got my HU back from repair (alpine CDE-9843), hooked it into the harness, and nothing, so i had to run a new power and ground. got that done. but my power is constant. i dont need ignition on to turn on HU. just power on, power off, on the HU. started hooking up amp (street beat 600 watt 4 channel) to my 500 watt 15 inch clarion (bridge it). ran my ground stright to the battery to avoid problems this time, and my positive to the battery, got my remote wire hooked up, sub and RCA wires. but i have no power at my amp, and i have seemed to lost my keys for my ignition. why wont my amp work? is it because i dont have the igniton on? i dont need any one telling me it wont work cuz its all low end stuff, i dont need that stuff right now. all i want to do its gett the crap working!
First off the power is not hookedup correctly, the yellow should be constant and the red switched, if you have no power at harness then you need to find out why, it has to do with the car, if the radio comes on then the remote wire should have power, take a test light and make sure your getting power from behnid the radio, and make sure it is not connected to the power antenna lead from radio.
no. in my van the yellow and red are backwords from factory. all my wiring has been tampered with. i just did a quick job at getting it to work... i have to rewire it through the fuse box i think... what about my amp?? im not really worried about HU right now... i have all my stuff outside in the dark and the doors open and im here hoping for a quick answer.
its a 91 astro... i already know that it is the other way around in these vans... i had this problem when i was putting my HU in, and ecoustics.com helped me sort it out with a bunch of diagrams... i want my amp to work man!!!
make sure that the amp turn on is hooked to the amp remote wire and not the power antenna wire. next make sure you have power comming from it. use test light. make sure you have constant power at amp power wire. and make sure ground is tight.
what is the amp turn on? where do i find the power antenna wire? because im sure its not the blue wire in my harness that has the "RMT" on it. i dont have a test light, any other options? my ground is at my negative battery post, my van doesnt use posts, but my battery has both ways.
to test the amp, take a small piece of wire, jump from postive on amp to remote on the amp, if it turns on , then that is the problem, youll need to make sure the wire that is ran from the remote on back of radio goes to the rmote slot on the amp.
there all the same size. are you sure the tree is the ground like really are you sure? i hve the tree as RMT and the middle one as ground and b+ as the positive, BTW you have been a hell of alot of help. i aprreciate it.
Corey... The blue rmt wire on your head unit needs to connect to your amp. That is your amp turn on... it is just a 12volt connection letting the amp know it needs to be on. I dont know if you RCA cables have a remote wire built in or if you have to run your own... but that blue wire needs to connect to the remote spot on your amp it should be a spot for a rather thin wire.
awesome!! i switched them and i got bass!! haha i cant even hear my typing. im gonna need to get some thicker wires cuz my power wire is already hot. and i have to set all my frequencies. thanks a hell of a lot a really apreciate it!!!