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hyundia sonota: 97 hyndia sonota - Installed a new radio

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'97 hyndia sonota - Installed a new radio yesterday. The radio pigtail had two wires for illumination. One for power, and one for dimmer. The new radio only had one wire for the lights so I connected both wires, from the pigtail, to the one from the radio. Now the dash lights, shifter lights, and a/c and heat control panel lights are not working. Pulled radio out and disconnected dimmer wire, and checked fuses in fuse panel in the car and in the one under the hood. What did I miss? Still no lights.

proautotech :

Thanks for t


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proautotech :

Hello


 

proautotech :

Did you remove both of the illumination wires?


 

Customer:

no, just the one marked dimmer


 

proautotech :

Remove the other wire as well.


 

Customer:

ok want take ,but a couple minutes to try. Can you hang around a few minutes?

proautotech :

Yes most definitely


 

Customer:

Ok, I'm back.


 

Customer:

I unplugged the radio

proautotech :

Do you have lights again?


 

Customer:

no

proautotech :

Do the brake lamps work?


 

Customer:

one minute will check.


 

proautotech :

Ok


 

Customer:

Brake lights work, but driverside tail light isn't working.


 

proautotech :

Okay, check fuses in engine compartment relay box.


 

proautotech :

There is one for each tail lamp.


 

proautotech :

We also have a main fusible link that controls the 2


 

proautotech :

but check fuses first


 

proautotech :

they will be labeled tail lamp RH and LH


 

Customer:

yes checked that already. Didn't find any blown there either.


 

proautotech :

You do not have the rail on driverside


 

proautotech :

So this would have to be the fuse unless the bulb is bad.


 

proautotech :

We need to make sure.


 

proautotech :

If they are good than we may have a bad rheostat.


 

Customer:

front signal light is out too.

proautotech :

How about using hazards?


 

Customer:

that works fine.


 

proautotech :

check fuse 7 in dash fuse box


 

Customer:

Number 7 is fine. Found on in panel under hood that looks burnt. Marked ( T/LP LH) Replacing it now.


 

Customer:

That was it. Thanks alot.

proautotech :

You got it!


 

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