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I recently installed the Pioneer FH-X720BT in a 2005 GMC

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I recently installed the Pioneer FH-X720BT in a 2005 GMC Canyon using the GMOS-01 harness. The head unit works fine when the car is still, but loses power when the car is moving. Power is restored when the car stops at a stop sign or light or parks. I have triple checked all of the connection and they all are good.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,

If the system only works when the car is stationary then it seems it may be getting power from the brake lights...

You will need to use a voltmeter to test the power supply wiring and trace it back to figure out what is wrong.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It works fine when the car is in park and the power is coming from the factory harness. It seems as though there may be a voltage drop when the car is in motion which is causing the head unit to turn off.
Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 10 months ago.

Can you measure the voltage when in park position and when the car is moving?

You may need a second pair of hands to assist with this.

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