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New stereo works until i turn on lights!?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ratrod, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    ratrod

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    I bought some cheap chinese (I know first mistake) dvd/gps/ipod etc. which i hooked up using tacoma plug and play wire harness, matched all colors and wires to stereo (i bypassed dvd brake wire using relay) and plug in and worked great until i drove early am and turned on my lights then got a "no signal" message on stereo, still have power to stereo, buttons are lit but no radio/gps/ipod etc. cant turn power off to stereo either. Took brake wire relay off, tried grounding but got same problem. Dont think this is related. Is this a grounding issue somewhere or a stereo problem?? Oh and btw I have 3 wire harnesses to my old non-jbl factory stereo but plug and play kits only come with 2 harness hookups?? 3rd hookup??
     
  2. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Unhook the orange dimmer wires. Made same mistake and blew guage cluster
     
  3. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    I will try this and let you know! Thanks for the quick reply!
     
  4. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    whats the result?>>im hesitant in buying one of those. curious your review on it.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Sumn might be perm damaged tho
     
  6. Nov 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    3rd connector is for the steering wheel controls.

    Sounds to me like you may have hooked up the dimmer/illumination wire in the wrong spot. I've heard of many people on here doing that and blowing the dimmer switch on the dash. Maybe?

    Edit: just noticed someone already said that!! Guess I should learned to read gooder.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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    DWreck was right! I unhooked the orange wire, hooked the stereo back up turned on without lights, turned lights on and stereo stayed on!! As far a my review on the stereo I will keep you posted. I bought off ebay at best offer price of $210. It has hd dvd, gps card and antenna, sd card slot, tv hook up, ipod hookup and came with cable, usb port, etc. Sounds good, dvds look great, gps works nice and really accurate while driving as far as tracking location, still getting used to. I havent figured the whole thing out yet but I was going to buy a gps and ipod hook up separately and that stuff alone cost you over $200 and you still have to buy dvd player if you want that. Hopefully I will get a good years use out of it and I will be happy! Thanks again to DWreck!
     
  8. Nov 22, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    what brand.site u get it from?. would u recommend?
     
  9. Nov 23, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    got it from this site:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/7-Di...595608?pt=Car_Audio_Video&hash=item415443ad18

    Ill use it and see how it does before I recommend. It does seem to do everything pretty well. Plays dvds nicely. I will try to post vids of it working. Only thing I didnt like so far is the stereo is slightly to tall for scosche dash kit to be mounted flush inside. the top mounts a little outside (I will post a pic). I think I can just cut the plastic for a flush mount.

    Will post more on this soon.
     
  10. Nov 23, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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  11. Nov 23, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    Thanks again!!!
     
  12. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    Pics from phone -

    dddvd.jpg
    ddgps.jpg
     
  13. Nov 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    still workin ok?
     
  14. Nov 28, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Still working well. By far the best feature is the dvd player. Great picture. Gps works good. And Bluetooth worked great after linked with phone and broadcasts callers voice thru speakers. Ipod controls aren't the greatest and sound quality may be lacking thru ipod hookup. Also not enough sound equalization control but it definately is louder than factory. With an better speakers sound might improve. If you play lots of pop radio and techno type music the sound is great. Overall. I think it was worth it for me just for the Gps and dvd.
     
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