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The other day i had a system installed in my car. The remote was hook to the back of the radio. i have the radio where the a/c and radio are one unit. Well i was driving and my auto lamps whent out. then i notice that the heat in my car was on so i hit the button to turn it off and nothing happend i tried pushin more buttons but nothing was showing up on a/c control screen. I also think that my traction controll unit whent out to. then later the next day. My tac and speedometer also when out along with the mile counter. Then later the next day i was driving when my car started to slow dow so i push the pedal it would still go but it would not go more what i guessing to be about 5 mph. Funny thing is the radio still works fine. there was a splice done of one of the wire on the back of the radio. can u give me a guess of what is happening

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This does seem to be different problems, but could be related to the radio install if you belive it.........i can understand if they installed into the one unit and they have tapped into the existing wiring, instead of running extra wires for power, earth and illumination.........

The problem with this piggyback typ installation is normally a hit and miss type situation....the wiring in cars especially after 1999-2000 was reduced in diameter and only able to cope with the current demands that was suited to that circuit. These days, you cannot install an extra device or radio/cd/gps/dvd etc without running extra wires independant of the current systems.......

I would suggest taking it back to the installer and indicating the faults that you are experiencing, and if they refuse to take blame or even investigate it.......find an installer who is willing to pull it apart and diagnose it for you......

Obviously be mindful that in the rare cases (and I mean rare) that it could be a coincedence but I highly doubt it

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