Car radio installation help

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I've recently bought a Citroen AX (1.0 petrol - 1993) and think the
radio has been wired up incorrectly - the radio goes off when the
headlights are turned on!

The radio manual is here (page 27):
http://kenwood.nl.nt.ims.hr/languages/EN/support/manuals/KRC-479R~379R%20(EN).pdf

The speakers are all connected up fine, but I'm not too sure what to
connect the battery (yellow) and ignition (red) to. There are three
wires available, a grey, a grey with red markings at the end, and a
white.

The two grey's are attached to another connector - the same size as
connector A on page 29 of the manual - but is not actually connected to
the radio.

Hope someone can help.


Thanks,
Phil
 

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philbo@gmail.com wrote:
>
> I've recently bought a Citroen AX (1.0 petrol - 1993) and think the
> radio has been wired up incorrectly - the radio goes off when the
> headlights are turned on!
>
> The radio manual is here (page 27):
> http://kenwood.nl.nt.ims.hr/languages/EN/support/manuals/KRC-479R~379R%20(EN).pdf
>
> The speakers are all connected up fine, but I'm not too sure what to
> connect the battery (yellow) and ignition (red) to. There are three
> wires available, a grey, a grey with red markings at the end, and a
> white.
>
> The two grey's are attached to another connector - the same size as
> connector A on page 29 of the manual - but is not actually connected to
> the radio.
>
> Hope someone can help.
>
> Thanks,
> Phil

Sounds like it using the hot wire for the headlamps as earth ground.
 

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philbo@gmail.com wrote in
news:1118512400.673693.100920@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

> I've recently bought a Citroen AX (1.0 petrol - 1993) and think the
> radio has been wired up incorrectly - the radio goes off when the
> headlights are turned on!
>
> The radio manual is here (page 27):
> http://kenwood.nl.nt.ims.hr/languages/EN/support/manuals/KRC-479R~379R%
> 20(EN).pdf
>
> The speakers are all connected up fine, but I'm not too sure what to
> connect the battery (yellow) and ignition (red) to. There are three
> wires available, a grey, a grey with red markings at the end, and a
> white.
>
> The two grey's are attached to another connector - the same size as
> connector A on page 29 of the manual - but is not actually connected
> to the radio.
>
> Hope someone can help.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Phil
>


I'd like to know why the wire colors you have differ from what the
manual says you should have, before offering suggestions.


Ed
 

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Hi Phil
The best way is always to connect directly to the battery. The only way
that you can connect it switchable is using a relay connected directly
to the battery and switched on when the engine is running That's how
most of the high current devices already work on your car, the fuel
pump, the headlights, air conditioning, heater fan, horn and more.
Good luck.
73, Chris VE3NGW/W4 Florida

philbo@gmail.com wrote:

>I've recently bought a Citroen AX (1.0 petrol - 1993) and think the
>radio has been wired up incorrectly - the radio goes off when the
>headlights are turned on!
>
>The radio manual is here (page 27):
>http://kenwood.nl.nt.ims.hr/languages/EN/support/manuals/KRC-479R~379R%20(EN).pdf
>
>The speakers are all connected up fine, but I'm not too sure what to
>connect the battery (yellow) and ignition (red) to. There are three
>wires available, a grey, a grey with red markings at the end, and a
>white.
>
>The two grey's are attached to another connector - the same size as
>connector A on page 29 of the manual - but is not actually connected to
>the radio.
>
>Hope someone can help.
>
>
>Thanks,
>Phil
>
>
>
 
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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 13:52:40 -0400, Chris wrote:

>Hi Phil
>The best way is always to connect directly to the battery. The only way
>that you can connect it switchable is using a relay connected directly
>to the battery and switched on when the engine is running That's how
>most of the high current devices already work on your car, the fuel
>pump, the headlights, air conditioning, heater fan, horn and more.

If this was a transceiver, I would agree with you. For an ordinary
"car radio", connect it up to the accessory fuse (if there isn't a
separate radio fuse which most passenger vehicles have nowadays) and
be done with it.

If it's a Citroen, all bets are off.... <ggg>

--
73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane

From a Clearing in the Silicon Forest
Beaverton (Washington County) Oregon
 
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