90 Accord no rear running lights

Tiny
DON1701
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  • 1990 HONDA ACCORD
My son has a '90 Honda Accord LX. After he got his after market radio stolen when he turns on the headlights the dash lights don't work and he doesn't have any rear running lights and the electric antenna doesn't work. He has to pull it up by hand. He said he checked all the fuses and none were blown. We live over 400 miles apart so I can't look at it myself.
Any ideas on what it could be?

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 AT 10:24 AM

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Tiny
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Same issue here, except the aftermarket radio was in place long ago and lights were working fine until recently.

Looked around the web, and people have suggested:

1) checking for dead fuses (I can only find the ones under the hood, and I've replaced them all).

2) electrical shorts (none that I could find).

3) replacing/rehook the radio (completely replaced with original factory deck but still no go).

4) tearing out the dashboard. (I'll hold off on this one until necessary).

Any pros know what else we're missing?
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Monday, February 13th, 2006 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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Did he install a new radio by itself?

Check for loose wires.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 AT 9:37 AM
Tiny
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I did the installation and used the factory harness so no loose cables AFAIK. FYI, we had a minor hit to the rear-bumper recently, but all the lights were still working afterwards for several weeks.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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The power antena signal (12vdc + ) came from the radio, every time the radio its turn it on sends power to it, check that wire, the dash board lights are in series with the radio light (every time you dim the dashboard lights the radio light should dim also) this two things has to be a problem from the radio, but the running lights its another issue, could be a loose wire or disconnected harness on the back, the rear hit could loose a connector and the vibration do the rest.
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 AT 11:29 AM

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