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Old 04-10-2006, 11:11 AM   #21
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okay i see that you have the Neg wire spliced into the ground(big duh there) and that you have the POS wire spliced into the Igntion/Switched wire....also known as the red one.

My question is doesnt the car switch the power over to the 12v constant wire(yellow) once the car is running? so wouldnt you need to splice into both wires with the POS wire? did you do that and i just cant see it? or am i just completely wrong? also my car keeps the radio running until the doors open after the engine is shut off...i assume it just kicks it back to Ignition/Switched power, even though the key is in the Off position. am i right?
*shrug* I'm not sure exactly how it works, but it does. I only have wired into the ign/acc wire, and it comes on automatically when I turn the key (to either acc or ign, plus you have to set in the unit itself to "always on"), and stays on until I turn off the car and open the door. So really it behaves just like every other electical device in the car.
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My question is doesnt the car switch the power over to the 12v constant wire(yellow) once the car is running? so wouldnt you need to splice into both wires with the POS wire? did you do that and i just cant see it? or am i just completely wrong? also my car keeps the radio running until the doors open after the engine is shut off...i assume it just kicks it back to Ignition/Switched power, even though the key is in the Off position. am i right?
The constant wire is for the radio memory. That is pretty much all it does. Your red IGN wire is exactly that, it is a wire that has 12V when you turn the IGN to ACC or to the On position, and THAT is what the radio runs off of.
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My question is doesnt the car switch the power over to the 12v constant wire(yellow) once the car is running? so wouldnt you need to splice into both wires with the POS wire? did you do that and i just cant see it? or am i just completely wrong? also my car keeps the radio running until the doors open after the engine is shut off...i assume it just kicks it back to Ignition/Switched power, even though the key is in the Off position. am i right?
The constant wire is for the radio memory. That is pretty much all it does. Your red IGN wire is exactly that, it is a wire that has 12V when you turn the IGN to ACC or to the On position, and THAT is what the radio runs off of.
Makes sense, although my XM radio still remembers its presets...maybe it has a batt or something?
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I can unplug my Sirius unit and it is the same thing, it keeps the memory. Actually I can remove my unit from the docking station and take it with me. I take it off all the time as to not get it stolen and have no problem with memory.
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I can unplug my Sirius unit and it is the same thing, it keeps the memory. Actually I can remove my unit from the docking station and take it with me. I take it off all the time as to not get it stolen and have no problem with memory.
Yeah I can remove mine too come to think of it (it always stays in the car), must have a small battery in there somewhere.
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I have a clarion Sirius plug and play unit. I dont have a headunit at all in my car, so it is hardwired to my amps/speakers. The SQ is just fine, and I have it wired to the red wire, that would normally go to a head unit. It remembers all the stations, I take it off the dock all the time to put it in the boombox. My only complaint about sirius SQ is the talk stations are encoded at a lower bitrate and you can notice the difference. I do enjoy the programming on Sirius though. I never listened to Howard Stern, but I did once I got Sirius. Ive had many bad experiences with their customer service, but now that I have everything all set, I love it and I would recommend it to anyone with a bonneville, or other fine american automobile.
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I have a clarion Sirius plug and play unit. I dont have a headunit at all in my car, so it is hardwired to my amps/speakers. The SQ is just fine, and I have it wired to the red wire, that would normally go to a head unit. It remembers all the stations, I take it off the dock all the time to put it in the boombox. My only complaint about sirius SQ is the talk stations are encoded at a lower bitrate and you can notice the difference. I do enjoy the programming on Sirius though. I never listened to Howard Stern, but I did once I got Sirius. Ive had many bad experiences with their customer service, but now that I have everything all set, I love it and I would recommend it to anyone with a bonneville, or other fine american automobile.
Yeah, I'll agree that talk radio is much lower quality (XM even admits this and says it'* "AM Quality"), but I'm in it for the music.
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