Wish to install a pioneer cd/radio in a 89 honda civic
There is a harness back there but all the wires were cut. All I know for sure is that there is a black wire going to ground, and which are the speaker wire pairs. The back of the cd/radio has a couple of sockets which say 'L' and 'R' Probably go to the speakers, right? There is a fairly thick white wire - could it be the power/hot wire? So to start at the beginning there are no plugs to plug into the 'L' and 'R' sockets, but when I get them do they use both of the wires coming from each speaker?
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YES.... to prevent cutting of any factory wiring (this use to be the old install method and requires much more time and expense) and potential electrical fires, you can now buy quite cheaply, what is called a Radio adapter harness.
As you wish to install a Kenwood radio to your Toyota Scion, simply buy an adapter loom which has a 2005 Toyota Plug on one end, with a Kenwood plug on the other (this essentially replaces the wiring loom that came with your Kenwood unit).
So, it's that easy .... Plug and Play.
And... if you sell your Toyota and wish to put your old Toyota radio back in, the original radio just plugs back in. PRESTO !
The first thing I would do is check the yellow accesory wire for chafing or breaks. If it is touching ground somewhere it will loose voltage. Also check your cigarette lighter outlet. I have seen these cause shorts with radios since most (not all) Honda's have the stereo and lighter on the same circut. Also, a question for you, does anything else inside the car not work right or seem like it lacks power? Respond back quickly so I can help you more with this issue.
The Honda Civic requires a dash adaptor you need this wiring harness to install the stereo it dont seem a dash adaptor is required for the 94 model you use the cage/sleeve to install the sony in your car you will also need this removal tool and either wire nuts, heat shrink tubing, crimp caps and crimp tool or the common solder and wrap in electrical tape method to connect the wiring harness for the honda to the wiring harness for the stereo
The OEM speakers will still work OK with your new Pioneer. Just don't turn it up too loud. Of course you'll get improved sound if you replace the speakers. Your Pioneer's RMS power is 14 watts, and the peak (maximum) power is 50 watts. The door speakers in a 2000 Honda Civic are 6.5" and you can get a set of Pioneer speakers, the TS-G1642R's, from Crutchfield for less than $50. Their RMS power range is 2-30 watts and they can handle a peak power of up to 180 watts.
you do not need to connect the illumination wire that is to dim the radio when the lights are turned on. make sure you have +12v on both the red and yellow wire and ground to the black wire. the yellow should be unswitched and the red should be a switched source.
1.Make sure you have 12v to the yellow wire on the harness with a good ground at the black wire, and the red wire should be your ignition switched acc wire.
2.Make sure your fuse under the radios wire harness connector is good.
If all of that is in order hook it up, turn the key on and hit the on/off button on the cd player, most aftermarket radios require you to manually turn them on the first time, and anytime the battery is disconnected. If is still doesn't work the unit is more than likely bad.
yes.......... just buy a mounting kit for your car and a wire harness for your car.........to install just unplug factory radio and clip the harness on to factory plugs that you just unhooked from factory radio now just attach the same colour to colour wires from your new deck to the harness......mounting kit comes with instructions
(make sure to buy WIRE HARNESS & MOUNTING KIT for your car) and your install should take less than a hr to do
You need to get an installation kit that also has the universal wiring harness to connect to the factory harness in the car. That way you only need to match the wire colors of the Pioneer harness to the wire colors of the universal harness and made good connections and insulate those connections. Then the Pioneer harness plugs into the Pioneer radio and the universal harness plugs into the factory harness in the car.
Let me know if this helps, or if you need more help.