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Old 05-15-2010, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Kenwood head unit installation help!

i JUST BOUGHT THE Kenwood KDC-HD942U , And am wondering how to install. The Wiring guide states:

So i have the following questions:

So i need an extra adapter from what is already coming out of the unit, since it says not supplied????
Where can i go about finding one?
I removed the radio and there are three connectors, 1 connector block, 1 aerial input, and what i thought was a ground, could possibly be the steering wheel input? The connector labelled 1 has a small 1 pin connector in it.

I have recently read you lose your steering controls when you add aftermarket radio, IS THIS TRUE?

I have subwoofers and an amp, and all the wires i needed to install it in a previous car.


I plan on installing a subwoofer with AMP, will i need all of the following connections, or just the L + R Subwoofer output?

I bought a dash kit from Scocshe Industries And they said in the manual that i will need wiring harness BW10B and it looks like this:

Does this look right from anyone who has installed an aftermarket radio??

The connector that is in the back of the head unit is a 16-pin connector. I have the wiring harness that Looks similiar to the one pictured above except this one fits into the unit.

I am assuming this is one of the cables that run up with the Subwoofer Input leads right? it turns ON the amp or something? Also what does it mean when it says And does not have any resistance. ????


Motor antenna Control, What do i do with this wire? I have no external Aerial, Is the one i have the film-type ?

Im new to this so please bear with me....
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1 yes thats the correct harness but make sure to use the blue wire on the harness cause it operates the amps in the car.
2 yes you will lose the steering wheel controls on a standard unit but a seperate devices are available to make it work.
3motor wire is not used. in the slot for the radio it s verry tight especially when you add the new connectorbut the kennwood is longer than the factory unit so i had to take a hacksaw blade and slowly cut the stop out and it popped right in. its a quick fix and my sounds great with the harmon kardon system just take your time removing the trim pieces.
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youl als o need a european antenna adapter.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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youll also need a braket if you dont already have one
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what kind of amp are you gonna put in? i really recommend you install stinger voltmeter. without replacing alternator and/or battery, you can run ~500wrms amp.
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