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How do I get my electronics to work again?

So I had battery problems this passed winter and had to jump it. My brother, being the "know it all" that he is, accidentally switch the polarities when jumping it and screwed something up. Now my radio doesn't work (lights still light up the buttons), my dome light doesn't come on nor my trunk light, and my power locks no longer work. All my panel fuses inside the vehicle have been replaced and are good to go, but those three things are still not working. I've heard there's a fuse behind the radio itself, but I'm not sure. If anyone could help me, I'd really like to get those working again. Thanks in advance to anyone who answers.

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    Ken Shwaery May 02, 2013

    There's also no clock display. Didn't know if that was a given or not.



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I would also check the relays and the fuses in the engine drivers side I believe. Also the ones inside. Yes I do believe there is a fuse behind the stereo but when my battery died in my 04 durango it killed the cd player but the radio worked. I would check all the stuff you can to your ability. Does your stratus have a box next to the postive cable to the battery where it hooks on the terminal. You may need to replace that.

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