Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: Radio On?
Exactly. The two power wires for the radio are 1. 12v constant. That one operates your clock and presets. 2. switched 12 volts to give power to the unit. Just hook the switched 12 volts together with the wire you used for the constant 12 volts and it will run whenever you want. It's hard on your head unit though. You have to remember that you are going to have to turn the unit off and on constantly now. That is going to take its tole on the buttons. One of my first cars had the radio able to turn on whenever and the buttons got to the point that it wouldn't turn the volume up or when it did it would make a static noise and I would have to play with the knob to get it to raise the volume, but this was a knob style radio. If you have a button style power button, you probably won't have to worry that much, especially if it has a remote.
Charlie Knudsen 67 Camaro RS/SS 350 TKO 600, 4.10's, AFR 195 Street Heads, Comp 270H, Rhoads Lifters, Crane Ignition, Pertronix Dizzy, Performer RPM Q-Jet, Heavily Modified Q-Jet, Hooker Comp Headers, MagnaFlow 2 1/2", 144 Decibles(Alpine CDA-7998 Head Unit, RF X7 and RF 750X Amps, MB Quart Mid's & High's, Kicker L7 12" Solo Barics)