighting up on car stereo but nothing on main screen. Theres an orange wire; 'illumination', a pink and black wire; 'audio interrupt' and a blue and white wire; 'remote turn on' all no being used, perhaps one of these three is supposed to be connected? can anyone help? Many thanks.

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The 'illumination' wire is to hook up to your headlight switch to back-light all buttons when headlights are on. The pink and black audio interrupt I believe is for hands free cellphone communications it will cut out audio when you have a call and have your hands free hooked up through your stereo. The remote turn on is for external amplifiers it provides a small amount of power to to turn on/off external amplifiers. As far as your unit not working I would make sure you have a sufficient ground using a voltmeter and make sure your battery lead is fused and fuse is not blown. You should have a memory lead(maybe yellow) that need constant 12v and a ACC power that needs switched power that is only on with key(usually red). Hope this helps! :)

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