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1999 Mercury Radio don't turn on.

Hi, I have checked the main fuse box under the dash on the drivers side.No blown fuse. No activity at all from the radio. I did use a portable emergency battery charging device recently that plugs into the cigarette lighter. Is there another fuse. I have the Am/Fm with 6 CD cahnger in the trunk with cassette tap player type radio.

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    The radio worked until the wife moved a little black button. It cut the power to the radio. Don't really notice it unless you look. Its not marked. On my radio you move it toward the passenger for power and drivers side for off. I have a am/fm single cd player.

  • nider7 Mar 07, 2009

    I tried this remedy and changed the fuse. THis was deffinitely the first step in getting my radio back to working order.A Guest who posted here regarding my problem on Feb. 27th helped to complete the repair of the problem I checked the face plate and secured it tightly and walla! the radio was back in perfect working order. Thanks to all who tried to help all of your suggestions were very helpful. The fuses and face plate being secured was the ticket. Bless all of you guys for taking time to help me.

    With much graditude,

    N J

    Nider7

  • nider7 Mar 07, 2009

    One of the fuses was definitely part of the problem. Thank you so much for taking the time to help rsole my problem. Changed the fuses and secured faceplate and the radio works like new.



    Thank You,

    N J

    Nider7

  • nider7 Mar 07, 2009

    Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate you taking time to try to help me. After I changed fuses which were biggest part of the problem.A guest sent a comment about securing the face plate and it completed the repair the after replacing the blown fuses I didn't completely secure the radio faceplate and didn't recognize it until a guest commented on Jan. 27th. CHanged the fuses and secured the faceplate and the radio works great.

    Thank you again,

    Nider7

    N J

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The radio in mine had/has this problem at times, usually more so after I had the heater on & the car had warmed up good.... If the above solution isn't any help try pulling the radio out of the dash and push/wiggle the wires leading into the "main" or larger wire bracket attatched to the driverside rear of the radio. I believe ( in mine ) that the purple w/striped one was it. I found that taking a small wedge of plastic cut from a zipp strip shoved into it after I gentally push the wire in till the radio came on holds it in place and for atleast a year now I've not had a problem.
As for the little button ... it's a removable face plate that pulls off the unit and there is a red LED that flashes when the car is turned off located inside a neon yellow and orange area to tell thieves that stealing it will do you no good unless you have the matching face plate. And yes if the face plate isn't seated in to it fully the radio will not work.

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Check for a accesories fuse if that is not blown or is non existent then you might have to pull your raido out and check the fuse that should be on the wire. by plugging in your emergency battery charging device you might have shorted out and popped the fuse on the raido. if none of this is the problem then it may possibly be that your "power" wire might have melted when the battery charger device shorted the circuit.




have a nice day and a nice year and i hope this fixes your problem.

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