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Old 09-15-2004, 05:02   #1 (permalink)
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AU stereo question

My radio is not working at all, and there is a red light on, just under the cd eject button, does anyone know what the deal is with it? couldnt find anything in the workshop manual...

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it could be that at some time you've cut the power to the head unit either from removing it or unhooking the battery. if this is the case or if you have done this some other way then you need to call up ford ford a new code which you put in to get it working again. it costs about 20-30 bucks from memory.
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My old car use to do the same thing, its something to do with the fuse.

I could fix mine by disconnecting the battery, it would work fine again then but make sure you have your radio code handy.
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Does the display say CODE on the screen? If so then it's just a matter of entering the 4 digit radio code.


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you need to call up ford ford a new code which you put in to get it working again. it costs about 20-30 bucks from memory.
Never cost me a cent and I've asked for it a few times on different models.
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My old car use to do the same thing, its something to do with the fuse.

I could fix mine by disconnecting the battery, it would work fine again then but make sure you have your radio code handy.
your right! i checked the fuses, and when i popped it back in, the radio came to life!!!!! and the fuse wasnt even blown!!!!
bloody gremlins...
one thing you dont wanna do to an au, is take the steering wheel off!
that was the most stressful thing i have ever done on a car, the idiots at ford locktite the bloody bolt, it striped the steering wheel puller holes of the thread, and it took 2 big 120kg+ blokes to reef on the bastard to get it off...
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Yeah, the wheel'd be a bugger to get off without a puller! I canged mine recently and found it very easy though (with functioning puller :) - Did you make sure you really tightened up the two puller bolts good? I found out the hard way when I first removed a bicycle crank that the difference between 'moderately tight' and 'properly bloody tight' is the difference between a thread stripping out like butter or standing up to the force of a puller!
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Yeah, the wheel'd be a bugger to get off without a puller! I canged mine recently and found it very easy though (with functioning puller :) - Did you make sure you really tightened up the two puller bolts good? I found out the hard way when I first removed a bicycle crank that the difference between 'moderately tight' and 'properly bloody tight' is the difference between a thread stripping out like butter or standing up to the force of a puller!
had puller, but the thread peeled out like butter, must have been a dodgy one cos they were put in all the way and still it was buggered
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Glad i could help ya out mate.

Its bloody annoying when it happens, get in an NO radio at all......

As for the steering wheel, i left mine to the professionals (kids this is something you shouldnt try at home) lol..
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