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My son started messing around with the headunit on the Infiniti FX35 2004 in order to get it connected to boombox and accidentally pulled all the wires from the headunit connector (M58). They tried re-inserting them back but had a short circuit. After that I have with the help of my car mechanic re-installed all the wires and connecte everything back (hopefully correclty). After all that the radio is not turning on. The fuses were replaced. The wiring color doesn't match with the schematics that we have from ALLDATA or any other sources from the internet or mechanic shop. How can I check the correctness of the wiring and also fix the issues with the radio if it is still alive. When we were working on the re-wiring of the radio and had a short on the thin wire that connects from the radio to the face (control panel) the CD plaer started shoffeling disks so I am assuming the radio is still alive but it is a possible the amp is dead since it is not powering up. Or maybe the wires are wrong. Any help would be greately apprecciated. Kids, Kids, Kids! Small kids = small problemms, big kids = BIG PROBLEMMS!

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Even though the CDs are shuffling, the radio is probably shot. Since you make mention that all of the wires are pulled out, I'm going to assume that you meant it was out of the molex connector (the little plastic thing the wires fit into, and plugs into and holds the wires into the radio). Unless you want to shell out a lot of money taking this to the dealer, you may want to try and trace the wires to their sources with a digital ohmmeter and compare them to what is supposed to be arranged in the molex connector. Then I would replace the amp and radio was these are dead.
Another option would be to run an aftermarket radio and wires to the speakers and find the power wires to the radio. This is the most "butchered" option, but might be the easiest.
I would forget the boombox. Car steroes are more than loud enough as it is and all this power puts wear and tear on the electrical system and can even damage components such as the alternator. Body integrity can even be compromised and cause rattles and leaks due to the sound pressure. I'm all for music, but this opens up more trouble than you or your son could ever imagine.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008


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