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So you purchased another radio, right? Then it came with the harness already(for the radio and not the car). If the current radio is the factory radio then you need to purchase a wiring harness for the model/year of your car that will be compatible with your car's harness. Wal mart carries some but if you can't find it there then you need to go to your local car audio installation shop and buy one from them(it might be pricey there). Now, if your current radio is aftermarket, look to see if it already has the wire harness in the back. If it does then your good to go, just cut the harness from the radio away from the harness that plugs to the car's wire harness and reconnect using your new radio's harness(just follow the wire's color code). but if it doesn't then you need to buy one.
The four RCAs are for the speaker outputs.They plug into the rear of the Pioneer unit (front and rear outputs). Also, you didn't mention the model number of the wiring harness (necessary to properly diagnose the situation) but, some these units have one or two philips head dials to adjust the volume of the stereo and the volume of the chime. These dials may be on the side of the unit or, oyu may need to open the casing to see them.
The monitor only headrest does not have audio handling circuitry in it. the wire harness for that side is the one with the red and black wire, and the two video inputs, not the harness with the red and black wire and the three RCA jacks. It will function on the wrong harness, but it is not the correct one.
The DVD headrest has two harnesses. One of them is for power and output, the other is for input only from another source. The harness with the red and black wire has the three RCA outputs... the video lead goes to the other headrest, and the audio can be fed to an aux input on a stereo or amplifier. The input harness is designed to be Video 2 input from either a gaming system (a Game Cube is a nice option), or another DVD or video source (hand held video device such as iPod or Smart Phone like a HTC Touch Pro 2).
Yes, the amp can be used to power normal speakers on 2 channels.
The best way to wire the amp to a stock receiver (head unit) is to use a pair of wiring harnesses, one the standard harness that plugs into the vehicle wiring, the other a "reverse" harness that plugs into the stock receiver.
First remove the plug from the receiver and plug in the "reverse" harness. Run the speaker leads from the reverse harness to your amp inputs or to a line output converter (LOC) and RCA's to the amp. Then run the amp speaker outputs to the standard harness speaker wires. Plug the original receiver plug into the standard harness and splice the remaining wires, 12V constant, 12V accessory, ground, illumination, etc, together. Connect the 12V switched wire to your amp remote terminal.
First, try the dealer where the Kenwood was purchased. They will normally replace missing items under warranty. Next would be Kenwood, tell them the wiring harness was missing and request that they send you a new one. If neither of those work, then you probably will have to purchase it. Here is the website for Kenwood parts.
Use the speaker wire outputs on the wiring harness on the back of the radio. The RCA outputs are for using an external amplifier, so you do not want to use them. The speaker wires should be color coded. The front speakers are normally grey and grey with a black stripe for one side, and then white and white with a black stripe for the other side (left and right sides)
The rear speakers are violet and violet with a black stripe and the other rear is green and green with a black stripe. All the solid colors are the positive speaker output and the wires with the black stripe are the negative speaker outputs.
These speaker outputs are on the same harness as the power connections to power up the radio. I believe that it has more than 10 wires on it. I am not sure what socket you speak of that is 10 pin and has speaker outputs. The speaker outputs alone are 8 wires, so the harness will have more than 10 wires. It also has the yellow wire for constant 12 volts to keep memory, the red wire to connect to 12 volts when the vehicle is on, and the black wire for the ground. Then it should also have a blue wire for use with an external amplifier to turn it on or to use for a power antenna to turn it on. You may also find several other wires on it like the orange for illumination and brown for muting the radio when a phone is in use. Those last few wires do not need to be used unless you want them for a specific purpose.
hello chevi1981..what can happen is if whoever installed your system did not run your speaker wires properly eg if they have worn through and touching metal or a screw through the wires ,it can blow the audio ics in unit resulting in no sound.all these high powered units have above ground circuits in the audio stage .to check ,hook up a separate speaker direct to your unit,separate wiring ,if no sound, will most likely be the intergrated circuits..these will have to be changed by a tech as cd players are a beast to work on,also your 2 speaker wires should not touch one another.with your sec code if your have a removable face you may not have a code ,as removing face is your security .hope this helps
I know this is a little late but I have one and the hookup is very easy, On the right side of the amp there is a six pin plug. Above it it says BATT REMOTE GND. The two pins below BATT are the battery (V+). The pin below REMOTE is the (V+) switched turn on. The two pins below GND are the ground. The rest is simple. Two RCA inputs. The switch to select MONO(R), STEREO, or MONO(L) works as explained. If you want stereo, put the switch in the middle and supply two inputs and two speakers. The MONO(R) and MONO(L) are to select a single input that will supply a single (bridged) output. Connect two speakers and they will supply the same source or connect one speaker to the outer speaker terminals for higher power output. The variable or fixed switch just bypasses the GAIN CONTROL knobs(used for Alpine's 8 pin DIN plug on unit, for older EQ's and head units.