Radio

10

Asked by Nov 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM about the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: General

So I put in a new radio it works but I have to turn it
on and off it will not turn on and off with the car
anyone know why

3 Answers

72,315

You have two power feeds for the radio. One is switched by the ignition switch and the other is "hot" all the time. The power feed that's hot all the time is for the clock and radio station presets. Go back and test your power feeds for the radio and see which one is always on and which one turns on and off with the ignition switch. Then refer to your new radio's wiring diagrams and see which power feed needs to go where. HTH. -Jim

10

So you are saying go see which wire is the turn on and off wire and which is the turn on and off wire for the new radio wires and put them together and yes the presents and clock save so I know that’s good

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
72,315

Yes, you're on the right track. There should be two power (+) connections on the new radio. One should be identified as being switched and the other hot or live all the time. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 44 nationwide Grand Am listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,890
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
3 Great Deals out of 71 listings starting at $1,999
Used Pontiac Firebird
18 listings starting at $8,700
Used Chevrolet Camaro
922 listings starting at $10,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
177 Great Deals out of 1,098 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac GTO
4 listings starting at $13,900
Used Ford Mustang
13 Great Deals out of 1,100 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda Accord
81 Great Deals out of 1,122 listings starting at $1,411
Used Chevrolet Malibu
128 Great Deals out of 1,910 listings starting at $850

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.