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installing new radio in 2001 dodge ram 1500. Now the radio ...

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installing new radio in 2001 dodge ram 1500. Now the radio & the interier/dome lites wont work
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.

Did you install a Aftermarket Radio?
Didi you use a Adapter Plug?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
yes Pioneer.

yes standard harness
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.
If you used an Adapter Harness, what brand?
Do you have any wire connected to the Factory ORANGE wire?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
scosche   model#cro12
orange to orange
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.

Disconnect any wires that you have connected to the ORANGE Factory wire (for now)Check Fuses :
F under Hood
5, 8 & 12 on side of driver dash

Connect only to these wire (less the ORANGE wire)
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
no fuses blown but i do not have any power going to my:   Slot5 - illumination - 5amp
tested it with lite tester and no lite. everything else work but the dome/interior lite and the radio
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.

Fuse 5 is for Lights - Orange wire.

Should have Power on the PINK (Fuse 12) & RED / White wire (Fuse 8 )
Be sure you have good Ground. Not the Ground on the Plug, but Ground to Chassis.
Check Fuses at Radio also

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
slot5 - illumination - 5amp. in truck fuse box on inside of truck by drivers door in dash, has no power, but fuse is still good. Now the stock radio is back in and still no dome lites or radio
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.

You need to check Power to the PINK (Fuse 12) & RED / White wire (Fuse 8 ) at the Radio.
These are the Only Power wires for the Radio.
If your Truck has a Factory AMP, it is turned on by the Light Green wire

Fuse 5 is only for Illumination & has nothing to do with the Radio working.

Again:
Check Power to the PINK (Fuse 12) & RED / White wire (Fuse 8 ) at the Radio, with Key On & let me know what you find

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
PINK - No Power
Red/White - Power
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 9 years ago.

The PINK wire is the Memory side which is needed for the Radio to work.

Check both sides of Fuse 12 in the Dash Panel.
If fuse has Power, then you have a burned wire between the Fuse Panel & the Radio.
There is a Splice between Steering Column & Radio. You would have to get into the Harness to find it