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Jimmy9190
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9/25/2010
17:17:15

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Hard to say for sure without seeing it. WHen a radio is stolen it can really do some damage to the wire harness and plugs for it. I don't think the PCI bus runs through the radio on a Dakota, So maybe try leaving that wire disconnected.

Other than being sure the power wire connections are all tight and insulated well, the only thing I can think of is it has a bad ground. Try connecting a ground wire, about 14 gauge to the ground terminal on the case of the new radio and run it down to one of the kick panels. Ground it there to clean bare metal under an existing bolt or nut and see if it does any better. Be sure both the accessory and constant 12 volt wires at the radio have power and are not loose or shorted anywhere.

Something like this you might need to take the truck to a good car audio shop and let them check it all out for you.

Jimmy



j.poormon
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2/27/2011
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I attempted to connect a new head unit to my 2001 Dakota with the Infinity system. I connected all the speakers and the power. Turned it on and nothing happened. No sound. I tried connecting the amp remote to what I think is the amp remote from the original harness. Didn't work. My question is, which wire is for the infinity amp on the original factory harness? I think it's labeled ATT on the black harness. I don't know. Plus, what do I do with the illumination and park wires from the gray harness? Any help would be appreciated.



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2/28/2011
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The factory amplifier remote on wire in the factory radio harness is green with a red or sometimes orange stripe. Connect the blue/white remote on wire from the new radio to either that grenn/red wire in the factory harness or you can connect it to the solid blue wire in the connecting harness you used.

Unless the new radio has a separate illumination wire (if it does it will be orange with a white stripe) you don't need to make any connections to the illumination and park wires from the gray plug on the harness you bought. Tape those wires up securely so they don't short out and cause problems with the truck's dash light circuits.

Be sure you have a good ground for the radio and it should turn on and play through the factory amp. If necessary, extend the radio ground wire down to one of the kick panels and ground it under an existing bolt or nut there.

Jimmy



Justin
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3/25/2011
16:51:51

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i have the exact problem as the original post but i
tried connecting the blue wire etc, and i even
tried replacing the fuse, still no sound in the new
deck but the old one works fine



lenny
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9/12/2011
00:05:52

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hi just got a 95 dodge grand caravan se had factory system installed aftermarket radio i cant seem to get the amp to turn on for the infinity sound system. does the ground wire fromthe head unit need to be hooked up the the ground strap then attach the blk/green wire to the strap?



Jimmy9190
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9/12/2011
00:39:56

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Yes, you can try it that way. If there is still no sound be sure you have the green/orange amp remote on wire in the factory radio wire harness in the dash is connected to the blue/white remote on lead of the aftermarket radio. If still no sound, check the remote on wire from the radio, should have 12 volts at about .3 to .5 of an amp of current. If there is no voltage there try connecting the green/orange factory remote on wire to accessory 12 volts, see if the factory amp will trigger that way.

Jimmy



Jim McLaughli
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2/17/2012
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I have a '98 Dakota with the Infinity sound system. The larger speakers in the truck need to be replaced. I don't know that the tweeters are defective and therefore don't plan on replacing them. I would like for the speakers (both front and back) to be simple drop in replacement items. Can you tell me what is available and where to find them? What little I have looked around, has only come up with speakers that have a crossover built into them. The OEM set-up had a good enough sound for me, and I don't want the replacement to be a big hassle.




Jimmy9190
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2/18/2012
19:57:48

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It's a 6 and 3/4" speaker, a little bigger than a 6 1/2". Either size will work just fine. Not sure what you mean by speakers with crossovers, maybe you are talking about separate component speakers with a separate crossover network. Aftermarket separates will work fine, but are more work to install and they cost more too. If you want to keep it simple and affordable, you can use any good coaxial speaker as a drop-in replacement for your stock speakers, and provided the factory tweeters still work OK you can wire those in with the new speakers too. You will get about the same sound as you would have with components, especially if you are using the factory radio and Infinity amplifier.

For the money I really like the Kicker KS60 6 1/2" coaxials they sell at Crutchfield. I bought 2 pairs for my truck back in December to replace some old worn-out Alpines and they sound great. They were on sale for $75.00 per pair with free shipping, and I found a $20.00 Crutchfield online discount code on www.retailmenot.com and got both pairs for $130.00 shipped. Crutchfield also provides free speaker installation adapter plates and wire harnesses to connect the new speakers to the factory speaker wire harness plugs. I did not use the adapter plates, I made my own out of 1/2" medium density fiberboard, because it sounds better and is a more reliable way to mount the speakers.

Before I bought the Kickers I went to a Best Buy store and listened to them on the display board with a flash drive that had music that I like on it. The Kickers sounded great in the display board, so I knew they would be even better in my truck. Best Buy sells the KS60 for $100.00 or $120.00 per pair, but they will not match prices from an online retailer, so I ordered mine from Crutchfield. The KS60 is one of the very best 6 1/2" speakers I have ever heard in that price range. I like them a lot. I posted about them and put up a few pics over on www.dodgeforum.com:

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-dakota/312133-kickers-with-pics.html

I had also put a set of Kicker 5 1/4" speakers in my daughter's car back at Thanksgiving and they sound good too. Personally I think Kicker is pretty hard to beat in a reasonable price range. Best thing to do is audition speakers at a car stereo store or Best Buy and buy the one that sounds best to you that is within your budget.

Jimmy



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2/18/2012
20:02:14

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It's a 6 and 3/4" speaker, a little bigger than a 6 1/2". Either size will work just fine. Not sure what you mean by speakers with crossovers, maybe you are talking about separate component speakers with a separate crossover network. Aftermarket separates will work fine, but are more work to install and they cost more too. If you want to keep it simple and affordable, you can use any good coaxial speaker as a drop-in replacement for your stock speakers, and provided the factory tweeters still work OK you can wire those in with the new speakers too. You will get about the same sound as you would have with components, especially if you are using the factory radio and Infinity amplifier.

For the money I really like the Kicker KS60 6 1/2" coaxials they sell at Crutchfield. I bought 2 pairs for my truck back in December to replace some old worn-out Alpines and they sound great. They were on sale for $75.00 per pair with free shipping, and I found a $20.00 Crutchfield online discount code on www.retailmenot.com and got both pairs for $130.00 shipped. Crutchfield also provides free speaker installation adapter plates and wire harnesses to connect the new speakers to the factory speaker wire harness plugs. I did not use the adapter plates, I made my own out of 1/2" medium density fiberboard, because it sounds better and is a more reliable way to mount the speakers.

Before I bought the Kickers I went to a Best Buy store and listened to them on the display board with a flash drive that had music that I like on it. The Kickers sounded great in the display board, so I knew they would be even better in my truck. Best Buy sells the KS60 for $100.00 or $120.00 per pair, but they will not match prices from an online retailer, so I ordered mine from Crutchfield. The KS60 is one of the very best 6 1/2" speakers I have ever heard in that price range. I like them a lot. I posted about them and put up a few pics over on www.dodgeforum.com:

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-dakota/312133-kickers-with-pics.html

I had also put a set of Kicker 5 1/4" speakers in my daughter's car back at Thanksgiving and they sound good too. Personally I think Kicker is pretty hard to beat in a reasonable price range. Best thing to do is audition speakers at a car stereo store or Best Buy and buy the one that sounds best to you that is within your budget.

Jimmy



Kai M Dendy
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7/30/2017
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I have a 2001 Dakota quad cab. When I close
the passenger door it makes the door speaker
put out static even if everything's turned
off. I think its the wiring to the infinity
amp. Was looking for a wiring diagram or some
suggestions. Help please



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