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The radio plays the CD but the faceplate is dead

Hi, some people is saying that maybe the faceplate is not making a good contact with the connector, but I don't think so, because it happened after the car suffered a short circuit in the ignition switch ( The faceplate wasn't there by the way ). Days after my mechanic fixed the problem I tried to hear music, but I don't have control of the radio because the faceplate is dead. There was a CD in the radio that still is playing with a standard volume...

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Re: The radio plays the CD but the faceplate is dead

It sounds as if your i/o relay for the control face is toasted and part of the relay is welded and carboned. you will need to replace it or chances if this burnt therre may be more behind this such as the amp if equiped. gl

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Re: The radio plays the CD but the faceplate is dead

Maybe the radio need to be reset. Try disconnecting the battery cable for 5 to ten minutes. If that does not work, the radio will need to be serviced or replaced. Good Luck

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