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Installed an aftermarket radio and now no dash lights

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SOURCE: original radio wiring harness

Google Volvo wiring diagram. They are available free. The diagram shows the wire location and colors. Otherwise, run a continuity test with a simple meter to discover a connection with some resistance between a pair of wires. If you here a click or two, from the speakers, you have found the right pair. Continue and label the pairs left, right, front,rear, until all are identified. Then reconnect. A pain but not rocket science.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Dash removal for installing a radio

you just have to pull on it a bit, there is clips behind it. they are a little tricky so be careful, but ou have to use a bit of force

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: no dash lights or rear tail lights

Often stereos have a dash light feed to dim the display when the park/head lights are switched on. I suspect this wire may have been shorted during installation, causing a fuse to blow. Are you certain that the fuse for the park light circuit is intact? I know you have checked them all, but I have overlooked blown fuses in the past, easy enough to do. The best way is to use a test light with the ground clip to a good earth point, and probe both sides of the fuses (ignition key on, park lights on) to see if the test light lights up. If it only light up on one side of the fuse, it's blown.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

michigan man

edgar walker

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SOURCE: i have no factory wiring harness in my car for radio.

Radio Shack or Walmart for a radio installation kit and get some quick connects that you can squeeze on the wires together and you also get a diagram telling you which wires are which

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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James Milzheimer

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SOURCE: i replaced the stock radio with an aftermarket one

Most likely you got the illumination wire for the stock radio grounded. The stock radio has lights in it that are connected to the dash lights to illuminate the dials of the radio. Most aftermarket stereos don't have a hook up for that. The wire may have got hooked up to ground. I would check the fuse to see if it's bad. Also you might want to undo the new stereo, replace the fuse, if it's bad, and check the wires for battery when the headlights are on.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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