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hi, so i JUST installed my stereo (pioneer HU, and pioneer 6x9's). The only this is, i dont really know how to wire it up.

Ok, all i know really..sorta, is that i have a "battery" wire, that must be connected to a constant 12volt sorce (ie: the battery), and ground wire (to be grounded to some metal part). And i have the speakers wired up and ready to go. Thats about all i got right now.

But i am confussed as to what to do with the accsorry/ignition wire and how to connect it. Instead of connecting it to the ignition i will be connecting it to a toggle switch instead.

Also, the lights/illumination wire, how does that work?

If this means anything, it had a really old "ford" (weird i know) AM radio in it
Yeah huh, so whats the best way of doing this? like using existing wires (finding which ones are which), or just running new wires? or what?
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umm, so could anyone give/crrect me on any information or watever. Tips... i dont really care, i need anything.
Otherwise i have to wait till next week to get a store to wire it up for me and having to pay $100 to do so, the hard parts already done (cutting the rear parcel shelf... omg)
thanks in advance. Lincoln

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Ok mate, you shuold be able to do this as a pose to paying the shop to do it. what you need is a test light to figure out what wire is what. (if you dont know how to do this sing out)

If there was a real old as am radio in there, i doubt it will have the correct wiring there, so just work with what youve got and add what you need.

Heres what you need.
(like you said) a 12v constant, and earth, and ignition wire. Now, sound like youve already got the 12v constant wired up and the earth, good.
Now, dont know what you mean by hooking the igntion to a toggle switch, but doesnt sound right to me. Find a circuit (with your test light) that is only ON when the ignition switch is on. (Earth the test light then put the other lead onto the circuit you want to test, and then switch the igntion on and off, if the test light goes on and off too, its wired off the ignition wire. thats the one you want.) Then simply wire it to your ignition wire on your head unit.

Simple? if you need clarification, just ask.

Also, the lights/illumination light. This is not nessasary, you can just leave it hanging there if you like. What it does is dim all the lights on your headunit when you turn on your headlights, but it will run fine without this wire hooked up.
hope this helps.

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ok im guessing the toggle switch is so you can turn it on or off without the car being turned on, to do this you would first find a constant (from battery) FUSED (unless you wanna risk blowing your head unit) wire and connect it to one side of the switch, connect the other to what would be your accessory switch, the only problem with this is that you'll have to use the switch to turn it on even if the car is on, next from memory (this is very rough ill see if i can find a proper wiring diagram)

yellow is the wire that you would connect to the battery to keep your head unit settings and radio stations
red is the accessory to turn it on, in your case the toggle switch,
black is the earth, you want to make sure this is secure or you'll have fun with intermittance and crackling, and possibly shorting,
now im not too sure about the colors your head unit will use for the speakers off the top of my head, basics are that the solid color with no stripe goes to the positive of the speaker, and the color with the black stripe goes to the negative,
i THINK not 100% that
white is front left,
grey is front right,
purple is rear left
and green is rear right,
but this may not be true,
the way i figure it out if i dont have the diagram is that i connect up the power, connect one speak and use the fader to put all the speaker power to one corner, ie to find out if its a front or rear speaker, push all the power to the front, if it does nothing its a rear, if it keeps going its a front, then push all the power to one side, if you push it to the right and it makes noise, its the front right, if not, its the front left,
i have no idea about the lighting wire though mate, hope some of this helps, if you have any questions about this post here or email to ash_mac (at) tpg (dot) com (dot) au

rahman

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easiest way to find what wires are to what speakers is just touching the wires on the end of a battery...speaker will make a little popping sound. use a AA battery not something massive obviously.
totally safe i work in home theatre and do this on $900 a pop speakers :)

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