Electrical issue from aftermarket radio

Tiny
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  • 2007 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,400 MILES
Hello, the radio that came with the car stopped working a long time ago, so I put in a pioneer aftermarket radio and it worked fine. Until one day it didn’t turn on anymore and neither did my car. All the lights would turn on on the dash when I would try to turn it on. All fuses are fine. I didn’t know what to do so I put the old radio back in because a mechanic said the new radio was causing it to not turn on. And once the old radio was put it the car turned on fine. No lights came on in the dash and even the radio turned on after it shutting down a while back. But once I turned off my car the radio stayed on and was frozen on the main screen. It turned off when I opened the door and now I haven’t been able to to turn it back on. Now that I know it works I want to know how I can get it back on.
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Saturday, June 8th, 2019 AT 7:26 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

That doesn't make any sense at all. How could a radio stop your vehicle from starting? An aftermarket stereo, like a Pioneer, generally will have a red wire (switched batt+), a yellow wire (batt+ constant), a black wire (ground), a blue wire (amp remote), white wires(left front speaker blk strp -), green wires(left rear blk strp -), purple wires (right rear black strip-), and gray wires(right front black strip-). I don't see how this could cause a vehicle not to start, unless, where were the wires for the Pioneer stereo spliced from?

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Alex
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Sunday, June 9th, 2019 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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Well every time the pioneer is put in the car shows a red dot under the 60 mph and when that shows the next time I try to turn on the car it doesn t turn on. Just all lights flash. When the factory radio is put in no red dot pops up and the car runs fine.
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Sunday, June 9th, 2019 AT 8:18 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

How are the connections to the pioneers electrical connector or the pioneers wiring) made?

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Alex
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Sunday, June 9th, 2019 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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I had someone wire them for me. Came with a kit.
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Sunday, June 9th, 2019 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Okay, I have a 1997 Mustang GT. When I bought it it still had the Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM) cassette tape deck in it. Needless to say I was going to change it out. I have a very nice Kenwood CD player in it now, and even though it is not a state of the art MP3 player, it is still more my speed. Anyway, when I was installing it I went to the nicest car stereo store in my area, authorized Kenwood, Sony, Alpine dealers, etc.I bought a connector that went in between the OEM connector and the Kenwood connector and made it possible to install the Kenwood head unit with no wire splicing involved. I paid $75.00 for the connector ten years ago. After three days of wondering what the heck I was doing wrong because I could not get my stereo to work, it finally dawned on me that this special connector that I paid $75.00 for at the nicest car stereo store in my area was not the right one. The pins did not match up like they were supposed to. So after all of that I wound up splicing into the power wires and running speaker wire myself, and my stereo has worked ever since.
Having said that I have included wiring diagrams for your vehicle's OEM stereo, and connector pinout diagrams in the diagrams down below. You might want to compare them to the connector that came in your kit and make sure that the pins are lining up. Please get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Sunday, June 9th, 2019 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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I m not worried about the Pioneer radio anymore. I m keeping the factory one there. But the factory one doesn t turn on. When messing around with the IOD fuse the radio screen flashes like it wants to turn on but then it doesn t.
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Monday, June 10th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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The next thing I m thinking about doing is replacing the fuse box. Is that a good idea?
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Monday, June 10th, 2019 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

This does sound like you have a loose wire coming from the fuse or that the pins are not making good contact with the female connectors on the fuse location. This could also possibly be the IOD fuse. I have included instructions for the removal and installation of the IOD Fuse and the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) in the directions down below. I would not recommend the removal and installation of the TIPM because the Power-train Control Module (PCM) and the Cab Compartment Node (CCN) must be installed and communicating with each other before you can hook up the battery and provide power to the TIPM.
Please go through the guides that are in the diagrams down below and get back to us with what you find out.

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Alex
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Thursday, June 13th, 2019 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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I changed both iod fuses and that still didn t work.
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Friday, June 14th, 2019 AT 10:15 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Check the hole where the IOD Fuse plugs into. Make sure the female connector is getting good contact with the fuse.

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Friday, June 14th, 2019 AT 10:39 PM

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