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2004 Aftermarket Power but NO SOUND!?

Old 07-16-2011, 08:32 PM
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Default 2004 Aftermarket Power but NO SOUND!?


I have read a bit on the failure of the factory radio. I do suffer from intermittent bouts of working and not working. The backlight has not worked in awhile, and now the radio shuts off when it wants to, with a CD player that is useless.

I ordered an aftermarket CD/FM player from Crutchfield, and being the novice I am have run into a bit of a mess.

I spent hours trying to hook this thing up.

Finally I get to a point where I think I am home-free and as I reconnect the battery I notice that the power to the new unit goes on, but there is NO SOUND!!!

Is this related to:

1. The fact that the original radio/components aren't working properly
2. I hooked it up incorrectly


Thanks in advance!
Old 07-17-2011, 06:18 AM
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PS. This morning I tried to fix it and noticed that when I reconnect the battery there is a "ding" sound that is constantly going.

The automatic locks don't seem to be working well either.

When I unplug the aftermarket radio (which still has NO SOUND) everything reverts back to normal.

help please!!! Thanks in advance.
Old 07-19-2011, 12:39 PM
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sounds like you made incorrect connections. did you install the aftermarket radio in the pocket below or did you get the large kit that replaces the manual A/C controls?

did you bypass factory radio wiring with the 70-1720 Metra harness or intercept wiring with that and the 71-1720 harness?

describe each wire connection to the aftermarket head unit.
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