I was able to find and fix the problem. My radio is a Kenwood KDC-x990. It goes into protection when it senses a short circuit or fault. I removed the fuse under the hood for the radio constant battery lead (memory wire) and put the same fuse back in. It reset the radio and I was good to go. Thats after I spent over an hour trying to remember my security code for the HU. Flippin Kenwood!!
btw.. if anyone ever needs to know how to reset the security code on a Kenwood HU, email me..