radio wiring

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radio wiring

Post by johngagen » Sat May 10, 2014 11:46 am

Hey folks, I could use a little advice about wiring for my radio.

It appears to be an aftermarket "cycle sound" craig am/fm casette player guy.

The unit and speakers all in one unit on top of speedo in abs plastic self contained unit.

orange and black wires go out of stereo thru little plastic box, pink goes to nothing ?,grey and green go to speakers. and red.
there is also a power supply filter on other part of case that ask for a pos and ground. bought new antennae that has red power and ground lead too.

don't have any idea what the pink is,never hooked up as far as i can tell. when i hook up all the wires the way I think makes sense the radio is on and making noise but not very loudly? worked fine before i took it off last fall .

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Re: radio wiring

Post by WingAdmin » Mon May 12, 2014 12:28 pm

A lot of times on older aftermarket stereos the pink wire was used as a "turn on" signal for external amplifiers. If this is the case, when the radio was turned on, you should see +12V on the pink wire. If you have no amplifier, it should not be connected to anything.

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Re: radio wiring

Post by virgilmobile » Mon May 12, 2014 3:21 pm

I'm not positive about the color but as suggested,It's a turn on wire...I think I used it to operate the power antenna on my old Benz.

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