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Posted: June 30, 2005 at 8:22 AM / IP Logged  
I have a 1990 Grand AM. It is nothing but a commuter car and I still have the stock radio in it. All of a sudden the other day it stopped working, but not completely. It still powers on but I get no radio reception. All that happens is that I get a bunch of static. In addition, the display is completely blank. Nothing. Not even the clock when you turn the radio off. I thought that perhaps the head unit was fried, I mean it is a 15 year old car so I found another one at a salvage yard that worked and popped it in and it does exactly the same thing. I get power, no reception and no display. Anyone have any ideas?????????
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Posted: June 30, 2005 at 10:10 AM / IP Logged  
Sounds like the fuse for the constant 12V lead of the radio is blown. Check your fuses. 
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Posted: June 30, 2005 at 11:22 AM / IP Logged  
That was the first thing I checked-I wish it was that.
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Have you tested the constant 12V+ lead (orange) behind the radio?  1990-91 Pontiac Grand Am Stereo Information
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No not yet but assuming it's that could I just use another constant 12V+ (ignition harness, the lighter etc.) and connect it to the back of the radio?
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Posted: June 30, 2005 at 1:35 PM / IP Logged  

Yes, but chances are the lighter is out too. As I recall the constant 12V+ lead for the radio is on the same fuse as the lighter and/or dome lights. Have you checked all the fuses, not just the one labeled "radio"? The one labeled "radio" is for the switched 12V+ lead.

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I did not check all the fuses just the one that says radio however the lighter is working. I'll check the rest of the fuses as well.
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Well it was a fuse. Not the one for the radio but the one that controls the ECM. That's weird but it's working now. Thanks for your all your help.

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