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Cut out factory radio...could i had shortened something or blown?

I remove old factory radio, installed a new one find out at dusk that my dimmer lights, or dash board light they dont go on. check all fuses under dash, under hood for blown fuse its ok....can some body help thanks....

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  • Joe Smith Jan 13, 2009

    The same thing happened to me while replacing the stock radio. I bought the hardness that justs hooks up to the adapter. I think I've might of burned the bulbs behind dash board. Anu thoughts on this?

  • vitaforall
    vitaforall May 11, 2010

    could be a bad dimmer switch. i also find them turned down. and left unpluged. did you cut the cars wire harness or buy the adapter plug?

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Actually, I still have the factory-installed radio in my 1999 Honda Accord, and it started cutting out randomly about three months ago. It's some kind of power issue, i.e., when I speed up, it's ok, but when I brake it cuts out. However, once it cuts out, if I hit the power window switch the radio will come back on.

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