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Dead Radio - Cannot repair or replace!!

This problem is confounding everyone. After boosting the van on account of a dead battery, the radio stopped working completely. This was a high end factory sound system. I tried to get it replaced, but the after-market audio dealer I went to spent a day trying to figure out what was wrong with it. He put the radio on the bench and it worked fine - tried a new one in its place and same symptoms. After failing to find the problem, he buttoned it back up the way it was.

I since took the van to an excellent Chrysler dealer and they spent a whole day trying to find the problem with no luck. Apparently I cannot just replace the radio with a generic model because both the power input and all the speaker outputs feed through the same computer system. This computer is also spitting out indecipharable diagnostic codes which has the dealer technicians scratching their heads as well.

I must say, this van's electrical system has been nothing but a nightmare since day one. The mechanical systems run great, and the van has great looks. As an electrical engineer myself, I must say I would be professionally ashamed to have had anything to do with the electrical design of this product.

Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?

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  • Phil Castrogiovanni Sep 02, 2008

    My radio and clock short out and I have not been able to locate the trouble. So far I have removed over 10 screws and still have not been able to get the face panel off to be sure the radio is connected properly.



    Your problem infers that that car's computer may have something to do with the radio and clock shorting out.



    Did Chrysler indicate the computer may be envolved?

  • Rev_Mike Oct 29, 2008

    My radio went out so I replaced the fuse, started the car and the fuse blew again without the radio on. What else is on that fuse?



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Yes it sounds as though you had a power spike and the computer took the brunt of it you may try ebay for a replacment audio computer please rate-jeff

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