Question about Car Audio & Video
It sounds like they may have used some cleaning soloution on the dash and may have got it into the radio face. I would definently have whoever detailed your vehicle pay for the repairs on the radio or install a new one. But if you want to try to fix yourself you could try a few things to try and remedy the problem. You may be able to get the radio working again by pulling the fuse for the radio then using a air compressor or a can of compressed air to try and remove any liquid inside the radio panel. Hit the buttons with compressed air in the cracks working from the center outward. Hopefully you will see the liquid making it's way out of the radio panel. Depending on what cleaning soloution they got into the radio you could also try and use a hair dryer on the radio to try and dry out the panel. If the substance/soloution is oily or hydrocarbon based you may not get so lucky. You would then need to remove the radio and remove the facepanel of the radio and use a q-tip with rubbing alchohol to remove the residue causing the problem. Then re-install the fuse and see if it works. Now even after these steps the radio could still be permanently damaged and could need replacement. I would notify the place that detailed your vehicle and try to get them to have it repaired. But it will be your word against theirs. Let me know if you have more questions.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
They did apply something that effected the unit try to use air spray to dry/clean it and remove any wax on the unit then you can reset the unit by taking the battery cables off and connecting them again (for at least 3 min.)...let me know how that work for you and please do not forget to rate my service so we can improve on it with your help. God bless
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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