Radio Problem, on but not home

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Hero_J, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Hero_J

    Hero_J Guest

    Hi Group,

    I have a 98 SC2 with a stock Radio/Tape/Equalizer. It won't turn
    on anymore although the clock is working and when I depress the volume
    knob, the display lights up. It's acting like I have the car off. It
    even ejected the tape that was in it. I took it to the dealership,
    they said that they tested the contacts on the back of the radio and
    everything checked out OK but that must mean that it's something else
    internal. They wanted to replace it for $450. A bit much for a tape
    player. Anyhow, I was thinking maybe it was a simpler problem, mabye
    even something with the ignition switch or wires that is broken and
    therefore not letting the radio know, 'hey the car is in AC or RUN.'
    So, it's just a giant clock that can light at the moment.

    Any ideas?

    Hero_J
     
    Hero_J, Dec 22, 2005
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  2. Hero_J

    p_vouers Guest

    The radio has 2 power inputs.. one is power on always (for clock and
    computer in radio) and one is power in run or acc. That one would power
    the radio amp. Yellow or pin 9 of the power cable coming in is the
    power line from the ignition and will be live in run or acc.. the
    orange wire on power cable 10 is the always on line. I would trust the
    numbers before the colors though. You should measure battery voltage
    from those to ground.. ALSO make sure the radio has a good ground!!
    Hope this helps
    Phil
    Oh yeah my radio didn't work like that once and it turned out to be the
    CHIME fuse so check all fuses even if they don't say radio.
     
    p_vouers, Dec 22, 2005
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  3. Hero_J

    p_vouers Guest

    The radio has 2 power inputs.. one is power on always (for clock and
    computer in radio) and one is power in run or acc. That one would power
    the radio amp. Yellow or pin 9 of the power cable coming in is the
    power line from the ignition and will be live in run or acc.. the
    orange wire on power cable 10 is the always on line. I would trust the
    numbers before the colors though. You should measure battery voltage
    from those to ground.. ALSO make sure the radio has a good ground!!
    Hope this helps
    Phil
    Oh yeah my radio didn't work like that once and it turned out to be the
    CHIME fuse so check all fuses even if they don't say radio.
     
    p_vouers, Dec 22, 2005
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