1. Derailed_75

    Derailed_75 Bought an X

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    So I upgraded my radio right after I bought the X. I did a self install and everything work but I had a hum from interference. I was never sure I had the radio connected to a ground since the wiring diagrams are always hard to find but everything worked so I left it alone with the plan to ground it to the frame when I had time. I had time and after pulling the radio found that my ground wire and connector are melting. I was connected to an orange wire ( I think) that was labeled acc-. Anyone know if this is a issue with my radio or did I screw something up?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. kirk

    kirk I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone. Moderator Supporting Member

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    You connected the orange wire to the ground? The ACC wire typically is live with voltage. Think, illumination.
     
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  3. Derailed_75

    Derailed_75 Bought an X

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    May not have been the orange it was listed as either acc- or Illum-
     
  4. kirk

    kirk I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yeah thats probably part of the problem. That ACC can be taped off if you dont need it, but that ground (typically the black wire) should be chassis grounded with a screw to some metal.
     
  5. Derailed_75

    Derailed_75 Bought an X

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    Damn auto wiring, why arent your negatives common?
     
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  6. Derailed_75

    Derailed_75 Bought an X

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    Ok I fixed it. Everything works still have a little hum but not much at all. The alternator is making the hum and you can hear it with the radio off. Guess thats going out also. Fixed my blower motor resistor toady and the blower motor is next. It works but sounds like something is hitting the blades. So we are getting there.
     
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  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Did you ground the new head unit directly to the truck? The ground for the stock radio is garbage.
     
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  8. Derailed_75

    Derailed_75 Bought an X

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    Yeah there's a metal bar welded behind the radio. Ran a self tapper through it
     
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  9. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    That's exactly what I did too.
     
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  10. Bklyn.X

    Bklyn.X Sliders Supporting Member Founding Member

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    My 2001 Radio:

    Harness #1

    +12V.....Red/yellow
    Acc......Green/red
    Dimmer.....Blue/red
    Front Left -.....Black/white
    Front Left +.....Blue
    Front Right -.....Black/red
    Front Right +.....Brown

    Harness #2

    Right Rear -.....Black/pink
    Right Rear +.....Orange
    Left Rear -.....Black/yellow
    Left Rear +.....Green

    The wire colors are not always consistent even within a model year. Friends have found several variations in every first gen model. Trace the wire before you cut.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021

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