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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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connecting car stereo questions

I have a pioneer car stereo/CD palyer that I am trying to connect on my 99 Sonoma. I
am not an expert by any means in connecting a radio but can you damage the speaker outlets from the radio or the speaker themsleves by incorrectly hooking them up?? I know you can burn the radio itself. I was connecting the wires today but I can only get sound from the rear left speaker only, I tried connecting the other speaker wires but I get no sound? Did I mess anything up?

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tell me that you didn't cut off the factory wiring harness connector, please. tell me.


if you still have the factory connector on the wiring harness, then you can go get a wiring harness adapter, so that you can plug it into your factory wiring without doing any damage to the vehicle, and then you can match the colors to the pioneer harness.


yes, if you did try to hardwire it, it's very possible that you damaged something.

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tell me that you didn't cut off the factory wiring harness connector, please. tell me.


if you still have the factory connector on the wiring harness, then you can go get a wiring harness adapter, so that you can plug it into your factory wiring without doing any damage to the vehicle, and then you can match the colors to the pioneer harness.


yes, if you did try to hardwire it, it's very possible that you damaged something.
No I did not cut it off, it came like that when I bought it. Where could I get the connector????

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No I did not cut it off, it came like that when I bought it. Where could I get the connector????
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you're going to have to hardwire the harness into the car.

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you're going to have to hardwire the harness into the car.

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The worst thing you could do is connect the ground wrong. Heres what I'd do. I'd take a multimeter or circut tester and fine the power and alt. power (power that turns on and off with the ignition). Cross reference with the pioneer wiring diagram and connect them they way it shows. To find the speaker wires look on the back of the speakers to find what colors each speaker has they should all be different. The ground wire is normally solid and the power striped. If you can get power to the reciever with the correct ground. Then you can trouble shoot the speakers. This can take sometime but you won't blow anything. If you switch a ground for power on speakers it normally makes the speakers sound distorted.
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You can't get a manufactor harness at best buy. You have to go to the dealer. What your thinking of is the adapter to fit in the factory harness. For time, if you ever want to install another radio I'd hardwire the best buy harness.
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I hope you're not saying that if you connect a speaker out of phase, that it will sound distorted. It will sound the exact same as the other speaker only out of phase.

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You can't get a manufactor harness at best buy. You have to go to the dealer. What your thinking of is the adapter to fit in the factory harness. For time, if you ever want to install another radio I'd hardwire the best buy harness.
<-- Sells many manufacturers harnesses. You don't need it but it makes changing the deck later easier IMO.
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You can't get a manufactor harness at best buy. You have to go to the dealer. What your thinking of is the adapter to fit in the factory harness. For time, if you ever want to install another radio I'd hardwire the best buy harness.
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