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My 2005 Passat radio will not play. The LED readout states "check." The fuse is good. Sometimes, I remove and replace the fuse and the radio works momentarily, then stops at the readout states "check" again.

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  • grimkag Aug 25, 2010

    There is no "brand" referenced in either the drivers manual, or on the equipment itself. It seems to be a standard Volkswagen radio/cd/tape deck system. I have changed the fuse, even though the old one was fine. Occasionally, removal of the fuse, and re-installation will enable the system to play, but when you turn the car off and restart the engine, the radio/cd/tape deck system restarts with the word "check" on the LED readout screen. The manual mentions various messages and how to deal with them, but does not mention the word "check."

  • grimkag Aug 25, 2010

    BTW, this is not a car speaker/subwoffer problem. This is a car radio system problem. Was I directed to the wrong "expert?"

  • grimkag Aug 27, 2010

    Thank you for your response. Sorry I am so tardy, but we had a power failure in our building that lasted over 24 hours. Looking at the batter connections, they seem secure. There is a wire off the positive connection that is loose, but I can's seem to locate where it might have been attached previously. It has a three female connection, but I can't seem to find the male connector to make a connection. Where should I look. BTW, my radio is a VW/Monsoon unit.

  • grimkag Aug 27, 2010

    Thanks a million. This makes perfect sense since removing and replacing the fuse sometimes causes the radio to temporarily come back on. I'll work on the problem this weekend and let you know.



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It looks like loosy connection. Check the connections again, mone the 2 power cables and the ground cable in order to locate the one that is missing the connection. Keep in mind that from the 2 power cables, 1 must be connected at a permanent 12Volt power (from the battery) and the other one at the ignition switch so that the radio works when you turn the ignition switch. Temporary you can connect both the power cables at permanent 12Volt from the battery, but beware that in this case if you forget to power off the radio when you park your car, the radio will be at on state so your battery may exchaust.

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Hello! Please identify which option stereo system is equipped in your vehicle?.....Guru..............Saailer

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    David Burbee Aug 27, 2010

    Hello! Under the drivers side carpet is the Comfort System Central Control Module (CCM)...There is a three wire connector...Wire colors...Brown/Red...Orange/Brown...And Orange/Violet...All three wires are a multiple to the radio connector...This is the only three wire connector that has wiring which feeds the radio..If these colors match...It identifies the plug...The loose wire needs to be soldered...Why the plug is not connected bothers me...An answer may be that is is just a point of multiple...Also, coming out of the plastic housing of the CCM is a ground wire that connects to a stud in the floor panel...Check for rust/corrosion...Clean and re-connect...However, the problem may very well be a poor connection on fuse # 37...This is a common fault on Passat's..."CHECK" is telling you it has lost power (sorry to remind you; Lol)...The fuse holder has a history of loose connections...There is also a fuse (Amp/Dsp 30A) which is an in-line fuse to the amplifier...Wire color is...Red/Brown; Also has history of bad connection....Keep me posted.......................Saailer



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