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Installed radio in a dodge i turn on the headlights and the radio

Shuts off

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  • bigrock5182 Apr 17, 2009

    I installed a kenwood radio in 2001 dodge ram 2500 and the radio works fine then i turn the lights on and the radio shuts off

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Did you wire it by guess or use an adapter harness?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Give more details please, heading etc, cut off.

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Sounds like you wired the ground to your headlight dimmer wire. It's grounded until you turn the lights on, then it goes hot, thereby leaving your radio without a ground. Better see which wire you tied in to the headlight circuit. Be sure to check the wires you are connecting to on the vehicle's harness with the key off AND with the key on to make sure it's pos. or neg. when you want it to be.

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