I just bought a used Ford Taurus and in addition to all the other
problems I had to fix the radio does not work. It doesn't turn on at
all. The climate controls work. I also checked for a blown fuse, the
fuses are fine. I went on ebay and bought a functional radio for about
7 bucks just to see if maybe my radio was broken. The new radio didn't
work in the car either so I'm left to believe it's an electrical
problem. Anyone had this problem and if so what did you have done to
correct it? I've put some money into the car to get it on the road and
taking it to someone to look at this radio is my last resort. Thanks
for any comments.
The "radio" is actually in the trunk. The part you replaced is actually
just a control head.
Does the clock work? Climate controls back lighting?
Get a factory service CD on eBay and follow the testing procedure to
narrow down the problem. The obvious 1st steps would be to check all
connectors in the dash & in the trunk.
I put an aftermarket radio in the car and figured out the problem was
the amp. For the new radio I had to bypass the factory amp so
everything was all good after that. Thank you all for all the
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