I installed a radio in a ford ranger, the next day the starter went out. Can a Cd player do that?

Other answer:

Shuron:
It's not likely, but some Ford vehicles including the Ranger have a wire in the radio harness that's connected to the starter system. In the Ranger it's usually a red/black wire. I've seen cases where improperly making a connection to this wire would make the starter begin turning. However, that's usually something you'd notice right away while doing the installation, or while testing the head unit.
American Patriot:
You are jinxed. It's only a coincidence that the starter went out, OR maybe if you played the radio too loudly, someone crawled under your truck and disconnected the starter, in the name of having a quiet neighborhood. It's a conspiracy.
rick29148:
There is a wire that runs from the ignition key down to the starter, thru the different wiring harnesses. If that wire is 'cut', the starter is dead….
Jonathan:
No, just a bad starter. What a car audio system can kill is the battery and alternator (not directly the alternator, but makes it over work if the battery is not working properly).
M.:
Which part of the starter "went out"? An electrical part, or a mechanical part?

In answer: it's highly unlikely.

RICHARD:
Not likely u might have had bad starter before the installation
DR + Mrs Bears face:
Hi of course not that is due to wear on the starter. why must it be related.
Naween:
no

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