another (but different) wire harness Q

XtorT'r

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So I have my wire harness all but complete, splicing metra 80-5511 in to the clarion harness.
Well the illumination wires have me stumped. The Clarion harness is an orange white stripe wire for illumination, the Metra is a solid orange. There is an orange white stripe but it is marked illumination dimmer on the Metra. There is no illumination dimmer wire for the Clarion harness....:shrug:

My question is should I connect the illumination dimmer wire to the Clarion harness and leave out the illumination wire. I'm confused because I don't want to hook up a positive to a negative line and blow the head unit.
 
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Supradude26

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Do not use the dimmer wire, just the illumination wire. The dimmer wire changes voltage as you adjust your dimmer and can cause problems with some radios.