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Re: Stereo Question (archive)

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Posted by 95M3 on February 13, 2000 at 02:10:23:

In Reply to: Re: Stereo Question posted by Jerry on February 12, 2000 at 21:55:57:

Yea, I notice two wires coming from the factory harness as well. Only one is connected. I cant remember the color, but the other one is smaller. When I had the headunit pulled out of the compartment, there was no static when I turned the defroster on. But when I thought I had it all rearranged and figured out. I drove to my friends house and on the way I turned on the defroster to see if it was still ok. And unfortunately it was static again. =(

: Check the harness that connects from the Kenwood to the factory harness. Kenwood head unit harnesses have a wire that is suppose to connect to the factory power antenna wire in cases where the car's radio antenna is to be turned on when the radio is on and off when the radio is off. You don't need it to be connected since the antenna for the M3 is in the rear window and is always on. For radio use, all you need is for the antenna plug to be plugged into the back of the Kenwood deck. The power antenna wire coming from the Kenwood should be one of the blue ones - not the amp remote turn-on wire but the other blue one (maybe blue/white?).

: This may or may not be the problem, but it's all I can think of right now.

: : Hi, Im having a problem with my headunit and the rear defroster. I have a Kenwood Excelon Mask headunit and when Im listening to the radio and hit the rear defroster button; the radio becomes static. What can be the problem? Thanks for any advice.

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