Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Aftermarket Cd/radio Switched Power Wiring
2006 Cobalt, aftermarket JVC cd/radio, came with this car when purchased, wired directly to vehicle harness via crimp connectors, no plug connectors. This system is simple, no chimes/turn signal sounds through radio. Switched 12 volt power supplied at BCM from brown wire, tapped by previous owner, from pink connection block just under fuse location.
Just recently had ignition replaced from Chevy recall and now have no switched power for my cd/radio, all other circuits fine (wipers, washer pump, blower, defrost, etc.) Wondering if ignition replacement compromised switched power connection as system was working before recall parts installed. No fuses blown, all good. Whats the best alternative way and location to tap into switched power at the fuse block? Can I use a fuse tap adapter, making two circuits out of one? Cd/radio has a 15 amp fuse in the back of it, but I need to tap into power when accessory/ignition is on. All other connections are good (speakers, 12v hot for clock, etc.) Verified radio is good by connecting directly to 12 volt hot (battery direct) to test operation.
What does the RDO 15 amp fuse control (#23) as there is no keyless entry/alarm option, as I have seen mentioned in other posts, AND can I use a fuse tap adapter at this location to supply necessary switched 12 volt to cd/radio? (I understand that this may be RAP--Retained Accessory Power circuit).
Last edited by etlinvill; 11-28-2014 at 08:18 PM.