The input source is controlled by contacts in the actual input on the side of the radio. It sounds like the contact for an aux connection is stuck closed. The contacts need to be separated, and probably the only way to do this is to disassemble the radio. If it is under warranty (less than a year old), I would suggest calling SIRIUS warranty for a replacement. If not, and you don't feel comfortable taking the unit apart, find someone who is because the unit is most likely salvageable!
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FUSE PANEL IDENTIFICATION (1983-90 LINCOLN TOWN CAR)The fuse panel is located in the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. To expose fuse panel, remove lower steering column finish panel.
The autosearch feature stops on stations based on a preset threshold for radio station signal strength.
If your radio has done this on both AM and FM from when it was new, it is probably an internal problem with the circuit board electronics or possibly because you are in an area where strong signals are absent (such as a
rural area or inside a building that interferes with signals).
If the radio won't stop searching at all, the 'Search' button' may be stuck.
If you find that your radio is skipping stations only on FM, it may be a defective or broken external antenna or, again, maybe you are in an area where strong signals are absent (such as a rural area or inside a building that interferes with signals).
Hold down FN key which is located in lower left corner and while holding that find and F key that has an icon of a little antenna or signal on it and push it. I lower left corner it will tell you if it is on or not. Other option but not very known to dell is a toggle switch and it is very rare. Hope this helps.
The RCA jacks on the back of the Pioneer DEH-1500 are preamp outputs, not inputs. They are to connect an external amplifier for additional speakers or subwoofers.
The output from your iPod is probably "bleeding over" into the receiver detector stage. When the antenna is disconnected, the signal passes into the amp by itself. Connecting the antenna provides enough signal so that both are amplified.
To connect the iPod, you need to purchase a wireless iPod adapter, or a new head unit that includes an "AUX" input or a dedicated adapter for the iPod.
I had the same problem. Only thing that I came up with that was consistant is plugging it into the aux jack on my radio so you don't have to depend on FM frequency. But, my unit crapped out this week and I hope it is under warranty.
Let me save you $30.00. A new antenna will not help, nor will cleaning the contacts. I just did both of those and it did not help. I have mine in the freezer right now cooling it down. Sirius told me that I should not leave it in the car because it gets to hot. They told me to buy another unit....