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XMD3 unable to select anything but satellite

Clarion XMD3 came with a new boat in 2005 and has worked fine until this season. When I turn on the radio it goes right to Sirius and I cannot get it to select tuner, aux, etc. It keeps telling me to call the sirius number. I never bothered to activate the satellite since we do not use the radio very much - not until gas got so expensive anyway.

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I have had several problems like that. It is probably one of your controllers especially if you have the old oval ones. Go to the back of the stereo and unplug them, then plug one in at a time and isolate the problem to a controller.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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