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Replaced alternator now radio doesnt play on 1998 ford escort zx2

The radio turns on and i can see what station i am tuning it to but no sound comes out. changed the fuse and it still doesnt work.

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    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    sounds like you reversed the polarity and buggered the radio

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Check your ground connection

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