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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by GAMBLR, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. GAMBLR

    GAMBLR More trouble than u think

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    Hey all
    need of some assistance pls. i have just bought a new pioneer headunit for the VS, but rather than chop the wiring up, i thought i'd invest in the iso wiring harnesses.
    Here's the problem. its a 96 VS2 Calais, but the VR-Vs Aerpro APP061 harness i bought doesn't connect to teh standard existing plug, the white piece that the original headunit connected to. It isnt long enough, about 10mm short longways. when i enquired about it, the store tried a VT harness, which fit to about halfway, but wouldn't go any further or clip in. The VN-VP wouldn't fit at all.
    Was there any difference between say a statesman/calais and an executive? has anyone experienced this problem?
    Also, i was told i needed to buy another adapter for between this harness and the new Pioneer deck. Again, is this true?
    Any help is greatly appreciated
    Thanks everyone

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    GAMBLR More trouble than u think

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    hey guys quick update
    found out i needed a VT harness, and wired up the new headunit.
    Now i have the problem of the unit not turning on when ignition is on. fuse was replaced, but we have a Dash Light Illumination wire and an Auto Antenna wire in the harness with nothing to connect them to. The head unit (pioneer) has a system remote control piece coming from it.
    HELP, what should i do?
     
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    Do you know exactly what each wire does on the Calais?

    If not here is a list for you. This is for a VR Calais though, should be the same.

    A stock VR Calais headunit has the following wire colours & functions:

    PIN 1 ....... Blue / Black trace ....... RHR speaker
    PIN 2 ....... Blue / Orange trace .... RHR speaker
    PIN 3 ....... Green ...................... RHF speakers
    PIN 4 ....... Lt. Green .................. RHF speakers
    PIN 5 ....... Yellow / Blue trace ..... LHR speaker
    PIN 6 ....... Brown / Black trace .... LHR speaker
    PIN 7 ....... Grey ........................ LHF speakers
    PIN 8 ....... Lt. Brown ................. LHF speakers
    PIN 9 ....... (vacant)
    PIN 10 ..... Yellow / Red trace ...... Pwr aerial (radio on)
    PIN 11 ..... Brown / White trace .... Illumination (park lamps circuit)
    PIN 12 ..... White ....................... Pwr aerial (up?)
    PIN 13 ..... Black / White trace ..... Electronic Ground
    PIN 14 ..... Lt. Blue .................... Pwr aerial (down?)
    PIN 15 ..... Brown ...................... S/wheel remote cont. (thru SWRC module)
    PIN 16 ..... Black / White trace ..... Electronic Ground
    PIN 17 ..... Yellow ...................... 12V switched (fuse #13)
    PIN 18 ..... Orange / Violet trace .. 12V constant (fuse #7)
     
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    GAMBLR More trouble than u think

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    thanks anyway mate, but jus found that the resistor has shat itself. great, time for some fun then
     
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    Well at least you found the problem.
     
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    lol now its a matter of fixing it very soon. if ya cant tell im very impatient
     
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    Don't worry I'm the same. I want everything done yesterday.
     

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