Car stereo replacement gone haywire on 1993 subaru legacy

ElleDee
0

Asked by ElleDee Mar 25, 2013 at 03:34 AM about the 1993 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced my old stereo because it broke, except maybe it wasn't the stereo that was broken. The new stereo works with the key on but loses all memory when key is off. I tested what I thought was the constant (not switched) wire and there is no juice when the key is off. And since I took the stereo out the dome and map lights don't work. Help!

Please don't say fuses, I've checked them all three times, and replaced almost all of them, just to be sure.

1 Answer

tenspeed
56,925

First job with the radio out is to get the dome and map lights working. It could very well be your constant (not switched) wire. Find out what color wires go to the dome and map lights and look for them in the radio hole.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1993 Subaru Legacy Issues 3 answers

    I've had my 1993 Subaru Legacy for about 2 years now, and it ran great when I first got it. After about 6months I started noticing that I was not getting a lot of power to my electrial instruments ( w...

    1993 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Where is the dimmer switch on a 1993 Subaru Legacy? 1 answer

    The dashboard lights have gone out on the 1993 Subaru Legacy. Possibly the dimmer switch has been turned down accidentally. Where is it and how do I turn it up?

    1993 Subaru Legacy

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Subaru legacy starts and dies 1 answer

    I have a 93 Subaru Legacy Sedan FWD with about 215K on it. It's worked will, had a few things replaced, but now it will start and then promptly die with a very loud crashing noise when it dies. I'm ...

    1993 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1993 Subaru Legacy wagon 1 answer

    Experiencing nock and ping when going uphill. Changed spark plugs, air filter,oil/filter,fuel filter. Bought a Haynes manual. Doesn't cover 1993 efi/emissions. Car doesn't have a visible EGR. Does an...

    1993 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr LS AWD Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How long do Subaru Legacys last? 46 answers

    What is a typical lifespan for Subaru Legacy wagons? I have a 1996 Subaru Legacy Brighton with 132,000 miles (bought it used, with 18k already on it). I've kept it maintained over the years. Two di...

    1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Brighton AWD Wagon

    -

    General

Search Subaru Legacy Questions

Subaru Legacy Experts

#1 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 470
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 240
#3 Tom Hawkins
Tom Hawkins
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza"
165 Great Deals out of 11,741 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Accord"
1,234 Great Deals out of 68,706 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Camry"
1,401 Great Deals out of 77,989 listings starting at $1,395
Used Honda Civic"
1,020 Great Deals out of 63,514 listings starting at $1,199
Used Volkswagen Passat"
555 Great Deals out of 26,869 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Altima"
1,367 Great Deals out of 87,595 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,451 Great Deals out of 39,149 listings starting at $1,688

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 4,703 listings starting at $21,988
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 755 listings starting at $17,795
2013 Subaru Legacy For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 612 listings starting at $12,495
2012 Subaru Legacy For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 561 listings starting at $11,999
2011 Subaru Legacy For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 641 listings starting at $8,750