hell my setup only uses those wires because i'm runing aftermarket amps powering everything. Re: Aftermarket radio won't turn on in the cold! I just installed an aftermarket stereo over the weekend and it won't turn off when I turn the car off. Not sure what I was thinking there. When it is very cold outside, i would say 20F or below, upon startup my door chimes will sometimes ring normally and the radio will work, and once in a while upon startup the chimes will ding fast as if i just shut the car off....the radio powers up for a second then acts as if i turned the car off....My fix is usually to let the car warm up a minute or two and then turning the car off and restarting the engine. aftermarket radio won't turn on @rides. Car radio won't turn on no blown fuses? It wasn't a huge issue because I removed the face-plate anytime I exited the vehicle anyway. I then further insulated it using black conduit and electrical tape. Works like a typical three way switch, but if the switch is not right things won't turn on. Also I'm probably going to cut out a lot of wire too as there simply isn't a whole lot of room. i removed the seats and put it back to normal and it still didnt do anything so i just jumped the red wire to the yellow. So when I bought this truck, it had an aftermarket radio installed, with what my brother called a "remote" wire (apparently it tells the radio when to turn on) plugged into the seat heater fuse, M8. Guess so. The wiring harness is by Scoshe. those 3 wires connected properly alone should turn on the deck no problem. Anyone else have this problem? Locate the ground wire. Why Your Car Radio Won't Turn On. make sure the key is turned on to acc. My Security light will flash until I shut the doors and then it doesn't flash. Try it with the ignition on and the door closed and then open the door and it should drop power. When that happens, all you have to do is enter the right car radio code, and you’re back in business. Hope you have luck with your problem. No info coming up and nothing playing. Lifewire. Ground wires are always black. It could be it just doesn't like the Cold, and thats it, but I guess it couldn't hurt to try wiring it better. When buying an aftermarket car stereo, you need to think about the various audio sources it can work with. I just received my Pioneer Z110BT and I'm using the same Scosche GM09SR module in my '02 Cavalier to handle the chime functions. If readings show that everything is OK, yet your stereo still won’t turn on, we will need to check stereo’s ground presence. I recently bought a new radio and after connecting all the wires, the radio won't turn on..i checked the fuse in the fuse panel and even replaced it but still no luck..any suggestions? Solder is just such a pain, and takes a lot more time. Discussion Starter • #1 • Nov 25, 2013. I'm thinkin about taking that harness down from 6 inches to an inch, maybe a little larger. It'll turn on for a second and then off again... My first thought was, of course, ground. It has always worked until yesterday morning, and now it stays powered on even when I turn the truck off. Truck's aftermarket radio won't turn on: A Saga. Any suggestions? I have an aftermarket deck that came with the car and I have never had any problems with it until now. I'm at my wits end. It's about 30 degrees out and the Pioneer HU works fine in the ACC position but if I start the car the radio won't come on after the screen blanks out. It's gotta be a bad module. The red/white wire that's supposed to be 12v switched has 12.5v key on, key off it only drops to 8.5v. So I know I screwed up but I wired my aftermarket radio in a few months ago and no problems but today instead of going directly to the battery to install an amp I hard wired it into the radio harness. Her old, stock radio quit working. 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