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    i need help installing a mobile dvd player

    having trouble where to connect the red, yellow and black wires i was told that the yellow and red are suppose to be connected to the fuse panel but where on the fuse panel and is the black wire the ground cus it has a metal ring at the end of it please help me anyone...the car is a 91 camaro

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    Perhaps cosulting the owner's manual would yield some results?
    If that's too difficult, how about passing along the make/model of the unit? Are the wires from the unit itself or the car's wiring harness?

    Next time ask something that we can answer.
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    Red is memory and should be plugged to a +12v source(the battery) yellow is power in and should be connected to the ignition (12v) ( or a relay to the ignition ). Black is ground 0v, connect to chassis. Dont forget to fuse the wires ( yellow and red) yellow is higher amperage than red 500ma should be enough for the red wire and 10 amps for the yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinlekiller
    Red is memory and should be plugged to a +12v source(the battery) yellow is power in and should be connected to the ignition (12v) ( or a relay to the ignition ). Black is ground 0v, connect to chassis. Dont forget to fuse the wires ( yellow and red) yellow is higher amperage than red 500ma should be enough for the red wire and 10 amps for the yellow.
    you have that backwards. Red is memory and should be connected to a switched +12V (Ignition) and yellow should be connected to a constant +12v

    It would really help if we knew what car you had and if you were using a factory adapting wiring harness or if you were cutting away at the factory wires like a newbie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancit175
    you have that backwards. Red is memory and should be connected to a switched +12V (Ignition) and yellow should be connected to a constant +12v

    It would really help if we knew what car you had and if you were using a factory adapting wiring harness or if you were cutting away at the factory wires like a newbie.
    the car is a 1991 camaro and yes i am using the factory adapting wiring harness.....i have tried to connect it to the fuse panel like u said red to the ignition plug of the fuse panel witch does have a switch and yellow to the battery plug of the fuse panel...after doing so the dvd player would not turn on but the power button light goes on but wont work....im guessing i need a better ground...please quote if im doing this right thanks again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinlekiller
    Red is memory and should be plugged to a +12v source(the battery) yellow is power in and should be connected to the ignition (12v) ( or a relay to the ignition ). Black is ground 0v, connect to chassis. Dont forget to fuse the wires ( yellow and red) yellow is higher amperage than red 500ma should be enough for the red wire and 10 amps for the yellow.
    the car is a 1991 camaro and yes i am using the factory adapting wiring harness.....i have tried to connect it to the fuse panel like u said red to the ignition plug of the fuse panel witch does have a switch and yellow to the battery plug of the fuse panel...after doing so the dvd player would not turn on but the power button light goes on but wont work....im guessing i need a better ground...please quote if im doing this right thanks again...

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    Its not called memory for nothing. What happens when you take out power from ram? You lose the data , same on the radio , its called memory so when theres power to that wire your stored chans and settings dont erase.

    Edit: Also if you take a look at the fuse of the memory wire its usually 500ma while a yellow wire is 10 amps. That says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelmar650
    the car is a 1991 camaro and yes i am using the factory adapting wiring harness.....i have tried to connect it to the fuse panel like u said red to the ignition plug of the fuse panel witch does have a switch and yellow to the battery plug of the fuse panel...after doing so the dvd player would not turn on but the power button light goes on but wont work....im guessing i need a better ground...please quote if im doing this right thanks again...
    Connect relays to the wires of your head unit, save your self some trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinlekiller
    Its not called memory for nothing. What happens when you take out power from ram? You lose the data , same on the radio , its called memory so when theres power to that wire your stored chans and settings dont erase.
    But You still have it backwards, Yellow is the wire associated to memory, while Red is associated to the switched turn on on most automotive aftermarket products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pancit175
    But You still have it backwards, Yellow is the wire associated to memory, while Red is associated to the switched turn on on most automotive aftermarket products.

    Unless otherwise specified within the installaion instructions
    On my 3 head units , the red wire is the one that needs to have power 100% of the time. And the yellow wire is the wire that needs power only when the key is in ACC or ON position.

    I guess some Head units are different.

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