Radio Problems

Tiny
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I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan with 120000 miles on it. The radio works at times, and other times it does not, no radio, clock or anything. I have pulled the radio and had it checked, and that is not the problem. Please help.
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Saturday, July 8th, 2006 AT 11:32 PM

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Tiny
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>I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan with 120000 miles on >it. The radio works at times, and other times it does >not, no radio, clock or anything. I have pulled the >radio and had it checked, and that is not the >problem. Please help.

This is what I am best at. Dodge and crysler in general have no ground wire on there radio harness. It's pulled from 2 places.
1 - a bolt on the back of the radio usualy bolted the body of the car.
2 - the ANT lead, not a very good ground but it has been known to work

If the radio is grouned properly then your best bet is to re-wire. You most likely have a wire problem in your car. The easy way to do this is goto a stero shop and ask for a Dodge Factory radio harness (one what will plug into your Car and a seperate one that will plug into your radio. There will be 2 of them or one (depending on the year of the car again) use the harness that plugs into your power section of the radio. Plug the other one into the car, so all wireing is left alone for your controlls (in the back or on the wheel). The only thing your going to change is 2 wires. RED and Yellow Red is the ignition and yellow is the memory of the radio.

Hope that helps and is easy enough. If you cut the wires behind your radio you'll be asking for a mess and problems. Harness's may cost a few bux but in the long run 100% better.

BTW Metra Makes the harness you need.

Part # 70-1817 <- Into the car
Part # 71-1817 <- Into the radio
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