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It doesn't take as many wires as you think, and they just add additional circuits to the clockspring. The clockspring was introduced with drivers side airbags to maintain a continuous electrical connection for the airbag while allowing the steering wheel to turn. The manufacture simply added a few additional circuits to accommodate steering wheel controls. ...


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What you need is an FM modulator -- a device that you install between your car antenna and the stereo. A device like this (I'm not recommending this particular device, just using it as an example): http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-Audio-FM-Modulator-Universal/dp/B0007THIDQ Then you can plug your MP3 player into the modulator and the signal travels straight ...


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I called a local Chevy dealership's service department out of curiosity. The technician I spoke to said that there is no way to access the car settings, that are available through the stock stereo, if the unit is replaced. He mentioned the factory integration adapter that you linked to. He said that it doesn't do anything to access those settings and that ...


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http://www.wedophones.com/Manuals/Nissan/2003-Nissan-Xterra.pdf That should help ;) Not sure where you can find a universal wiring kit though. The aftermarket headunit should have a small diagram on it as well.


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The yellow wire needs to be connected to +12 volts all the time (even with the car off), it sounds like you have this wire connected to switch power. This is the memory wire for the radio that allows it to retain settings when the car is off. I may be wrong on the color of the wire, I was basing my information on the manual provided by Phillips here (PDF ...


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The Ford dealer can do it by using your vehicle serial number, I have no idea what they charge for the service. If you are a regular customer they may be nice and do it for free. An alternative is to remove the radio get the serial number off the radio and use one of the on-line services that provide access codes. If you aren't comfortable removing the radio ...


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For the best sound quality you want your speakers as high and as far forward as possible. This will result in the best imaging and staging possible. Which means that it sounds like a band is on stage infront of you and you can individually pick out where each instrument is coming from vocal, bass, drums, rhythm, lead, etc... The lower the frequency the less ...


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You get specific Subaru radios, which are the simplest to fit, however I have always used aftermarket stereos in my Subarus, and the only work you need to do is tweak the wiring harness. The wires you get are generally the same for most cars (if we exclude specific models which display engine, mileage and other data through the stereo front panel) but the ...


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Most, if not all, new radios come with an ISO standard connection on the back. Quite a lot of modern cars also have ISO connections - if this is the case with yours, it is an easy 5-minute job: Remove old radio - often the hardest bit! Fit the cage that comes with the new one, bending the triangular tabs out slightly to secure it. Plug in the new radio to ...


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Check Crutchfield.com, you can put in your make model and see many radios that will fit. This is the what the search turned up when I put in your car info. It looks like you have a standard DIN radio, so any standard DIN radio will fit without an adapter kit. You will need a special tool like the one pictured below to remove the radio. Here is an example ...


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Yes, these two wires should be connected together. This is what allows the radio to retract the antenna when it isn't being used. Just because your wiring harness has a connection for this wire, it doesn't necessarily mean that your car has this kind of motorized antenna. Even if that's the case, there's still no harm in making the connection.


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There are almost certainly two different power lines available to, and likely to be needed by, the radio: Always on. Ignition. The "always on" line always has power available on it. This is what would ensure that the settings in the radio stay on when the car is off. If you have connected two power leads to the radio, you may have reversed them. If ...


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I just did this on a 2007 Accord SE. I bought this adapter which plugs into a port in the back of the factory stereo. To access the port, you have to disassemble a small portion of your car's interior. Watch this for instructions. Sound quality The sound quality is reasonable, but not excellent. You can hear a subtle but constant background noise ...


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There is almost certainly a genuine OE option available that you could purchase from a dealer and probably get them to fit as well. This would be worth looking into just so you know how much it would cost, it may not be super expensive, but my gut feel says it will be reasonably costly. Or there are aftermarket options available. www.crutchfield.com has a ...


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If you have the right harness (the bunch of wires) for your car this can be really straightforward. The stock stereo is set up to plug straight into the wiring, but as all stereos are different the harness basically acts as an adapter. You should have labels, or an instruction diagram showing which wires need to connect to what. Crutchfield provide a vast ...


