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    I fitted an alpine stereo in my 2004 vectra c today i used the adapter to plug the alpine to the vauxhall block. on the adaptor you had to wire to a power source so i wired it to a power imput for the heater controls Now the stereo won't turn of with the ignition. i've tried swapping the red and yellow wires like you normally do but it has not made a difference so what have other people done?

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    why do you need an extra source?

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    just the way the halfords adaptor works. Once the stereo is on though it won't turn off unless i manually tun it off and its really annoying.

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    Possible that you have wired it to a perm live? Have you tried it without the extra power source?

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    yeah it doesn't do anything unless the wire is connected. where can i find a none permanent live? as it is currently connected to a permanent live.

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    The cirgarette lighter is a popular location bud

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    try it without the adaptor. i have an alpine without adaptor. can't remeber how i wired it (red & yellow) tbh but i remember there was an issue with it

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    i'll have a play with it tommorw i'll try doing it to the ciggerette lighter instead.

    Cheers for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    try it without the adaptor. i have an alpine without adaptor. can't remeber how i wired it (red & yellow) tbh but i remember there was an issue with it
    We have half can bud, I think the OP has full can

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    mine has everything i think i'm not too up on what it all means. it tells me what bulbs are out etc if thats what you mean.

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