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Old 12-16-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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2000 v6 radio

Radio will not turn on. It worked fine then began to turn on and off, Now it just doesn't turn on. What can be the problem?
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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Power. Have you checked it's fuse? If it's the stock radio, it will be in the fuse panel; aftermarket usually has them on the back of the radio, requiring its removal.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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No I didn't check the fuse, I'll do that now
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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Went to this site:

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owner-manuals/

Found that the 2000 Mustang owners manual says this:

Fuse #27, a 25Amp fuse used for the Radio.
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I checked and even switched the fuse with one of the same amp. Same result
Can it be a loose wire?
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
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It could. How hard is it to remove the radio out of a 2000 Mustang? I've never done one on a 2000, but most have a center dash cover that pulls off, which then exposes the 4 bolts that hold the radio to the center dash. Then you could use a volt/ohm meter, or a simple test light to check the radio connector for voltage. Unplug the radio from its wiring connector and probe for voltage; If the voltage is there, then the radio is bad.

So, I googled "2000 Mustang radio install" and found this site:

http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/FLM/PDF/356045.asp

And found:

in What It Is In Dash Wire Color Equivalent Wire Color
A Right Rear Spkr (-) Dark Brown w/ Pink Stripe Purple w/ Black Stripe
B Right Rear Spkr (+) Tan w/ Green Stripe Purple
C Right Front Spkr (-) Green w/ Orange Stripe Gray w/ Black Stripe
D Right Front Spkr (+) White / Green Stripe Gray
E Left Rear Spkr (-) Tan w/ Yellow Stripe Green w/ Black Stripe
F Left Rear Spkr (+) Tan w/ White Stripe Green
G Left Front Spkr (-) Lite Blue w/ White Stripe White w/ Black Stripe
H Left Front Spkr (+) Orange w/ Green Stripe White
I Amplifier Turn On Do Not Use For This Vehicle
J Power Antenna Turn On Do Not Use For This Vehicle
K Ground Wire Black w/ Green Stripe Black
L Do Not Use For This Vehicle
M Dash Light Dimmer Wire Orange (if available)
N +12 Volt Ignition Wire Thin Black Wire Red
O Do Not Use For This Vehicle
P +12 Volt Battery Wire Green w/ Black Stripe Yellow
Ford Radio Wire Harness Connectors That Plug Into “Standard” Or “Basic” Ford Radios
(Vehicles That Do NOT Have A Ford Amplifier In The Vehicle)
Note: using an optional snap on wire harness adapter will simplify the wiring. Most snap

The three in bold is what you are concerned about. The ignition lead is for the radio, the battery lead is for the memory (stores pre-sets, clock).
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Going to start doing that now an see what happens
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Pull the radio, see if its getting power from the harness with a test light. Wiggle the harness around with the light on and make sure its on steady. If the power there is good check the pins/connections on the radio and any fuses. If not the radio is on the way out. Good excuse to upgrade to something that sounds half decent.
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Underworld778....how did this work out? What did you find?
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After I pull the radio out I just decided to get a new. The radio was getting power it just wasn't connected all the way
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