Swapped in new radio, couldnt get all speakers to work. took out the radio. went for a rid, parked, came back 2hrs later, and battery was dead. also noticed the interior lights were on even though they were switched off. blinkers, when on, don't blick but give solid light. now the battery drain quickly when running, apparently not recharging properly. what is the worst case scenerio? how could just trying a different radio devistate an 86 lincoln towncars electrical system like this?
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Re: put in new radio, now have electrical problems
First of all you need to start over there is a wire somewhere not hooked up right these are some of the places you can get an installation kit Radio Shack, Walmart, Meijers, Best Buy, with these kits you just plug in to the old radio wires and the diagram that comes with it tells you what is what
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hey, that sounds like wiring for sure, if your cd player is working fine and its just your speakers? then yes that would be a wiring problem, theres a bad wire somewhere in the system. either find out yourself where the bad wire is or bring it to someone who know how to repair those types of problems. good luck!
yes check your fuses that is why they are on the car incase there is a serge it blowes the fuse insted of frieing what ever that fuse leads to. In the future when working on the electrical disconect the - side of the battery, best of luck
Had same problem. Our trailer electric wiring harness had a bare wire that shorted when it touched the meatl trailer hitch. This blew a fuse. The fuse that it blew also control the transmission lock out thus not allowing you to shift out of park. I believe it is a 15 amp fuse. Of all the spare fuses in the van there is no 15 amp available. I took the fuse for the heated mirrors and swapped it with the blown fuse. Problem fixed but no heat for the mirrors. Better that than no tranny.
ck to make sure the radio itself is not pinching any wires wiggle the wiring harness around .. a blown fuse is a direct short but also try this disconect one marker lite at a time you could have one bad marker lite causing the problem it could be just a coincidense with the radio installation
I had avery similar problem with my radio. At first I would lose audio but it would eventually come back. Then I lost it for good. I replace the radio and that work for a bit and then replaced the speakers and they worked for a bit. Eventually no audio. I took the radio and speakers back to the tech who installed them and he found a short in the speaker wiring to the passenger speakers. He installed a jumper around the short and the new radio and speakers worked fine. Then I had him put in the original raidio and speakers and have had audio ever since.