blew radio out

Asked by May 11, 2016 at 10:32 AM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced my battery and somehow tried to hook it up backwards and when the
positive cable hit the negative terminal - sparks flew and it wasn't love! All is
well now but radio not working - have replaced the 5a fuse per manual but still
no radio ...what else could it be???

1 Answer

17,970

If you only blew the radio, be thankful. Electronic parts to not respond kindly when electrical polarity is reversed. Remove the radio and check for voltage at the plug for the radio. If present, you probably have to purchase a new radio, as fixing a car radio is usually more expensive than purchasing a new one. If no power is present, you'll have to do a wire trace to see if you burnt/shorted out a wire.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Radio 1 answer

    Radio display isn't working want to know what how to get it to work 99 ford explorer Eddie Bauer

    1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Radio is not working 5 answers

    I have a 2002 Explorer XLT and the radio doesn't work. Its just the radio. Is there a fuse that only effects the radio?

    2002 Ford Explorer XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Radio does not work! 6 answers

    Where can I find a fuse diagram or the number of fuse for the radio?

    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Problems with radio on 2008 Explorer 1 answer

    have a 2008 Explorer.. my radio does not run from the dash console.. there is no display and my CD player is hit or miss.. if I touch a button on the console it goes back to AM radio .. and sometimes...

    2008 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Radio static? 1 answer

    Just bought a used 2015 explorer and the FM radio will not tune in clearly. I only get 1 FM station when i use the FM control or the HD control.

    2015 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

    -

    General

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,960
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,020
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,045 Great Deals out of 74,229 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Expedition
394 Great Deals out of 25,340 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
575 Great Deals out of 27,582 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,245 Great Deals out of 209,704 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escape
1,343 Great Deals out of 95,800 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Durango
266 Great Deals out of 23,164 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
339 Great Deals out of 25,848 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota 4Runner
280 Great Deals out of 20,895 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
276 Great Deals out of 22,290 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Yukon
348 Great Deals out of 17,289 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
56 Great Deals out of 1,845 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 47,108 listings starting at $23,282
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 5,519 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 4,239 listings starting at $13,890
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
204 Great Deals out of 6,288 listings starting at $11,495
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 3,155 listings starting at $7,950