SO.... here's a question.Exactly! That solved TWO problems. Let me explain.
.... I wrote technical manuals for a living, so GIGO instructions and errors are a particular sore spot with me. Folks, the complete answer is, "Connect the remote wire from the radio harness to the power antenna wire of the vehicle harness". :crash:
Now, a peculiar side effect was that the four speakers came alive like never before. If you look at the hokey way this thing is wired, the speaker signal is split between the speakers and the amp - my theory is that if the amp isn't turned on, half the circuit is open, and the speakers are getting half the wattage.
No 10" subs, no external amp; just a change of one wire. Sounds phenomenal. What a difference a few words and one wire make.:doh:
The wiring diagram showed them as the same thing. I wired the 2 constant power and 2 ground wires together and have had no problems. As long as your wiring diagram shows them as the same thing it should be fine to connect them.I am preparing to install a aftermarket head unit in my Jeep and currently working on the wiring harness.
Two areas of uncertainty with the wiring harness:
The adapter harness has 2 yellow and 2 black wires. The pioneer harness only has one of each. Is it ok to connect the 2 into the matching 1?
It appears the OP did in the pic he posted but I wanted to be sure.
Yea, I bought the radio and the 2 pairs of speakers from them and all the plugs and adapters came free. It works great a year later.Hey, you said you bought your stuff from crutchfield. Was the installation kit the one they gave for free when buying a radio? I'm looking to purchase my entire audio from them and wanted to know how well the installation kit looks and performs with the aftermarket stereo.
Just installed an Alpine receiver (AM/FM, iPod, no CD). Console subwoofer works with radio but not with iPod. Any ideas what's wrong?
If the mods do read this and put it in the original post can you also add that the bolt behind the radio is either 10mm or 3/8" in size.your sub amp turn on wire connected to the [radio] remote power antenna wire instead of the remote amplifier turn on wire, one is blue, the other is blue with a white stripe, switch to the other wire and your sub should work with the ipod no problem.