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Installing kenwood kdc-mp238 in a 2001 dodge ram 2500 quad cab

I purchased above radio, I bought a harness to plug to stock plugs, then wired to radio. Radio comes on, but no sound at all is coming out, did I get wrong harness?, or cross something? Is there something I need to do to set radio up? I disabled display mode, I think I cleared code lock, Im at a loss. Thanks for any help

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Same radio, different vechicle. Bought the correct harness; matches colors and old diagram on old radio just fine. All functions on the MP238 seem to work but there is no sound at all; am/fm or CD source.

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No ur radio is fine to fit the wiring harness into ur dodge the wiring has been crossed so it wont work, if u go 2 the Kenwood US site and down load the KDC MP 228 manual it has a good wiring dirgram and with a bit of work u can work out what goes where :0 Hope this helps

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