Town & Country radio seems dead

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by BBC, Aug 25, 2007.

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    BBC Guest

    Our Radio/Casette player will not turn on. Oddly enough, the three
    buttons that control the equalizer have lights that blink..... they
    start bright, immediately turn dim and then turn off, only to repeat
    this cycle over and over. The CD changer has power and I can remove
    dics but the power will not turn on the radio/cassette player. Since
    the equalizer buttons have lights blinking at me I would assume that
    it has power. Is this flashing some sort of error code that is not
    explained in the owner's manual? Thanks for any help, Brad
     
    BBC, Aug 25, 2007
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    Ken Weitzel Guest


    Hi BBC...

    Not a mechanic, not even close. Just an old retired electrical guy
    who likes cars, so take this for whatever little it may be worth...

    First promise not to laugh, then check the fuses. Not visually, either
    with a meter or by substitution. Check them all; there are at least
    four involved with your radio, and they won't be marked correctly as
    to what they're for.

    Take care.

    Ken
     
    Ken Weitzel, Aug 25, 2007
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    Joe Guest

    I would agree with this. The blinking lights are telling you it has power,
    but it's not got the power in all the places it's supposed to. If the clock
    doesn't work, then it's the on-all-the-time power that's gone out. Probably
    just a fuse, but then you may have some other problem that blew the fuse.
     
    Joe, Aug 27, 2007
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    Joe Guest

    I would agree with this. The blinking lights are telling you it has power,
    but it's not got the power in all the places it's supposed to. If the clock
    doesn't work, then it's the on-all-the-time power that's gone out. Probably
    just a fuse, but then you may have some other problem that blew the fuse.
     
    Joe, Aug 27, 2007
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    Jerry Guest

    My Grandmothers Stratus had this happen as well. The brain inside the
    unit went bad. It did the same thing as you describe. A radio repair
    shop wanted $300 to fix it. I got her a replacement from a junkyard
    for $75 and started working immediately. Nothing with any fuses. Its
    the head unit.

    Was told the brain went out by the shop guy saying he sees it all the
    time on alot of Mopar units with the external cd changers.
     
    Jerry, Sep 27, 2007
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