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Old 04-12-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Okay so I took out the stock stereo that came with the car, and installed an aftermarket one, and it doesnt seem to get power, the new stereo wont turn on, nor will the old one if I plug it back in.

and the climate control unit doesnt turn on
neither do my compass, or driver information panel.

and the "security" light no longer flashes when the car is turned off, or even come on at all.

and all of the fuses are fine.

and the compass and DIC didnt turn on before, but everything else worked fine, id say the two problems are related.
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Did you check the fuses under the dash on passenger side?
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there are fuses in the relay panel on the passenger side of the dash. its to the right sdie of the glove box just below. sometimes its easier to take out the lower dash panel, but you can open the glove box all the way using the rubber tabs on the top. you just pull them in your direction and it allows the glove box to open all the way and drop down.
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there are fuses in the relay panel on the passenger side of the dash. its to the right sdie of the glove box just below. sometimes its easier to take out the lower dash panel, but you can open the glove box all the way using the rubber tabs on the top. you just pull them in your direction and it allows the glove box to open all the way and drop down.
Those are the ones i checked.
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you checked the ones under the steering wheel as well?
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you checked the ones under the steering wheel as well?
yes
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usually the problem with the DIC and Compass is the actual entire instrument panel and its a pretty common problem in this gen. its usually the failure of the plastic wiring strip that runs accross the rear of the panel
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Does it start ? I'm wondering if you killed the battery while installing the radio.
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usually the problem with the DIC and Compass is the actual entire instrument panel and its a pretty common problem in this gen. its usually the failure of the plastic wiring strip that runs accross the rear of the panel
I got the stereo problem fixed, now I want to fix the DIC and compass, how would you recommend fixing it?
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i had to replace my cluster cuz the board is made out of soft flexible plastic and i coudlnt find exactly where it was bad at. so i just pluggedin a new cluster and it worked.
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