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    Wiring harness to Kenwood HU... Need a little help.

    Hey folks...

    I am replacing the Shaker 500 headunit in my '06 Mustang tomorrow.. and had a question...

    Ive wired the replacement headunit (Kenwood XXV-01d) to the Metra wiring harness (Metra 70-5521) with no problems...

    On the Metra harness, there are 2 light blue wires labelled "Amp Turn On"

    The harness on the Kenwood HU has 2 wires that might be what im looking for, but IM a bit confused by their descriptions:

    P.CONT - Power control wire (Blue/White): When using the optional power amplifier, connect to its power control terminal.

    EXT CONT - External amplifier control wire (Pink/Black): To "EXT.AMP.CONT" terminal of the amplifier having the external amp control function

    Any tips would be very helpful.







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    Re: Wiring harness to Kenwood HU... Need a little help.

    Use the P. Cont. wire - this is your head unit's (I have the same one - nice choice!) remote accessory activation output.

    The pinkish wire is to access the B.M.S. functions on some of the older eXcelon amplifiers that were equipped with said feature.



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    Re: Wiring harness to Kenwood HU... Need a little help.

    Awesome! thanks for the tip!

    The Harness Im using: http://www.pcimktg.com/commerce/imag...MTR70-5521.jpg

    Any clue about the 2 "Amp Turn On" wires? Should i wire the headunit P CONT to both of them, or just
    pick one and use it? (the two wires are shown in the image above on the left harness with the 2 RCA Plugs)

    Thanks again for the push in the right direction.




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