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Offline Shimy87

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General rant
« on: September 09 2022, 12:50:17 PM »
If your on this board you probably work on your stuff and can relate. Literally everything I have done with this car has been a real pain in the ass. And we have done ALOT. Latest thing, now that it is driving pretty well, we wanted the stereo installed. got some speakers and a factory concert sound unit. Power antena was shot so did a cable rebuild and discovered that the motor would only move it up but not back down, pulled it again to put in a new unit. Anyone that has replaced this knows how much fun it is to get to, so repeating that process was big grins. Get that working and discover the signal cable has a short in the connector, cut that out and spliced it back together. That problem solved, so now we find the factory wire to the drivers door speaker has a short so run new wire for that. Finally think were in business and now randomly, any radio frequency above about 100 and it will cut out and squeal, and then randomly come back. Its not the antena cable issue cause the lower channels work great.  A simple job that in most cases would have been a few hour install has been a month long d its still not working correctly..... .rant over
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Offline Steve Wood

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Re: General rant
« Reply #1 on: September 09 2022, 01:09:31 PM »
I know the feeling all too well  :013:
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Re: General rant
« Reply #2 on: September 09 2022, 02:32:35 PM »
sounds to me like the radio has issues. If so then you can contact United Radio Electronics repair shop in
East Syracuse, NY (315) 446-8700. They may even have a rebuilt one in stock and you can either fix yours or use it as a credit. I have used them before and they are outstanding.

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Re: General rant
« Reply #3 on: September 09 2022, 04:03:37 PM »
I'm going by memory that is shot.  Back around 1990-91 GM offered a radio repair kit called a Grimlet kit (spelling?), It was a bag of jumper wires to bypass the printed circuit solder runs on the board in the radio.  I took my radio the the local auto radio repair shop for the fix.  It fixed the issue your having and also stations dropping out.
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Re: General rant
« Reply #4 on: September 12 2022, 11:53:06 AM »
I had a lean condition in my car that had me befuddled. I was ready to torch the car and Steve talked me off the ledge.


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