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    I have purchased a wired remote to install at the helm to control the stereo that is in the glove box of my bowrider. The remote is a Kenwood kca-rc60mr. I am trying to figure out how to wire this thing up-I figured there would just be the one simple wire that plugs into the back of the stereo unit, however there are 4 wires on this sucker! I don't know how to post the wiring diagram that I found but I will try to relay the info and maybe someone can help guide me in the right direction. Here is the link to pdf file... http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchf.../113RC60MR.PDF

    The diagram says:

    Wire #1 (Blue/yellow)-plug straight into the back of the stereo unit -this is the one I know what to do with!

    Wire #2 (red) ignition wire- ACC at fuse box to ignition key

    Wire #3 (orange) Illumination control wire - to fuse box - to illumination control switch

    Wire #4 (black) Ground wire - to negative ground point of the vessel (Do I have a negative point at the helm I can wire this to?)

    Thanks to anyone that has a minute to help me out!!

    #2
    The diagram says:

    Wire #1 (Blue/yellow)-plug straight into the back of the stereo unit -this is the one I know what to do with! You have this covered

    Wire #2 (red) ignition wire- ACC at fuse box to ignition key - Do you want to run the stereo when the ignition is off? If so, I would not run this wire to the keyed side of the ignition switch. Just run it to the hot side. The blue wire should be an exciter type of set-up where the remote turns on if there is power to the blue wire (stereo on).



    Wire #3 (orange) Illumination control wire - to fuse box - to illumination control switch - You can connect this to the switched side of you panel light switch, if you have one. If not, connect it to the switched side of your ignition switch,

    Wire #4 (black) Ground wire - to negative ground point of the vessel (Do I have a negative point at the helm I can wire this to?) - Yes, you do. Check the back side of your dash. You'll see at least one wire block with a lot of BLACK wires attached. Just tie into one of those.


    Greg A.
    1994 4788
    "Simplicity"
    2002 Capri 175
    "Little GFI"
    Boat on the Sac/San Joaquin Delta

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      #3
      Thank you!!

      I definitely want to run it while the ignition is off...I'm not sure if I followed correctly but would I run the orange and red wires to the same location? I do not have a switch to illuminate my panel, the panel just lights up whenever I turn the key.

      I honestly do not know how to find the switched side of my ignition switch...

      Thanks again for your help

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        #4
        tower3218 wrote:
        The diagram says:

        Wire #4 (black) Ground wire - to negative ground point of the vessel (Do I have a negative point at the helm I can wire this to?) - [COLOR]"#FF0000" wrote:
        [FONT]Comic Sans MS wrote:
        Yes, you do. Check the back side of your dash. You'll see at least one wire block with a lot of BLACK wires attached. Just tie into one of those.

        [/FONT][/COLOR]
        The ground block in the boat may have Yellow wires, the new standard color for ground in boats is yellow, because in 120v system black is "hot", so image if the 12v black grounds get hooked to a 120v black hot,.....

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          #5
          i would connect the red and orange wires together, and then connect them to what ever you use to turn on your stereo now. weather that is a rocker switch or the ignition switch. if you are uncertain about what wires you are looking for, a basic test light will help you figure out whats going on under the helm, just spend some time poking around. the important thing to remember is to back probe the wire terminals try not to pierce any of the wire sheathing unless it is the only option.

          Beau

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            #6
            Beau-would a voltimeter read voltage on the ground wires?

            seaeagle2, now that I think of it I am pretty sure there is a panel with yellow wires-each wire has a fuse to where it is connected. Is this a grounded panel?

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              #7
              a volt meter and test light will only read/show voltage on a positive and ground wire while both are being probed. if i were you i would

              1. connect the clip end of a test light to the postive side of the battery, then go searching for grounds.

              2. connect the clip end of a test light to the negative side of the battery, then go searching for voltage.

              the biggest part of figuring out "what it is" is starting from a controlled point, and knowing what to be looking for. in regards to the panel with yellow wires and fuses, this sounds like a fuse panel distributing voltage. a ground point will be a group of wires coming to a point without fuses present.

              Beau

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                #8
                Beau, ya know reading your response makes me feel like an idiot. Of course there will be no reading if I put the voltimeter to ONLY one wire haha!!

                So as for my fused panel-that should be a power source as opposed to a ground source? That is very helpful to know! I have accesory switch that has nothing wired to it and I always wondered how I would get power to it if I were to wire something to it...Now I know!!

                Thanks man!

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