I have installed an amp and sub in my car. I know i did it right, my friends have checked it over also. I turn on my radio and crank it an nothing happens with the sub. They said i probably need to turn on the sub option on the head unit. I look on the head unit display and i see an unlit up option that says "sub" so i know its there i just dont know how to turn it on. Please help!!!
Ok, I was having the same promblem... I just got off the phone with Pioneer, they said that the rear RCAs are always on, there is no sub "option" to turn on or off, the display in this unit is also used in other units that have that feature, so something else is wrong...
For one thing I hope you know you need an amp to even power subs at all.. The remote wire coming off the rca wiring that you hook your subs up with has to go on the prong 3-in on the top here is a rough diagram: the = signs are power and ground and the prongs are thicker the comma is you remote.. - - - - - - - , - = - - - - - - - - - =
You need a wire coming out of that slot on the wiring harness.. it should be blue. and unless you have a power antenna(comes out when you turn your radio on) then you dont need the blue/blue&white power ant. wire you can just cut it and cap it. if your amp isn't coming on when you turn your ignition to acc then your remote wire isn't properly attached..
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Only fuse you need is the power wire leading to your aftermarket amplifier for te subwoofer. Which most likely you have too small of a gauge of wire and burned straight through it, and if you haven't, add a 40 amp fuse near the battery where your power cable is hooked up to. Also use a multimeter to test your power wire on amp, check the
Hello, here is Clarions wire codes. FRONT Right SPKR: +Gray -Gray/Blk, FRONT Left SPKR: +White -White/Blk, REAR Right SPKR: +Purple -Purple/Blk, REAR Left SPKR: +Green -Green/Blk
Brown Wire = Phone Mute Lead (If applicable) Yellow Wire = 12V battery lead in (Connect directly to battery) Red Wire = 12V Ignition wire (Connect to Acc switch) Blue/White Wire = Amp turn on lead Black Wire = Chassis Ground Orange/White Wire = Illumination Lead (Connect to dimmer switch) Blue Wire = Auto Antenna Lead (lowers power antenna Do not use for Amp Turn on! Use the Blue/White Wire for Amp,EQ, Ect.. turn on wire only
RCA Connectors if applicable:
Black RCA Harness: White RCA = Rear Audio Left Sub Output 1 Red RCA = Rear Audio Right Sub Output 2
Gray RCA Harness: White RCA = Front Left Audio Out to amp Red RCA = Front Right Audio Out to amp
there should be two blue wires. one solid blue and one with a white stripe. if i remember the solid should be antenna remote and the blue with white stripe is the amp remote turn on. if you are using the power antenna,it will turn off the amp when not in radio mode.
You have put the remote antenna wire to the remote turn on of the amplifier. The radio cuts off the power to the "power antenna" when you switch to a different mode... so your amplifier is now losing the turn on signal it requires to stay on.
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reinstall the factory radio use a digital volt meter to see witch wire supplies voltage when radio is turned on and off, note placement on harness then verify this wire is hooked up on the output side aftermarket harness you may have to jump it to get the maps to turn on. tip you can carefully pull unused wire from harness example (dimmer wire orange white) and move it to the position needed to keep it a clean install .
I assume the amp is turning on (lighting up) No audio may be due to Burnt rca ground trace in your kenwood radio. If you have a ohm meter measure continuity from rca's ground terminal to radio chassis. Should be close to zero resistance. If there is no no continuity there are fusible traces on radios main board that burn open at times when to much current is flowing thru rca ground
Just a good possibility , haver seen this happedmany times.
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Ah, common problem.
You hooked up the remote turn on wire for the amp to the power antenna wire (solid blue). Hook up the remote turn on wire for the amp to the blue wire with white stripe.
The power antenna only provides power when the deck is in tuner mode for the power antenna to be extended, intuitively, and cuts power in any other mode, because certainly it's only needed for AM/FM reception.