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    hi guys,
    after a long time a new mod for the vec i've just picked up my new HU for but i have no experience with ICE. the model is kenwood dnx9240bt. how do i connect it? is it plug and play (i have a pre canbus car, ccr2006 radio) or i should modify some installations, buy adaptors, swap pins etc..? here are a few quick pics of the unit and cables and an extract from the manual:







    any idea what these could be for? the manual says "to relay box"?










    btw here's the manual if i missed something and you think it's important

    http://images.kenwood.eu/files/prod/...install%29.pdf

    thanks
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    you need to swap the red/yellow wire.

    if you want illinumination to work correct you ahve to find the correct pin. If you want your steeringwheel buttons to work. then you need a adaptor to fit.

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    If you're not happy doing it mate then I'd find someone to do it. It shouldn't cost more then about £30. It'd be a shame to ruin such a nice piece of kit for the sake of £30. Fitting it isn't the hard bit. Getting the old one out is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    you need to swap the red/yellow wire.

    if you want illinumination to work correct you ahve to find the correct pin. If you want your steeringwheel buttons to work. then you need a adaptor to fit.
    The dimming feature worked on my kenwood just by plugging it in

    The half cans are easy to connect in mate

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    thanks for your replies guys

    @ kenp - where are those 2 yellow/red wires, are those the battery and ignition wires on my kenwood loom?

    @ keith, thank for your generous offer but i'm about 2k miles too far

    do i then need to swap anything else or i just plug it in? will it work with ignition ie turn on/off with the car like the factory fitted HU?
    and where can i ground the handbrake sensor so that i can use all functions all the time?

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    Yes just the same as the standard stereo although it won't turn on without the key in the ignition

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    well that wont be a big problem i think..

    so, to sum up, i just need to swap those red and yellow wires and plug it in and bob's my uncle ?

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    Yep, and as Ken said you need an adaptor if you want to use the steering wheel controls

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    oh that's ordered already, it should arrive tomorrow
    btw, do you know where i can ground the handbrake sensor?

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    any ground would work.. eg. by the light in the glovebox, or cig-ligther.

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