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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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I got an 86 coupe and I just installed a radio. Why doesnt my radio turn on when I kick the key back? If I kick the key forward my fuel pump turns on. But why doesnt my radio turn on when I kick the key back? Anyone know why?

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The red power cable is not on the accessory lead.
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Elaborate some more on this please........

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Most radios have a yellow power wire for memory (constant power) connection that is live all the time.
Most radios have a red power wire that is switched (only gets power when the key is on). You have connected the red wire to a power source that is not hot when the key is in the accessory position.
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So what should I do? Sorry, I dont know shit bout radios.......

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Get a digital multi meter, turn the key backwards, use the probes to find a 12 volt feed that is on when the key is backwards, on when the key is forwards, and off when the key is off, connect switched wire (usually red) to the 12V source. If this is still not making sense, do yourself a favor and take your car to a stereo shop for professional installation.
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Thanx I will do that today....

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