Radio display

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Radio display

Post by eastkytriker » Fri May 30, 2014 8:13 am

I have a 1500SE and sometimes when I go over a bump the digital radio display goes off and it will come back on after awhile. I have checked the radio plugs on the radio end so the problem must be somewhere else.

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Re: Radio display

Post by Uncle Fester » Fri May 30, 2014 3:10 pm

I would look at the connector at the base of the LCD screen. . .

This How to shows you how to get to the LCD screen.

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Re: Radio display

Post by Sempai » Fri May 30, 2014 7:04 pm

I had similar symptoms...found the problem while troubleshooting something entirely unrelated..

The connection(s) at the fuse itself, inside the left side panel, were just a tad loose. There was just enough tension to hold the fuse in place, and electricity would even flow through as intended. But wiggle it with a finger and the flow would sporadically be interrupted. I used a flat jeweler's screwdriver to tweak the fuse receptacles (all of them) tighter just a bit and I haven't lost my radio over a bump ever since.
Moreover, at one time while I was under the radio for other reasons, I used the same technique to all the receptacles in both of the radio connectors...and then the radio came on louder than I'd ever heard it before!!
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