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Car stereo blinking

I have a 2003 Ford Focus and this weekend the radio started blinking on and off. It kept going that way (even with the car off) until I pulled the fuse. So I guess my question is, does it sound like it's a loose wire someplace or do I need to replace my entire stereo? I'm looking to go the cheapest route, I don't need anything fancy, just something to listen too!

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  • Tonigirl Mar 23, 2008

    Nothing at all, but I went and got it looked at yesterday and it's fried. So I have to find a new stereo along with all the mounting parts to go along with it.

  • Jason Mathis May 11, 2010

    Is this a factory original system?have you done any mods to the car recently, neons, anything electrical?

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SOURCE: car stereo wiring (1993 Ford Taurus GL)

My guess is that ford did not change that much in a year.

1994 Ford Taurus Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Green/Yellow
Radio Ignition Switched 12V+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green
Radio Illumination Dimmer Wire: Light Blue/Red
Radio Antenna Trigger Wire: Orange/Blue
Radio Amplifier Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 6 1/2′
Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): White/Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Green/Orange
Rear Speakers Size: 5′ x 7′
Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Pink/Light Green
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Dark Blue/Orange
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Pink/Light Blue
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): Tan/White

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

DrElectrics
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SOURCE: car radio /clarion db315 pro audio

try this

http://www.ehow.com/how_5829_wire-car-stereo.html

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

SOURCE: Kenwood Stereo not working, Ocer/

u only need to reset the stereo and thats it

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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SOURCE: cd keeps ejecting

use a product called cd kleen it.you can find them on ebay.they take care of problems like this.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Installing a cd deck into car

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