My car was in an accident. my radio still worked after that, but only for a few months. then one day it turned off out of no where..i checked the fuse and also changed it. now i tryed a different radio and it still doesnt work..what is going on?
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Re: radio is not working
Many radios have another fuse located in the positive wire. Maybe yours is one of them. Try the other radio directly from 12 V and see if it turns on. If it does, nothings wrong with the radio. It is the wiring or your fuse is integrated with other accessory fuses. Check all the fuses even if they are not the radio.
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Sounds like a poor connection at the battery or alternator. You need to make sure there is no corrosion or faults in these connections. If there is no fault there then you likely have a ground problem. Find your engine/Chassis ground, make sure it's tight and again free from corrosion and fault. Leaking battery acid can eat wires on the possitive and ground causing issues. Also if the car has been in an accident it could also have damaged or lossened the ground.
Sounds like someone shorted the wires...you need to look into the entire butcher job and see what wires were touched. Disconnect everything the butcher did and then see if your battery is still drainning power.
The humming would be the fuel pump coming on. It should only hum for a few seconds, then shut off.
Your problem is with the start circuit from the battery to the starter, or from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. Check the connections at the starter (the big cable) for tightness. Is the battery charged up enough to turn the engine over? Check by turning headlights on and observe while someone turns key to crank. If they dim a LOT, then either battery is too low, or the starter is bad and needs removing for testing. If brightness doesn't change, then the circuit from ignition switch to starter solenoid is likely not working. Check for 12 volts at the small wire to starter solenoid with key in cranking position. If you have power there, the solenoid may be bad. Remove starter for testing. If no power at solenoid in starting position, then either the ignition switch is bad or the neutral safety switch might be the problem, or the wiring from the switch to the starter solenoid is not passing current. Good luck.
six disc cd changers are notorious for not working in gm. vehicles. on the battery issue i would get a new battery first. the place you bought it from proly jus through some old battery that was layn around to get by. i had the same problem, the battery checked good but just wasnt the right size for the hummer. new bigger battery fixed it all. it could also be the problem with the cd player. my superchips wouldnt work till i got a new battery. hope this helps