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Old 09-25-2009, 10:35 AM
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kenwood deck problems

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Best to refer to colors. Aside from the speaker connections, the deck will have RED, YELLOW, BLACK, and BLUE wires. Sometimes there is both a blue and a blue with a white stripe.

YELLOW - constant power. It keeps your clock and radio presets.
RED - Ignition power. Connecting this to power controlled by the key will have the radio come on when the car starts and off when the key is turned off.
BLACK - ground to bare metal.
BLUE - this is the wire that goes to the amp remote-on terminal.

If the deck has both BLUE and BLUE/STRIPE the BLUE goes to the power antenna ONLY, and the BLUE/STRIPE goes to the amp.

ok im new to this and my local electronics store trying to charge $160 to install it so i thought i would rather do it. my deck has a all those colors and it has a remote wire that is blue with a green stripe.there is also a power connection wire that is blue with the white stripe.Do i just hook it up color for color and my remote wire attached to the extended one from my amp. But in my deck how does a 12 volt get sent threw? do i need to attach a switched constant wire to the remote making it a three wire crimp??
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Originally Posted by buick204 View Post
Originally Posted by Dukk
Best to refer to colors. Aside from the speaker connections, the deck will have RED, YELLOW, BLACK, and BLUE wires. Sometimes there is both a blue and a blue with a white stripe.

YELLOW - constant power. It keeps your clock and radio presets.
RED - Ignition power. Connecting this to power controlled by the key will have the radio come on when the car starts and off when the key is turned off.
BLACK - ground to bare metal.
BLUE - this is the wire that goes to the amp remote-on terminal.

If the deck has both BLUE and BLUE/STRIPE the BLUE goes to the power antenna ONLY, and the BLUE/STRIPE goes to the amp.

ok im new to this and my local electronics store trying to charge $160 to install it so i thought i would rather do it. my deck has a all those colors and it has a remote wire that is blue with a green stripe.there is also a power connection wire that is blue with the white stripe.Do i just hook it up color for color and my remote wire attached to the extended one from my amp. But in my deck how does a 12 volt get sent threw? do i need to attach a switched constant wire to the remote making it a three wire crimp??
the wire from the deck which is blue with white stripe is your remote turn on wire used when adding an amplifier, that is the ONLY wire involved from the deck harness that needs to go to your amplifier. DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER WIRES TO THIS if you had a 12 volt constant wire added to this your amp will stay on without the car's key being turned on and your car's battery will have harm done to it.

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so i just tape up the remote wire from the deck and leave it alone then?
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:15 AM
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and also theres a blue with white stripe wire coming from my car audio harness ,what do i do with that wire
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:13 PM
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when hooking up your deck all you need to worrie about is you red yellow and black and then your speaker wires, if you have an amp then hook up your blue and white to it
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Dukk was referring only to the wire colors on the new cd player, not any of the wires in the car..... If you are stuck already on what to most people is a simple job, then stop before you damage something and end up paying huge bucks to have it repaired. If the shop was quoting your $160.00 for it, it is either not straight foward or they wanted to bend you over. Any chance that you needed a interface harness for example? Quite often those harnesses are over $80.00 alone. What vehicle is this for?
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by buick204 View Post
and also theres a blue with white stripe wire coming from my car audio harness ,what do i do with that wire
what type of vehicle is this? year and make/model What is the model number of your harness? ie metra: 70-1858 staub: GM02B

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:30 AM
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**** yeahh ,finally got it working .Bumping 2 12 inch alpine type R's with a 1000 watt 2 channel kenwood and my deck is a kenwood kvt 514
any or suggestion on how to tweak it and do you think its worth it too get a capacitor
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**** yeahh ,finally got it working .Bumping 2 12 inch alpine type R's with a 1000 watt 2 channel kenwood and my deck is a kenwood kvt 514
any or suggestion on how to tweak it and do you think its worth it too get a capacitor
What year and make of vehicle is this?
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its a 98 ford explorer sport 2 door 4x4
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