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My battery kept draining overnite in my 1998 ford the radio stopped working and now the battery holds the charge just fine.i pulled the radio and checked for power,i am getting 12v out of the red wire but the radio will not power up.i also tested the radio it works fine what could be the issue please help

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It sounds like you might have a bad or loose ground to the radio when you install it in the car. Where did you test the radio to verify that it worked?

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