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Hi basically I've wired it all up cleaned earth point down to bare metal ran the power cables down one side and RCA's down the other.

Basically the amps will not switch off, the head unit powers off normall and it retains its presets so I don't think the yellow and red wires are around the wrong way. (8v with ignition off and 12 with ignition and headunit on)

So any suggestions?

Cheers in advance,

Tom
 

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Yeah it's sometimes called auto antenna. Did you check that the blue wire gives a feed when head-unit is swithed on and loses it when switched off?

That's about all i can suggest i'm afraid.
 

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Okay, alpine do susggest that you should wire the yellow wire straight to the battery. Also the permanent live and ignition wire on the ISO plug on VW are wrong way round compared to the ISO on the stereos, so you will need to swap the wire that red wire of the stereo goes to.
 

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I have a Alpine 9311R (Think) and I had the same problem with amps not powering down and to solve involves cutting a wire on the HU - ISO lead. I think it is a blue wire, although without checking I cant be sure and am at work at the moment but could check tomorrow night for you. I would suggest cutting the wire that had 8V when ignition off and see what you get. If its wrong you can reconnect it. I think it has something to do with the diagnostic capability of the gamma/beta VW HU's
 

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mate cut the blue wire comming from your head unit to the iso, then join your remote wire from your amp to the blue wire (radio side not car side)and tape up car side wire so it is safe as there is still voltage on it. job done..[:)]
 

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Quote: posted by Viperpsych on 11/01/2005 16:11:42

I have the same problem, and was told to wire the remote leads to the elec ariel. Would this be ok.

yeah should cure your prob too if its the same..

bora tom how did you get on??
 

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I looked in my Alpine Instructions manual and it says don't use the power ariel wire for amps.

HELP!!!!

My remote from the radio is not turning off. I have no music, I have had to disconnect my remote leads to my amps, or my car wont start.

I'm going mad I can hear every little rattle and squeak.

The blue/white lead is for the remote leads

the blue is for the power ariel (don't use)

But the remote lead has constant power?
 

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I have this problem too just installed my headunit today along with sub and amp and have come u with this fault.

My headunit is the 9811R and wired direct to battery and ignition live all correctly. Tried my local ICE dealer and they have never heard of it either.

I have e-mailed Alpine and am awaiting a reply to hopefully solve this problem.
 

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OK little update just looked at my Haynes manual and it's listing two permanent lives to the head unit. Possibly one of these may be back feeding the head unit through the power aerial lead.

Are the Golfs aerials power boosted?
 

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Quote: posted by RichieDan on 09/01/2005 19:59:54

I have a Alpine 9311R (Think) and I had the same problem with amps not powering down and to solve involves cutting a wire on the HU - ISO lead. I think it is a blue wire, although without checking I cant be sure and am at work at the moment but could check tomorrow night for you. I would suggest cutting the wire that had 8V when ignition off and see what you get. If its wrong you can reconnect it. I think it has something to do with the diagnostic capability of the gamma/beta VW HU's

As stated, there is a wire in the VW loom to the radio that carries a constant voltage as well as the proper 12V live. On the loom between the ISO plug on the car, and the plug that goes in to the alpine radio, I think it is the blue wire IN THE LOOM that has to be cut. I think it is possible to check it with a multimeter when the loom is pluged in to the ISO. I have been there as well.

And yes, the aerial is boosted, you should have bought a adapter, that you can then wire up to the electric aerial output of the radio.
 

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OK I've received an email back from Alpine and they told me to remove the blue aerial power from the ISO block.

I went out to my car and locked at the wiring. I've found in the 8 pin ISO block (car side) one pin is blank and not wired up. So i used a fine flat blade screwdriver to remove the blue wire and reposition it on the head unit ISO connector so it lined up with this unused pin. Thus saving having to cut any wires. Leave the remote lead for your amp plugged in as per the head unit instructions.

And there you have it an amp that switches on and off with the head unit
 
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