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Old 10-05-2003, 11:03 AM   #21
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uh oh...I think you may have a problem. I thought I read elsewhere in the forums that you have to bypass the bose amp or something. I dont have anything to share if your car has a bose amp. My 2002 SE just had standard speakers. I would check the forums or contact a local car stereo store, maybe the place where you purchase the head unit. Or call Crutchfield, and tell them you are "thinking" about buying a new unit and see what else would be required in your situation (free advice). Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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Need an electrical diagram... Does the Bose Amp need a 12V signal to let it know that the radio is on?
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if it does, run the remote turn on lead to the appropriate wire in the harness (or power antenna lead from the HU).
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Ok well our DSL modem went down so I cannot upload a wiring diagram.(using dail-up) But how I have it hooked up now the '12v ignition/accessory' from the wiring harness goes into the 'Acc.' on the cd player... are you suggesting hooking up the 'power antenna' to that same '12v ignition/accessory'?? That might work... the two wires from the harness that I didn't use (didn't have any place in the radio to hook them up to) were 'Power Antenna' and 'Positive Dimmer'


I used '....' to indicate that .... is what was written on the wire itself
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Hmm, I don't understand.

You have the 12V+ when ignition is on going to the Acc input? What is the Acc input (or output) on the CD player supposed to be for? The CD player should have a wire to accept 12V when the ignition is on, but I don't know if it is Acc?

I would think that the CD player should have a place for the power antenna wire - so check your wiring again... Something is wrong.
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I promise you that the cd player doesn't have anywhere for the power antenna... so I just hooked the line up to the 12v supply and the antenna goes up when the cd player goes on and down when the cd player is off. Trust me I checked my wiring 3 times... the only cd player wires that are not hooked up to anyhting are the 'mute' wire (some cell phone thing) and the 'remote' wire (for contolling other devices dvd and the like). I just cannot get the amp to give off sound becasue I think like you said it needs a 12v wire going into it... I got an Idea I can try but I was wondering if anyone had a better idea where to wire it...
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that 'remote' wire is a 12v lead! It is a small current 12v signal that is used to usually power relays in other electronic devices. Ie an amplifier. An amplifier is usually connected DIRECTLY to the batter (for good, clean power) but if you left it on all the time it would drain the batter, the remote lead connects to the amp to signal it when to turn on and off (usually with the radio)... Dont try to use it to power a device though, it is power coming through the HU and too much load you can throw a circuit breaker or blow a fuse.
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Alright dont want to blow anything up in my car so thank you. Do you have any suggestions on what I should do??
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Usually the antenna and the amplifier are hooked up to the same wire.

If you hooked the antenna to the 12V supply I would think that the ignition would make it go up and down. How did you get the radio to do it?
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To be completely honest with you... I don't know. I don't even know how to really turn my new radio off yet so maybe it is just when the ignition is on the antenna goes up. You know how your radio stays on untill you open a door... the antenna stays up untill you open a door too so I guess I just assumed that the radio had something to do with it, but you are probably right. NOW HOW DO I POWER THAT AMP!!! I got to get this done in two weeks for homecoming...
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