Why is my car randomly refusing to start after new stereo install?
November 12, 2010 9:24 PM Subscribe
Why is my car randomly not starting? I just installed a new stereo head unit and I assume it has something to do with the ground...
posted by lakerk to Technology (4 answers total)
I wanted to save some money rather than letting Best Buy install my new head unit. It's nothing spectacular. Just a budget Sony unit replacing a factory unit in my Scion XA. I had the most trouble with the ground cables. There was one coming from the receiver and one from the harness that I wound together and then stuck to a screw somewhere on the inside.. The screw was screwed into a half plastic half metal surface if that makes a difference..
Well the car started 10 times today perfectly. But then I just went out to turn it on and nothing. Dead . No lights or anything. All I had to do to get it working again was disconnect the negative side of my battery for one second and throw it back on. Then started up just fine.
I assume this is going to be basic electricity stuff.
How can I stop my car from doing this? It's pretty frustrating.