Unlike people, who may spend their entire lives in search of a purpose, fuses are born into this world with the sure and certain knowledge that they will one day die to save another. Even my wife loves all the high tech feature. Possibly flexing the case released an internal jam??? I guess I meant that common sense would dictate that if it has power and the display portion works, then it's not going to be a fuse problem. You were all so helpful with my last issue! We are not responsible for the misuse, incorrect installation, incorrect information, or failure of any products we cover. Anyway, it makes sense that I might end up installing a new stereo, but I was hoping to rule out things like wiring issues or bad connections somewhere along the line. They didn't know what was wrong with it, so they put a new module in it. When power to the radio is cut, the feature kicks in, and when power is returned, the unit is basically bricked until you enter a specific code.
Hope this gives some insight. The phone thing is new though. Not so sure about contact cleaner around plastic lexan. Wait 30 seconds before proceeding 5. Here is a guide and a complete set of radio wiring diagrams below and fuse locations fuse box so you can do some testing. I think I just read another post on this recently, but I can't find it now if I did. Turn the power to the radio on by pressing the power button.
. Just got a new circuit board yesterday from an on-line audio dealer. Unscrew and remove the top metal casing plate 3. They can repair it to you and send it back. Like, touch the wires together and see if they spark?!? Watch for the clusters to power off 4.
When my wife started the car today she couldn't get the radio to turn on. Had to restart the car and turn it off again for it to shut off. I have a 6-year 72k warranty, so it is covered, but that is not the point. Once I stopped, turned the car off and opened the door, it once again was fine. I'll play with the phone next time and see if somehow I can get the radio to turn on again. There are three fuses that run the system. Before you replace anything, however, you need to troubleshoot the radio in your Ford.
I just simply pulled the radio and replaced it under warranty. If you do not have the code, you'll need to contact a Ford dealership and prove ownership of your vehicle to reset your factory radio code. I'd assume they need the model and serial numbers to make a good match. There is a fix somewhere in these forums that somebody has done or you can Kelvin at Broadway Radio Shop. I own an F250 Super Duty with a 6 disc in dash, but I know most of the Ford stereos use the same encoders.
So be sure to back up your personal data before starting the process. It has happened over 2 dozen times, over many days, while traveling down the interstate. Manually remove the top disc, which should be accessible through the top of the device. Apparently unsure of what basic brand names actually mean. Good luck with your 2008 Ford Escape amplifier install. I had already figured out a fix for it.
I'm almost prepared to get used to that fact and the radios will be getting replaced often. I was hoping for some ideas of where to start before I replace a major component. The Windstar 02 with the Cassette port and an Aux connection was the best. If it is a knob and not a button for the volume control, you can try to spray some electrical contact cleaner around and behind the knob with the power off and turn the knob back and forth several times to work it in. From my web research the Explorer radios had significant display problems. That should only take me 20 minutes to do.
The radio in your Ford should give you years of trouble-free performance. I was able to drive the 30 minutes to let them see it and I got it to the service dept. The postings, comments, and opinions are provided at your own risk and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of FixYourRadio. I have not experienced this problem and since you've only had the vehicle a week, I would visit the dealer first. Remove the 2 airbag screws, I think they were 8 mm.
I hope this tutorial helps someone out. Ford is aware of the situation but does not have software to fix the problem yet. Once you replace the unit it should automatically recognize the remaining discs and allow you to use the machine as normal. There is almost no power. Disconnect air bag electrical connector and set aside. ?? I even tried hooking up a different head unit, but neither will work.