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No power to my stereo,it does work so could it be the battery connection

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  • mtous2162 May 11, 2010

    Can you clarify this further?

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    What works?

    How did you determine that there is no power to the stereo?

    Do any other system(s) fail?




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U need to test if u have power upto the sterio if so is the sterio earth properly

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