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Is the car radio accessory switched 12v + wire the wire I connect my steering wheel controls wire from my knew radio to?

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Depends on the set up. It will supply 12v power to any accessory connected to it when the radio is turned on. By accessory, I mean : powered amplifiers with relays, motorized antennas, additional audio components. Most likely it is to power an external amplifier or sub woofer.

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Obviously a short is what you're dealing with. If you can take the cover that goes over the steering column so you can see the wires you will probably be able find where the short is occuring. Look for sharp metal around the wires or points where the insulation has been wore off.

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SOURCE: No power to Car Radio Switched 12v Wire:

sounds like a fuse or relay problem

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