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no radio, no dome lights

Posted by Joelo, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:15 AM

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  1. Joelo

    Joelo Probationary Member

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    Hey all, I've swapped my 90 head unit into my 92 gsx. When I was looking at the interior fuse box (below dash) there was a metal clip that I think was in the radio fuse slot connecting it to something else. Like a fool i tossed this out thinking that it was a jumper for something else. Now I'm thinking that maybe I needed it? Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

    Please help if you know why that clip might have been there. All fuses are continuity tested but I have no power to radio or dome lights. I need the radio to drown out the sound of my grinding transmission.
     

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  2. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Supporting Member

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    Check the fuses again all of them , sounds like a ground issue if dome isnt working either they are tied in, to the room fuse, and the radio. Ive been there i finally found a ground issue.
     

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  3. Joelo

    Joelo Probationary Member

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    Hm i wonder if the clip was there to connect grounds. Thanks for the suggestion I'll go through the grounds and check em for continuity.
     

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  4. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I think that the main power for the interiors fuse is blown. The radio will have ONE wire that is hot at all times and the dome light is also hot at all times. When you open a door, you ground the circuit, and the light comes on. Your stereo will have a switched 12v and a constant 12v source.
    I wonder if someone just jumpered the fuse for the interior instead of replacing the fuse. Can you take a picture and post it of the fuse box and where the "suspect" metal part was at?
     

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  5. Joelo

    Joelo Probationary Member

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    Are you talking about the "room" fuse? I think that one is fine because the only things that aren't working are the radio and domes. I'll get you a picture in a bit if you want, I'm almost positive the metal piece was in the radio fuse socket. The socket is very loose and I had to bend the tabs on the fuse to make it fit snug.
     

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  6. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Make sure the dome light bulb isn't blown. If the other lights on the dome light assembly work, it's getting power. My radio would cut in and out randomly. The metal tab (the one that holds the fuse) in my fuse box was broken. If you're bending the fuse, I'd bet it'll cut out when you hit bumps.

    https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/kick-panel-fuse-box-removal.517406/
     

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