06 ES CH Aftermarket head unit installation

Discussion in 'CG-CH Lancers' started by Adrian Spence, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Adrian Spence

    Adrian Spence New Member

    Hi All,

    New to the forum, signed up to find out if anyone can point me in the direction of a wiring harness that will fit the Lancer so I can fit my Alpine head unit into it.

    All I can find around town (Mildura) is the APP0111, but it isn't the right plug.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Active Member Lifetime Premium Member

    That’s the right part number for mit lancer ch iso, obviously the mit plug is correct, what does your alpine head unit have, 16 pin flat or double connection.
    Have you checked out the main aeropro web site, you can enter model of head unit/ ch lancer, hopefully it might come up———- available online fro Strathfield Australia.
    Worst case is to hard wire it up yourself, but sure must be adaptor available.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
  3. Richard S

    Richard S New Member

    I got a pioneer harness at Supercheap Auto, pretty sure it was Aeropro brand, $17 ea. I guess you know you'll need two sets, one Mitsi to generic, and one Alpine to generic, then you plug the generics together.
  4. ajf

    ajf New Member

    Just pulled an old aftermarket HU from a 2005 CH ES Lancer Sedan. Harness is kinda ok, Orange Illumination wire taped, and same with blue/white remote wire, rest are all crimped with connectors.

    Am going to replace the two harnesses to suit the new HU, but noticed a cut wire attached near the factory loom.
    In the pic it is a black wire, with a connector attached...Any ideas on what this is supposed to be or was attached to?
  5. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Active Member Lifetime Premium Member

    When I installed the factory double din head unit in my ch wagon I didnt notice that wire not being used, easiest way is to check wire for continuity to earth, could have been an earth ground wire for factory unit chassis, also check for voltage on acc or ign on, more likely you will find it’s just earth wire though.
  6. ajf

    ajf New Member

    So checked with a multimeter this reads 12v. Constant.

    Peeling back the stock wire wrapping, it seems to be spliced into the yellow constant 12v wire.

    Cant work out what it could be for!

    Power mirrors work...power windows work...all aircon controls work...cruise control works...all settings on stalks work...no power antenna, DRL's or fogs (but these should be ACC anyway)...hazard button lit and works...even dash clock works...in fact the only thing that doesnt seem to work is the ring light around the cigarette lighter, but I wouldn't think that would be constant, as it would drain the battery, so assume it is just a blown bulb...

    Only thing I cant check/know nothing about is airbags, but would assume that a warning light would be on if they were faulty/disconnected in anyway...also 2x dealer airbag recalls have happened on this car ((Takatas)) so if they knew what they were doing, the airbags should be A1...

    Everything seems to be working, but have no idea what needed the constant :/
  7. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Active Member Lifetime Premium Member

    Did you have a look at a ch wiring diagram, and no cig ring is on light circuit, I can look up the ch wiring diagram , just got remember we’re I put it, will have a look. Is it just yellow only, or does it share a plug connection with others. Only thing that requires memory in that vicinity is constant power to head unit for memory backup, but I gather you have already checked that. I
    n the pic it looks black, no stripe going into wrapped harness, is that the yellow wire going into large plug connection I can see.
  8. ajf

    ajf New Member

    No wiring diagram...Just a novice that likes to tinker ;)

    The end of the wire has been clipped, and the clipped end is black...it goes down onto a white connector and can be unclipped...if I follow the other end of the connector, the one still attached, it goes down into the factory wiring...I peeled some of the tape back and it seems to join into a solid yellow wire...you can see the other part of the yellow wire poking out of a rubber sheath, just near where the stereo ISO type plug is...the other rubber sheaths hold the other standard stereo wires, so I assume the yellow is shielded separately to prevent "electrical noise" in the speaker wires...everything on the Stereo plug works fine, and has the normal yellow constant 12v wire located in the plug.

    I have connected up a new head unit and everything functions as it should...radio, clock and settings are all retained.

    Just don't know what that lonely clipped black wire and connector were for...looks too neat for anything not done out of the factory!
  9. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Active Member Lifetime Premium Member

    I’ll look it up on the factory wiring diagrams next few days, and see if I can find something on it.

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