Recently, my SkyFi 2 receiver will not turn on... but in spurts. It will work fine for a day or two, then it won't turn on. It's a power issue, and possibly the wires that connect it to the power supply inside the dash. I have disconnected the power cord from the cradle and reconnected, but that does not solve the problem. I have also removed the SkyFi from the cradle and replaced... does not solve the problem. I have inserted a different SkyFi into the cradle, but that does not solve the problem either. The issue is inside the cradle or inside the dash. My question is, what power source is the unit hooked to inside the dashboard? If it's the radio, then the problems is with the wiring.... however, if the installer hooked it into a different power supply inside the dash, it could be a fuse. The vehicle is a 2001 Chevy Blazer.
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Do you have one of the original orange display SkyFi units, or a SkyFi2, or an XT? It sounds like you are using it in a boombox? The rotary dials do wear out on the SkyFi and SkyFi2 and there isn't much you can do - the knob may come off and you can spray in some contact cleaner, but that doesn't always work either. Using a remote control might be your only hope at this point unless you buy a new old stock unit off of eBay or the like. Good luck.
I have the Skyfi 2 with car cradles. I have had them for about 7-8 years. I bought two brand new power cords to use with the cradles so I could move the Skyfi 2 to different vehicles. Neither power cord will power up the Skyfi 2 when in the cradle. I contacted the company I bought them from and they sent me two more cords. These cords are brand new as well. They too do not power the unit. My original power cord still powers the unit but I am trying to eliminate having to move it to each vehicle. I then bought a complete unopened kit from ebay. Using the new kit parts only, my Skyfi 2 will not power up. Did they change the kit since I bought mine and now it is not compatible. Everything looks identical so it is driving me nuts. Any help is appreciated, Thanks!
is this a skyfi 1 2 or 3. if its a two or three if you go to the menu button and scroll down to fm frequencys and select that from the drop down menu. then scroll through the built in frequencies and determine which one comes in the clearest. if its a skyfi one then your gonna have to put in a wired fm modulator because the first one doesnt come with a wireless fm transmitter.