My 94 Intrepid's stock radio died yesterday after I gave someone a jump start. I checked the fuse, it's all good, shut off and restarted the car (can you tell I'm a Windows tech?), still no sign of life on it. So I figured I'd put in an old Kenwood head unit I had sitting around. This unit actually matches the cd changer that I have in the car and had been using with a modulator and remote (I liked the stock radio, ok??). So I go get the wire harness kit, spend a little while watching tv and making nice little connections, then go out to the car to put it in. So I turn the key on for kicks, and the stock radio comes on like nothing ever happened. It sat for about 36 hours since it died yesterday. I figure frig it, I have the Kenwood with the better CD controls and it should be a 5 minute swap, I'll just do it. I pull the old, put in the new, and immediately notice when I plug in the power, the capstan on the cassette starts spinning, the faceplate not even on the unit yet. I turn on the ignition and put on the faceplate, and the display flashes quick, but doesn't come one. I start the car, and the tuner comes on. I switch to cd and can navigate through the changer, but the audio is way too low and steadily pulses in and out. The capstan is spinning this whole time. I shut the car off and go into accessory, and the tuner won't come back on. To test the car, I plugged the stock radio back in, and it was back to showing no signs of life. All connections are good, according to my multimeter. I wired the kenwood harness mostly by memory, but it does appear to follow the standard. Could there be wires not standard that I wired up wrong causing these freaky results? Should I consider the unit toast? It was perfect last time I used it (6 or 7 years ago)... Oh, I also tried a tape, and it wouldn't accept it, the carriage wouldn't lock it in. Could it think it already has a tape and that's what the problem is? This sucks. This was supposed to be five minutes. And I just need a radio in the car for 10 minutes to get the traffic/weather/time tomorrow. Well anyway, any ideas anyone?