No power to car stereo or starter
July 9, 2014 5:16 AM   Subscribe

While installing a new car stereo in my 1999 Saturn SW2, I screwed something up, as I no longer get voltage to the orange "constant power" wire (well, sometimes a mere hundredth of a volt!) to my car stereo, and my engine won't crank either! Yet all of my other electronics (headlights, air conditioner, etc.) work fine. Is there a blown fuse preventing power from getting to the starter and the car stereo? If so, where might the fuse be? The fuses in the fuse box are all fine.
posted by Eiwalker to Grab Bag (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Fuses can be blown even if they look OK. Pull out the fuse and your multimeter and check it. Or just swap for a spare one and see.
posted by Harald74 at 5:18 AM on July 9, 2014

Response by poster: Figured it out. There was a fuse box inside of the car on the passenger side of the dash. I didn't know it was there because my books were blocking it. The 10A "chime" fuse had burned out. I put a new fuse in and now my car starts right up.
posted by Eiwalker at 5:32 AM on July 9, 2014 [2 favorites]

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