is some hard-to-get info about In-Car Entertainment (ICE) wiring ...
of the connectors that plug into the car stereo equipment - note
the position of the locating lug
1 Right Rear +
2 Right Rear -
3 Right Front +
4 Right Front -
5 Left Front +
6 Left Front -
7 Left Rear +
8 Left Rear -
1 Mute from Cell-Phone
4 Memory Power (12v direct from Battery)
5 Power for Electric Antenna
6 Dial-light illumination (car side light circuit)
7 +12V Main Power (Switched via Ignition key)
8 Ground (Chassis)
wide range of ISO connector adaptors are available to allow easy interfacing
between an ISO-standard radio and the vehicle wiring harness. Don't cut the wires - visit a car accessory shop (in
UK try Passion
Automotive or Halfords).
WARNING WARNING WARNING
Some cars (notably Audi/Volkswagen
and Opel/Vauxhall) do not conform to the power wiring
(ISO-A) shown above.
For these German automobiles connect the the memory wire (usually
orange) and power wire (usually
together and connect both to un-switched +12V.
are available to facilitate changing between the (older) RCA and
(current) ISO antenna cable connector and radio antenna socket.
cut the cable - visit a car accessory shop (in UK try Passion
Automotive or Halfords for a good range of bits).
Breakdown and Recovery
boy next door to uncletony has
just started his own vehicle breakdown and recovery service.
motoring assistance in North East Scotland call: