2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT please help:(

Tiny
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  • 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT
  • 6.0L
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140 MILES
Hi Guys, so heres my issue''s''

I recently bought a 2002 Escalade Ext '' truck'' it came with no stereo system, to my knowlesge they come with a single din system, but who ever owned before me must of had a a double, and kinda made a mess of things. So I have a really nice system and when I went to hook it up, I noticed a ton of wires I have never seen before on other vehicles, I have installed stereos before, and I am familiar with the 3 mean wires'' red / yellow/ black, and of course spkrs. But this had none of the above, just a ton of other colors and 3 harness, that I have no idea where they go. But my issue s is this, after playing with some of the wires tryn to find power and ground, I seen to made a mess of things, bcus now, I have no Heat, rpm not workin, fuel not work and msg gauge also not work, only working gauges are the batt. Oil, and engine light is on, which was previously on due to 2 broken manifold bolts, I have check all the regular fuses, and all seem fine, not sure if it could be the bigger black fuses '' I think thats what they are called'', but if anyone has any ideas where and how I can fix this please please let me kno. Its minus 25c and its not a very nice thing to be driving with no heat. Thanks very much in advance. :)
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 8:30 PM

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Tiny
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There were a number of different systems, but lucky for you, 2002 was the last year before the engineers at GM started to build the Body Computers into the radios so you had to leave them in the vehicle. If the original plugs are still intact, you should see two with four wires in each one. Those are the 8 speaker wires. A larger plug has the ignition switch 12 volts, memory 12 volts, switched 12 volts, (for an amp or power antenna), tail lights, dash lights, and ground wire. If you have steering wheel controls or if the original radio had speed-sensitive volume, the fourth plug will be there too. That one also has quite a few spots but it usually only has one or two wires in it.

My guess is you also have steering wheel controls for the heater system. If so, I'd check first for a blown fuse from playing with the radio wires. The radio's memory circuit is always tied into some other circuit that is always live, like the interior lights, horn, or cigarette lighter. The HVAC Computer is going to have a memory circuit too, and it may be tied in with the radio's memory circuit.
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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thank you Sir for the reply.

U seem to kno ur stuff :))

However since I am not very savvy with these things I will leave it up top the pros to find the problem''s'', the truck is going into the shop Monday to have the bolts on the manifold fixed and at that time I will have them take a look at it and hopefully I dint do nothing major to it. Again I appreciate u getting back and put my nerves at ease knowing that it may not be nothing too bad. Cheer's mate !

Luis
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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 9:09 AM

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