I just bought this clock radio for Christmas and it worked fine until about 2 weeks ago. For some reason around 10:30 pm the radio came on by itself. Even after we hit the radio off button, it came on again a few minutes later. We unplugged it until the next day and then plugged it in again. Sure enough several hours later (in the middle of the day this time) the radio came on for no reason. Any idea what is causing this and how to prevent it? I hate to stop using the clock since it is brand new, but having the radio go off in the middle of the night for no reason is making me crazy. Thanks.
I assume you checked to verify that the alarm switches were set to OFF? If so I would say it is of similar quality to the pieces of the one I am looking at (new?) where the radio doesn't come on at all! ;)
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I just brought the same one at a garage sale, after a bit of fiddling around, i figured it out
To set the time:
1. Hold down the 'real' button
2. While holding it down, push down hour until you have the desired hour (if you want pm, you need to go around until the 'pm light' is on
3. While still holding down the real button, push the minute button until desired number is reached
To set the alarm:
1. Hold down the alarm button
2. Follow steps 2 and 3 of setting the time, except with the alarm button held down instead of the real button
Setting The Time of T231
NOTE: The time can only be adjusted when the clock radio is in the OFF mode. If the radio is playing, press and hold the MODE/ALM RESET button until the display briefly shows 'OFF' and then reverts to the time.
1. If the display is flashing, press the HOUR / REV button to advance the display to the correct hour. If the display is not flashing press and hold the CLOCK button until the display begins to flash, then press the HOUR / REV button to advance the display to the correct hour. Observe the PM indicator to confirm that you have set the hour correctly. If the PM indicator is 'On' the hour on the display is PM. If the PM indicator does not appear the hour on the display is AM.
2. Press the MIN / FF button to advance the display to the correct minute.
3. When the correct time is flashing on the display press the CLOCK / PRESET button once more. The display stops flashing and the clock begins to run.
From the way your post sounds, I'd say the dealership is correct.
You could try aftermarket radio, of course that would mean, remove and install yourself.
There might be a stereo install shop close to you? I guess you could call and get an estimate.
I just looked at crutchfield.com on the internet, they have radios they say will fit your vehicle for 50 bucks or less. I don't about the cost of shipping and handling?
I'm not pushing Crutchfield, I'm sure there are many stereo web sites.
Walmart may have stereos, I don't if they will fit your vehicle? Look around. Get install estimates.
You can Set the Clock in this way: 1. Press the HOUR button until you reach the correct hour. 2. Press the MIN button until you reach the correct minute. 3. Press the HI/LOW button to choose between high and low clock brightness. Note: An LED light (PM indicator) will appear in the upper left hand corner of the clock face during the PM hours. Be sure to set the time for the correct 12-hour period - AM (morning) or PM (evening).
The radio on most american vehicles has two fuses powering its functions. Ie--CD player runes but is not amplified. Clock works but not radio. Check all the fuse headings again...ALL FUSE PANELS, there are usually more than one. sometimes 2 panels Inside and under the hood as well
Sounds like a display problem where the indicator isn't working. This might be a bad connection or it could be the display itself or the driving electronics. In any case, it would probably cost you more than the clock radio's worth to have it repaired (assuming you find someone who'd take it for repair in the first place!).
Here's a "solution", though. Set your alarm for a time only a couple of minutes later than the current time and wait around. Depending on whether or not the alarm sounds, you'll know if it's set for AM or PM. At least you'll be able to keep using it until you decide to replace it.
Check the channel mode that you are in. I play with the channel /memory buttons on mine and I finally get it to work. Sometimes it worksfor weeks sometimes just a day. Just glad I can get it to work - thought it was the remote unit but I was wrong.