Originally Posted by SVXdc
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.
Gar! I tried.
I got the 71-8901 off of ebay, with the 70-8901. Neither of them have the Orange/White underneath the orange ILL wire. I guess I'll have to tap into the car's harness for that ground when I eventually install my radio, if I don't end up buying another harness that actually has the correct wires.