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Trying to hook up after market radio inside my 2005 chevrolet impala using a wire harness but it will not come on. I had another radio installed before this one but someone broke in my car and stole it. I have checked all of the fuses but getting not power. I asked around and was told that I have the right wire harness but it needs to be hooked up a different way for it to work. Can anyone help me with this problem and tell me which wires have to be crossed.

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I had the same issue. You have to run the red power wire to a suitable 10 amp fuse in the fuse panel. Just remember that when you look for fuses, you connect to one that is not "hot" at all times. Meaning connect to one that operates off the key only, and not that battery. Good luck

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