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Old 12-20-2010, 03:38   #1 (permalink)
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1999 SE Radio Stopped Working

I have a 1999 SE with the digital climate control. The other day when I started the car up it was on a radio station that wasn't a station....it was at 101.1 which was just static. The closest radio station would be 101.3. So anyways I hit a preset button to put it back to a station and drive to the gas station. I shut the car off and go in for a few minutes and come back out and start the car....again the radio is back on 101.1- static. Again I select a preset and all is fine. The next day however I start the car and there is no power to the radio, not even the clock is showing. Weird thing is all of the radio buttons are still lit up. The fuse is fine, climate control works fine, checked the six disk changer in the trunk and everything is hooked up.

Any ideas? I have had the car for 10 years and it has been a great vehicle for the last 148k miles with minimal normal wear & tear problems.
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I have a 1999 SE with the digital climate control. The other day when I started the car up it was on a radio station that wasn't a station....it was at 101.1 which was just static. The closest radio station would be 101.3. So anyways I hit a preset button to put it back to a station and drive to the gas station. I shut the car off and go in for a few minutes and come back out and start the car....again the radio is back on 101.1- static. Again I select a preset and all is fine. The next day however I start the car and there is no power to the radio, not even the clock is showing. Weird thing is all of the radio buttons are still lit up. The fuse is fine, climate control works fine, checked the six disk changer in the trunk and everything is hooked up.

Any ideas? I have had the car for 10 years and it has been a great vehicle for the last 148k miles with minimal normal wear & tear problems.
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I would first check your Battery Terminals for corrosion.

Second since you state that the Fuse if good I would check all of the Fuses, just as a precaution.

Third I check to see if the connection (wire) are connected to Radio are ok.

Also I have found If your ignition Key is not in the full start position it may be causing the PCM not to read correctly.
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Re: 1999 SE Radio Stopped Working

Not an auto electrician , but can only suggest radio has possibly lost it's memory and then developed another fault . Cant understand why radio buttons are still lit up. Is there not an in line fuse some where on radio circuit perhaps ?
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Make sure fuse 17 in the underhood fuseblock isn't blown. Should be a 20A fuse.
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