Congrats to our New President Anguss!!
Remember to like us on Facebook!! - https://www.facebook.com/skylinesdownunder

Author Topic: Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.  (Read 3586 times)

Ryeoon

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2013, 10:34:01 AM »
Yeah, I have a lot more of an idea now as to finding out the wiring regardless of colors.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

deepdarkminimal

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 571
  • www.nzprojectcars.com
    • View Profile
    • NZ Project Cars
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2013, 01:52:58 PM »
yeh what russel said (downtrail)
multimeter will make this job easy as f***
try to keep things tidy in there too, maybe remove any wires that aren't needed/aren't going to be used.
www.nzprojectcars.com
NZ's newest dedicated project car forum

Demco

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1523
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 12:58:16 AM »
Yeah if you get stuck try giving bad habit (Gareth) a PM or something I think i still got his phone number if you need it

 he used to do car audio installs genius at it
♜♞♝♛[Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4]♚♝♞♜[/b]
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
ARRRHHH THUUURRRTYYY TWOOO
Progress 98%

[ ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||[/COLOR] || ]

Ryeoon

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2013, 04:44:13 PM »
Okay, so getting the hang of wiring. Can find all the wires to a head unit but now having trouble with an amp. It's grounded & I've tested power supply to amp, at the amp & it's sweet but there is still no power supply to the amp at all(Doesn't light up). I've put what I believe to be the amp wire from head unit to it aswell with nothing.

It's on the s14 with all 4 speakers running and aerial turning on when changed to tuner.

What to do?
« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 04:46:30 PM by ryeoon »
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

BADHAB|T

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 4843
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2013, 05:09:07 PM »
Quote from: ryeoon;617458
I've put what I believe to be the amp wire from head unit to it aswell with nothing.

What wire did you use?
On all headunits, you use the same wire for the electric aerial as you do for the amp remote (Blue on the stereo harness).
If you've done that... check the earth. It can't be just a few wires wrapped around a bolt etc - paint should be sanded back, a ring terminal used and a nut and bolt to hold it in place.
If you've done that, check the fuse at the battery (it could be blown).
If everything like that is good... your amp is dead.

Ryeoon

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 05:18:36 PM by ryeoon »
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

BADHAB|T

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 4843
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2013, 05:32:13 PM »
Ignore the diagram, what does YOUR stereo have? One or two Remote wires?
That diagram is for a Sony stereo... Can't speak for the brand new models but Sony have 2 Remote circuits. One is Aerial (or antenna, same thing), one is Amp Remote. This is so when the user turns from radio to CD, the aerial drops down (a feature fairly unique to just Sony - most of the time the aerial just stays up if the head unit is on). Head units with just 1 Remote circuit (most stereos) you use Blue for both Aerial and Amp Remote.
Is your head unit a Sony and that Blue/White wire isn't powering up?

Ryeoon

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2013, 05:40:00 PM »
Quote from: BADHAB|T;617463
Is your head unit a Sony and that Blue/White wire isn't powering up?
Correct, there is no change in voltage from when acc is on/off at the the connection between amp & wire to head unit.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 05:41:02 PM by ryeoon »
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

BADHAB|T

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 4843
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2013, 05:57:27 PM »
If you haven't done already, test for 12v on that wire at the head unit (to eliminate the wire itself as a problem).
Assuming that circuit is dead, your next best option is to connect the Remote wire to the Accessory circuit (Red wire). It just means the amp will turn on with the key, regardless if the stereo is on or not (not a bid deal, just saying :) )

Ryeoon

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2013, 05:59:04 PM »
That makes sense. Will try sort it tomorrow with the info. Cheers Gareth!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

BADHAB|T

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 4843
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2013, 06:03:00 PM »
No problem :)

Ryeoon

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2013, 03:11:58 PM »
Quote from: BADHAB|T;617467
If you haven't done already, test for 12v on that wire at the head unit (to eliminate the wire itself as a problem).


This right here fixed it for me. Was testing 12v on that wire at head deck when on but wasn't reading at amp on that wire. Replaced wire and booyah. All sorted!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

BADHAB|T

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 4843
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2013, 09:46:39 AM »
Nice! That was an easy fix :)

Ryeoon

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 1212
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2013, 04:03:15 PM »
FFS. Thought I had it sussed but now the amp has drained the car battery to the max. Right when I had to go the vets for an appointment. Electrical is just not my thing.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

BADHAB|T

  • RB26DETT
  • *****
  • Posts: 4843
    • View Profile
Flarkk I hate electrical. Audio wiring.
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2013, 09:08:43 PM »
Can you elaborate a bit more... were you playing music with the car off or has the battery lost all charge just with the amp sitting there?