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Old 05-09-2004   #1
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New Head Unit Problems - Help Required

Hi all - I only picked up my new 54 1.2 16v Active Sport 48 hrs ago and have already killed the awful standard head unit

Went to Halfords for a mooch round this afternoon and picked up the following head unit this morning:-

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/pro...roducts_id=3060

However, upon taking out existing head unit and putting new one in nothing happened. Closer examination reveals that no power is being supplied to the red lead into the unit (!). One solution was to fuse the yellow wire (power through this one) onto the red wire giving continuos power - however when the engine turns off the head unit does not turn off with it - meaning the unit is always on. This means I would have to continually power off the head unti with the on/off button and also remove the facia every time I leave the vehicle.

Not the ideal solution....

So is there an adapter I can buy for the stereo to plug on and solve the above?

Need this answering today as I have the car booked back in next week to have the facia adapter put on and any re-wiring done.

Husbands just been and had a look and tried the three combinations in the manual

A) Red to Red, Yellow to Yellow

B) Red to Yellow, Yellow to Red

C) Red to Red, Yellow to Red

But no joy the only thing that works is if we put yellow to yellow and make a contact with red to yellow but the yellow wire only has one connector


Cheers

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The yellow wire must always be permanently powered so that the memory of the clock/ stations are kept.

You need to find out if there is a wire that is ignition fed/ only powers up with ignition on- then use that wire to go with the red one.
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the stereo wiring in the punto is stoopid. had a blaupunkt in my 00 and it wouldn't turn off when you remove the key. automobilio stupido!
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fiattech unfortunately local ICE specialist confirms no such wire. Head unit will have to be wired so that every time I leave the car I have to take the facia plate off and power down the stereo with the on/off button. Still least that way the chav's wont get their mits on my music
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If u wanted an ignition fed wire, why not run it from the cigerette lighter?
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Re: New Head Unit Problems - Help Required

i thought halfords did free fitting surely they should of known about this problem, and advised you to buy a different unit.
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