Stereo deck trouble


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Ya live and learn. Well, reddit told me to wire the deck directly to the battery via the two power wires and the ground to negative which I just did and the stereo turned on and functioned normally. I've pulled and checked every single fuse in the truck twice now, there are a couple self resetting fuses, but none of them are explicitly connected to the radio.
 


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One of the two power wires should have went to ignition power. Have you physically checked the connections you made?
 

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One of the two power wires should have went to ignition power. Have you physically checked the connections you made?
I re stripped and re connected the red and yellow wires and re did the ground after I replaced the fuse.
 

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Id dig out the ole multi meter and see if you actually have power at the radio harness... if you are getting 12 volts at the connection you might have to accept that your radio is just plain ole broke.

Also sometimes there's security features on aftermarket radios. May wanna read through the manual to see if there's anything like that.
 

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I read the manual, its troubleshooting answer was to try the reset button which I did. Its reading twelve volts on the battery wire, nothing on the accessory wire, which I'm now assuming is the problem. If the wire between the fuse box and the radio is fried somewhere I may not be able to get to it :/
 

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Ok. Not to pick on you or anything here. We're just trying to help. But we can't see what you can see. And we don't know your skill level. A couple questions.

1. How are you connecting wires? Wire nuts? Butt splices? Insulation displacement connectors? Twist and tape? Solder and heat shrink?

2. When you say you checked all the fuses. How did you check them? Pull and look? Pull and measure with ohm meter? Leave in place and check voltage across them with a meter? Check voltage with test light?

Do you have the owner's manual so that you know exactly which fuses to check? When you replace fuses, do you use the correct size (amp rating)?
 

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FML. The brand new fuse I used was defective. Put a different one in and it's fine. Thank you, everyone for your time. A lesson ill only have to learn once.
 

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FML. The brand new fuse I used was defective. Put a different one in and it's fine. Thank you, everyone for your time. A lesson ill only have to learn once.
Never buy used fuses. 😜😆
 


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