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Meter lights not working on my 2517 bulbs has been replaced and are new and still dont come on

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Power transistor or fuse blown for this function.

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Replace meter light

why take out the meter light? check out your diode first . there are several diodes in the front end that operate the light and several other lights .Check to make sure they are in proper working order.. Follow the wires out of the meter to the board then make sure by moving them that you light is indeed out. Then take the bulb out of the meter , go to radio shack and p/u one just like it . there is no pos or neg so just install it where you undid the wires to the board then put it back into the meter.

Jan 06, 2014 | Galaxy Radios DX-2517 CB Radio

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My swr calibration does not work on my galaxy 2517 what is the problem?

Does the meter work otherwise? If so I would suspect a bad pot.

Sep 25, 2013 | Galaxy Radios DX-2517 CB Radio

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Apr 19, 2013 | Galaxy Radios DX-2517 CB Radio

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The interior light does not work no more for the meter gage and the nobs, just wondering what could be wrong, and if I be able to fix it? Thanks Pete.

It sounds as if you mean that your back-light on you CB has gone out.
If that is the case usually it is a burnt out bulb or blown fuse. If it's an older unit it should be fixable. If its newer then the odds of fixing it decrease.
The first thing to try is unplugging the CB and wait a while to let the capacitor discharge. Take it apart. Then check the bulb. (older bulbs can be sensitive to the oils on your hands use a rag.) If it looks fine you can test it with an electric meter. If its burnt or the filament is broken buy a new bulb. If the bulb is fine check for a fuse. If the fuse it burnt buy a new one. (an old fix is wrapping the fuse in aluminum foil and reinserting it. This will likely cause more serious damage but will temporarily fix your problem.) If its newer and uses integrated LED's and has no fuses the odds of fixing it are slim. If this is the case your circuit board is probably burnt and it probably wont function either.
Always check warranty info and try manufacturer replacements before taking electronics apart. Avoid electrocution.

Feb 14, 2013 | Radio Communications

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Where do you adjust the signal meter ? the meter works but signals are real low.

RF Meter

I'm not sure that is what you want to do. It seems like you are really asking to improve you receive or sensitize it. That may require some specialized equipment and if your thinking of giving it a go you might not like the end results.

Apr 02, 2011 | Galaxy Radios DX-2517 CB Radio

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DX 2517 keys up, light turns red, audio shows on meter, and through talkback, but no signal at all. whats goin on?

You need an SWR-PWR meter ($20) to run between radio and antenna to see 1) if you are transmitting and 2) if the is a problem with the antenna (SWR). There may be a bad antenna connection or it is grounded out. If the SWR and antenna check out you may have damaged your finals in the radio.

Feb 25, 2011 | Radio Communications

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What should lite up on this radio, on mine just the channel number lites up. Is that right ? Thank you for your time.

The meter and the channel indicator should light up. You can purchase a 12 volt wheat lamp at Radio Shack to replace the burned out bulb in the meter. Dont know how technical you are, but, those lights are pretty easy to change. Just follow the wires that lead to the meter. There will be 2 sets. One that solder to two little tabs on the back of the meter (these control the needle movement) and another set that lead to the bulb. The bulb basically just slides into a little square hole in the side/back of the meter. Good luck. Hope this helped. Lost Jeep, Athens GA, 10-7 !!

Feb 17, 2011 | Galaxy Radios DX-959 40-Channels Base CB...

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My 2517 talks good after awhile on it it just drop out like dont have no mod but receive good let it cool it go back workin fine any idea? shows when this happens it shows on radio signal moving none on...

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

On a MOSFET version of a Galaxy DX2517 and assuming stock mic, heat related issues of missing modulation would require initial checks of:
  • echo circuit - board EB-2000 EPT0SSB51J;
  • mic amp - IC7 NJM4558D;
  • AF power amp - Q53 to Q55.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

Nov 09, 2009 | Galaxy Radios DX-2517 CB Radio

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Not a Galaxy DX-2517

its a mexican kraco clone,lol

Aug 09, 2008 | Galaxy Radios DX-2517 CB Radio

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