Pioneer Radio Wire Installation Question???

Posted by toicy4ya, Feb 14, 2006
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    toicy4ya Proven Member

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    I have a Pioneer Head Unit (model#DEH-P8600MP), upon reading the installation manual I read some conflicting information. The Manual reads, "When an external amp is being used be sure not to connect the blue/white lead to the amp's power terminal. Likewise, do not connect the blue/white lead to the power terminal of the auto-antenna. Such connection could cause excessive current drain and malfunction." However, the diagram to the left of it clearly show's the Blue/White lead connected to it and reads "to system control terminal of the power amp or auto antenna relay control terminal." Which is it? I'm confused?

    Additionally, I'm a little confused on the yellow and red wire from the radio. My car has a "ACC Position" which wire should I connect, the Red (which reads to electric terminal controlled by ignition switch (12V DC) On/Off) or the yellow (To terminal always supplied with power regardless of ignition switch position)? Or do I connect them both? I noticed my brand new battery has been draining a little bit and I have a sneaky suspicion this might be the cause. Please get back to me.

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    When I installed my Pioneer DEH-6700, I used the blue/white wire to connect to the remote turn on of the amp. I never saw any real drain issues. The red and yellow wores should both be connected. The yellow wire goes to the constant 12v source, the red to the 12v source that is only under power when the key is in the acc. position. Just out of curiosity, did you get the harness that will directly plug in to your factory radio harness? If not, you should look into it. It will make installation 100 time easier.
     
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    toicy4ya Proven Member

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    Thanks Boosted. I actually did connect it via a harness and I agree it was much easier. I'm just confirming the connections. You mentioned you connected the blue/white wire to the remote turn on, where did you connect your antenna? I mean, do you have the remote factory antenna that extract's when the radio is on?

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    I dont have the factory power antenna, so I didn't have to worry about this. I just plugged the antenna signal wire in and was good to go. I hope this helps :dsm:
     
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