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Aftermarket CD Stereo Problems. WIRING HELP PLEASE?

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Old 08-08-2011, 02:17 AM
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Okay, that helps a lot actually. I'll go see if I can work with that. Thank you! I'll keep ya posted.
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What are you saying BigBear? Switch blue wires?
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Don't do this!!!! This will kill your battery. How do I know? I owned a stereo shop for 7 years. He is right in the fact that if it works with the radio and not the cd then the factory amp wire is hooked up to the antenna wire and not the "remote" wire. Switch to the other blue wire from the new unit.
If he hooks the amp turn on to the KEYED source, it will not kill the battery. if he hooks it to the CONSTANT source it will.

Ignore this whole option for now. Just hook up the Blue/white wire. Its the proper wire from the headunit. bypassing the Headunit amp control wire is a last ditch thing.
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So, if I may clarify:
Are you saying; I should connect the blue with white stripe from my deck, to the floating black wire that I have coming up from the rear of my dash?

And what about the black wire coming out of my unit? Connect it to the Blue wire coming from the dash? (because those two wires are coming from the dash, behind the wire harness, but aren't connected to the harness for some reason.


No, connect the blue wire comming from the car to the "remote" wire on the new stereo unit. It might have a tag on it saying 'REM" not "ANT"
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No, connect the blue wire comming from the car to the "remote" wire on the new stereo unit. It might have a tag on it saying 'REM" not "ANT"
According to the Manual it has a sticker labeled "P.cont" for some strange reason.
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What are you saying BigBear? Switch blue wires?
Blue/white with Blue/white thats it.
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According to the Manual it has a sticker labeled "P.cont" for some strange reason.

That's the one. Use that.
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Thank you so much!!!

It worked!

I took the main Blue wire from the harness and connected it to the striped Blue with white wire on the deck, and VWAlla~ All is good. Thanks everyone!!!
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No worries, its a very common thing to do.

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Glad you got it worked out.
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Don't do this!!!! This will kill your battery. How do I know? I owned a stereo shop for 7 years. He is right in the fact that if it works with the radio and not the cd then the factory amp wire is hooked up to the antenna wire and not the "remote" wire. Switch to the other blue wire from the new unit.
Okay so what is the floating yellow wire with the white clip on the end that is marked "amp bus" that originally plugged into the rear of the factory head unit for? That's my only concern with the aftermarket radio install. Is it needed? Or just leave it alone and wire to the harness that I bought that's literally supposed to be FOR jeeps with a factory amp??
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