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Stock radio stopped working

I own a 2001 Dodge Neon with a stock stereo and 4 disc cd changer. One day my stereo stopped working. Now I have the lights on my equalizer flashing red in 3 different brightness levels in a pattern. I still get power to my cd changer. But nothing happens when I push in the knob for the power/volume. Please help.

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  • cazwoy Sep 28, 2008

    I bought a 2001 Chrysler Neon this afternoon... I tried the stereo and everything seemed to work great. Shortly after, I drove to a friends had dinner and when I started the car to leave, I noticed the equalizer lights blinking rhythmically and the radio wouldn't work. Like the previous poster, The CD changer below is fine. A friend checked the fuses and says they are fine. Any guesses?

  • koz19 Nov 08, 2008

    yeah I too have the same problem. The only thing is I don't know which fuse goes to the radio as the fuse box diagram doesn't say radio-15 amp...or whatever. Am I checking the right area in the fuse box under the hood?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Exact same problem. Just purchased a 2001 Chrysler Neon today. Radio/Clock do not work. The 4 disc changer under the raio has power, and will take in and eject cds. But the radio does not work. Only sign of life is the 3 orange blinking lights from the equalizer adjustments. Any ideas? Anybody been able to sove this problem?

  • mmalone1105 May 09, 2009

    Same problem, My mother is the original owner of a 2001 Neon with a low end stock stereo w/ tape player. One day we started losing power here & there to the radio and now nothing at all, no radio, no clock, Will replacing the radio help, I have heard that peopl still have the same problem after installation of a new head unit. Please any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Have you checked the fuses. Usually under the dash or in the glove box.


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