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Old 12-17-2004, 09:56 PM
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i have an old gm-h50 pioneer amp and i can not get it to turn on i do not know what to do with the wires in the picture , i am thinking the blue wire is the remote on but what about the red and black one , it will not come on with just the blue one. picture

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Old 12-17-2004, 10:08 PM
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The picture isn't working.

But based on your description - the red wire needs a direct connection to the battery (with a fuse) and the black needs a connection to ground (any bar metal part of the car). The blue remote wire attaches to the remote wire of the head unit.
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:11 PM
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Ah . . . I just got the pic to work. Never mind my previous post. I now see your positive and negative terminals are on the left.

I'll try to post the pic.
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That worked.

Do you have a good ground connection and good positive connection? Use a multimeter to check the connection.
What exaclty does the amp do . . . anything? lights come on, low level hiss in the speakers?
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:14 PM
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no lights come on , it draws current as soon as i connect the power and there is definately power there, i just dont know about that connector one wire is red with a black stripe and one is blue and then there is a spot for a third wire but it is missing, the amp came in my car when i bought it i am just trying to see if it works , and the fuse is good , also i opened it up and all the components "look" ok
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:06 AM
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I'm dating myself with this one...it has two remote leads. But you have to be different sources. For example, switched power from the ignition and a remote lead from the deck. It has to see a current differental between the two sources. It was the stupidest idea poineer ever have. It stumped me too, a few years back.
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:17 AM
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so basically is it like a differential amp between the two ,where if i connect them both to 12 volts it will not work? how can i get around just using one source? if i cannot tie them together?
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looks like i have bigger problems , i tied the two remote wires together right to the positive and then connected the ground this was on a battery, it is drawing current maybe charging caps but the led doesnt come on . any ideas , the fuse is good as well

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James, dated? Could it be true? The red line is in fact a ignition line like both you and Paul thought. If this amp is still not powering up with all the lines seeing 12 volts and a good solid ground, then the amprifier (chinglish) be fubar.
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