Need Some Input. Radio Install Issues
my gf has an 05 cobalt base. no onstar, no pioneer, nothing special. just a basic radio and 4 speaker system. i bought her a kenwood double din for her birthday back in november. went to install it into her vehicle, and long story short, turns out the radio was faulty.
so i warranty it for another brand new kenwood. and before i even go through all the trouble of connecting every wire again, i just connected the 2 power wires and the ground. nothing. surely i couldn't have gotten 2 bad brand new kenwood stereos in a row right?? i've been a fan of kenwoods for quite awhile. i have 1 in 1 of my vehicles and it works awesome.
couple things to note:
-took a test light to the 10a fuse on the back of the radio, and it's receiving power
-not using the recommended interface, because that's 50 bucks that i didn't have to actually spend with this base option
-already tried hooking up directly to the battery with the yellow/red wire and ground. still no life
-fuse is not blown
i purchased from crutchfield and their customer support was great the first time around. i'd hate to call again saying this radio is doing the same thing. i feel like they'd think i'm screwing something up and blowing the unit and get screwed out of 160 bucks.
anybody have any ideas as to maybe i'm doing something wrong? is there something special about installing a radio in newerish GMs? i've installed radios before, but on a 95 and 89 vehicle lol.