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Avic F30BT testing, do I need extra +12v from fuse box?

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    I have a non Bose 8L S3 and have just bought a second hand Pioneer Avic-F30BT. After reading various posts about what I need to get it going, I think I have everything required. I was just going to test it tonight and fit it properly at the weekend so hooked up a PC9-404 harness (blue connected to bulleted remote on from Pioneer) and a CT27AA05 for the antenna (blue connected to remote on from Pioneer) and switched the yellow and red on Pioneer harness. I was expecting it to come on with that, possibly requiring a manual turn on. I tried swapping the red and yellow back to normal but still nothing.

    Head unit and car fuse are both ok. Do I need to piggy back an ignition on from the fuse box even to test it? I thought that was just to tell it to turn on and off with the ignition, so by inverting the red and yellow leads I would at least power the unit on?
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    You need to run an ignition live from the fusebox to switch on the headunit.
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    Both your red and yellow need a feed to turn head unit on.one is constant 12v the other is switched live. So swapping them over and connecting just one wont power up the unit.
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    Thanks for the info, so is the best method to run a single wire to s-Kont, split it at HU end into double bullet, and connect in to the Pioneer harness directly with it's existing bulleted red and yellow?
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    You will find the constant live in the head unit wiring loom.just pick up an ignition live from fusebox and your good to go.
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