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how to connect a sony radio using the original wiring?


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Hello

I am new to the porsche club. I just got a boxster 2000 without radio. I bought a sony one and the connecting kit and thought it would be easy!

My result after connecting the speakers and the radio is that I can only get power the the radio, no sound from the speakers!

Is it because of the amplifier under the hood not connected?

This one is connected to the original radio by a white wire for "control output for automatic aerial amplifier".

Anyone knows where do I connect this wire to my sony?

Any other solution?

Thank you,

chris

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Hello

I am new to the porsche club. I just got a boxster 2000 without radio. I bought a sony one and the connecting kit and thought it would be easy!

My result after connecting the speakers and the radio is that I can only get power the the radio, no sound from the speakers!

Is it because of the amplifier under the hood not connected?

This one is connected to the original radio by a white wire for "control output for automatic aerial amplifier".

Anyone knows where do I connect this wire to my sony?

Any other solution?

Thank you,

chris

:welcome:

Have you tried the search engine yet? I would recommend doing a seach for AVIC Installation. If you plan to use the factory amp with your aftermarket radio, you need a few things.

#1, the AVIC DIY explains how you go about installing an after-market radio with the factory harnesses.

#2 You can purchase the AVIC Installation kit on E-bay, which comes with the wiring harness you need to hook up your aftermarket Sony, it's a 2 piece assemby, because there are 2 harnesses that your Porsche has to control the radio, amp, and speakers in your vehicle.

#3 Depending upon the amp that it's in your car, and the original unit that was in it (you may have to research this), you may or may not have what's referred to as the MOST BUS System. The MOST BUS system is more difficult than others to re-wire since it uses "Fiber Optic" type wiring. If it's anything like my original amp, which was a HAES 6 Channel Amp, and you have a separate module in your console bay to control DSP and Hi-Fi sound, you can not remove this module even after you install an after-market radio. That module controls the factory amp, and has to be connected to get sound. Open up your front hood, and verify the type of amp you have (it's behind the extra tire towards the top).

#4 I would highly recommend picking up the Bentley Service Manual for your car or the complete factory Porsche Service Manual for your car if you feel to spend a bit more extra money. Both contain detailed wiring diagrams for your model, and give you the color indicator for the factory wires and which speakers they control.

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