2003 Elantra radio questions

1. Just got my Elantra out of the body shop. They worked on the passenger side doors and now the radio is broken !! When the power is attached to it
it blows a fuse. Any idea how the body people could have ruined my radio ? Would a hot wire to the speaker wire fry a circuit in there ??
2. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good aftermarket radio, one that can just be put right in there without having to replace everything in my sound system ?
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perfectly. At the time I was getting XM radio and wanted an XM ready in-dash receiver. There are a number of makes and models that will fit the Elantra and the retailer will know which ones they are. And yes, checkout the speakers to make sure they are not shorted.
By the way, if you're interested in getting a satellite ready receiver choose one with a detailed display. My display is low resolution and doesn't show enough information without scrolling.
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Now why in the world would you not just take this problem back to the body shop and give them the opportunity to make good on it? Sheese...
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It's possible wiring has been pinched somewhere, either in the collision or during repair. What fuse blows?
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Thanks for getting back on this. When I took the car I noticed that the radio and clock were out so I brought it back. They found that the fuse labeled Room LP, 15 A, was blown (I think I saw it labeled as #25 somewhere else). When they put in a new one it immediately blew. So then they started taking everything apart, door and dash, to try to find the problem. They isolated it to the radio. With the radio disconnected and a new fuse in everything, clock, dome lights etc., worked. As soon as the radio was connected the fuse blew.
Their conclusion is that the radio is gone and I suppose that makes sense.
But, how did it go? What could they have done to mess it up and also cause a short in it so that it blows a fuse ? I would like to know that before I go back and try to get them to replace it.
PS I had been driving the car for over a month since the accident with no problems.

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The number one cause of radio shorts is coins in the radio inserted through cd slot. (Have kids?) You might try taking the radio out and shaking it to see if there's anything rattling inside. If so, you may be able to remove the cover and get it out. If not, you'll probably need a new radio.
It's not very likely a collision requiring repairs to only the doors would have caused such a short. Nor is it likely the repairs would have caused it. The most likely situation is that it's coincidence. The good news is that the problem has already been figured out.
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