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Old 05 Aug 2014, 02:48 pm
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Just bought a 2005 PT Turbo Convert for the wife. Sometimes when we start the car the sound system will only play the last last station selected on the radio. The screen is blank and none of the buttons work (other than the on/off/volume).

However, sometimes when we start it, it does work (like when we test drove it Grrrrr.).

Anyway, the first time it happened my thought was disconnect the battery and let it reset. That worked. But later, it did the same thing...blank screen and only playing music from the last radio station selected. Is this a known issue to anyone?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Old 05 Aug 2014, 03:46 pm
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Default Re: Radio/Nav system acting strange

Does your radio look like this?

If so, then you've got an RB1. They seem to be a little finicky about the accessories plugged into them. If you have a separate CD changer, mp3 adapter or satellite radio, I recommend pulling the stereo head out and unplugging the 10-pin accessory plug. Then put the head back in and see if the radio works correctly. If so, you likely have a bad or mismatched accessory.

PS: Before you do this, try just remove the NAV DVD. The stereo may be locking up because it cannot adequately read the DVD.

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Old 05 Aug 2014, 04:02 pm
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Yes, that's it! I'll try what you suggest. THANKS!
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