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Factory radio worked. was going to replace. new radio worked till i tried to put back in dash, now neither radio works. all fuses are good.

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I will bet that if you closely examine the car's wiring harness you will find where you broke or pinched something when you shoved the new radio in. that damage now causes neither radio to work. look especially at the pins in the plug.

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