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No power to CD Player

I painted my dash (needed removal) for the first time. When I put it back in I pulled the radio wires through and hooked up my CD Player. I set the player by the shifter to grab something and it slid into the metal frame under the dash and sparked. I grabbed it quick.
Now my player doesn't work. I checked and changed all fuses even though none were blown. I bought a test light and touched it to all the wires, the only one that had power was the yellow which I think is the battery.
Some people say i might have shorted my ignition wire. I have no way to hook this up to any other car to see if it's the cd player. The ignition with the key turned though should light the test light correct? There shouldn't be just one wire that activates the light?
 Any opinions?

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  • allenr Oct 24, 2007

    Thanks for your response. Ok so i changed all my fuses in the box related to the cd player and changed the one on the back of the cd player. Before I reinstalled my dash I had no problems with anything.


    I checked the fuse box for any loose wires. As you say and others have said, they doubt I fried my player, it has to be fuse or wire related. Something else went wrong when I installed my dash back in. Maybe I pulled on the wires too hard pulling them through? But the yellow does light up. It says 12 volt memory on the wire which actually hooks up to a white & blue stripe. The red of course is the power.


    Any other opinions are welcome. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was re-installing an aftermarket CD player and saw a spark, at the same time my dome light went out and hasn't worked since, nor has the radio. The fuse for the cigarette lighter and radio is good, as are all my other fuses including the ones under the hood near the battery. I'm assuming it's something with the wiring now as well?

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Hi Allenr,
The red wire should light the test light all the time.
The yellow wire should light the test light only when ignition is on.
the black wire should be tied to the body of the car. Red and yellow should be only wires with power to light test light,
you have blown fuse if the red wire is not lighting the test light.

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