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Quick stereo wiring question (dimmer)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by brian, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    brian

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    My scosche wiring harness (JBL setup) has no open ended dimmer wire. I see a dimmer wire on my wiring schematics, but they're standard stereo I believe. Has anyone hooked up the prescibed dimmer wire with any issues? I don't want to blow out the dimmer pot.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    the dimmer wire is not used with a pioneer deck if i am not mistaken.
     
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    wrap the wire with elec. tape and tuck it, ive tried 4 different units none take the dimmer wire that ive seen
     
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    My Pioneer deck has a dimmer wire, but I didn't hook it up. But it's an older model (about 3 years old).
     
  5. Apr 20, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    Are you referring to the "illumination control" ?
    I have the jbl harness also, and I skipped this.. the cable on my deck was orange/white.

    the deck I installed jvc kdavx44 can dim with the internal illumination.
    I stopped, because I very rarely every adjust the illumination control in my car.

    when I further disect the vehicle, I will see if I can figure that thing out.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2009 at 4:01 AM
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    I think the dimmer wire needs to be connected to the headlight wiring in some manner. That way, when you turn on the headlights, the heat unit brightness dims.
     
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