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    wires argh!

    hiya,

    I got a headunit off ebay and it's some american thing. I got it cause I wanted bluetooth handsfree through my stereo and also so I could use an SD card or USB key for music.

    It came with a connector that plugs into the headunit and the comes out to bare wire. So I chopped the connector off the end of an old harness and joined it onto the cable for the headunit. It all seems to be working except the headunit doesn't light up with the headlights.

    Does anyone know of a "map" of the connector on the astra and which wire does which? I know the speakers but it's the rest I'm after like the "remote" for attaching to a sub etc.

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    On your sony headunit there will be an orange wire, that will be the lighting for your headunit

    Blue ones are either remotes or antenna wires
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    Did the headunit not come with instructions for what wire does what?

    As said above though generally orange is the illumination input for a headunit but not all headunits have this
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    umm, the cable that came with the unit is labelled but the cable I'm attaching to it is now. One of the wires coming FROM the headunit is marked "panel light" but I've no idea what to attach it to on the car.

    I've attached the remote wire from my amp to the "electric aerial" wire and it seems to do the trick for that one. When I press "sub on" or "sub off" on the headunit it seems to behave as expected. Just the panel light one I need to sort now.

    While I've here, I currently have the wires connected with one of those blocks where you screw the wire into each side. am I better soldering them together?

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    Panel light sounds like the illumination to me, this only dims the stereo when you turn on the headlights, not needed IMO, Yes you are better of soldering it, go to HalFraud's and buy a ISO and solder it up so you have a detachable connector

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    Went and got ISO as recommended. All soldered up now. Still no joy on the illumination. I can cope without it, would just be nice

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    I find it dims the stereo to much as the stereo lighting is not multi stage voltage sensing like the factory head unit ie it only has an on or off dimming

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    Grey/yellow on the car's ISO for illumination
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    cheers autosparks, I'll have a look at it tomorrow, raining here now

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