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Old 08-22-2017, 12:45 PM
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Installed new marine radio but comes on only when battery is turned on then I cannot change anything - source (cd or am/fm) or stations=cannot even turn on or off. This is actually second one - just got exact replacement thinking old one was bad, but new radio is doing exactly the same thing. Customer service advises hooking up directly to battery to see if it is radio itself, but thought I'd ask on here first, since wiring is a bear to get to. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by CaptT View Post
Installed new marine radio but comes on only when battery is turned on then I cannot change anything - source (cd or am/fm) or stations=cannot even turn on or off. This is actually second one - just got exact replacement thinking old one was bad, but new radio is doing exactly the same thing. Customer service advises hooking up directly to battery to see if it is radio itself, but thought I'd ask on here first, since wiring is a bear to get to. Thoughts?
Hook it up to the battery to test! Alternatively check the leads coming into the radio - should be easy to do if you're replacing the radio. Make sure you have the correct polarity and voltage.
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What is most odd that it was working fine then stopped working. I hooked new one up exactly the same way and it is on, I just can't change anything.. Hard to believe it is the unit itself - West Marine tells me they've not had problems w/particular model.

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