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Model-m 255 clarion installed in a pontoon boat. RADIO WAS WORKING JUST FINE, THEN I INSTALLED A (NEW) BATTERY FOR MY BOAT, HOOKED EVERTHING BACK THE SAME WAY. NOW, I HAVE POWER BUT (NO) SOUND COMING OUT THE SPEAKERS. REMEMBER, EVERYTHING WAS WORKING FINE, BEFORE I REPLACED THE BOAT BATTRY. HELP!! ANY SUGGESTIONS>>>>

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Disconnect all the speaker leads and then hook one speaker (a new, known to work speaker) up directly to the radio using a short (6"-12") piece of speaker wire. Does that speaker work then?

Posted on Feb 04, 2011

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