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    pioneer 780MP installation issue

    I'm upgrading from the pioneer deh470mp to the deh780mp. I bought it online and I thought the wiring would be the same since they are the same brand but it's different.
    I had the 470mp installed free from circuit city and I took the 780mp with me asking them if they had a harness for it. They said i could just match the colors and solder the wires together. Is there an easier way to do this or is the guy right? I can solder it but I'm just afraid that if I mess up, it's going to be an ugly mess. So do I just start cutting wires on the harness on have?

    Thanks for the help guys.



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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    You can use crimp connectors, also called butt splices.




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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    Go here for the install manual on the DEH-P780MP if you don't already have one. The wiring diagram is on the first page.

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/vg...tionManual.pdf

    The adapter harness should come with a diagram to help match things up.

    I used butt connectors when I installed mine. Only thing about them is they can get a bit bulky behind the dash. Otherwise, they work fine as long as you get a good secure crimp.




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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c View Post
    You can use crimp connectors, also called butt splices.
    x2 on that it will be the best



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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    supa_c i cilcked it and now i cant see



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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    I told you not to click it !




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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 300m_on_xxx View Post
    x2 on that it will be the best
    Incorrect.

    Solder + E-tape > Crimp/Butt-splice

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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    Quote Originally Posted by drwang View Post
    I'm upgrading from the pioneer deh470mp to the deh780mp. I bought it online and I thought the wiring would be the same since they are the same brand but it's different.
    I had the 470mp installed free from circuit city and I took the 780mp with me asking them if they had a harness for it. They said i could just match the colors and solder the wires together. Is there an easier way to do this or is the guy right? I can solder it but I'm just afraid that if I mess up, it's going to be an ugly mess. So do I just start cutting wires on the harness on have?

    Thanks for the help guys.
    Also if CC installed it, they used what is called a SmartHarness.

    Jut plug what you have into the back of the new Piooner Radio. Should plug right in.

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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13 View Post
    Incorrect.

    Solder + E-tape > Crimp/Butt-splice

    nG
    Solder+ heat shrink




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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    whats makes soldering the wires betteR?



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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    solder is a better connection of course.

    As for the smart harness, I took another look at it today and it doesn't fit. Looks like I'll have to match colors and solder it. Hopefully I don't screw up.



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    Re: pioneer 780MP installation issue

    Although it does seem wierd that if CC used an aftermarket harness, it should plug right in.



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