I bought an '01 Xterra this spring, and the kid who I bought it from had an aftermarket radio/cd play, amp, and subs installed in it. Everything worked so I didn't think to question anything. A couple of weeks ago my subs went out I noticed that RCA wires were dangling from under neath the dashboard with their ends ripped off I followed the wiring until I found it and a random blue wire zipped tied to the e-brake shaft (which runs the dash) so every time I used the parking brake it pulled on the wiring. I take the radio out and the asshole completely cut the end of the factory radio harness off, and all the connections were made by twisting the wiring together, and wrapped in electrical tape. I put in new RCAs and ever thing worked fine until the whole left channel wend out, out comes the radio again I start squeezing and twisting some of these connections to see where it was failing, I find the failed connections, and try to put a butt crimp on them and now I can't get the blasted thing to even turn on. I looked under the hood for the power source and about had a seizure trying to follow where all the wires that he had coming off the battery went to.
Now I need to figure out what to do with this. Would it be more practical to just put a factory radio back in repair the harness, and hook up the subs. I never really liked the aftermarket radio to begin with, and it doesn't do much more than a factory radio anyways.
Ouch, that's gotta hurt. Do Aerpro sell ISO harnesses there? I always found they were excellent for fixing up dodgy wiring jobs. That's assumptive you can find the power for it.