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Harman Kardon Traffic Pro install


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I just got (with the advice from Orient Express - thanks! by the way) the Harman Kardon Traffic Pro from Becker.

It's a direct replacement, however it's not playing any audio through my speakers when I plug in the yellow speaker connector. Could I be wiring this up wrong? I don't see how, and when I plug the CDR 220 back in, it's fine.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...2485entry2485

No sound because there is no power to the trunk amp.

Easiest way is to use a jumper wire from a wire on the black radio connector to a wire on the yellow connector. The the amp will turn on and you will get sound.

When Pat did his traffc pro he used scotch-locks/wire taps, or whatever they are called.

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BTW I made a quasi adapter using Bekker pieces as I run an aftermarket amp and I did not want to tap/cut my harness. All in total there are two harness adapters and it was not a big deal, save that the remote turn on is actually a different wire- contact Bekker for the adapters-

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Also does anyone know what the deal is on a cd update? I heard that there actually was one out, however it was bank like 250????

Yes, there is an update, and it is $250. What you might want to consider is to find someone on the opposite coast from you, and go in together to buy the update CDs. The update contains 2 CDs, one for each side of the US.

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HEre's how my saga continued:

The Head Unit I got from Becker was some sort of refurb. Can tell becasue the edges were nicked, it looks old, etc. The GPS antenna was okay except there was a cut in the wire's cheath exposing some of the cable underneath. More on this later...

I got a call back from Becker alerting me that if I jumpered from A6 to C5 and left A6 connected, I would be doubling the voltage going to somewhere and it would burn out the unit.

I opened the dash up again (am getting fast at this part) and removed the head unit, cut and nothing. No sound. Checked, re-wired, nothing. Jumpered it back, sound. Frustrated, I went back and forth like this. Finally, I had sound and re-neatened the wires, slowly pushed the head unit back into the dash and heard a buzz sound. Smelled smoke too. Pulled out as quick as possible and much to my chagrin.... You guessed it - fried the nav portion of the head unit. Seems that the chassis made a short with the GPS antenna wire.

I didn't report to Becker the fact that the wire was abused when I received it . I was just happy I had NAV for my 911. Should have, now I have a shorted unit that I just FedEx'd back to them to see how much it's going to cost me to repair. :angry:

There's a moral here, but damned if I know what it is yet... :huh:

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I would have told them that it was defective from the get go and that it was a refurby and have them send you a new unit. Call them and get the "adapters" they are really not adapters but just the other side of the connectors so you don't have to cut a single wire, even if you want to add an amp they have another weird *** connector that you can cut off the crappy end and viola an adapter for the other connector as well. ( I don't use the amp in the deck) btw the sub out is key :)

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