Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 16:25:00 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Aaaaah,  Audio connector hell.

In article <>, spouted forth into Ignore my last rant. I had a good look at things, and spent about 2 hours removing each individual push pin connector from the two 4 pin blocks, and one by one pushing them into the speaker connectors, then making spade connector extenders from the original wiring to the adaptors. Biggest thing that took the most time was fitting the wires for the speakers, as I had 2 pairs of greys for the front, and 4 seperate coloured ones for the rears, and the pairs were something like red- white/blue-white, and green-white/brown-white. I had to keep swapping the rears over till I got them working, then left and right. But it sounds good now. Only thing not connected is the power antenna. That was a bullet connector on the old setup, and I didn't have any bullets in the bit box. Antenna is jammed half way extended anyway, so that doesn't matter as it still works and I have gotten rid of the motor grinding now. Just need to remeber to reconnect it when I get a new antenna or fit an amp and sub. One thing I've noticed is, and it didn't do this before, is, when I clip on the face, the cd motor spins up for a second, and a counter appears first time it was 3 seconds, then 5, it goes off as soon as you hit power on. Each time the count is higher (upto 18 last time), but the motor spins up for the same amount of time. There isn't any disc in, and it switches off as soon as I hit power. It is a cheap Pro-Plus PSD-1000 CD Tuner, not a major piece of kit, but it works well enough. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot)

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