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My Darn Radio

05-30-2009, 12:09 AM
I just bought a 1995 Neon. Love it now that I can drive it. However today I was driving and my radio crapped out. Checked the fuses and seems ok (haven't tried changing it yet cause it visually looks ok) anything else to check for?

05-30-2009, 01:24 PM
Well, there are amplifiers on the speakers themselves. However, they would have all had to crap out at the same time, which is very unlikely. If the fuse is fine I would suspect that the head unit is bad. After all, they weren't all that great in the first place.

05-30-2009, 01:42 PM
actually the radio doesn't power on at all....Is there more than one fuse that runs it? Or just the big 30 amp?

Oldsmobile Doctor
05-30-2009, 08:36 PM
10 amp fuse # 13 under the hood and 10 amp # 16 under the left side of the dash supply power to the radio. A 95 Neon doesn't have powered speakers from the factory not sure where that idea came from.

05-31-2009, 07:59 AM
great will check that today.

06-01-2009, 08:45 PM
it appears not to be the fuse. My radio decided to turn on today and then later when I went out it decided it doesn't want to go on. anything else I should check? Or should I just install an aftermarket...>Driving in silence sucks

Oldsmobile Doctor
06-01-2009, 09:10 PM
That is your choice I personally like OEM radios, less likely to get stolen. I got my last one off ebay a nice CD-cassette. You should verify that even though the fuse is OK that you have power. The pink wire is hot all the time and the red & white one is hot with ignition. Also be sure that the ground strap is hooked up on both ends. A Neon has a plastic dash so it need that to work. I do have one radio that when you install it it works but the next day it won't come on unless I unhook it and re-hook it up.

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