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    Just installed my new pioneer head unit & everything was going well until I left the car for half an hour then went back to find my battery was flat! Anyone know what I have done wrong?

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    Left your headlights on full beam. A head unit cant drain a battery that quick. Gotta be something like that. I can leave my headlights on for a long time b4 the battery start to moan. So 1 radio wouldnt flatten the battery in 30mins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma
    Left your headlights on full beam. A head unit cant drain a battery that quick. Gotta be something like that. I can leave my headlights on for a long time b4 the battery start to moan. So 1 radio wouldnt flatten the battery in 30mins.
    Could it just be because I have been playing about with the electrics? So it should be ok when i charge it up?

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    only way to be sure! you could of shorted a live - but then you would have a bit of smoke plus burning smell!

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    could be somthing to do with the permanent feed to the radio ?and or the radio has a fault . or your battery is on the way out like mines its fine as long as the radio is not on for any longer than a half hour

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    Vauxhall red and yellow are the other way around to every other car. So remember that when wiring.

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    Think I have it sorted now guys. I have bought an ipod & the adapter to connect to the head unit, where is a good place to connect the perminent live feed?

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    Cig Lighter mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDTi
    Cig Lighter mate.
    Nice one, can i connect the ground to this aswell or do I connect that to the car body?

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    You could if you wish, the Vauxhall single din convertor kit does

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