Question about Car Audio & Video
On the back of the stereo (assuming it is an aftermarket unit) there are only 4 wires that deal with power.
red- 12V+ turns on with the key
yellow- 12V+ always on
orange- illumination circuit,
the orange wire is most likely hooked up, it is intended to change the brightness of the radio when you turn on the headlights, however it always causes problems, best bet is to disconnect the orange wire, you do not need it, i am 99% sure it will not change the function on the lights on the deck.
dash lighting in cars runs on reverse polarity so a dimmer circuit can be used on a DC power system. the radio does not understand this and it causes strange issues like this one, give it a shot, please let us know how it goes.
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 17, 2013 | 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada
Sep 01, 2012 | 2001 Dodge Durango
Jul 02, 2011 | Kenwood KDC-135 CD Player
Oct 10, 2010 | Radio Communications
Mar 11, 2010 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks
Jan 31, 2010 | Clarion DXZ645MP CD Player
Dec 02, 2009 | 1999 Chrysler Cirrus
Mar 04, 2009 | Pioneer DEH-P6400 CD Player
75 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: