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Old 29 Dec 2010, 05:20 pm
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Hey guys. I've not posted here much, but a recent problem with my PT Cruiser has got me worried. We recently had a good snow storm here, and my battery died from the cold. After recharging the battery last night, I got up this morning and headed out, and noticed my radio wasn't working. At all. No lights, no clock, no music (that's the worst one for me). I can't stand driving in silence. Anyone have any ideas what would cause this?

I appreciate any help.
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Old 29 Dec 2010, 06:22 pm
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1st thing i would check is for a bad fuse.
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Old 29 Dec 2010, 06:31 pm
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My sincere condolences!

+1 on the fuse!
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Old 29 Dec 2010, 06:34 pm
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1st thing i would check is for a bad fuse.
Hopefully he didn't come here asking about the radio and not check the fuse first but just in case, it's the #13 fuse in the interior fuse box with a 10A fuse.
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Old 29 Dec 2010, 08:49 pm
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After you check the fuse, you must verify proper connectivity to your battery. To do so you need to follow, carefully, this simple set of steps:
  • First you must undress for safety's sake
  • Next, you must rub calamine lotion on your arms, and good ole cheap vaseline on your legs and buttocks
  • Now, at this point, wearing a condom is suggested - get you some of those long blue latex dish gloves, and make sure you get them on over your elbows
  • Remove one lead at a time, place a tiny tiny bit of petroleum jelly on the terminals and rub it around like the nipple on a French whore
  • Make sure the connection is clean before tightening, and don't over tighten
  • Remove condom before neighbors call the police
My neighbors happen to be very open minded I'll have you know.

Haha. Seriously though thanks for the tips guys. I'm not exactly car savvy, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. Luckily my old man is. I'll have him check the fuse when he can.
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 03:35 pm
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Okay, well... it's been checked and the fuse is fine.

What happens next?
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 10:55 pm
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If it an 06' up (canbus), i ran into this same thing. under the hood (behind the airbox) there is a breaker/fuse that i removed and reinstalled to get the radio working again.

It called the power on draw or something. Maybe someone can post the true name of this from the fuse box?
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 02:48 am
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Mine's an '02. I actually saw a diagram for the under hood fuses in the owners manual (for a 2004, my PT didn't come with one)... you wouldn't be thinking of the Ignition off draw (IOD) fuse by any chance? I Googled, and found someone explaining that this fuse could cause all kinds of interior electrical problems (including radio issues). This person said theirs was a 2003 PT, so mine probably has the same set up, or very similar. So now I know what I'm doing tomorrow.

Now if someone could explain, very slowly, and preferably with visual aids, how to access this fuse panel under the hood. I'd be much obliged.
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 03:02 am
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See the plastic panel with the "POSITIVE Jump Start Attachment" written on it? Pry that off (there are tabs on the side that are holding it in place).

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Old 03 Jan 2011, 03:04 am
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Thanks! Appreciate it.
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