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I got a jump and now my radio won't work in my 2010 KIA

Customer Question

I got a jump and now my radio won't work in my 2010 KIA sportage
JA: Have you checked the fuse?
Customer: Yes its good is there a fuse behind the radio I looked and can't find it
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Took the negative off the battery checked fuses, is it a fuse I should check under the hood
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No I don't think so
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Does the radio come on and not play or no coming on at all?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not coming on at all, the clock does
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
O would like to fix it myself
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


There isn't a fuse behind the radio, I am showing a 20 amp fuse in the engine room fuse box labeled AMP, but I don't think that's the problem. You could check it.

Do you have a test light for checking power at the fuse or are you just looking at the fuses for visual confirmation they aren't blown?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm looking at it by eye, is there something I can buy to check the fuses
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

A 12 volt automotive test light would be great. We want to make sure the fuses are actually getting power. Even though they are good it's possible the fusible link that supplies the power could have gotten blown. If all is good and there is power where there should be, then it's likely the radio itself, but this is the best method for testing all this.

If you can get a test light I can show you how to use it so we can see what is going on here.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Check the 30 amp fuse labeled IGN#1 in the fuse box under the hood. This could give you power on the radio fuse.