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Unread 04-25-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm from OCN, it just happens that I love cool computers and cool cars... expensive hobbies!

I recently bought a "Clarion db179mp" system for 50$ shipped (newegg sale) and I used this file to get my wires together.

This is link to installation guide for the deck itself.

The only problem is that my Orange (Illumination lead) wire does not match ANYTHING on my Nissan's available wires. Currently the radio would not start up without it (or I messed up something else ).

I also am clueless about the two PINK and BLUE wires from the Nissan... they are the same color!!!
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Hey, I'm from OCN, it just happens that I love cool computers and cool cars... expensive hobbies!

I recently bought a "Clarion db179mp" system for 50$ shipped (newegg sale) and I used this file to get my wires together.

This is link to installation guide for the deck itself.

The only problem is that my Orange (Illumination lead) wire does not match ANYTHING on my Nissan's available wires. Currently the radio would not start up without it (or I messed up something else ).

I also am clueless about the two PINK and BLUE wires from the Nissan... they are the same color!!!
The pink and blue wires are more then likly speaker connections one of each should have a white strip sometimes it's hard to see but it basicly signifiy's + or -. The orange wire is a power lead normally it's a ignition switch lead it should hook to a hot lead that is energized only when the ignition is turned on. What year, make, model is your car some cars don't have a ignition lead and youu need to add one from the fuse box but you can buy a converter that takes the body control module signal and basicly turns it into a igniton lead telling the radio when to turn on.
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Hum, alright I'll look up closer tomorrow when there will be more light.
The manual is telling me that
PINK = Rear Right (-)
BLUE = Rear Right (+)
PINK = +12V battery Wire
BLUE = +12V Ignition Wire

Could a just plug my orange wire to the ignition wire (the blue one)?
Mainly, is there any way of checking (if I can't find where blue1 and blue2 goes) with something?

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1996 NISSAN MAXIMA
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3.0L V6 FI DOHC 24V

EDIT:
I found this image, trying to figure out where the orange connector goes to...

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...707550&tp=2977
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Hum, alright I'll look up closer tomorrow when there will be more light.
The manual is telling me that
PINK = Rear Right (-)
BLUE = Rear Right (+)
PINK = +12V battery Wire
BLUE = +12V Ignition Wire

Could a just plug my orange wire to the ignition wire (the blue one)?
Mainly, is there any way of checking (if I can't find where blue1 and blue2 goes) with something?

My car :
1996 NISSAN MAXIMA
SEDAN 4 DR
3.0L V6 FI DOHC 24V

EDIT:
I found this image, trying to figure out where the orange connector goes to...

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...707550&tp=2977
That doesn't make since if there the same color it should be because there related to the samething. At that piont how do you know whats what. If I where you I would get a test light and check the wires for power and ground with ignition on and off.
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Well, I my new deck cables are all labeled properly and I'm using the PDF from my first post to check matching colors from connector to what I actually have
The only ones I need to figure out how I could test would be the two blue ones from the Maxima (and where to plug the orange from the deck).
One of the pink ones is bigger than the other, so I know it's the +12v...
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The orange wire connects to the lead thats only hot when the key is on a test light is yur best bet.
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Where do I get that "test light" everybody seems to be talking about...?
I have a multi-meter, could I test it with that?
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yes but you could pick up a test light for a few bucks from a auto parts store or walmart and it would be infinitely easyier
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