So here is the next installment of things found in my car...unfortunately this time it was just more bad wiring.
All the wires shown here were uncapped when the previous owner took out his subwoofer. Including the black ground wire and the red power wire... I'm hoping this is the source of my frustrations. Any ideas?
Where I'm at now; found shoddy wiring and turbo timer under the dash, all wires seem unharmed though. Behind the deck is another tangle of wires, though they also seem unharmed. There is a connection there for the subwoofer wiring, which leads to uncapped wires in the trunk, now capped.
At last check before finding the trunk mess the stereo kept blowing a fuse. It is the stock 6cd changer but there was clearly an aftermarket deck in the console previous to my owning the car.