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Battar
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The radio
Battar   5/29/2013 4:29:04 AM
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Before you power down the vehicle completely read the radio manual. Some radios are individually coded to the vehicle (to render them useless in case of theft), and powering them down resets the code. When the power comes back up, the radio wont turn on.

apresher
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Rebooting the Van
apresher   5/28/2013 2:45:29 PM
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Wish I was ever this fortunate with an electronics problem in a car that I owned.

OLD_CURMUDGEON
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Re: Love the title
OLD_CURMUDGEON   5/28/2013 12:54:25 PM
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NO matter the depth of the discussion, there's ALWAYS room for a little levity.  Glad y'all enjoyed my attempt at it.  I think in modern times no one person endorsed this belief more than Ronald Reagan.  He seemed to have an innate knack for a bright quip at some of the most serious times during his administration.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Love the title
Ann R. Thryft   5/28/2013 12:23:48 PM
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Thanks for the laugh, OLD_CURMUDGEON. I was thinking more along the lines of new cars being so full of electronics the whole thing needs rebooting, not just a single board. But I like your version, too.



OLD_CURMUDGEON
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Re: Love the title
OLD_CURMUDGEON   5/28/2013 12:14:13 PM
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Ann,

Lots of folks in our neck of the woods do exactly that, but the REBOOTING process is a little different.  Getting their fill of lousy engineering & design, they opt for the DESTRUCTION DERBY arena, and then they see their "beloved" vehicles rebooted like never before!!!!!!

Ann R. Thryft
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Love the title
Ann R. Thryft   5/28/2013 11:57:37 AM
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I love this title. I've been wondering how long it would take for someone to apply the concept of rebooting to an entire car.

Tom-R
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Re: Bad Ground?
Tom-R   5/28/2013 12:55:56 AM
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I don't know tecochip. Can grounds be specific to one thing on a radio? The rest of the radio worked; just not the CD player. And one of the doors always worked. If it was the battery ground cable I'd think everything would have been effected. But I'm a mechanical thinker.

tekochip
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Bad Ground?
tekochip   5/27/2013 9:16:20 AM
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Sounds like the ground cable from the battery was poor, and when they serviced the torque converter the recently tightened ground connection cured the problem.

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