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I have a 2008 v6 mustang. all of a sudden the car radio (factory) wont come on, i took it to ford they checked fuse box and nothings wrong is this covered under extended warrenty i purchased, what could be wrong with radio?

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Had same problem today on 2008 V6. No radio, CD, or AUX audio (ipod). Otherwise this car's been awesome and problem-free. Checked all audio-related fuses and relays by pulling each of them, inspecting, and re-connecting. No blown fuses or problems found. However, after pulling and re-connecting all of them, now the problem is gone. My hunch is that maybe the ipod charger tripped something in the hot relay that perhaps was reset when it was removed and re-connected. But I'm no electrcial engineer.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010


Why would you purchase an extended warrantee. Forget any warrantee,on any product. Have you even read, what your copy says?
Your vehicle should be covered for at least 3 years and 45 to 50 thousand miles.
What did the dealer say was covered? They know more about your vehicle, than any one trying to help you.

Posted on May 09, 2010

  • masterjc2 Jun 01, 2011

    Have the same problem on 2008 V6. No radio, CD, or AUX, this happens more often in the evening at higher ambient temperature, I guess this could be a manufacturing issue with the radio itself (solder balls during the PCB SMT reflow process?). When i push the radio cover in the problem seems to dissapear, but as soon I release the pressure the power goes off again...

  • masterjc2 Jun 03, 2011

    Hi again, I solved this problem yesterday, root cause seems to be a very poor mechanical assemby design between radio case and front panel that causes that after several driving miles due to vibration and/or possible mechanical shocks (i.e. passing speed bumps without stoping the car...) the small electronic interconnector between front pannel and radio case gets loose, causing all the problems mentioned above.

    What you need to do is first of all remove the radio by following the instructions shown in the next link:

    When you finally have the radio out of the car, you will need to remove the four little black screws that holds the front panel to the radio case, then you will be able to disassembly the front panel.

    After that, you will see the electronic interconnector I mentioned before... What I did to improve the mechanical fixation between radio case and front panel was to bend a little bit the interconnector surrounding aluminum material (by applying pressure to it), then I reconnected the front panel to the radio case applying enough pressure and screwed the panel back to the case.

    Other thing I noticed as a contributor for this failure is that there are two plastic sections in the center console that keeps the radio front panel in an specific position (maybe to maintain the same vertical alignment with the rest of the center panel among vehicles), these are located on the bottom left and right side of the front panel. Well, it happens that when you are screwing the radio into the center console by using the 4 designated screws, the more pressure you apply to these screws (torque) the more separation you will have between radio case and front panel due to the plastic sections mentioned, therefore weakening the electrical interconnection between both parts of the radio. My recommendation is to apply just enough pressure (torque) to these screws to properly hold the radio in the center panel, but not more.

    It is a shame I did not take pictures of this, would have same me a lot of explanation… anyway if you want more details about this specific failure you can reach me at:



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