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WHERE IS THE FUSE ON THE BOSE RADIO?

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The line fuse for these sets is inside the radio on a printed circuit board. NOTE: for your safety, disconnect the radio from its power source before you open the case and poke around inside. The best way to check the fuse is with an ohm meter, but you can probably check it visually using a strong flashlight. There should be a wire filament running the length of the fuse. If it's intact, so is the fuse. If it's broken or not visible at all, the fuse is "blown" and needs to be replaced. If the fuse checks out ok, the power transformert is likely bad -- a problem that these sets are notorious for. Bose will charge you $100 for the transformer repair (unless the set is still under warranty), and having it done is strictly a matter of personal choice. My choice would be to sell the Bose on eBay as a "tech special" and pick up one of the newer HD radios. They offer much better sound at a much lower price.

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Posted on May 19, 2009

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Upon opening the Bose Wave radio.. 4 screws only from the bottom. The fuse is located at the top side of the PCB. It is a small fuse. Kindly inform me if you need a picture. I am repairing one now

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