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    Permanent Live For Alpine Head-unit?

    Hey!

    I bought an Alpine head unit a while back, got it with the adapter loom thingie. Problem is the keys have to be in the ignition for it to work. Idealy I would like it to work like the stock one:

    I.e going off when the keys are taken out but still be able to be turned on.

    So how do I go about it?

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    Provided the deck uses near zero power when off (could check with a multimeter), could power it by 12V live instead of ign. Wouldn't come on when you start the car - to do this the deck would have to have a remote turn on wire, hook this up to your ign and it should work as desired. Not certain about whether it'll switch off though.

    Sorry I'm no techy

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    Thanks mate! Ideally what to know what wires I have to hash up. Im sure someone will came along.
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    Plug the red and yellow from the stereo side of the wiring to the red wire on the harness side. You will see there are bullet connectors in the wiring to do this
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    Have you got the box as if so the wiring diagram will tell you which wire does what. On mine (sony) the constant live and ignition live wires (red and yellow) have plugs on so you can try swapping them over i.e red to yellow and yellow to red or red and yellow both going to the one wire.

    Also, have you got a proper iso connector as fitting one of these inbetween the alpine loom and car loom may help the right wires reach the right destination.

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    Like autosparks says (but different), on alpine yellow is your constant 12v and red is the ignition. So on your alpine harness plug both your red and yellow bullet connections to the yellow on the side coming from the car iso loom.

    That should do it.

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    Yes the Yellow is permamant and red ignition but if you plug them both into the yellow the radio will only work on the accessory and not keep it's memory
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