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Which wire carries power only when the lights are on?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by memario1214, May 2, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 [OP] Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    I have had my HU installed for almost 2 years now, and the damn thing doesn't dim. I don't know which wire to hook the dimmer wire into. Anyone know the color of a wire that only carries power when the parking/headlights are on that is back there with all the other stereo stuff. I don't wanna be running wires down to my steering wheel controls or anything.
     
  2. May 2, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    dylan199

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    almost positive it is the orange wire.
     
  3. May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    Should be. That is generally the illumination wires color.
     
  4. May 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    If you're JBL its green. Just double check it with a tester when you turn the lights on. :D
     
  5. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    This is a very easy fix! I will be doing my head unit install Saturday. I will be using the wire that powers my shifter illumination lights in my center console. I will post the color of the wire and pics this week end. Simply a 12 volt source when parking/headlights ate turned on. I have the pioneer AVH-P4400bh
     
  6. Apr 23, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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    memario1214

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    bump. I know which wire from my HU do es the dimming function when the parking lights are turned on, but I am still not sure of which wire to tap in the stock equipment to make this work...?
     
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