Wire Harness if I don't want chimes or On*

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Hello, I will be installing a Clarion VX-401 head unit soon. I don't care if my Chimes or On* work anymore. Will this wiring harness work for what I want to do?
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...ut[query_id]=5949826&SearchClickout[Ignore]=1
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Me007gold said:
"For 2000 Chevy Tracker, Metro, and Prism"

Thanks, I can read and it looks like you can too.... Anyways on sonicelectronix site it says it fits.....

Chevrolet:

2003 - 2006 Avalanche (non-bose)
2002 - 2005 Blazer
2004 - 2009 Colorado
2005 - 2009 Corvette
2003 - 2007 Express
2001 - 2002 Express Van
2000 - 2005 Monte Carlo
2003 - 2006 Silverado
2007 Silverado (Classic)
2003 - 2006 SSR
2002 - 2004 S-10 Pickup
2003 - 2006 Tahoe (Non-Bose)
2003 - 2009 Trailblazer (Non-Bose)
2000 - 2008 Uplander
2000 - 2005 Venture Van

Just wanted to double check before I bought it. It would be nice to hear from someone that has actual experience.
 

MAY03LT

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Filter said:
Hello, I will be installing a Clarion VX-401 head unit soon. I don't care if my Chimes or On* work anymore. Will this wiring harness work for what I want to do?

Sure will, but it won't be 100% plug and play. You will have to wire in a switched 12v lead to the red (switched) wire of the Clarion. If you need help on this, don't hesitate to ask.

Also, good to see that they added all compatible vehicles, for the longest time that adapter was listed as fitting certain Saturn vehicles only.
 

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MAY03LT said:
Sure will, but it won't be 100% plug and play. You will have to wire in a switched 12v lead to the red (switched) wire of the Clarion. If you need help on this, don't hesitate to ask.

Also, good to see that they added all compatible vehicles, for the longest time that adapter was listed as fitting certain Saturn vehicles only.

Awesome, thanks. I should be able to just take 12v's from the cigarette lighter?
 

MAY03LT

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Awesome, thanks. I should be able to just take 12v's from the cigarette lighter?

You could, as other TB/EV owners have had no problems doing it that way.

Personally I don't, I get switched power at the steering column harness. The reason is, modern head units with decent sized internal amplifiers can draw enough current at higher volumes to pop the cig fuse.
 

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MAY03LT said:
You could, as other TB/EV owners have had no problems doing it that way.

Personally I don't, I get switched power at the steering column harness. The reason is, modern head units with decent sized internal amplifiers can draw enough current at higher volumes to pop the cig fuse.

I don't know what I was thinking, but the cig lighters are not a switched 12v on the trailblazer. :crazy:
 

MAY03LT

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Filter said:
I don't know what I was thinking, but the cig lighters are not a switched 12v on the trailblazer. :crazy:

Based on your reply I assumed you didn't want switched. Some folks have requested a constant 12v source to have a key off/radio on feature. I used to call it ghetto-RAP but some people thought it was too harsh.
 

Short Bus

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Dec 2, 2011
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I wish I knew this before I cut my harness.
 

blazinlow89

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Are any of the wires on the smaller harness switched or for the RAP system? I remember my last adapter had both harnesses and the chime box, I just ordered the same harness from where I got my new HU from. Sonic ran out of stock so I ordered from Onlinecarstereo.com - Wholesale Car Audio/Stereo Deals At Bargain Prices, I have heard bad things but I have never had an issue.
 

Short Bus

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No, you need to tap into a switched + and you'll lose RAP
 

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