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Re: powering a pioneer head unit
You can not connect this to an A/C voltage. The radio will not work. In fact it will destroy many internal parts. It must have a D/C voltage supply of about 14.4 volts.That is what it was designed for.
But if you like smoke and fire, it could be fun to watch (just kidding).
Seriously now, what you need is a D/C power supply that is rated for about 10 amps.
The accessory and remote wire does not need to be connected to anything if you are using it in your home. But it does need to be insulated from contacting anything conductive.
The negative ground wire (black) need to be connected to the negative (black) terminal of a power supply. the yellow and red wires are for the positive (red) terminal of the power supply. Then you just need the speakers to be connected and the antenna plugged in. You can use an old car antenna that still has the cord and jack connected to it for the antenna. The speaker wires are color coded in pairs, white and grey are front and the green and violet are rear speakers. The wire with the black stripe is the negative speaker wire and the solid color is the positive.
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Most unit have RCA outputs that go to an amp.. There are sometimes a mute wire in the harness that goes to the control section. You need to have the service manual to work on these as there are few standards of wiring. Any home integrated amp or receiver should be able to handle the signal once it comes out to supply to speakers. Car players are many times full of broken solder joints. I looked for a picture of the unit but it must be old enough to not have much support.
I have been installing car audio for over 40 years.A small adapter like you use to charge a phone,Doe,s not have enough amps in it to run the deck (Properly) When you crank up the vollume, The deck will cut out, You Can buy a bigger 12 Volt power supply from radio shack or the source that will power it (Properly) It should be at least 3 amp output .
Apparently, you have no power at the 12 volt battery/memory wire at the radio harness of the vehicle. This wire is white with blue in color. Also, based upon your description, you have connected the battery/memory wire and the accessory wire of the radio to the 12 volt accessory (switched) wire of the vehicle. This wire is white with red in color. Check the radio/ stereo fuse of the car. You may have blown the fuse during your installation. You have no memory at the radio because when you turn off the key, you lose all power to the radio. Also, I mentioned the wire colors just in case you used an aftermarket radio wiring harness. Make sure that the yellow from the Pioneer unit is going to the battery power source and, the red of the Pioneer is going to the switched power source.
Load Impedance: Safe with all types of loads. Rated for 4 and 8 ohms in Stereo mode, 4 ohms in Bridge-Mono mode
Voltage Gain to 1-kHz, 8-ohm rated output, CE 1000: 30.5-dB gain at 1.4-volt sensitivity; 26-dB gain at 2.34-volt sensitivity. CE 2000: 32.1-dB gain at 1.4-volt sensitivity; 26-dB gain at 2.83-volt sensitivity.
Required AC Mains: 50/60 Hz (North American units are 60 Hz only); 100, 120 and 230-240 VAC (+/-10%) units are available. AC Line Current, 100 Volts: 11.4 A; 120 Volts: 9.5 A; 230-240 Volts: 5.0 A; At Idle: All amps draw no more than 90 watts. AC Line Connector: NEMA 5-15P (15 A).
Well you can please follow the below steps - 1. Disconnect your car battery. It is vitally important to your safety that you never work on any type of electronic in your car with the battery still connected, as this puts you at risk for electrocution. 2. Remove the old stereo by taking off all the dashboard panels surrounding your stereo, sliding out your old stereo head unit, and unplugging all the wires that are connected to the head unit. Discard the old stereo. 3. Take your Pioneer car stereo head unit and plug each of the positive wires from your car speakers to the positive terminals on the head unit. Take all of the negative speaker wires and connect them to the negative terminals on the head unit. 4. Attach the stereo's black ground wire to a metal bolt or screw located near where the stereo is mounted in the dash. 5. Connect all of the ignition power wires to your Pioneer stereo. 6. Take the harness connector and plug it into your car stereo. Now plug the antenna into the back of your head unit. 7. Slide the stereo back into the dash, screw it in place, and replace the dashboard pieces you removed earlier. 8. Reconnect your car battery, turn the car on and test out your new Pioneer car stereo. Please post comments for more help or information..........
that plug at the back is not for sat radio. It is for use with steering wheel controls. You have the blue plug at rear of stereo and that is the plug for sat radio. Ericson electronics is contracted to build the sat compatible units that wire into this radio through the blue. plug. if you are using 3.5 plug audio control from a portable sat receiver, the you will need to buy an aux input cable for your stereo..
A short or ground on the RCA cables or too high of an output level from the head unit could cause this. First, try it with the amp gain turned all the way down. Then, replace the cables with a known good pair. If the problem is still there, it's probably coming from the head unit. If there is another pair of preamp outputs, switch to them. If the problem still persists, I'd suspect the head unit.
That depends on which wires you are referring to. High level inputs or low level (RCA) outputs? If you are thinking about trying to wire the amp up to your Pioneer direct, ie; running the power and ground off of the factory harness, think again, you'll fry your electrical system. You need to run a seperate power kit (8 gauge minimum; 4 gauge pref), then run RCA's from the line level outputs on the Pioneer. If you are planning to run a sub with the Soundstream then run your RCA's from the Pioneer's sub output. Let me know if I can help you any further.
As you have indicated there is no sound at all in the out-puts available.What this could probably mean the out put ic is dead.Another thing to remember is to connect the red positive wire to the standby wire which is mostly yellow in color.