My radio is controlling my headlamps! help

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Luke Perry, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Luke Perry

    Luke Perry Guest

    Hi, a couple days ago I posted regarding a problem I thought I was
    having with my fog lamps. This is on a 91' Coupe. I diagnosed the
    problem incorrectly, it seems that in the headlight "off" position,
    whenever I turn the power on to my radio (non-factory) it turns on the

    I recently had the radio installed by proffesionals (or at least I
    assumed!) so I wonder if they crossed wires somehow? The radio works
    fine. Do the wires that provide power to the radio on a 780 also used
    for the headlamps? I just want to know before I bring it back to them
    to try and fix.

    Luke Perry, Jan 16, 2004
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  2. Luke Perry

    Mike F Guest

    Well, generally there's a wire from the lights that takes power to the
    radio to light up the radio face when the lights are on. If they wired
    this wire to something on the radio that is for the power antenna for
    example, then turning the radio on would turn the lights on as well.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Jan 16, 2004
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