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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Help - Becker Radio, dead as! Reply with quote

Everyone hates a whinger and so apologies for this. I have just set taken the plunge into self-employment and am feeling particularly boracic so thought I would post here before taking my car to a garage.

The problem is simple - car laid up for 10 weeks, drove it tonight (3degrees, dark - couldnt wait any longer) and the good news is that the drive was fine, everything seemed in order mechanically BUT....

the radio flashed "Porsche". Then nothing. No amount of buttons pressed helped. Got home, pulled fuses D8 and D9 - waited. Turned car on. "Porsche" flashed again - then nothing.

Am I missing something or is my radio actually potentially borked?? IMS failure I have been expecting Smile - but not this!

Help appreciated in advance..
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm .. if a fuse or wireing problem then it wouldnt say Porsche .. if a code problem then it would stick on the enter code screen ..

All ive got is a handover with a tester .. it kinda resets control units .. if that dont work then i would assume the radio has died .
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
Hmm .. if a fuse or wireing problem then it wouldnt say Porsche .. if a code problem then it would stick on the enter code screen ..

All ive got is a handover with a tester .. it kinda resets control units .. if that dont work then i would assume the radio has died .


Thanks - that is what I am afraid of. Weirdly, although the radio does not work the yellow backlight wont go off even after the ignition is turned off and car locked. The on button on the radio has no effect. Hmmm.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had similar issue last year.

See here:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
I had similar issue last year.

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Thanks - that is very interesting. I actually had my car under a cover and on a Ctek for 10 weeks until I drove it last night, the battery seemed bang on despite the cold weather.

It almost sounds like I should pull the Ctek, let the battery slowly drain to nothing - and then jump the car to see if that gets the stereo working again!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if you have tried it already, but disconnect the battery and leave it for a bit (also remove the stereo’s front panel), then reconnect it and see what happens...... you never know. (Don’t shut the front boot obviously Hand )
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
Not sure if you have tried it already, but disconnect the battery and leave it for a bit (also remove the stereo’s front panel), then reconnect it and see what happens...... you never know. (Don’t shut the front boot obviously Hand )


I guess I thought pulling the fuses might have the same effect but it has to be worth trying so I will do so in the morning! Thanks...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Y2K wrote:
Not sure if you have tried it already, but disconnect the battery and leave it for a bit (also remove the stereo’s front panel), then reconnect it and see what happens...... you never know. (Don’t shut the front boot obviously Hand )


I guess I thought pulling the fuses might have the same effect but it has to be worth trying so I will do so in the morning! Thanks...


So - just tried that, and now my car wont start as the battery appears flat! What is going on!?!? AAAargh
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jboy wrote:
jboy wrote:
Y2K wrote:
Not sure if you have tried it already, but disconnect the battery and leave it for a bit (also remove the stereo’s front panel), then reconnect it and see what happens...... you never know. (Don’t shut the front boot obviously Hand )


I guess I thought pulling the fuses might have the same effect but it has to be worth trying so I will do so in the morning! Thanks...


So - just tried that, and now my car wont start as the battery appears flat! What is going on!?!? AAAargh


The ctek did its job very quickly, strangely quickly given the battery *seemed* flat when I first tried the car, but anyhow the car starts now. Battery might be on the way out I guess. So I think the upshot is simply this - the radio is dead, long live the car. Time for a drive to the South Downs. See you...
 
  
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