Why does 13 radio fuse keep blowing?

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Asked by Jun 10, 2014 at 11:58 PM about the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Question type: General

Bought a new aftermarket stereo system for the car. attempted to install it but forgot to
unplug negative cord to batttery and saw a spark. i thought it may have blown a fuse so i
changed the 1,2, and 13 fuse because they related to the radio. now the 13 fuse keeps
blowing. what am i doing wrong why is the stereo still not working? if its the fuse how do i
prevent it from blowing if i change it again?

17 Answers

59,955

Check your wiring,you must have something hooked up wrong.

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59,955

Yellow is memory must be hot always,red igintion hot when key is on,and black your ground,the rest are speaker wires,check res and yellow and black.

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the only one i wasnt sure about when i hooked them up was the orange wire from the wiring harness was to illuminate the stereo but the only wire i didnt use from the stereo wires was a blue one (i thought it was for the remote that comes with the stereo??) . i connected those two.. could that be the problem?

59,955

Yes blue doe,s not hook up.it is remote,is there a red wire?

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yeah but its connected to another red wire. everything matches up except that orange one and the blue one.

59,955

do you have orange a blue hooked toghter>?

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yeah but i need to sepearate them right?

59,955

yes do not hook them up at all ,tape them off

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59,955

The orange is for your factrory light in radio,your after market radio runs threw the red

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and if i do that, and change the fuse again do you think it should be okay??

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59,955

Should be, if you havent hurt the radio by hooking orange to it

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actually my bf said he unhooked them before the fuse kept blowing. we dont have the extra wires taped off. could that cause it?

59,955

Could be just that,

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so electrical tape all the unused wires. can the wires that are connected to eachother touch other coupled wires or do they need to be taped as well? if so, as a group or individually?

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okay thanks a ton!

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59,955

Yes tape all exposed wire,s

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I have a 1995 crown Victoria I bought a new radio hook all the wires up colors match but the radio fuse keep blowing

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