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Not Working My Alpine does not read when I turn the ignition on. It makes a clicking noise so I know it is getting power. I have checked the fuses, they are good. I do not understand why when I hit the power button it does not come on. It also has a CD in it that I cannot get out because it fails to do anything. I do not know what else to do can anyone help?

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My only suggestion is to check your wiring.
Be positive your accessory wire [red wire] is hooked up to the correct wire from your car's wiring harness.
To be positive this is the problem, connect both the red and yellow wires [accessory and battery] coming from your head unit to the battery wire from the car's harness temporarily.
Do not, however, leave your head unit wired this way. It will never shut off and drain your battery.
If your head unit still does not turn on, and you say the fuse is good, you most likely have a bad head unit.
Most head units now have a fuse in the back next to the wiring harness as well.
Don't forget to check that one as well, in case you missed it.

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Assuming you have checked all fuses within your car. Remembering not just the fuse box under the hood, but also the fuses that are underneath the dash / steering wheel on most cars.

Is this a common fault? ie did the stereo and the power windows both stop working at exactly the same time. For example fix one and the other will be fixed as well.

Does the car start? if so you have your 12 volt ignition control circuit working. This circuit creates a pilot circuit ie once energised it is used to drive power to the coils of various relays to allow a switch to be automatically moved and allow power though to accessories such as stereo, windows etc. This all happens in the blink of an eye when you turn your car key.

Make sure the ignition is off and check the most simple things including fuses under hood and under steering wheel, check all wiring looms, make sure all relays are securely in their positions. Check for moisture on leads and relays, check all connectors and also check for corrosion. Look for any obvious damage to wiring.

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Is there a fuse for windows ? if so make sure ignition is turned off, remove fuse, turn ignition key to on/run to whatever the last point is before your starter motor turns over. Now check for power within the fuse holder to see if power is actually getting to the fuse. If not then work your way back it is probably a wire loom connector or relay. If power is there then turn of ignition again. Put fuse back in and then go to next step.

Remove the cover for you window switches, turn ignition key to run just before starter motor turns don't start the car and now have a tinker with the tester or multimeter to see if power is actually making it to the switches. Use the switch, is power getting to one side when not activated, then when activated is power getting through to the other side of switch. If yes then work your way forward on the wires to the next point, probably the motor. Is power getting to the input of the motor ? if yes then check connections of wire to motor.

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1. you can go here and get a wiring manual with right model #.
2. The red wire goes to ignition switch/key.
Yellow wire goes to constant hot/battery.
Black wire is ground.
Blue wire is for power antana you do not need to hook that to anything.
You can look at this diagram for a little more help it is not your radio though but it will give you a reference point to look at. All radio red,yellow,blue,black wires are the same on all radios.
go to page 42 on this site for wire diagram.
Good luck with problem.

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