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Radio only works if the red and yellow wires Are Tied together

Ok, Ill try and explain this the best I can, about a few week ago, I took out my Dual radio and found my radio had a short in the remote wire so i swapped with a older Dual but now it only works with having the red and yellow wires taped together ,...i tried messing with it and i cant figure it out, now today I bought a new radio..hooked it up, once again the radio would only work if the red and yellow wires off the wireing harness were hooked up together, if they were just hooked up red to red and yellow to yellow the radio wouldnt work, so in order for me to get power i have to tie the yellow and red together , so its like all in one bunch (yellow and then yellow on the radio and red on the harness and red on the radio) then tied both yellow and red together, thats the only way the radio works...it wont keep memory either,( i shut off my car, came back out about 15 min later, started it, no memory) any thoughts on the problem..please help me out...when it comes to any electronics im A+ but im stumped here

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  • brainspila Jul 22, 2010

    yea i checked all the fuses all were fine

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Sounds like you blew a fuse my friend. check it out

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