View Full Version : Short wire in the radio harness

02-17-2013, 11:35 PM
Hi Guys,

Who has pulled the radio out of their T1N?

I pulled the inoperative radio out of my new-to-me van and found it wasn't even plugged in! Someone had just pushed it into the hole. Answers that question!

Problem is, the plug has one very short wire, barely reaches halfway to the front of the hole. photo 2 shows me pulling it as far forward as it will come. There's no way to plug it in and then get the radio back in the hole. Photo 3 shows the purple wire disappearing up the back, instead of connecting into the harness plug with the rest of them.

Any idea what this purple wire does, or why it goes that way instead of to the harness connector?

Photos here


02-18-2013, 01:04 AM
I have had mine out but it is aftermarket and there is a adapter that adds about 6" of wiring so I have too much to stuff back in, not too little!

I don't remember what wires go where and I can't find one that colour on the typical audio wiring diagram I have (expecting Vi/Ws - violet and white, banded). My only suggestion for a wire that does not follow the others is if someone has fitted an alternative powered antenna and run this purple line as the power feed for it, seems unlikely though, I have an aftermarket antenna and found the power line coiled up in the headliner, and I attached to one of the red wires (cannot remember why).

Looks like it is heading toward the front of the van, towards the engine bay - does it get there? Surely a radio that changes volume with speed would take it's input from the instrument panel, not direct from the ECU??

02-18-2013, 08:10 PM
In the end I just snipped it off. Everything I wanted seemed to be present in the iso connector, so I guess I don't care what it is.

Here's a photo of my new unit, with flipout screen for the reversing camera (next project)


02-22-2013, 07:40 AM
Nice you have rear camera on that too?, does it clear the lip when installed..OK what model how much i m sold

02-22-2013, 07:57 AM
Getting the wires back in can be tricky in a T1N dash. A tip is to remove the air vents above, that gives a little access to wriggle the wires back in.

Get an NCV3 - you can have a party behind their radios!

02-24-2013, 08:49 PM
Hey sprinterhelp, it's this one. I had to order from ebay as amazon wouldn't ship bluetooth units overseas. least the 4 or 5 in a row I tried before giving up.


Service was great, I'd order from them again.