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Old 05-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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Which wire carries power only when the lights are on?

I have had my HU installed for almost 2 years now, and the damn thing doesn't dim. I don't know which wire to hook the dimmer wire into. Anyone know the color of a wire that only carries power when the parking/headlights are on that is back there with all the other stereo stuff. I don't wanna be running wires down to my steering wheel controls or anything.
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almost positive it is the orange wire.
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If you're JBL its green. Just double check it with a tester when you turn the lights on.
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This is a very easy fix! I will be doing my head unit install Saturday. I will be using the wire that powers my shifter illumination lights in my center console. I will post the color of the wire and pics this week end. Simply a 12 volt source when parking/headlights ate turned on. I have the pioneer AVH-P4400bh
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bump. I know which wire from my HU do es the dimming function when the parking lights are turned on, but I am still not sure of which wire to tap in the stock equipment to make this work...?
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