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I also have an S430 2004 Benz and the Audio System Does Not Work

This mostly happens in the morning when I drive to work.
Sometimes in the afternoon, it works.

Not sure what could be causing this but I tend to think is a manufacturer problem.

What can I do to fix this issue?


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  • Carlo Vasquez Jun 19, 2009

    Intermittently is the correct word.

    This odd audio system defect behavior is caused I am sure from manufacturer.

    Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not work.

    The audio system would say in the dash board "System Audio Is not Available".

  • Carlo Vasquez Jun 19, 2009

    Intermitenttently is the perfect word for this manufacturer issue.

    The system indeed has degraded it self this way, I thought it was something temporary but now it happens almost every day. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not work.

    What can I do to fix this issue replace the unit? Either way I don't think this would be a cheap repair.

  • Carlo Vasquez Jun 20, 2009

    Well apparently I would have to invest some of my time to find out what is really happening with my system. The outshell does not say what made is it. I am afraid to open the system and start breaking things.

    I will invest some of my time to investigate further. I thought that this problem came across this website already and I was looking for a solution. I will post more information later during next week.

  • Carlo Vasquez Jun 23, 2009

    Well Jerry that is a possibility but I really don't think it's that. I would know if it has a short on a wire depending on noise level but this is not the case.

    Noise is not there in the morning but its there in the afternoon. Maybe system has gotten wet and in the morning when there is lots of moisture system gets degraded...not sure just throwing things out.

    Thanks for the advice though.

  • Teddi B May 11, 2010

    Who is going to be working on it? Do you have any aftermarket audio parts or components? Before spending anything lets try to figure out whats wrong. Inform me as much as you can about the audio setup and the problem your having. I do car audio, video and security as a hobby. I also volunteer for this website, and I build computers among other things. The more you let me know the better I can help you. I'm going to be doing some research on-line now about this. I'll be waiting to hear from you any time.

  • Teddi B May 11, 2010

    It works intermittently?



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You might have a short in your wires

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