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Radio, A/C, and Cigarette lighter will not work, i have already looked through all the fuses and none are blown. The whole middle console just shut down on me

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I had a lack of heat .we changed the heater controls and ever since than we have nothing in the center panel working. we have pulled it apart over and over to find the problem but can't find any thing wrong

    samson131@comcast.net

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem, have you fixed yours yet?



    Tim

  • marcusrogers May 11, 2010

    I'm having this same problem. I installed a simple RCA interface to the
    CD changer port. When I put everything back together, the radio,
    display, and most of the HVAC controls don't work. I can control the
    HVAC fan speed, but nothing else. Can someone confirm the location of
    the pressure screw? Is it what is circled in red below? I've tried
    tightening it all the way, loosening it allthe way, no luck.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    DID U CHECK FOR A SECOND FUSE BOX, MOST NEWER CARS HAVE 2.

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I had this same problem when i removed the radio to install a ipod jack. The problem is the radio, ac controls, and display is all attached to a pressure button in the rear of the radio.the button has a screw head and a black sleeve covering the rest of the button. when u put the radio back in make sure u have firm pressure when putting back the screws. it would help to have someone push while u tighten.Make sure u put back the side screw on the left side of the radio (a little hard to get to). the pressure button is also adjustable all u need is a phillips. IF THE SCREW IS NOT COMMPRESSED FAR ENOUGH YOU WILL NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE RADIO,AC, AND DISPLAY

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  • asdittaja Dec 09, 2010

    So what's the right way to adjust the rear screw which has a rubber "diaper" ? Does the side screw matter how tight it is there? I have now this problem and when i have these both loose/very tight it doesnt work. When i push with my hand the radio, everything works fine.. Do you have any tips about those 2 screws?

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