car cd deck help

By marioyea ยท 6 replies
Jul 17, 2007
  1. i was just putting in the deck and then it worked fine then i hooked up the subwoffer and amplifier then i plluged the deck back in and now it wont turn on andd my horn dosnt work either..? can anyone help? thanks in advance
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Have you checked the fuse panel for blown fuses. Did you disconnect the cars battery before you began the CD install?
  3. marioyea

    marioyea TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did disconnected and i also pulled the deck out and i tested it in another car and it worked... but i havent chck the fuses
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    If the deck works in another car, it has to be a problem with the wiring or a blown fuse... or both. You may have a wiring error that takes out a fuse. Carefully check your connections
  5. marioyea

    marioyea TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i found the blow fuse changed it now the deck tuned on but then turned off and keep like flashing in nd out
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    CHECK THE WIRING CAREFULLY... The blown fuse and the erratic deck operation is a strong indication of a miswire or faulty ground connection
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,177   +205

    Agree with tmagic650.

    Most car stereos will actually have what each wire does printed on the wires themselves if you look carefully.

    As a rule.

    Red is live.
    Orange or yellow is permanant live.
    Black is earth.

    purples, greens, greys ect are speakers. in pairs but one out of each pair will have a small black stripe down it.

    Alternetively most auto parts stores will sell you an adapter loom for around a tenner. Be sure to be sure all the wiring is correct, ive seen people burn their cars a bit with dodgy radio wiring :) good luck!
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