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Nissan Wire Harness Install Question

I'm getting ready to install an Eclipse 8051 dead head in my 03 Altima and I wanted to double check some things about the wiring. I do have a harness and I did a search on here looking up all the right wire codes. My friend ended up having his dash not working on his 98 nissan so I wanted to make sure this is right....

My deck has only 1 orange illumination wire coming out of it. Now when it was installed in my cavalier i had the "Positive Dimmer" wire on the GM harness connected to the Illumination wire on the deck. I am using a Metra harness. My question is when I connect it to my Altima do I connect the Illumination wire from the deck to the "Illumination" wire (solid orange) on the altima or the "Grounded Dimmer" Wire (Orange with a black stripe)? Is one of them not used? I would rather not fry my dash light switch or fuse if I can help. Any help would be greatly appreciated guys!!

Chris
 

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From my experience your deck is looking for a +12 that varies when you dim the dash lights. I would get a multimeter set it to DC. Touch the black lead to chassis and touch the red lead to one of the wires. Now using the dimmer dim the light and see if you see a varying positive voltage if so use it. If you see a negative (-) Varying voltage that is not it. Or If it doesnt vary it is not it....



you should only use one of the wires.

Hope that helps
 
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