Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Performance and Technical chat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Petersburg FL
Posts: 13
Radio Illumination

Hope I've posted this in the correct forum.

Can someone tell me what color wire in the Boxster's radio harness allows the radio to determine if the cars headlights are on?

I have installed an aftermarket combination NAV/Radio unit and everything seems to function correctly except that when I turn on the Boxster's headlights, the radio's display goes blank.

Thanks,
Ken
97 Boxster

kfernald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: BC
Posts: 1,263
this is for the Cdr220:
Attached Images
 
__________________
2001 Boxster, 5 spd, Seal Grey
clickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 05:10 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Petersburg FL
Posts: 13
Wire color code

Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately the boxster's radio harness plug was previously removed so I cant match the wires I have with their old locations in the plug. I was hoping to find a wiring diagram that showed me the color code of the particular wires.

I have obviously miss-wired something because when I turn on my headlights the head unit cycles erratically. I guess the most likely thing is the connection to the illumination sensor, but I don't know which wire that is. I think I must have something tied to it that should be ground and then when I turn on the headlights it goes high.

I sure wish the boxster's radio harness plug wasn't removed on the last radio install.
kfernald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 08:00 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: BC
Posts: 1,263
Grey and blue. That's for mine (2001).

For 1998 (possibly yours), there's also a grey/blue that goes to terminal of the same name.

So I'd look for grey/blue if I was you.
__________________
2001 Boxster, 5 spd, Seal Grey
clickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:21 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Petersburg FL
Posts: 13
Wire color code

With the info you gave me I was able to resolve the problem - Thanks Norm
kfernald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 10:36 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: BC
Posts: 1,263
Awesome!

__________________
2001 Boxster, 5 spd, Seal Grey
clickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 11:13 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Petersburg FL
Posts: 13
Install PIC

Finished Pic
Attached Images
 

kfernald is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page