AM/FM is silent. Cassette works but sound is somewhat scratchy.
The radio sound suddenly stopped. The cassette sound went very dim for a period of months. I paid $35 to H&R Radio in Warminster for repair. They opened the unit and returned it saying that the ''mother board'' was ''corroded'' and therefore the unit was not repairable. Since then some few months have passed and the cassette has recovered on its own to full volume but the quality is somewhat scratchy. I opened the unit and it looks to the untrained eye sparkling clean. It comes from my 1989 Lincoln Town Car which is in near mint condition with just over 100,000 miles and always garage kept. I don't know where the ''corrosion'' factor if true could have come from. Bottom line; I really would like to repair this unit and keep all equipment for the car as original. I've had no luck in finding an exact replacement (Ford Radio E9LF-19B165-AB)
Re: AM/FM is silent. Cassette works but sound is somewhat...
This is a common problem with this stereo. The problem is all the electrolytic capacitors in the stereo leak and change value. This is a major repair job. There are several companies that still repair this stereo. However, I suggest a replacement. There are aftermarket stereos that will work in place of the original while updating you to CD. There is wire harness adaptor needed for the installation and can be purchased from many on line stores.
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Table 1: Radio Features
Table 2: Cassette Features
Table 3: Compact Disc Features
Table 4: XM Advisory Messages
The radio receives power from the RADIO fuse in the junction block-right I/P. Ground is provided via G201 and G202. The radio is enabled/disabled by class 2 messages from the body control module (BCM). The radio routes audio signals from the digital radio receiver or the vehicle communication interface module (VCIM) to the speakers and/or amplifier when directed by class 2 messages.
The Entertainment System on this vehicle is configured with an AM/FM stereo radio with the radio data system (RDS) and either a cassette player or a CD player or both. CD and cassette. The uplevel system provides the customer with extended range speakers and an audio amplifier. Satellite digital radio (U2K) is available with uplevel systems.
The following list shows the radios available for this vehicle:
• Radio (ULO) - AM/FM Stereo, Cassette with RDS
• Radio (UNO) - AM/FM Stereo, CD and RDS
• Radio (UPO) - AM/FM Stereo, Cassette with CD and RDS .The complexity of the radio systems on these vehicle is mind blowing .
Your best bet take it to a GM dealer , has features you are unawear of .
DTC B1025, B1035, B1045, or B1055
When the radio is powered up, the radio supplies low level audio signals to the speakers. If the vehicle is equipped with an audio amplifier, the amplifier will boost the signal sent to the speakers.
DTC B1025 Audio Output Circuit
Install a scan tool.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
With the scan tool, monitor the DTC Information for DTC B1025.
Does the scan tool indicate that DTC B1025 is current?
This sounds like a dirty or sticky pinch roller - use a commercial cassette head cleaner - or ear but with a alcohol cleaner -
If the capston is not rolling the cassette forward this my be due to a broken belt - or may have just jumped off - power down the product and disconnet from the mains - then open it up - normaly the front come away undo the mounting screws from around the cassette mechanism normaly around 4 and carefuly look at the back there should normaly be 2 rubber band one to the capston and 1 to the pich roller the belt that may be broken is the smaller of the too. most cassette deck use the same size belt
yes the rubber rollers inside your unit have become hard,,and they are slipping, and the unit detects this,, u can purchase a product called re-grip [ for rubber products and it treats the rubber in such a way to make it soft and pliable again ] the product is sold by mcm electronics and can be found online,,, treat the surfaces of the rubber rollers in your unit and it should preform to original specs....any further help please email me at email@example.com...i hope this helps you