Adding an Auxiliary Adaptor to a Matsushita Car Radio Receiver
Above Radio is fitted to my Mazda Premacy 1999/2000 model year MPV. I have attempted to fit an Auxiliary Input Adaptor made by Connects2 to enable use of CD and MD players by direct connection. The adaptor plugs into the 16 pin CD Autochanger socket on the back of the radio and is custom made for this radio model. All I get is 'NO CD' indication. The supplier of the adaptor is baffled, any suggestions?
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This is a DIN sized unit and will fit nearly any kit. You need the kit/ harness based on the car you have. Just search your car year, make, and model then "radio dash kit". do the same for the harness. note that some cars do not need a kit as the factory radio is the same size as this radio.
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.
Go to www.walmart.com and type in the search box XM Radio. Walmart carries a XM Docking Station that is capatable with most units. FYI though XM has merged with Sirrus so XXM will still work but will soon be unbuyable.
does the radio also go out?
if not, then you miss wired something as in the orange wire or your after market wireharness adaptor is incorrect.
Recommend buying a repair manual to double check proper wiring