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I have a Pioneer radio that i want to put in my car..
I have NO IDEA where to start!

There is no radio right now.. (It was taken off 8 years ago..)
I've been driving with no radio listening to the rumble of the engine.. But i do need some tunes in the background


Anyone could help me figure out what goes where?

TIA.


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I dont know much but on the back of the radio is a series of wires. There should be 8 wires in sets of 2's for a total of for speakers.

I think there is (depending on the radio) a red and a black which would be your power and a connection for you radio antenna, this is where I fall short. I dont know how to fuse it on the box either. If it looks like the way I described it you could always just listen to cds/tapes without the radio for a little bit.


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Post a picture of the wiring harness on the radio or better yet does the radio have installation instructions? This is actually fairly easy to do with just a wiring probe test light.

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Hmmm, hey Chaos, what happened to the 1984 Buick radio you had in your '72 ?!


Actually Pioneer is a good choice.

Typically you have...

Red = 12 volts switched, this needs to be connected to the factory yellow wire that fed the original radio. If you can't find that original yellow wire, run a wire from the "radio" spade connector in the fuse box to the red wire on the Pioneer.

Yellow = 12 volt CONSTANT, this as the name replies, needs power at all times. The best place for this is to splice into the cigarette lighter wire. If that isn't possible, run a wire (the same guage since this is where all the current is drawn thru for the output electronics to the "BATT" spade connector in the fuse box.

Black = ground. And make sure it's it darn good one!

Now the aftermarket industry standard colors for outputs (speaker wires):

White = left front (+)
White w/ black stripe = left front (-)

Grey = right front (+)
Grey w/ black stripe = right front (-)

Green = left rear (+)
Green w/black stripe = left rear (-)

Purple = right rear (+)
Purple w/black stripe = right rear (-)

Blue OR blue with white stripe, OR both blue with white stripe AND a blue wire;

power antenna feed/power amplifier remote turn-on lead.


Now some Pioneers don't use this color coding, only within the last few years has Pioneer "accepted" the aftermarket color coding standards. If your doesn't sound the same, please ask!

And don't forget to plug in the antenna!

You should really disconnect the (-) battery cable before doing any work. Also check to see there is a ground wire connecting to the (-) battery terminal to the passenger side fender. This ensures a good body ground.

Also, when you splice into the car's power wires, LEAVE THE FUSE HOLDERS THAT ARE APART OF THE RADIO'S POWER WIRES ON! DON'T CUT THEM OFF.
 

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Alright.. here is some more info.
I've got the radio right next to me..

It looks like this..

It's a cassete deck, but i have a Pioneer 12 CD changer that i want to connect as well.. But in the mean time, cassete is enough.. I'll ask about the CD changer later


It's a KEH-P3700 radio (maybe someone has the instructions to this one?)

I am looking at the wires..
Some of them still have tags on them.

I'll go from left to right..

Blue wire - (Has a tag.. SYSTEM REMOTE CONTROL)
Red wire - (Has a tag.. ACC)

to the right of the red wire there is a black and gray wire.. No tag.
next to it there is a gray wire.. no tag.
next to that there is a green and black wire and next to the green and black there is a green wire.. (no tags still..)

Now.. Orange wire (With a tag.. says +Battery)

No more tags from now on, so i'll just list the wires to the right of the orange one.

Green and red wire.
Another green and black wire.
Gray and red wire.
another black and gray wire.
and the last wire, is a black one.

Total of 12 wires..

Any help??
Thanks.

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[This message has been edited by ChaosMalibu (edited 02-23-2002).]
 

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Oh, you have the "stupid colors"
Just kidding. I'll need more time to work on those--that's exactly pioneer abandoned those colors--to much of a headache for those use to the "standard" aftermarket color set-ups.
 

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Isn't there a way to contact Pioneer and ask them about that model?? (KEH-P3700)

It's pretty much a good radio.
It's a 1998 radio.
It used to be in my dad's car before he sold it.. (GMC Rally)
Now I have it with me.. and i want to put it in my car..

About the Buick Radio..
It was a 1982 radio, and i sold it on Ebay for $20...

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Shai

im 24 and have installed more stereo systems than i can remember.

red wire = 12 volts when key is on or in accessory position.

orange = constant 12 volts from battery or fuse box

blue = remote on wire, used to turn on electric antennas and amplifiers and such

black = ground

as far as the speaker channels go, these wires are pairs

black and grey = -
grey = +

green and black = -
green = +

green and red = +
green and black = -

grey and red = +
grey and black = -

to determine which set of wires goes where,

hook up the ground and the power wires to the appropriate places and use your FADE and BALANCE.fade the stereo so that only the front speakers will play.then put the balance all the way to the right.then hook each set of wires to a speaker,which ever set of wires gives you sound, will be the front/right speaker wires.continue doing this until you have separated the front from back and left from right.


WORD OF CAUTION. do not let these speaker wires touch one another.and do not hook them in the wrong sequence.if you do that stereo is TRASH.

hope this helps



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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ChaosMalibu:
Isn't there a way to contact Pioneer and ask them about that model?? (KEH-P3700)

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I tried to look for you yesterday in between things. Found their site and found that model under older car radios. Couldn't find any installation instuctions. Not really a great site for users. Maybe you will have better luck. If I typed it right. www.pioneerelectronics.com
 
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