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My 2001 suburban had its wiring harness cut. I figured it out eventually and thought I had installed properly. Works fine sitting still, but as soon as start moving, even just a few feet in reverse or forward it cuts in and out. So I thought I had a loose connector. Double checked and everything was fine. Disconnected the ignition power and determined its losing it from there even not connected to the radio. I checked with a volt meter. Could I have the wrong ignition wire? I've tested every wire there is for power with ignition on but only find its a solid green that gets power. Please help

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ONe wire should always be hot, the other only when the key is on or in accessory.

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