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Old 04-24-2012, 10:27 AM
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I'm thinking that the orange wire is for the illumination. If you don't bother hooking up the orange wire, then the lights on the radio won't dim when you turn on your headlights. Or if you do hook it up, find out which wire is the for the illumination from the truck harness.

I always buy the vehicle specific wiring harness when I change out a stereo system. It saves on confusion, and I'm able to wire everything up while sitting at a table, rather than bent over or under a console out in the vehicle.

What someone else suggested of getting a multi-meter is an excellent suggestion. You can pick one up pretty cheap (probably less than $10 but less than $20 for sure). This will allow you to be able to test if there is current on each wire, and when the current is flowing (i.e. ignition on/off etc).

good luck

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