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Hello Replaced stock radio with after market and now the dash, light don't work and tail lights blow the 10 amp fuse can you help

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I have a 98 nissan sentra gxe.. my husband put a new stereo in it for me and now the wipers and radio both stop working after just a few minutes of having them on, but only if the car is running.. when i only turn the key (not starting) they both work fine,, but as soon as i start the car sometimes they work but most of the time they dont. and when they do its only for a few minutes.

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You have a bare wire shorting out,This is a bad condition and needs attention right away.remove the stereo and start over,you will find the bare wire or you wired the stereo to that circuit.

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