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Audio/Mobile Video WIRE COLOR POLARITY LOCATION Battery RED/BLUE (+) RADIO HARNESS Accesory RED/WHITE (+) RADIO HARNESS Ground N/A Illumination BLACK/YELLOW (+) RADIO HARNESS Dimmer ORANGE (+) RADIO HARNESS Amp Turn On DARK GREEN/RED (+) RADIO HARNESS LF Speaker (+) DARK GREEN LF Speaker (-) BROWN/RED RF Speaker (+) BROWN/YELLOW RF Speaker (-) BROWN/LIGHT BLUE LR Speaker (+) WHITE LR Speaker (-) DARK BLUE/RED RR Speaker (+) BROWN/WHITE RR Speaker (-) BROWN/ORANGE Amp Location PASS KICK PANEL Steering Cntrls NO Speed Cntrl NO Radio Security YES
The squeal in this model is a famous problem. If you look at the circuit board, you'll see there are a few places where it looks as if someone kinda forgot to put in a ground screw -- even to the point that there are threaded holes in the casting just begging to be filled by the little screws used elsewhere nearby. Take 3 or 4 similar screws, put them in the remaining holes, and make sure all (including the existing ones) are snug. It seems there just weren't enough ground points for all the RF swirling around on the solder side of the board, so there's a bit of RF feedback on this radio. And as long as you've got about 16 amps of clean DC, you're fine; the power leads are correctly fused at 20 amps. BTW, the power amp module in this model is really only spec'd at 144-148; if you're running an odd "MARS or CAP" split, the PA brick can get way unhappy. HTH, -- Barney --
Have you tried opening up the radio and spraying contact cleaner into the volume potentiometer? This is a common problem in older electronics. The RF 888 has 4 screws on the back. Remove those and you can lift off the back cover. (Be careful because those screws pass through the center of the radio and hold the front cover in place.)
Get some electronic cleaner at Radio Shack and spray it into the small opening on the side of the volume control. Rotate the volume several times and let the spray evaporate and see if things sound better.
Turn on the car so the stereo is playing.
Press, and hold for a few seconds the 'SRC' button [Bottom left side of the unit face]. This will turn the radio OFF. The clock may or may not be visable at this time. If it is visable, press the 'CLK' button [top left side of the unit face] to make the clock turn OFF.
The screen should now be blank and dark.
Press the 'AUDIO' button [Top Right side of the unit face] and hold for a few seconds. This will open the functions menu. The clock setting should be first in the list. Use the arrow keys to set time and toggle between the hour and minutes.
By sequentially pressing the 'AUDIO' button, you can also set the tuning scans from 100 to 50 kHz in FM or from some other scans in AM, but there is really no need to do this.
To set the clock on the Pioneer Moseft leave ignition on accessories, turn radio off make sure clock is blacked out. Hold the volume-on -off for a few seconds and the clock should start flashing then use your arrow keys to set the clock.
Actually, you can go into the system settings by choosing "Parental, Fav's & Setup" then choose "system setup" then choose "remote" the IR/RF setup. Change it to IR and follow the instructions. Once I did that my remote worked on my DirecTV DVD HR22-100