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Q: Ignition clicking after radio install.

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Ignition clicks. Battery is good. I was installing a radio.

A: During the radio installation you either ra...

During the radio installation you either ran the battery too low to start the car or you caused an issue with one of the fuses and blew one. First try and disconnect and reconnect your battery. Then get a jump start or charge your battery. If all this fails then check all the fuses. If you still need help then contact a qualified mechanic to come and check your vehicle for you.

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