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Old 02-20-2008, 10:01 AM
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Just installed an xm using the p.i.e. Sounds great, but I wired the power to the cig. lighter which is alway on. To prevent the potental battery drain I would like to wire this so that it turns off when the radio is off, which is a delay off or off when the door is opened. Anybody know what wire this is? I have an '04 with the 6 disc in the dash.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:17 AM
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The power wire to the radio should work, just check it with a multimeter.

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Ty, thanks but there's alot of wires going to the head unit. Which one is the power wire?
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:29 AM
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it should be a bit thicker than the rest of the wires, but not the black ground wire with the spader terminal.

I think its yellow?
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If it helps the wiring harness on the Pioneer radio I just installed has a Red wire for continuous power and an Orange wire to the switched, or ACC source.
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From what I can see in the wiring diagram its a Pink wire with a black stripe. Should be powered by fuse #2. I put in a 2004 150 2wd. It dosent diffrentiate between radios on this wire.
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I would go with what ngm said. I must have been thinking of one of my buddies cars.
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