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Power problems with my kdc-x789

My kdc-x789 was professionally installed with sirius satelite radio. It stopped working a couple weeks ago. When I take the face off I can see the red light blinking and when the face is attached I can eject the cd but thats it. No red light on the front and no display. Any suggestions?

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  • mbyers1 Mar 31, 2009

    Same thing is happening to me. No fuses are blown.



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This happened recently to me and I disconnected all power (two sources, I removed two car fuses labled "radio 1" and "radio 2"), then when I returned power it was like magic, it worked again!

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It should be taken back to the installer.

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