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Old 04-02-2012, 05:49 PM
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I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, and my radio just blacked out one night a few days ago. So i went and got a New Radio and after wiring it up it also didnt turn on. there is power from some of the wires but i think my ground wire is bad. i cant find where the black wire is grounded under the dash. if anyone knows where i can find that cause im wondering if thats why it wont run from a bad ground wire please help!
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Welcome to the forum!

This section is just the check in and meant for welcomes and introductions. Any questions you have should be posted in the 2nd Gen Ram section...

However, if it's just a ground issue, try grounding it to a different piece of metal. When you say a "new" radio, is it a factory replacement, or an aftermarket.

If you post your issue in the 2nd Gen section be sure to include if your truck came with a premium sound system from the factory. If it had an Infinity system then there's a factory amplifier that has to be powered through the new head unit (usually a blue wire marked antenna or accessory)

Glad to see that you wound up on the Z. There are different sections of the forum set up specific to the generations if you need help in the future. It's also a great place to just hang around. General Discussions and I've heard of an "off Topic" section.

Not to forget the vendors that can help with any modifications you might like to personalize your vehicle.

Take some time and brows the site, maybe even make a few friends!

Newbie check-in is always a good idea. It might help to familiarize yourself with how-to's on using the site and is a good reference tool for the future.
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Hello and welcome to the RAM forumz. Great to have you become a member. This is a great site with lots of helpful and friendly members. Why not run a temporary ground wire to the radio chassis and see if it powers on, just a suggestion. We also like pics so if you have any to share please post them up. Hope you enjoy the forum.
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Welcome! Enjoy the Ram! There are a ton of brilliant people and some technicians as well (myself included) on here, and we will help in any way we can. Feel free to send me a message with any questions you may have. Any info you need, we have, and if we dont, someone can find it for you. I am a soldier and myself and a few other members are Mechanics by trade. Everyone has something to offer at the Z. Looking forward to pix and seeing you active in the community!

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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

AND - We all like pix! Got any to share?

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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! I can't help with your question but best place to post that and get some good advice from our more technical folks is in the electrical section for your truck, here's a link: http://www.ramforumz.com/forumdisplay.php?f=175. Lots of great people and info here so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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