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Old 12-17-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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I just removed mine. Hot damn the wires were very tight and I had to pull quite a bit to get the headunit out far enough to remove the harness.

For those who have removed their HU before. Is your wiring like that as well? Like there was no slack at all.

Another question...the harness has a bunch of wires coming from 2 looms. The top which has a thick loom with a tone of wires. The bottom is thinner and has an angled plug, that almost looks like a serial port on a computer.

When I applied pressure to that wiring loom, my speakers cut in and out...which is a problem I have intermittently. What is that bottom plug / wires exactly?
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Old 12-17-2005, 03:10 PM   #2
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The top one is for the power and signal, the bottom one is the CD changer cable to the trunk. And my cables had enough slack for the whole radio to basically come all the way out of the dash.

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Old 12-18-2005, 12:37 AM   #3
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Can I tug on the wiring to pull it forward a little. It is really short.

Its wierd that when I jiggle around the CD changer wiring, my speakers cut out on the one side. I guess, its cutting the input to the deck on the one side?
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Can I tug on the wiring to pull it forward a little. It is really short.

Its wierd that when I jiggle around the CD changer wiring, my speakers cut out on the one side. I guess, its cutting the input to the deck on the one side?
So is it cutting out on all sources or just CD? If it is just the CD, yeah for sure it could be that smaller connector (either the wire connector or the solder connections in the deck). Actually I had a eft channel problem with my changer but the problem was actually in the changer itself.

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Old 12-18-2005, 06:27 PM   #5
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connections. thats probably it...
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