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  • martinsgh Sep 02, 2010

    radio for 1993 cadillac deville am-fm casset standard equipment

  • martinsgh Sep 02, 2010

    no power on radio or antenna

  • martinsgh Sep 02, 2010

    fuses and relay ok

  • martinsgh Sep 02, 2010

    fuses and relay are ok for 1993 deville

  • martinsgh Sep 02, 2010

    1993 cadillac deville am-fm radio w/casset player standard equipment the fuse in the fuse box is good and the relay in the relay section appears ok

  • martinsgh Sep 02, 2010

    did you receive

  • martinsgh Sep 03, 2010

    radio is out how do i check with meter what color wire where to ground

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I will just have to give you a general answer, since there's no specific information on the unit (make, model, etc). First of all, check your power supply with a voltmeter (check the body of the unit or power supply to ascertain what the voltage should be- most are 12v). That's about all you without taking the unit apart and troubleshooting it, which is difficult, and hard to repair and get parts for. These units are basically sold as throwaways, since they're not cost effective to repair.
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What is it we are working on here, make model and year

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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    yadayada Sep 02, 2010

    have u checked the fuse box for the radio? if the radio fuse is blown then the antenna will not work. The fuse number is listed in the owners manual

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