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#1 BLACKHAWK145412

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:47 PM

Hi all,

 

I've been having some problems with the radio in my MK4 escort lately, I believe it's a sound 2000 model from 1990 or so. A previous owner decided to cut the original radio connectors off, I soldered them back on and it worked perfectly for about a week. But now I turn the radio on, it lights up but the screen is blank. It gets no radio signal either but it plays cassettes just fine. It doesn't even prompt for a code when it has been disconnected from the car which is something it did before.  The same thing also happens with a spare radio of the same model I have lying around which leads me to believe it is something to do with the car itself. I checked all of the connections to the radio and they all seem to be fine. Does anyone have any suggestions to what is wrong or how to fix it?

 

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#2 Preee

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:13 PM

I would double check the wiring , is the perm live connected? , or perhaps the wiring a worn through some where , i would check all connections , and wire the radio up on the bench if you can to check it out.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:50 PM

Okay, I'll try checking all the wiring again. I don't think it's due to wear as the car has hardly moved but I will have a more thorough look when I get a chance, thanks for the reply.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

Fixed now; I checked the wires again, then checked the fuses, it turns out something (probably the heated rear window) blew fuse #2 which is for the interior light and clock, and apparently also the radio display for some reason. Replaced it and now it works fine. Thanks for the suggestion anyway. :)



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:01 PM

Glad it's fixed :)




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