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Old 09-11-2020, 05:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Broke my stereo trying to swap it out.

2000 Boxster S...

I have an after-market stereo, with amps and all that, it is a kenwood and it worked just fine until I tried to put in a new one.

So I tried to put in this pioneer. Removed it, I didn't actually do too much yet but I tried to test power to the new one and it didn't work. So I tried the old one and it no longer works either.

My first thought was fuse, so I check the E1 fuse and everything is A-OK there, even swapped it with the A/C 7.5 fuse to make sure it still worked and it was ok.

So then I break out my multi-meter. I can see the stereo input cable for the kenwood has 3 main input wires. The black ground. The red power and the yellow power.

So I connect my multi-meter to black and red, turn on the car and it gets a solid 12v.

I then try the black and yellow and get nothing.

I've been looking around at all the wires trying to find something that I maybe disconnected on accident but don't see anything yet.

I've seen a couple other inputs that do have a solid 12v with the car off that maybe I can run up to the stereo, but I'm just not sure if I should.

So I guess my main question would be, that yellow wire, I'm assuming it's supposed to be 12v with the car off, am I likely right in assuming this? And if so, should that wire be fused? Or is just the red one fused normally? And would it be dangerous to just run a wire up to it from one of the other places where i see a 12v input?

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Old 09-11-2020, 05:38 PM   #2
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Also to add some info here, if I just connect red & yellow together, it does power on the stereo, I'm just not sure if that is really something you should do. I guess at the very least since it wouldn't be a constant power then it would not keep settings/clock/etc...
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:42 AM   #3
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FYI, I'm a dumbass, E1 was not the only radio fuse, I went back to RTFM and found there was another fuse that mentioned radio, I think it was D8, and it was completely blown. So, problem solved, new stereo installed!
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Old 09-12-2020, 04:10 PM   #4
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FYI, I'm a dumbass, E1 was not the only radio fuse, I went back to RTFM and found there was another fuse that mentioned radio, I think it was D8, and it was completely blown. So, problem solved, new stereo installed!
glad you worked it out.


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