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Old 08-10-2018, 12:35 PM
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H/K remote turn on

So Iím replacing the factory head unit in my 2006 R53 and before I do the job I have a question. I did some searching and know about the power antenna wire but one post says to run the amp remote turn on wire all the way back to the factory amp. I canít find where to hook it to and there isnít a closer connection than in the trunk? Eventually Iíll replace everything and not use the H/K amp but for now I need it. If it means anything itís an Alpine deck. I have the connector all wired up other than one lonely blue/white wire and nothing to connect it to. Thx.

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:40 AM
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Ok it appears I would need an H/K enabler after reading a ton of posts on here. What a pain. Guess Iíll wait til Iím ready to do the entire system.
 
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When you do get around to replacing the deck, make sure you use the remote amp turn on lead if the deck has both a turn on lead and a power antenna lead. The names are often used interchangeably in posts online, especially when a deck only has one turn on lead, but some decks with both will cut power to the antenna lead when not listening to the radio input/mode causing the amp to shut off.

Also, some cars don’t have motorized antennas but still need the power antenna wire connected because the car has a signal booster or amplifier for the radio signal.
 
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