I just installed this radio today. I found that using a wiring harness for my car really simplified it. You can usually find one at an auto parts store or sometimes WalMart. Mine cost me $10. It has a list of what wire is for what, so you just match it up with the same specifications on your stereo wires (there is a tag on each wire that tells what it is for). Hope this helps!
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Unfortunately this is a Clarion Radio and there are no codes widely available for these. There are codes available for a limited number of serials and yours is not one of them.
If you want to get this radio operational again then a dealer is your only option which is likely to be costly given the unit is only part working. Your money would be better spent on an aftermarket unit that you can take out and use again in another car or van when you sell this one.
the code is with the vehicle it is from,if you have the vin from that,gm can chase down the code.
otherwise,the radio has to have the eprom chip replaced and a new code installed.
it will be cheaper to buy an aftermarket cd
You are not in over your head. You just need to make sure you pay close attention to detail when connecting the wires.
First thing to do: Go to a place that installs car stereos and tell them you need the complete install kit including the wiring harness adaptor. Most all of these places will sell them to you. It is what they use to install the radio. They must know what type of car you are putting it in. Give the the mjake and model and year. They will then give you a bag full of plastic parts and another small bag with a wiring harness. MAKE SURE you get both. You really do need them. The plastic parts are for mounting the radio in the car properly. Without it, you will have something sloppy and it will not look right. It should have instructions. The kit will usually be able to be used for several different models of cars and any model of radio. You must pick which part is right for your car and radio. As I stated, it will have instructions.
Next, after you have the plastic mounting parts picked out for your radio, you will need the wiring harness for your radio and the wiring harness adaptor that you just purchased. The wiring is easy, just match the colors from the harness of your radio, to the same colors on the adaptor harness. Make sure that the wires are stripped properly and they are twisted together properly (or use small wire nuts or crimping type if connectors). Connect red wire to red wire, yellow wire to yellow wire, black wire to black wire, and son on until all wires are connected. Then for extra safety wrap each wire with some black electrical tape to ensure that if a pair if wires came loose somehow that they would not touch anything and short out causing the radio to need service.
Now you just plug the proper end of the harness into the radio and the other end into the harness in the car that the factory radio was plugged in to. Make sure to plug in the antenna as well. Make sure the cage that the radio is in is secure in the plastic mounting brackets you have purchased. Then the radio will go right into place and the bracket will screw in where the factory radio used to be screwed into.
If you need more help, just ask.
Depending on your knowledge of such things and how much work it will take to get the original radio out. You can look up the radio you are removing on the internet and get a pinout on the connector to tell you what pins supply power and which are speaker connections. Then make the connections accordingly to the new radio layout for power spkrs etc. Sometimes it seems the auto industry puts the radio in first and builds the car around it. I hope this helps .
I have a 93 accord ex with the bose amp system. Had a Sony deck put in it. It had the popping and the noises. It was installed at a store and they had to hook the red power wire to the antenna wire to get the sound to come out of the system when playing a CD. I thought that was bogus to have the antenna up all the time so I took it back out and put another quick hookup harness in it and it did the same thing. Will not put out any sound till the red power wire is hooked up to the antenna wire so that it goes up when the key is turned on. Installed the same stereo in a 94 taurus SHO with amp and it worked great. I believe that there is an expensive kit that converts the bose system to hook up a unit so that it doesn't pop click buzz, and have to have the antenna up to play.
also if your willing to pay someone to do this for you here is a website that they retrieve codes as long as you can get them the required information. http://www.radio-code.com/ToyotaPayPageradiocode.htm
take a test light put the ignition kee on chek witch wire has battery power assesorry power and ground normally cd player have wire black for ground yellow fore assesorry and red for power the other wire in the car make sure that they is no power to it the rest is speaker wire one at the time our gonna work be carefull go easy and if you not sure go see a radio shop better pay a bit of money then frying the radio cheers