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While certain cars have specific dash units that include things like heater controls and such (Ford Taurus ovals come to mind), by far the standard has been set to 'Single DIN' (a majority of cars/CD players) and 'Dual DIN' (the size of two normal rectangle sizes stacked on each other, almost squarish compared to the rectangle of a Single DIN). If it's at ...


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Door speakers should not suffer problems such as you describe. Mounting them is actually very straightforward, and if the doors already have space for speakers, I would definitely use them. I have fitted speakers in the parcel shelf in cars before, and it does provide some more depth and clarity to the sound, as the sound bounces off the rear windscreen and ...


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Hatchback or not - it does not makes a lot of difference. I would go for doors and install speakers there. After all car manufacturer specifically designed so. When choosing the speakers make sure they fit depth-wise, some might have too big magnets on them. Having speakers in my doors for 16 years now - they work perfectly, no corrosion whatsoever. The ...


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Here's some notes before we get started to help you see the differences in option packages. Audi A5 The Base does not come standard with iPod or Bluetooth connectivity, but those are easy enough to add as standalone options. The absence of a USB port is much more troubling (to me at least). Instead of spending more money on inter-grading a USB port into ...


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I would say that as it is saving the other settings that it is getting a constant live from the battery. And assuming that no on has messed around with the wiring all SHOULD be well. However it's clearly not so i would guess that this is an internal issue and only reoslution would be a replacement unit. However, in some cases where the wiring has been ...


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Throughout the world, the FM broadcast band falls within the VHF part of the radio spectrum. Usually 87.5 to 108.0 MHz is used, or some portion thereof, with few exceptions: In the former Soviet republics, and some former Eastern Bloc countries, the older 65–74 MHz band is also used. Assigned frequencies are at intervals of 30 kHz. This band, sometimes ...


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I doubt you will find an aftermarket radio with the functionality of the stock unit. The functionality you are describing is actually the responsibility of the Body Control Module. The radio is just communicating with it over a CAN (Controller Area Network) Bus. With the proper aftermarket tools, you could probably rig something up to access/change the ...


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So, I called the dealer and they gave me more confidence that trying to get the serial number of the radio is the way to go. The dealer suggested pressing 1 & 6 on the radio again. After MANY attempts of trying different ways to do this, I found the following to work: Turn on the car Make sure the radio is off...if not off, turn off. Should just see ...


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By far the most common electrical problem, especially in cases like this where "mysterious" things happen, is a bad ground. They're usually very hard to find but very easy to fix once found. Basically you want to use a multimeter to measure the connection between the negative battery terminal and different places on your car that should be grounded, like the ...


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Best Buy will have one. Go to their stereo installation shop, which is usually accessed around the side of the building. They will have the harness adapter which will plug directly from your new stereo to the existing wire harness without the need for modification, so you can reinstall your old stereo if you ever sell the car. They will also have ...


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If you're lucky these are sometimes hand written inside the owners manual or on a a business card that says "radio code" on it that's placed inside the document holder that was supplied with the vehicle. People are also known to write it on the top/bottom of the actual radio itself. This would require removing the radio. Dealerships can usually access this ...


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The colours Larry listed are the ISO standard ones, which it seems Peugeot don't follow. The permanent live should be pin 7, which is the thick blue wire in your photo. The thin blue wire in pin 4 should be live when the ignition is on. Pin 8 (yellow & green) should be ground, and pin 5 (white) should power the electic aerial. The others are ignored in ...


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Have you tried making sure that, for all your speakers in the car, the wire that hooks into the back of them could be loose and could be wiggling around when driving and causing it to go from bad to good connection which would cause the problem you're having. I had this same exact problem in my Honda Civic Also, have you made sure that all your speakers are ...


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Many recent cars and stereos use a standard ISO wiring connector. If the 2003 stereo has done so, you should be able to fit it into the earlier car quite easily. If it is a custom Honda connector then it depends on whether they have changed the design between the cars - I wouldn't have thought they would do however. You say the radios "did not always occur ...


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Whereabouts on the car is the radio aerial located? I would suspect you have a crossed wire between the two, especially if the aerial is at the back of the roof or near the rear window (in which case the wire from that and the wire to the heater would be likely to follow the same path). Unfortunately, it is probably a case of taking off the appropriate ...



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