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CD Player installation help

Postby Dan63 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:02 am

Hi All,

Have just acquired my first Sprite, it's a 63, and in great running order. I love it!
However, some PO electrical mysteries have needed solving.
(I bought the car from a dealer, who wasn't aware of the history of the car)

What appeared to be a pro stereo & speaker installation didn't work,
and neither did the tacho.

I suspected a previous conversion to negative earth, but for some reason,
a later switch back to positive earth?

Anyway, I've successfully switched back to negative earth following the ref desk info, thanks.
The tacho now works!
But the stereo keeps blowing it's fuse.
It's a late model Pioneer unit, that I doubt would have been converted to + earth.
At the moment, it has the yellow wire attached to the (original) top fuse box terminal,
and the red wire attached to the lower one.
Have checked black to earth is good.

Just wondering if anyone has any tips/experience, with wiring up a stereo in a Mk3?
Does this sound right?

Many thanks,
Dan
63 Mk3 - Tas, Australia
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Re: CD Player installation help

Postby dan » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:33 pm

Can you try the stereo (even if temporarily wired) to a "normal" 12 V negative ground car (like your wife's car) :D

That will tell you if it's internal to the radio, or the Sprite...my bet's on the LBC being the problem, but you never know.
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