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Topic # 23192 21-Jun-2008 13:51
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Hello,

I purchased a head deck for my car off trade-me quite some time ago.  Unfortunatly it did not have a wiring harness, and to make matters worse it didn't even have a model name/number or manufacturer on either the product or the manual.

I have entered every single number and code I have found into google, and still nothing.  Is there anywhere I can take it that will identify the purpose of each pin on the connector, and make/supply a wiring harness?

Thanks!

Sam.

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  Reply # 139585 21-Jun-2008 14:48
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Do you have a photo you can show us? What brand is it? VIrtually all brands use the same or similiar pinouts.

Some stereo's will follow the ISO wiring specs and will simply work with an ISO compliant harness.



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  Reply # 139810 22-Jun-2008 22:39
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Hi,

Does not have a brand on it that I can see.

I have uploaded some photos to photobucket, hopefully I can get the links to work:
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk320/samtecjmack/IMG_0641.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk320/samtecjmack/IMG_0642.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk320/samtecjmack/IMG_0643.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk320/samtecjmack/IMG_0644.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk320/samtecjmack/IMG_0646.jpg

As you can see, the pins are arranged in a 2 x 7 formation.  The wiring diagram shows only 12 cables.  Is the middle pin on each row not used?

Now all I need is just a plug that will fit the socket with some cables hanging out, and I'm away.  I'm ok with soldering and crimping and all the other stuff.  Have done it in my other cars.

Thanks!

Sam.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 139826 23-Jun-2008 01:30
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Hmmm... Its a bit of a problem that its not branded or anything. Could be a 'cheap' Chinese thing.

Your best bet would be to take it to Driving Sound or somewhere like that and see if they can identify it, and possibly supply you with an adaptor loom.
You may find some of the pins are redundant, as its a 4 speaker out system, so there would be 8 pins for each speaker, and a couple for power. Ariel and aux out would be seperate.
Most head units have at least one pin for ariel control, for the raising and lowering of motorized units.

In all honesty, I think your best bet would be to sell it on again, and get something from Parallel Imported, as they have similar spec'ed head units from reputable brands at very good prices.
And no, I don't work for Parallel Imported :P

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