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2010-08-24 00:00:55
Radio not working-fuses are good!
This is on a 2000 Sentra SE 2.0

I was cleaning the interior and had the radio on but at a low volume (probably like 2-3) then all of a sudden I hear a pop (sounded like a blown fuse) and the radio shuts off. No biggie, I've dealt with blown fuses tons of times so I checked the fuse under the hood but that one wasn't blown. I checked the two marked "electronic parts" inside the car and those two were fine too. WTF! I then basically checked every single fuse in the engine bay and in the cabin and everything is good. I checked the fuse on the back of the head unit too but that was good also.

I checked the power light on my amps and those aren't on either. I'm thinking if it's not a fuse it has a be a relay that sends power to the stock wiring. Has anyone been through this before? I didn't have my voltmeter with me so I didn't get to check for power at the wires but I'll do that in the morning.

The only other thing I noticed is that the auxillary power socket (by the ebrake handle) isn't getting power either and I know it worked before because I always charge my phone on that socket. The fuse for the cig lighter and power socket are good also.
2010-08-24 01:51:44
Is there a fuse on the back of your radio?
2010-08-24 02:14:28
Originally Posted by tomaz1684
Is there a fuse on the back of your radio?

yup, and it was good. I even replaced the radio related fuses with new ones just to make sure and still no dice.
2010-08-24 02:40:44
take out the radion and just connect your positive and negative wires just to see if you didnt burn your stereo.
2010-08-25 02:29:19
Thanks for the help! I got it working again.

Apparently there is a fuse in the cabin labeled "ACC". I could have sworn I check them all but maybe I missed that one because it didn't seem to be related to the audio. I think I was assuming it had something to do with A/C (LOL). Anyway I guess it stands for ACCESSORY because the fuse was blown. Once I replaced it everything works again and thank god I didn't fry my headunit!
2010-08-25 03:55:48
whenever you hear a pop while working on electrical it's always scary haha! you always feel like you fried something or shorted the crap out of it. glad to see it was only a fuse and nothing major =D
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