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Unread 05-29-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Im installing a brand new delphi x250 mp3 radio im the jeep.it has a weird pigtail that plugs into the radio and is supposed to adapt to the vehicle wiring.im buying an adapter harness for the zj wiring but as you can see,im not sure how the double ended plug on the radio harness is supposed to wire up to th zj

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Unread 05-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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So the wire harness for the new radio has a connector on each end? I'm seeing butt terminals on the one in the picture. You'll probably just have to cut one of the plugs off and wire it up to a wire harness that connects to the Jeep's factory wiring. Ya know?

Walmart sells the harness, you should be able to find one. If you've got the factory Infinity stereo in your ZJ don't worry about buying one that will bypass the factory amp- just get the regular harness and wire it up using the factory amplifier.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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Its looking like thats what im gonna do,thanks
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Unread 05-30-2013, 04:23 AM   #4
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IIRC, if you have the factory amp, you have to hook up the "power antenna" on the Jeep side to the remote turn on from the amp. The "power antenna" on the Jeep side is the remote turn on. At least I had to do that when I had my HU in before I swapped everything out.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Thanks ej,one more thing,there is a lone black wire that plugs into the back of the unit,any idea what that is for?
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It's a ground if I recall correctly.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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Got it installed,still have a memory issue with the radio not holding the preset stations,im done with it for now,worry about the niggly crap another time
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Got it installed,still have a memory issue with the radio not holding the preset stations,im done with it for now,worry about the niggly crap another time
Swap the red and yellow wires. That should clear up the issue.
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