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Unread 02-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Gauges and radio stopped working!!

Hey guys,

I have read through some other forums on this issue and I cant seem to come up with a solution that works.

I noticed a puddle in my passenger footwell after some heavy rain and then discovered that my gauges or radio wouldn't come on. I am unsure how the water got in, but I have driven it in pouring rain with the top down before with no problem. However, every once in a while the gauges and radio will start working while I am driving, but only for a couple of seconds.

I have checked the fuses, especially the IOD (#20 i think) but it is fine. Idk why they would just stop but turn on randomly sometimes. Loose wires somewhere??

Thanks!

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Unread 02-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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Is that the only 2 things that don’t work? Is it the OEM radio?

The IOD fuse is 25 & supplies B+ power to the radio, cluster, courtesy lights & underhood light. If the courtesy lights & underhood light work it is not the IOD circuit. The gauges & radio both are supposed to only work with the key on so that also points away from the IOD fuse. I don’t see those 2 circuits having anything in common unless other things aren’t working when the radio & gauges are out.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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The courtesy lights do not work either. It is an aftermarket radio but I have had it in there for over a year now. I did some more research and I am going to pull the gauge cluster and radio and see if there are any loose wires. I read the cluster prongs on the wiring harness sometimes dont touch and you have to bend them, so I am going to try that.

I hope I can figure it out.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
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True about the cluster connections but don't see how that would affect the radio unless the wiring to the radio is non-OEM connections & tied into the cluster wiring. Worth pulling the radio to see how it is wired in.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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Last time that happened to me was I blew one of the big fuses under the hood cuz I made the rookie mistake of snipping multiple wires at once... so check the fuses

Edit: nvm I missed the part where you checked the fuses already whoops
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