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Fellas, what is the white 2 wire plug that plugs into the back of the factory radio? And are they used in the installation of an after market stereo???
 

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Fellas, what is the white 2 wire plug that plugs into the back of the factory radio? And are they used in the installation of an after market stereo???
Dunno. What year, and what's the 3 character option code on the front of the radio (examples of the option code include REQ, RAZ, RBU, RBS, etc.)

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According to page 8W-47-6 of the factory service manual, those are the CCD bus connects; for things like steering wheel control of the radio.

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Doesn't have that feature, so would it be used in an aftermarket stereo install?

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Usually, no.

There are a few head units that can; they should specify if they do.

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My install is a bout 2 years old JVC and it doesn't have a plug-in for it on the back, so leaving it in the dash! Thanks for all the input guys!!!

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What about the dimmer for the stereo? Thw aftermarket adapter has an orange wire for it but the plug from the stereo doesn't have an orange wire. After having a cd (yes, i said a cd) get stuck in the stock unit, bought a cheap dual receiver from someone of FB. Luckily it came out of a similar truck so already had the aftermarket adapter harness and dash kit. Thing is bright at night.
 

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What about the dimmer for the stereo? Thw aftermarket adapter has an orange wire for it but the plug from the stereo doesn't have an orange wire. After having a cd (yes, i said a cd) get stuck in the stock unit, bought a cheap dual receiver from someone of FB. Luckily it came out of a similar truck so already had the aftermarket adapter harness and dash kit. Thing is bright at night.
Depends.

What year is your truck?

There should be a dash light wire in the original harness, but it might not be orange. Probably isn't orange; on my 1988, for instance, it's an 18ga black/yellow wire (black with a yellow tracer).

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2004 Dodge Dakota SXT. I actually got to looking at the manual for the receiver and it has a dimmer option on it. Not a problem to do it manually.
 

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However, not a day after installing and enjoying listening to music, i was pulling into work yesterday and sound stopped coming from the speakers. The unit was still on and playing a cd but no sound from the speakers at all.
 

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Check ALL your fuses - both the constant 12V, the switched 12V, and the one on the radio itself.

I've had that when the constant 12V would blow since it actually ran the amps in the head unit.

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can't knock him too much for not buying the harness. I did the same in when I started installing decks in my vehicles in high school. First time I didn't know, 2nd and 3rd time was because I was cheap and didn't want to spend the extra money on the adapter.

All seriousness though the original poster was looking for help so why not give him some. :huh:

Anyways I'm not sure how to help you finding the speaker wires, you'd have to look and see if there are any markings on the factory deck, or maybe someone cast post a pic of the wiring diagram.. another option would be to buy the adapter and attach it to your already cut off factory plugs. this way you won't need to figure anything out. What Year is your rig?
1998
 
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