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97 Outback Lmtd Radio/Cassette Problem
Posted 08 March 2004 - 01:05 PM
Nothing happens when the knob is turned, it's as if no power is reaching the system. The antenae doesn't go up, the clock display doesn't change, the buttons don't work. Up until now, it's worked great without problems.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as well as advice on whether I can fix this myself or who to take it to - sound system vendor or Subaru mechanic?
Thanks ahead of time for any help.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:59 PM
Two other problems I've experienced:
-Reset the radio by pulling off a battery cable, removing all power from the system. I've had lock ups before that were fixed by this.
-If radio lights are on but no sound comes out, you may have a speaker wire that has gone to ground, drawing down the output. To check you have to take harness apart in back and use a meter to look for ground.
How much electrical troubleshooting experience do you have?
Posted 08 March 2004 - 04:38 PM
Posted 08 March 2004 - 09:37 PM
I checked the fuse at lunch - it was fine, not fried. Then it occurred to me that my father had been playing with the CD controls (it's wired but not installed for a Panasonic disc changer). So I started playing with them as well and voila! Turned off the CD player and the antenae came up and the radio was restored.
I'm tempted to tell my father not to push my buttons. <G>
Thanks again for your help - I still feel like an idiot.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:06 PM
Posted 09 March 2004 - 11:08 AM
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