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Need some help with my radio. Its doesn't work at all. No power, no display just does not switch on. Tried the CD changer as well, and it does not even eject the cartridge. Seems like no power there also.
I have checked the fuses in glove box and boot, and they all seem fine. Anyone have any ideas?
Thought I might add that the battery died and by mistake when jumping the car, mechanic connected jump leads the other way round so there were sparks ( i.e postitve on negative terminal etc ) all be it for a few secs before he realised mistake. All other electrics work fine though, just the radio and changer.
OK finally got to remove the headunit. Checked the fuse. Indeed it was gone. Changed it with another new 10Amp fuse. However radio unit still does not switch on at all. CD changer in the boot also does not work ( still cant eject cartridge ).
Im beginning to think that perhaps unit is blown, but not sure. Ideas?
Thanks but got it sorted now. After I changed fuse in radio unit and it still wouldnt power up, I removed the CD changer and changed that fuse as well.
That fixed the issue, both work now! Phew. Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Am still confused as to why only after changing both fuses it worked, I assume they must be sharing power.
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