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Could be fun finding cabling for that.
 

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Discussion Starter · #24 ·
yep thats the one , it did come with the adaptor but there not compatible with the kia ones,
may just send it back as becoming a real pain,
buy something from halfords and get them to fit it :(
 

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yep thats the one , it did come with the adaptor but there not compatible with the kia ones,
may just send it back as becoming a real pain,
buy something from halfords and get them to fit it :(
As iooi said too, You need a purchase a harness adaptor to adapt Kia's own sockets for ANY aftermarket stereo whether you buy one from Halford or one from China...
 

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The harness is specific to the car and not the head unit. Aftermarket units tend to have a standard iso connector, the harness you can get from halfords will be sportage specific and will accept the cars connection and convert them to standard iso. Like little Geoff says, dosent matter if the unit is from China or halfords. The rear connector on the aftermarket stereo is standard. The cars stereo will be dealer specific, that's why the harness is needed.

This kit you got may have had bare wires on one end and a plug on the other. These are included with the expectation that you cut into your loom and re wire with the supplied plug. The iso harness from halfords or ebay etc gets rid of the need to chop the cars wiring.
 

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i looked for an audio specialist to install but none want to touch it, too much hassle, may have to send back as it dont have the time to splice cables together,
 

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i looked for an audio specialist to install but none want to touch it, too much hassle, may have to send back as it dont have the time to splice cables together,
You don't need to splice cables. You need an iso harness specific to the make model and year of your car. The stereo will have the universal connection on the back.

Audio specialists won't touch cheap Chinese head units as they have a reputation of catching alight. Especially the really Cheap ones
 

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i looked for an audio specialist to install but none want to touch it, too much hassle, may have to send back as it dont have the time to splice cables together,
TBH. Spend the extra and let them fit one, rather than go to Halfords and have the untrained do it.
 
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ok update

I have wired up the connector that came with the android stereo to 2 ISO connectors
now i have a Connector A in the car but no Connector B (Speakers , as you can see in the wire diagram)
i plugged in the android radio and woo, it powered, but i have no sound , does it mean the sound comes from Connector D as this looks like its
an AMP connector, even though my original stereo is not an Infinity version?

a bit confused at the moment. where is the sound coming from..
so wished there was a Connector B, would have been so much easier..

not worried about the usb radio or gps as i can get adapters for them

Any help , and if anyone knows where i can get connectors for C and D from

Thanks


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OK, the 2 iso connectors you have wired up, should be the Power unit (Connector A) and the speakers, connector B.
ISO stands for International Organisation for Standardisation. So you should at least have these two connectors. These should be the standard ISO adaptors you can buy online

You can tell the difference as the little securing lugs are on the bottom of the Power unit, and in the middle for the speakers. ie the will only fit into the correct socket.
Looking at your wiring diagram the wires themselves maybe labelled with B1, B2 B3 etc...do you have a photo of what you have wired up? (the speaker wires are usually in pairs of similar colours with one of the wires having grey or black dashes on)

Beyond this, it sounds like you might be best taking it to an installation specialist.
I cannot be sure but Connector C looks like the socket for steering wheel controls, and Connector D looks like the one for a reversing camera, and voice calls but without physically seeing it all i can't say.
 

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i have wired up the connector from the android unit to 2 x ISO connectors thinking that's what was behind the dash, but there was only 1 ISO connector A,
Connector B was not there but Connector C & D were.

I have an RCA connector cable with phono connectors, would it be the Tyco Amp connector (D) that would power the speakers or Connector C ?

the cable i have for the speakers is as you say 2 x cables for each speaker, so 8 cables all currently going to an ISO connector (black)

is there anyone who knows where i can get a female connector for C & D i can make up the cables myself?
 

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OK, so looking at your photos, the diagram above is would appear to be from the Kia unit you have taken out and no longer using?
But looking at the diagram it seems that connector C is the audio feed, along with the Canbus. etc.

I am sure you can get the female connectors, but at this point it might be easier just to look for a direct replacement for your original Kia unit, or purchase a known brand android unit. so many wires behind the stereo might an a struggle to fit in.
 

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Would like to replace with a working kia stereo but at 拢800 plus thats a no go.

If anyone can recommend a unit that takes the connectors I currently have that would be cool

If not its a search for connectors

Thanks for the help though
 

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I'm a bit confused. Is the picture of the replacement unit or the Kia unit?
If it's the Kia unit then you already have ISO connectors for power and speakers. If it's the replacement then you need a Kia to ISO conversion cable with 2 ISO connectors.
 

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Discussion Starter · #38 ·
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Thats the KIA unit, so basically

back of the dash i have the following connectors Connector A, Connector C, Connector D
back of the new unit Connector A, Connector B, RCA Connector

My KIA is the one with a sub woofer or amp as i have a speaker in the boot, im assuming.
 

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So the audio from the Kia unit must be fed to a separate amp then to the loudspeakers probably via connector D. Hmmm..... Tricky. There isn't a connector B taped up out of the way is there?
 
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