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OK another headunit wiring question **W/ vid***

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 06TXED, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    06TXED

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    What is the correct way to wire my Alpine headunit dimmer wires to my metra harness?: check the vid and see if you can help. Do not want to jack any thing up.
    1) No orange wires connected at all?
    2) Alpine orange to Metra orange/white stripe?
    3) Alpine orange to Metra orange/white stripe and orange/black stripe to black ground?
    4) or Alpine orange to Metra orange/black stripe?

    any help would be great!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH-v4W8nN0c?hl=en
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    I believe solid orange and orange with white stripe are equals. On my harness they are both indicated by the wiring diagrams as illumination. The odd one out is the orange/black which both the scosche and my harness don't have. None of these harnesses call for a ground for the illumination so I would leave the orange black alone, since its not on the h/u harness but the metra adapeter harness. Since you are using butt connectors its easy enough to change of that doesn't work.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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    you might want to wire it up without the illumination connected at first. that way you can see if your alpine unit is too bright for you at night. the reason i point this out is that on alot of head units, when you have your lights on driving on a rainy day when its still light out, can be hard to see. This mainly applies to navigation/video units.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    I looked at a scosche wiring harness and there is only a sold orange wire in the same location on my metra harmess that has a orange/white stripe wire. What to do? hook up the sold orange wire to the orange/white on my metra harness? or risk: horror stories that after installs the dash lights do not work and fuses/relays or dimmer switches can get fryed. Oh yeah and the possible frying the rheostat ($100 part) not exactly what I want to do.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    | EXTERIOR | Access Roll-up Tonneau Cover, Tailgate Hose Clamp Mod, Shortened OEM Antenna, DeeZee Bed Mat ---------------------------- | INTERIOR | Flyzeye V2W (Amber/White/Amber) Audio: Alpine CDA-117, PDX-5 (119Wx4+410W), Polk Audio MM6501 (F) & MM651 (R), JL Audio CP108LG-W3v3 (Sub), w/Monster, Rockford, & Streetwire cabling, Metra Dash Kit.
    Well maybe this will help... I purchased an Alpine CDA-117 from Crutchfield and it came with a Scosche wiring harness. The Scosche harness diagram listed the Orange/White connected to the HU Orange. I called a Crutchfield tech to verify this. The Scosche harness Orange/Black had no connection. Good luck!
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Both the orange and orange and white wires are for radio illumination. Go ahead and splice them together.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    I sliced the solid orange to the orange/white and all was good. There was no orange/black.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Ok I'm going for it hooking up the orange wire on my alpine harness to the orange/white on the metra harness. (fingers crossed) I trust my TW family
     
  10. Jan 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    How did it turn out? If you look at my thread about the Sony XNV-770BT install, you can see in my harness that I spliced an orange wire to an orange/white.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    I am waiting for the temp here to get a little warmer so I can get out and install my headunit. Hopefully this weekend thanks for all your help !
     
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