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I was installing a new radio i had power to the new unit then the power stopped. i did not blow afuse for the radio buy i did blow afuse for the interior lights. i replaced fuse and still have no power to the radio so i tried to put the old radio back in and stillhave no power.

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Make sure you have checked all of the fuse boxes this happen to me and i didnt know i had two fuse boxes one under dash and one in engine bay

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