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Reverse Wiring Harness - Dimmer/Illumination

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bvbull200, May 16, 2017.

  1. May 16, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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    Does anyone have a picture of how their reverse harness was connected? I'm talking about the harness combo that allows you to add a line-out-converter without hacking up the factory wiring. I'm trying to confirm how the control for the lights/dimmer on the stereo are connected.

    If I recall, there was an orange wire on one and an orange/white wire on the other. They had different labels on the metra kits. Do those just go together? What am I missing?
     
  2. May 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM
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    Anyone?

    Do the orange and the orange/white get wired together in order for the head unit button lights to work?
     
  3. May 23, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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    I know these harnesses have been done numerous times on here. Who can confirm that where the orange wires go?!?!
     
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    Got a link to the product?
     
  5. May 23, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    are you installing an aftermarket radio and trying to get it to dim when you put your lights on?
     
  6. May 23, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    Here are the products:

    Reverse harness: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074VDYXI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Regular harness: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002BEQJ8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Here is a picture. You can see that the orange is not connected at the moment:

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    I put an LOC on my factory stereo. I'm trying to get the back lighting on the buttons to come on when I turn my headlights on.
     
  7. May 23, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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    I connected the orange to orange on my wiring harness, and it works fine for me. Radio dims when I turn on the lights.
     
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  8. May 23, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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    One of mine is orange and the other is orange/white. I guess I'll try putting those two together?
     
  9. May 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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    That's what I did ( I verified in the aftermarket stereo's manual that it was the correct wire for dimmer )
     
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  10. May 24, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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    Thanks. I'll try that.
     

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