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    Arrow Innovatek wiring....lights never go out....

    Hello.
    Just finished getting the Boss 5000B DVD/MP3 player installed and the Innovatek LCD 7" screen seems to be working fine. (BTW, the wiring on a Mustang is not an easy task even with Metra harnesses.) But here's my question.

    The lights on the front of the face plate on this monitor are lit with all power off and key removed. The wiring on the monitor shows: Red (power); Black (Ground); Yellow (ACC switch) and Green (backing up control wire)?. That's all the information that came with the manual (pretty much worthless ) and I have followed these instructions.

    Worried this will drain the battery and besides, it's too much light as all the controls seems to have an lcd in them.

    Can anyone advise how to get these lights off when simply turning the car off?

    Thanks for any help.
    myykk

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    So, what I'm saying is that the button lights are on after the ignition is off. Is this a drain on the battery? They are very bright. Power wire and Acc. wire are wired right, I think?

    Any thoughts appreciated.
    myykk

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    Generally yellow wire is constant +12v, red is accessory.
    To answer your quetion, yes eventually it will drain the battery.

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    Any luck getting the light to stop? I got the same problem too.

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    Hi, i have a Innovatek 7" screen and the yellow wire is the constant 12V and the red is ACC switched. When wired this way the backlight goes off with the ignition.

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    i just hook up both the red and yellow wire to the ignition wire. It works, but hopefully in the long run, it won't damage anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreemer
    i just hook up both the red and yellow wire to the ignition wire. It works, but hopefully in the long run, it won't damage anything.
    The ignition line is meant to switch small loads, not act as a power source.

    Hook it up right, Jimmy.

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    yeah, but it works. whats the worst that can happen? I think my way is way better way than Harry_morgen. go buy the lcd and you'll find out. Plus the ignition line for for a lot of power source including my dvd player or any decks to work. So you are saying my lcd uses a lot of power, but not my deck? Just to let you know, my deck can play dvd, dvd-+r, dvd-mp3, cds, etc. w/out the ignition red wire, my deck will not work. There are only two ways(three if Harry_morgen's way works): one way is making a manual switch for the constant yellow and the other way is yellow and red together, but you'll have to own one to find out.

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