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ford expedition stereo conected directly to battery wont turn on


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j0hn
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Feb 7, 2014, 10:56 PM

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ford expedition stereo conected directly to battery wont turn on Sign In

so i bought a 97 expedition and the after market radio worked by itself and two speakers.it was a old pionner with a broken detachable face plate held with ruberbands and cd player did not work. .

so i decided to buy a 200 pionner and an amp and i already had speakers so my friend was installing it when je noticed tjat the actual harness was missing just the ground,positive and two speakers were conected so he said lets see id it works like this and it did but two days later it just shut off and hasnt turned on while checking the wiring we found the positive wire was spliced directly to the positive wire

my friend said it shorted out it could be fixed i took it to the store but they wont exchange or give refund

plz hlp i cant afford to kust throw it away its bluetooth and sd and could play anything from usb

if anybody has had a similar situation i would apreciate the help....



the red wire wich is the power for the radio was atached directly to the positive wire wich runs to starter and back to positive in battery


(This post was edited by j0hn on Feb 8, 2014, 10:22 PM)


Discretesignals
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Feb 8, 2014, 9:45 PM

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Re: ford expedition stereo conected directly to battery wont turn on Sign In

Not sure what you mean by positive wire spliced to the positive wire. If you wired it incorrectly and fried the head unit, we can't really help you with that.





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nickwarner
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Feb 9, 2014, 9:11 AM

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my friend was installing it when je noticed tjat the actual harness was missing just the ground,positive and two speakers were conected so he said lets see id it works


From what I can understand of this post it seems you bought something that the last owner did a hack job on. Are you saying that the deck that was in it when you bought it was installed by someone who hacked up the wiring harness and cut off the plug? Any chance that this has a premium sound package on the factory setup? Not sure with these ones but do recall some vehicles with a factory premium sound package had a separate amp in them. When you put in an aftermarket deck you had to unplug the harness in it because you won't be using it anymore, and you put a wiring adapter on to allow you to hook in your new deck.

Either you have something as I had described, which I don't think you do, or that plug was cut off. You may have to pull a few things out of the dash to help you find where it is, but its in there. Remove that splicing/ hack work and make repairs to whatever on the factory wiring was damaged. If the factory plug was chopped off you'll need to go to a salvage yard or something to get a pigtail to install. Do not just twist the wires together and tape them, it needs to be soldered and then covered with heat shrink tubing.

If this is out of your knowledge and ability to do, you should take it to a pro who can. I will tell you right now he isn't going to be pleased. I get pissed when people hack up their wiring cluelessly and then ask me to fix the damage. So it will cost some cash to do this right so nothing in the truck gets fried. I have seen people do things just like this that resulted in the car starting on fire and being totalled. As such, it really needs to be done properly.


j0hn
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Feb 11, 2014, 9:11 PM

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Re: ford expedition stereo conected directly to battery wont turn on Sign In

yes the fsctory wirring was chopped and hidden from view but we spotted it. buoght a plug at the salvage yard and original radio. everything works ok. i was asking if my radio the pionner was fixable or a goner. my friends say its just a fuse inside the radio but we checked it out in another truck and it will not power on.

dont want to open it up cause the manager where I bought might give me a refund


Discretesignals
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Feb 11, 2014, 9:34 PM

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Your radio should have two powers (orange and red or yellow and red) and ground (black). Red is hot only when the ignition is on or accessory positions and yellow or orange is hot all the time. If you don't hook up both powers and have a good ground, it won't turn on.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Feb 11, 2014, 9:51 PM)






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