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I recently replaced a stock radio in my mothers car, a 2004 subaru forester. I have done this before in my honda by cutting and splicing the wires and using no wiring harness. except this time i thought all was good, until the next day when we noticed the dash lights are all not working. no idea how this could have happened. the fuses are all good, so im not sure what else to try. any ideas?

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You may have spliced into the illumination wire as your auxillary power. use a volt meter to check and see if either of your power wire recieve 12.0 to 13.8 volts when you have your headlight on. if you do then you have used the wrong power wire

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