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1989 chevy caprice, power locks and radio just stopped working!

I have a 1989 chevy caprice, 305 engine. BUT. Radio, and clock don't work. The power locks don't work. I think these two things are because of one problem, maybe the fuse box? and what in the fuse box do I need to mess with. and where is the fuse box?
Additionally, I have noticed the car bucking and heaving a little in low gears, and the headlights are dim... is this because of the same problem as the radio and power locks?

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SOURCE: 1998 Chevy Suburban radio troubles...

Hi Janie,

If the radio powers up, it's not a fuse problem. At least not with the radio itself. The door locks are most likely unrelated. We can address them separately. One thing at a time though.

My first suggestion would be to check for an engaged mute option. If that isn't it, my 2nd choice is the box that you mentioned, that the radio connects to. That is what is drawing my attention.

However I need to know more.

A bit of Question and Answer is needed to help you out. Just comment me back with the answers. OK?

  1. Make/Model of the replacement radio
  2. Make/Model of the CD player
  3. Make/Model/Nature of the box the radio connects to. Is it an Amplifier? What is it?
  4. Do all the components power up when the radio does?
  5. When you try to play a CD, does it go through the motions, just with no sound?
Get back to me and we'll get you fixed up
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Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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First things first. Do you have a volt meter to check the battery voltage? What engine do you have?
Let me know.
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Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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If the battery has gone dead, it could cause the security system to go into full lock-up mode. If it has locked up the accessories will work after the battery is charged back up , but the power to the starter will be cut off and it wont turn over. You need to do the 30 minute learn procedure. A GM dealer will print it out for you and you can do it yourself. It's very simple if you follow the procedure exact. hope this helps and good luck.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: M y radio stopped working on my 2004 trail blazer

The 2004 Trailblazer has two fuse panels, one in the under hood and one under the middle row seats. The radio fuse is marked RADIO fuse # 41 and is a 15 amp fuse located in the rear fuse panel. To access the rear fuse panel flip the seat behind the driver to the upright position, under it you can see the fuse panel and a diagram should be on the under side of the cover. 

Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I remove fuse for clock/radio '05 Aveo

I have looked and looked for this myself. I belive since one of the wires runs to the ecu. for the acc power it is branched off of some other . If you need a good reliable place to pull power. Use the power windows Breaker / fuse its on the passanger side it is on acc power for the key.
The other Direct battery feed for the radio is protected in the left fuse box on the drivers side.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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