I had something strange happen to me this morning on the way to work and I
was wondering if someone could give me some insight.
I was driving into work this morning and went to push the eject CD button on
my stereo but my hand slipped and touched some other buttons that I did not
see. Anyway, after mashing the buttons my radio immediately died and I was
not able to turn it back on. Is there some kind of radio locking mechanism
that I accidentally enabled? If so, how do I disable it so that I can
listen to my radio again?
North American 2002 Focus SE Wagon
Hello Erin, a bit of a long shot here but on the European Focus radios,
part of the radio fascia is removable as an anti-theft deterrent. There
is a tiny little button which releases this part. It could be you have
accidentally pressed this and that the removable panel is not securely
fitted. The unit would not power up if this happened.
British Jet Engine Website http://www.britjet.co.uk
My US spec audiophile system has an electronic security lock in the bar that
says something like 'in dash 6 cd player' and a little button to the left
that releases it. If it's still in place just push the bar back in and you
should be good to go. This bar comes out and will secure the radio from
theft, well, at least it won't work if someone does take it. Info should be
available in your owners manual.
Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I had indeed nudged the button that
holds the anti-theft plate in place thus knocking it out and disabling my
radio. I pushed it back into place and now it works like a charm.
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