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Old 03-11-2014, 03:32 PM
jitsjaf2009 jitsjaf2009 is offline
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Radio problem

When I first got my 740i, the radio played but quit...static on the speakers when I 'played' with the volume etc. Just sometimes static and-or popping. It started working when I replaced the fuse (#69) in the trunk even thought the original fuse was good. Worked great AM & FM for a year...then just quit again.(acts like no antenna connection). CD player works great but CDs don't give you the news. Tape player doesn't work, but I don't know if it ever did. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:46 PM
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Sounds like the unit itself is at fault. The only thing you can do is check the antenna cable running into the unit to make sure it didn't break or pull out.
The whole circuitry is integrated in the unit itself. A boneyard unit may be in order.
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