Question about 1999 Mercury Cougar
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.
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.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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