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How to Wire new radio

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Smallwallman, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Apr 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    Smallwallman

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    Should I Solder them New to old (sorry for spelling) or should I get the thing where you put one side in and crimp it and then put the other side and crimp it in.

    thanks
     
  2. Apr 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    Whoa. Put the tools down. Are you talking about wiring a stereo adapter harness to the new aftermarket stereo? Please do not cut any of the OEM wiring if that is what you are talking about.

    To answer your question though without having all the info-solder and shrink wrap is the preferred connection but it can be botched as well.

    Butt splice connectors will work fine but it seems that alot of people fail to crimp them properly.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    Sorry for the confusion... I havent started yet
     
  4. Apr 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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    When your ready to start DO NOT use the side style connectors EVER ON ANYTHING. Don't ask how I know.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    Solder, do not use crimps.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    I use splice caps and a dimpled Klein crimp tool. I used to solder but don't anymore, it's just not necessary if your crimp tool is legit.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    I now have a new question. What wire does what????
    Thick yellow
    thick black
    red
    green
    etc...
     
  9. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Red: Accessory 12v
    Yellow: Battery 12v
    Black: Ground
    White: FL speaker +
    White/Black: FL speaker -
    Grey: FR speaker +
    Grey/Black: FR speaker -
    Green: RL speaker +
    Green/Black: RL speaker -
    Purple: RR speaker +
    Purple/Black: RR speaker -
    Blue: Power antenna (not used)
    Blue/white: Remote amp turn on (not used)
    Orange: illumination (do not connect! Trust me)
    Orange/White and Orange/Black: also illumination wires, do not use.
     
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  10. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    And please please please buy a wire harness adapter. DO NOT cut off the OEM harness. If you have a good crimp tool like Kline and good quality crimps like nylon 3M then crimp caps or butt connectors or more than enough. If your going to use cheap crimp caps from Walmart or auto zone, then just solder and shrink wrap. Do not tape over solder, the sharp edges will poke through tape and either blow a fuse, a speaker or even your radio. Use quality shrink tube.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    Just match up color to color on the radio harness and car harness adapter. Disregard the orange and blue wires.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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  13. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    Thanks for the help.... is there anywhere i can buy the connector tomorrow and have it all done tomorrow
     
  14. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    A stereo shop or even best buy. Is your truck the standard audio system or JBL?
     
  15. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    I belive the JBL it was the one with the six cd holder
     
  16. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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  17. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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  18. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    On your from doors does it say JBL over the speaker?
     
  19. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    I am pretty sure it doesnt say it
     
  20. Apr 26, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    If you have the JBL system then its a whole other thing to deal with. If you have the regular stereo, then both of those links you posted will work. Not sure why they have 2 listings for it but those are the same harnesses
     
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