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Old 08 Mar 2012, 08:57 am
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Hello everyone,
I'm new to the site but would appreciate some help.
I had some work done on the ignition (lock jammed so moved to a supplementary switch). Radio stopped working. Bought a used radio, all connections made and checked but no display to enable me to put CODE in (tried 3 radios - same result). If I remove the tiny plug-in (top right corner as seen from radio back - 1 wire and loose connection of plug to wire), the radio lights up with CODE. Put in (correct)code but not accepted (says REPEAT then after 3 goes WAIT - for half-hour)
Anyone know what that little connector is for?
Also, CODE comes up when the on/off switch is in the OFF position, not ON - seems odd.
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Old 08 Mar 2012, 12:56 pm
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Default Re: Radio problem

Need to know what year your PT is. '06 and up are on the CAN buss system, and the radio's have two power connections - one is solid power the other controlled by the ignition switch. If you bypass the ignition switch it will not work unless you rewire, and if you do that you need to take it off the CAN buss.
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Old 09 Mar 2012, 06:45 am
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Hello Chromenut,
Thanks for that. It's a 2001 cruiser. Strangely, in desperation, I tried my old radio (that I thought was doomed!) and it worked!! It worked as long as I didn't attach the strange little connector (top right corner at back of radio). I'd still like to find out what that's for.
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