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.
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!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
Not crazy. The code is supplied with the vehicle/radio, and it's up to the owner to keep it in a safe place and transfer it when the vehicle is sold. My previous car was fitted with such a radio, when the battery needed replacing the service technician connected the car to a temporary "power cart" to prevent powering down the car completely. The setup will hold from capacitor charge for a couple of minutes, anyway.
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