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check wires from stereo to speaker by using a 9 volt battery on two wires to the back rt and a light bulb,then do two wires to rear lft ,then do the front,you may have polarity backwards,use black as ground
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly (Electrician since late 1960's)
Ground goes to the - pole. Hooking it up backwards can damage your alternator, wiring harnesses and fuse links. (Fuse link damage is a nightmare to sort out!) What you do by hooking up a battery backwards is turn your vehicle wiring harness into a giant heating element. (<-Very bad!) If you just changed the battery and then you hooked up the cables with the smoking cable result you certainly did connect the cables backwards. The ground cable... will connect to chassis and in most cases the engine body / transmission somewhere.
The positive cable will eventually connect to the starter. Follow the ground lead from the battery to the chassis or engine body connection. (metal to metal contact) Once your sure that is the ground cable; connect it to the - post of the battery AFTER connecting the positive post terminal.
If you have a newer audio system you will have lost your radio codes. We can not provide the codes for anti-theft reasons. Activation Codes must be from the car dealer or audio system retailer.
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i don't know exactly what system you are using
from what you stated your saying the monitor is powering up when put car into reverse
but the camera is not coming on
what this tells me is either the camera it self not getting power or ground
u hooked up the video wire between monitor
the camera needs to get power some how it might be the wire that hooks into monitor but i don't think so usually that just the video wire (but depends on system)
i assuming there is one or two more wires on the camera itself that needs hooked up
a power wire
and a ground wire if there no ground wire then frame where camera is mounted to on car needs to be cleaned of all rust and paint
I assumed allot if this don't help you at all please let me Make and Model # of your camera system and i try and help you more
if its cutting off and right back on then check your ground and your power wire makes sure both are connected good and none of your fuse's are blown, either that or you got a wire hooked up backwards in the sub.. but my guess is that the sub is hooked up wrong... that sub should be hooked up in a series or in parallel,
ok if your running just one speaker, it should be hooked up like this and 2 speakers are a different way...
this is parallel :pos to pos , neg to neg, then one wire coming from pos on sub to pos on amp then neg on sub to neg on amp but bridge the amp on your amp should be 2 pos and 2 neg in two different channels take the pos off the sub into the pos on 1 channel and then the neg from sub to the neg on the other channel,
this is series : on the sub it will go pos to neg then the other neg and pos will go to the amp, but make sure the pos and neg r on different sides of the sub, dont hook them both to the same coil
if your need more help give me your email and ill send you a pic of how to do it...
just solved a similar problem on my car i
bought a Cd/dvd player for my 2000 concord lxi i hooked it up and
hooked a rear-view camera and it worked perfect but wen i turned the
headlights on the cd player shuts of so i disconnected the orenge wire
that came out of my cd player from the orange on the aftermarket harness
then grounded the ping wire (rear con wire) it worked fine but i
couldn't see any footage from the camera for that i bought a long red power wire
and hooked it to the red camera power wire that hooked from camera to
reverse light and took the other end of the new wire i bought and hooked
it to the orange wire that came out of the cd player now every thing
works fine. you probably dont have the right power to run both cd and head lights
thats why you need constant power to run both just hook up an extra
wire between a positive wire to the orange dimmer wire its simple;
ground to ground (black)
12+ positive to 12+ positive (red)
and an extra wire (usually a red 18 guage wire bought mine at walmart)
to the dimmer wire from the back of the cd player (orange)
Set your multimeter to DC volts. Place the black lead on the ground terminal of the amp. Place the red lead alternately on the B+ and remote terminals. Both of the terminals must have 11+ volts. If the voltage is low on either of the terminals, follow it back to determine why the voltage is low. If the voltage is low on both of them, you may have a bad ground.
The ground needs to be connected to the floorpan of the vehicle. Scrape the area down to bare metal before boltting the ground lug to the floorpan.