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    Talking Where to connect your radio

    I'm giving away a trade secret here

    You first need to drop your glove box remove the few covers over it and find this connector....



    H = Permanent 12v (aux amp) ---------------------------fed from FUSE #27 "Hot all times"
    V = Permanent 12v (radio memory)(red/grn)-----------------------fed from FUSE #21 "Hot all times"
    W = Illumination of radio(red/gry)---------------------------------fed from light switch
    X = Ignition 12V (pur/gry)(switched live) -------------------------fed from FUSE #12 "Hot at Run"
    Y = Ground (brn)
    Z = Permanent 12v for your electric Ariel-----------------fed from Fuse #28 "Hot all times"

    These are the connections for everything else....
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    For some reason a replacement radio in my car was wired into the Hazard warning switch I discovered. This supplies though the permanent live and the switched live so is covered by fuse no 4 (indicators) and fuse 24 (hazard warning flashers- permanent live). Obviously while not recommended this has worked very well and even operating the hazard warning light, this does not interfere with radio reception at all surprisingly.

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    so if you get a fault in your radio at causes a short and the fuse to blow you will loose
    indicators.

    Not really ideal.
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    Agree Sean and in any event I would prefer to have the radio connected up as it should be as per the diagram now that I know where the plug is. Did wonder though over the years why pulling fuse no. 12 didn't affect the radio.

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    Could this be put on a sticky please?
    Lots of lads fixing their radios and aerials on here lately.
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    If ever there was a thread that was useful it is this!! My radio and electric aerial was a mess cheers sean

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    No bother. Did you buy a radio in Lidl today!! :-)

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    No someone wired up a kinda boombox yoke and cut all original connections instead of using an adapter! The original radio was under the front seat so I put that working again. I would not be too up on wiring but like I said this a very useful thread

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