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ColinB

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So I am wiring up my car radio (not HAM) and I have hit a wall.  I don't really want to pin out every wire in my amplifier circuit but I may have to.  Here is my issue.  I have found some diagrams online about the factory radio connectors.  I hooked them up with my own adapter to a newer kenwood head unit.  As soon as I connect ANY of the Grounds for any of the speaker channels it says "SHORT protect"  Does any one know if the factory systems uses a "Common Ground" speaker wiring or has run in to this issue.  

 

 

Any help would be appreciated. 


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I doubt this is of much help.but the speakers are two wire. I have a factory head unit here and can check the output side if you'd like (8vs.5)... Good luck and let me know on the output. Tom

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Not much help .wiring diagrams 

http://carstereohelp..._LandRover1.htm


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Colin I looked into his too. So they are speaker level inputs not line level (like it would normally be with an amp). I read a lot and everyone who does try and leave the speakers and amps intact seems to get (at best) a background hum when n using the radio. The subwoofer control also goes away. Also the amps will no longer function. My mm plan is to eventually replace the wiring and speakers. If you find a real solution that let you preserve most of it PLEASE let me know.

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ColinB

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I found that one lutzi it helped but still no luck.

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95 LWB RRC 3 inch rte lt-230, 35x12.5/15 bfg km2, GBR 4.14 with trutracs front and rear, Rovertracks front Hd axles and cv's, Ashcroft Hd rear axles,
Rte rear trailing arms,Warn 8k, RTE bumpers front and rear with P-Fab Mods, Flowmaster exhaust ,custom sliders GRB F+R driveshaft, RTE steering links. 12 in Bilstien 7100's


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Stereos are over-rated.  If it doesn't make it go, it's a waste of time.

 

In all honesty, I'd assume any of the OEM stuff would be pretty poor anyway.  Auto makers didn't start to get serous about decent stereos until fairly recently with their high end models.  If you really want a decent stereo I think you're going to replace EVERYTHING so I wouldn't knock yourself out trying to build up something using stock speakers and/or amps.


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