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Why would the radio not work if the fuse is good and does the radio have its own fuse?


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2011-09-13 17:24:11
2011-09-13 17:24:11

There is a small "inline" fuse on a separate wire to your radio. This is so that there is power on always to keep all your preset stations. Also check behind the radio and make sure the antenna connection hasn't vibrated loose. You didn't say if the lights on the radio were on or off or if the speakers crackled. In your searching, could you have inadvertantly jarred the main radio connection loose?

AnswerTry checking the fuses under the hood. AnswerSome aftermarket radios also have an internal fuse. However don't ever open a CD player as it voids the warranty. If you have checked the above fuses (fusebox under dash, under hood, and inline fuse) take it to a repair shop AnswerMost newer head units have a fuse in the back of it where your antenna, remote, ignition and other wires are plugged in. if that fuse is still good, you may have fried your head unit. Before taking your radio to a repair shop, make sure it's plugged in properly and the wires are good, my remote and ignition wires were shorted to ground and the fuse kept blowing, what happened was they weren't properly connected back to my unit

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If the fuse is good there may be a grounding issue. If the radio is an aftermarket one, try removing it and make sure that the antenna is hooked up and the ground wire (black) is correctly hooked up.

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First thing to do is check the fuse. If the fuse is good then you will have to remove the radio and have it repaired or replace. You should be able to find a used radio at any salvage yard or you can install an aftermarket radio. That would be cheaper than having it repaired.

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Those are two seperate circuits. Start with checking the fuses. There is a fuse for the radio and a fuse for the heater blower motor.

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The IOD fuse is on the left side of the fuse box under the hood, is a 15 AMP fuse. Without or blowed fuse, the radio would not work, power locks does not work, accessories light would not work. This information is for a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan.

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check the fuse in the fuse box

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