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#239: 06-14-2009, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by burnout8488 View Post
I have the Metra 70-8901 and 71-8901 forward and reverse radio harnesses currently. Since you don't need the reverse harness for this type of install, would it be safe to say that I could depin 3 of the wires from this and snap them into the I88 connector on the JDM piece? Then, those 3 wires would be tapped into the corresponding leads on the 70-8901 forward radio harness that is wired into the radio.

Can you verify if the i88 connector has the same type of pins as the metra reverse harness for me?
Sorry, burnout — the i88 has completely different pins than the 71-8901 harness. The 71-8901 pins are much larger.

Another problem is that the 70-8901 lacks the Orange/White "Dimmer" / "Illumination –" (minus) wire at pin #7. You really need that for the backlight illumination to work and vary brighness in tandem with the rest of the dash lighting.

When and where did you get that 71-8901? I thought at least those had the Orange/White wire, but maybe Metra changed it again.

See my homepage link (click on my username) for info on harnesses that have all of the wires.

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