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Car radio repair

Posted by davestexas (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 27, 13 at 0:30

I have a 1987 Coupe DeVille with a Delco radio. I live near Austin Tx and need a repair shop able to diagnose a problem with the radio. None in Yellow Pages anymore.
Radio went from working fine to playing on only 1 speaker of the 4.. Checked as best I could for loose connections, but all terminations are tight and the terminals are clean at the rear of the radio.
I really don't want one of the latest/greatest radios. Too complicated/busy.
Anyone know of a radio repair/service in my local area?

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RE: Car radio repair

Here you go....

Here is a link that might be useful: Car radio repair in Austin

RE: Car radio repair

Problems developed with the radios on both of my trucks, different makes. Most of those repair shops are now gone in my area, too. So I bought for one truck on eBay, $50 delivered, and from local wrecking yard for $35 for the other. Both of those are working perfectly. I kept the originals for possible future repair or exchange if necessary.

RE: Car radio repair

I'm going to replace all 4 speakers. The 3 dead speakers have no resistance. I think our Hot Texas Sun is the culprit. When the new speakers arrive, I can take the old ones out and see what failed.

RE: Car radio repair

You are likely right about the speakers being mechanically shot but there still may be a radio problem as well. Back in the days when the car was in its youth, fairly common failure items were the power transistors screwed to the back of the radio chassis which were used to drive the speakers. If the problem remains after new speakers are installed, those two or four items would be another good area to substitute with new or known to be good used items.

RE: Car radio repair

I replaced all 4 speakers. Rear spks were easy to find, but the 2 front were not. The dash spks had to have a 2.375" diameter magnet to fit in the spkr tray. Asked on a Caddy forum and lucked out when a member supplied the brand and model number needed.
Back in business with 4 working speakers.

RE: Car radio repair

After this winter's snow and ice storms the radio stopped working. If the volume does come on only one speaker at a time or none of the speakers work.. Any ideas what happened to a radio that was working fine.

Dodge Neon 2001 sedan.

RE: Car radio repair

1st thing to do is, suspect the speakers. Use a tester to check continuity/resistance between the two speaker wires at each speaker. I too first thought the problem was in the radio. It was never the radio.
Once the speakers prove to have continuity/resistance, then check the connections at the back of the unit. Maybe something is loose/corroded making a poor electrical connection. Once those steps are taken and the problems still exist.....suspect internal radio problem.

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