Alright having an odd problem changing the stereo in my car. I have a 93 plymouth acclaim. It had its stock pos radio with a broken tape deck, and I ripped the nice aftermarket one out of my old car before they towed it away to car heaven.
The wires on the new stereo are all logical, white/white striped for the the speakers, then green/green striped etc. The other stereo not so easy. So I too a standard 3.5mm jack and cut it open and put it in ipod and just started touching the wires til I found out the speakers. Got all 4 labeled and ready in a few minutes, piece of cake. I got the power, and aux power wired and crimped, grouned all that stuff. Plug it in, stereo turns on. So I take the wires from the new stereo for the speakers, and tap them to the car speaker wires to test it. Nothing, abosolutley nothing. I took headphones and tested the stereo using those too, nothing. No matter what I try I cannot get the stereo to push out sound.
The only thoughts I can think of is some sort of failsafe if all the speakers are connected at once. Or that something is wrong with the stereo. There are also 2 unused wires coming from the car that I can't figure out there use. And the only other odd thing, is that the baclight on the new stereo lcd doesn't light up, however it is day time and I'm not 100% its supposed to be on.
So anyone with experience, before I go out and start buying wire diagrams and borrowing other stereos to test it with any advice?