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NO SOUND FROM CLARION XMD3

PURCHASED BOAT WITH CALRION XMD3 RADIO. WHEN UNIT IS TURNED ON DISPLAY WORKS FINE HOWEVER THERE IS NO SOUND, NOT EVEN STATIC. I HAVE READ THE OWNERS MANUAL AND CHANGED BOTH OF THE FUSES. ALSO CHECKED ALL CONNECTIONS- EVERYTHING SEEMS OK. THE UNIT IS SIRUS READY, PERHAPS THAT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. ALSO HAS A "SECONDARY" PANEL TO CONTROL UNIT.

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  • MHuffy Dec 15, 2007

    I have a brand new unit in the box and sat for a while while I restored a boat and when I installed it, there was no sound and the displayed lit up just fine. I do not even have static and everything has been double checked but still no sound. It's been over a year and cannot take it back. Please advise what the problem is. Thank you. Matt H.

  • fourwinns Feb 18, 2008

    purchased 2005 four winns 170 with xmd3 two days ago. radio worked fine on test drive. when i got boat home switched on radio i had good sound . i put a cd in and lost sound . radio display works fine but are unable to get sound back on radio.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    WHEN UNIT IS TURNED ON DISPLAY WORKS FINE HOWEVER THERE IS NO SOUND, NOT EVEN STATIC. I HAVE READ THE OWNERS MANUAL AND CHANGED BOTH OF THE FUSES. ALSO CHECKED ALL CONNECTIONS- EVERYTHING SEEMS OK.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. Purchased a boat the XMD3 pwers up and lights up but will not produce sound?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008
  • beekeefred Apr 14, 2008

    I am trying to help a friend with the same type of problem with a Clarion XMD3. For a long time only one speaker would work, and he lived with it (should have taken it back to daler when under warranty, but didn't). Now there is nothing from either speaker, and problem seems to be no output, not the speakers. Unit turns on and displays okay. Have tried the other pair of speaker outputs (only two are used) to no avail. He had no manual so I will try the reset button, now that I know where it is, and a few other things. If I come up with something I will inform. The Clarion web site is useless.



    Fred Herring, St. Paul, MN [email protected]

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    I have an XMD3. Get no sound while unit is lit up and appears to be working. I suspect a ground wire to amp as sound occassionally has turned on.

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I have a XMD3 with Sirius on a Larson boat. Had same problem - everything seemed to be fine on unit (everything lit up and CD showed different tracks and time changing), but no sound. I suspected a ground problem and checked wires I could see. Found one speaker wire that had been frayed due to faulty installation. As soon as I wiggled that wire I got sound on all speakers. Not sure why one faulty speaker would kill all sound, but it did for me.

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Found the issue with my XMD3, mine was on a BBQ island that we bought. the radio was near a braided water line for the sink.The line was leaking around the ball joint, very small leak. Even with a rubber cover over the top water still show how got inside. I pulled the unit out of the island and there was alot of water that came out once the unit was at a angle. Not sure why it would still display, you think it would just die. Both fuse were still good. The back of the unit has vents. I will look for a new unit that has better protection in the back this time.

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    I had water inside, it would display but would not play. I saved $$, did not have to replace the system. I do like the system, sounds good enough on a bbq island.I disconnected and took the unit out and let dry for 1 week and then hooked it back up and it worked.

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