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VK-VZ Stereo wiring colours.

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by Tasmaniak, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. RBSSV6

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    yea their was two so thats why im puzzled, im new to all this, whats a test light, and where do i get one?
     
  2. holdenboy

    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Here is a test light from Jaycar. Although you can get similar test lights from super cheap auto etc.

    Basically, you attach the alligator clip (earth) to a metal section of the car.....the outer part of the antenna plug also works as an earth if you cant find something to clip it onto to. Then just "probe" the wire where it goes into the back of the stereo plug (if you havent cut it off already). If it has power going to it then the light should light up, if it dosent move onto the next wire.

    If you need anymore help, dont be afraid to ask.....no matter how silly it might sound.
     
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    Can someone help me out....

    I've just put a new stereo in my VZ commodore wagon but for some reason i can't find constant power.

    I've looked over your wire colour charts and i have a multimeter in hand!!

    There is NO orange / white wire in the factory loom .... The Yellow accessory wire had 12v but now i can't get it. I could have blown a fuse ..... ( if so where is the stereo / acc fuse on the VZ ? )

    thanks!!
     
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    what is the negative colour on a vt berlina s1
     
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    installing my new h/u it asks for all of these wires

    to ignition key
    to power antenna
    to + on battery
    to - and ground on battery

    what colours will this be in a vt berlina s1??
     
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    Accesories - Yellow , thats ur ignition wire
    Constant - Orange/White, thats ur batt wire
    Earth - Black/White, theres ur ground or just connect to bare metal
    Antenna up - White (VR onwards) connect these (up/down) two toghether to ur ariel wire, pretty sure thats how i did iton me bro's stato
    Antenna down - Blue (VR onwards)
     
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    Ando227 Serious?

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    Is someone able to tell me as to how to wire the head unit so it doesn't cut out and re-start it self every time i open the door? (unit is wired in and working along with subs, but i'm tired of having to reset all the setting on the HU when i go for a drive).

    Driving a 2006 VZ Acclaim
     
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    Hey all

    What wire do I tap into to utilise the factory electrical aerial with an aftermarket Sony headunit in a VN Commodore that has a remote antenna wire (so it can still be moved via the dash buttons) ?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    You need to connect the blue (or blue/white depending on head-unit brand) to the yellow with a red stripe wire.
     
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    Cheers mate

    Connected the blue to the yellow w/ red stripe and antenna raises when radio is selected but then goes straight back down again (can raise antenna via cluster button but still doesn't stay up)

    Is there another wire I should be tapping into as I'm assuming antenna module is thinking radio is turned off so is retracting aerial ?
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Interesting, make sure theres power going to that yellow / red wire while the antenna retracts.
    Could also try connecting the yellow / red wire to constant power (orange / white) and see if it still retracts.
     
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    Thanks again for your help

    Turned out to be a faulty antenna module so now working as it should.....:yahoo:
     
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    Tasmaniak Not a valid input....

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    often times the constant wire is Orange with a black trace.
     
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    i own a vy ute , putting sub and amp in
    runnning amp from battery

    what colour are the speaker wires?? so i can join the line out convertor to my stock head unit.
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    First post mate ;)
     
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    Putting a new headunit in my VY - though i don't have an organe/white wire for the constant power. I have two orange/blacks
    I also have yellow, yellow/black and yellow/blue

    Do i use the yellow for acc.? Not sure which to use for main/constant power..

    EDIT: Just saw a post a few up that said it can often be orange/black. Do i se the orange/balck for my constand power?

    Cheers.
     
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    Im doin a mates vz n it has two blue with black stripes? N couldnt find antenna up down, but it works on yelllow with red stripe, but radio still Fuzzy... Help?
     
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    Im seriously struggling

    Have an 86 VL and trying to install a JVC stereo CD player

    HAve looked at the colour guide but mine doesnt have an orange.

    Mine has...

    Yellow
    Grey
    Black
    Pink
    Cream
    Light blue
    Green

    Well the male harness does anyhow

    My JVC has

    Yellow
    Red
    Black
    Grey
    Gray (Black stripe)
    Purple
    Purple (Black stripe)
    White
    White (Black stripe)

    and the 2 blues

    What do i connect with what? Cos im failing to get it going

    Is there some issue about connecting a direct line to the battery for voltage on VLs?
     
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    You also have to rewire the speakers as the factory wiring has common ground , not going to end well with an after market unit.
     
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    on a vx what colors the constant or the wire that saves memory?,Ive wired it up but every time the ignition is switched off the CD players memory is gone.I've wired the accessory and constant both to yellow but this doesn't save memory
     

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