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1997 Pontiac Sunfire Radio Won't come on

My radio stopped working, I turned off the car, wiggled the fuse for it, and turned the car back on. This worked for a few times. Then it quit, I replaced the fuse and nothing. I also tried switching the fuse with another that I knew was working and it still did not work. HELP?!

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Loose ground for radio ..dash/ instrument cluster area good luck

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Tools required for oem replacement radio, torx keys set.

Before working on the radio or other electronics, disconnect the battery cables with 8mm wrench.

Replacing the oem radio is much easier, if you obtain oem radio, compared to aftermarket radio, due to being direct fit.

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Parts needed for the the aftermarket radio install :Stereo assembly, stereo wiring harness adapter, radio antenna adapter, and dash install kit.wiring diagram for the wire colors / functions, along with tools, such as torx key set, screwdrivers,wire crimper, wire stripper, double ended wiring connectors, hair dryer.

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