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Headunit help

Ok...Well I get an 06 Dodge Charger R/T. Has a double din in the passenger seat (Avic-U310BT) I get the headunit all wired up and installed. Pain in the *** by the way. Get all my wires routed and tucked away nicely. Start up the car and guess what.... NO SOUND WHATSOEVER! I've triple checked ALL of my wires/wiring and everythings fine. I even hooked up my F700 to make sure it wasn't the wires and of course, it wasn't. That means that it has to be something in the headunit. I have searched non-stop on the headunit for settings and can not find anything. Trent, if you read this, I already checked avic411 (LOL I know you'll tell me to look there) and found nothing. So somebody give me some clue of what I'm doing wrong please. It's cold as hell and so am I. I'm tired and dirty and I just need to know what I'm doing wrong haha. Thanks in advance
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i know when i did my miata i had to run an another switched power source to the factory amp idk if thats whats going on with you. is the headunit grounded good?
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Ground is perfect. The unit wouldn't work if it wasn't grounded.
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Explain more on what you mean by running another switched power source for the factory amp. I'm pretty sure this one has the factory amp but I'm nowhere near 100% on that one.
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ford puts intergrated amps for the speakers, into the stock HU, from what i have been told, all other manufactures (or close to) put a seperate stock amp into the vehicle... the power going to that amp, may not be getting received... not sure where the amp is or how it is wired though
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So did the sound come out when you plugged in your 700?
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Trent, no. No sound came out. That's the part that has me wondering what's going on.
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That means its probably wiring then? Triple check the wiring again
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I did man. Everything checks out fine. If the car had a factory amp would that matter? Would I need to run some kind of RCA to the headunit like you would if you were to amp an aftermarket set of speakers?
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Factory amp could be a problem. Maybe the amp turn on isn't wired up, thus causing no sound to come out? I would see if I could find a wiring diagram for the amp and check that.
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the factory amp is going to use all of the wires that come out of the stock HU, if there was no RCA's going to the factory amp, it won't need them, it probably uses speaker level input, what i think the problem is, is the constant power that the amp gets, stock, is from the stock HU, your after market HU, doesn't have a constant power, or a power with enough current to power the amp...
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This is from the installation manual "When the unit is turned on, a control signal is output through the blue/white cable. Connect it to an external power amp's system remote control or the vehicles auto-antenna relay control terminal" Don't know if that helps any...
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that is from your aftermarket HU, right?

this should be hooked up to SOMETHING, not sure what wire it will be... IF you have a factory amp in your dodge... you may not...
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You'll need to hook that blue/white wire to the amp remote turn on. You could also hook it up to the radio switched power
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when i did my miata i used the wiring harness adapter thingy ment for the car but even with everything 100% wired with the intructions the amp wire never got power . google what wire going to the headunit is the factory amp turn on and run either your remote wire to it or a wire that gets power when you turn the key on. I think it was crutchfield customers service dude who told me what the problem was cause i was pretty mad that it wasnt working lol .

OR you could run all new speaker wires to your speakers and not have to worry about the factory amp.
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The Pioneer power harness has an amp remote turn on. But the adapter does not. That make sense?
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when i did my miata i used the wiring harness adapter thingy ment for the car but even with everything 100% wired with the intructions the amp wire never got power . google what wire going to the headunit is the factory amp turn on and run either your remote wire to it or a wire that gets power when you turn the key on. I think it was crutchfield customers service dude who told me what the problem was cause i was pretty mad that it wasnt working lol .

OR you could run all new speaker wires to your speakers and not have to worry about the factory amp.
1. Not my car.
2. Have to have everything done by tomorrow night

So bypassing the factory amp isn't an idea. What I'm thinking is doing what you first suggested.
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the adapter not having the wire is probably your problem... i know the adapter i got from crutchfeild, with my HU did not have a remote power wire, as on a lot of vehicles, the remote power wire gets run to an aftermarket wire that you run to your sub amp
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Any idea of where the amp is in this thing? Haha
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could be anywhere, hidden behind any pannel...
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the adapter not having the wire is probably your problem... i know the adapter i got from crutchfeild, with my HU did not have a remote power wire, as on a lot of vehicles, the remote power wire gets run to an aftermarket wire that you run to your sub amp
Can't I just find the amp turn on wire in the factory harness and cut it out, strip it and connect it to the turn on wire on the headunit?
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2006 Dodge Charger Car Radio Stereo Audio Wiring Diagram

Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Gray/Light Green
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire to the fusebox for switched power.
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green
Car Radio Illumination Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Next to the steering column behind the dash on the driver side.
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Violet
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray/Yellow
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Yellow
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Tan
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Gray
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Brown
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Gray
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Can't I just find the amp turn on wire in the factory harness and cut it out, strip it and connect it to the turn on wire on the headunit?
should work
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2006 Dodge Charger Car Radio Stereo Audio Wiring Diagram

Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Next to the steering column behind the dash on the driver side.
The one thing I needed and it's not listed...
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