Hey everyone, I recently installed my Pioneer Avic D3 into my 2005 S60r and have had nothing but small problems that I hope can be ironed out by people more educated than myself in regards to this stuff. Let me start by telling you that I successfully installed the Dietz harness(s) properly and was able to retain my steering controls perfectly (great success!), the headunit has power, the gps works fine, and the antenna has a signal. Basically everything works well except for sound! My problems started as soon as I realized I needed the 6-pin female adapter that bridges a connection between my 6 pin male amp plug into 2 pairs of RCA cables that allow a connection to my HU for my front and rear speakers. Here is what I purchased: http://cgi.ebay.com/Volvo-Hu-F...dc1cd
I pluged the RCA cables in properly and spliced the red wire into an exisiting 12v wire, and spliced the grounding wire of the harness into an already existing ground wire (I believe this is the first issue).
By doing this type of installtion I ran into a list of problems that I hope you guys can help with:
1) A whirling noise comes from the speakers and seems to be directly associated with my accelerater pedal (I believe this is a ground loop from splicing into another ground...any thoughts?)
2) When I turn on the interior overhead lights, an odd noise comes from the speakers and continues to make this static-like noise until the overhead lights are turned off! (I have no idea how these two things are associated with each other)
3) All speakers work fine except for my driver side door (the lower speaker, not the tweeter) No sound at all, however the tweeter works fine, so that I would think that the RCA cable for front driver speakers works fine and possibly an issue elsewhere? (I never noticed if that speaker worked prior to installation)
4) I am guessing I have a short somewhere. My battery nearly died when I went to start up my car this morning. I am thinking that where ever I spliced the amp harness into the other 12v cable is just continuously keeping my amp on even when the car is off and draining my battery.
Sorry for all these nitemare questions, and as you can tell I am a newbie with this stuff. I wont have time to mess with this again untill next weekend. The first thing I plan on doing to resolve these things is to get rid of all the 12v and grounding splices I made and run wires to either the engine or the trunk to properly supply power or a clean individual ground. Hope someone out there can supply some input without being too critical. Thanks for taking the the time to read this.