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How to hook up the remote turn on wire

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by Cartman, September 22, 2002.

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    1. Cartman

      Cartman Active Member

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      I tried the search function but couldn't find anything.

      On the back of my head unit (Pioneer DEH 330) I couldn't see anything to hook up the remote turn on wire to, there was nothing labelled as remote turn on or power antenna. So what am I looking for on the HU, if anyone has pictures of what to look for it would be great.

      As an aside the amp I got is a MTX 4250D - it is supposed to be 250 watts at 12.5V, its really 338 watts at 12.5V according to the birth sheet. SWEEEEET!!!!!
       
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    3. Robb

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      Do you have a solid blue or a blue/white wire off the radio not connected to anything?

      Robb
       
    4. Cartman

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      There was a blue wire that was part of a bundle of about 10 wires coming off the head unit, is this the one I want to splice into.

      I thought there would be a jack or something, that's what I was looking for.
       
    5. Robb

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      From memory (it's been awhile)

      From HU, you should have had:
      -pair of whites
      -pair of grays
      -pair of greens
      -pair of purples
      -single red
      -single black
      -single yellow
      -single orange (possibly)
      -single blue

      If this is what you have, the blue is going to be a 12V out.

      Robb
       
    6. pband599

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      Yep, it should be the blue or blue & white one, just butt splice your remote wire to it.
       
    7. LudusHatesReese

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      Blue is remote for the amp, as far as antenna, that should look somewhat like a 3/4" jack on the back of the HU
       
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      There is no jack to hook up the remote wire to. You just have to use a 3-way splitter and connect your remote wire to the blue or blue and white wire going into the head unit.
       

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