No, don't hook it up to the power wire. It should be hooked up to the Orange wire on the head unit harness that you should get with the amp.Psyk0tic said:I recently got a new pioneer deck. And whats wierd to me is that there is an illumination wire. Do I plug that with the red wire *power wire*? What does it do? My deck is the p930 going into a Civic 00' Ex.