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#240: 06-14-2009, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SVXdc View Post
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.