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Old 09-25-2006, 09:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by FinnSpeed@Sep 24 2006, 11:21 PM
If you did not find it already, there are several fuses affecting radio operation.

In the central junction box (inside, driver's side):
F2.27 10A (hot in start or run)
F2.16 15A (hot all the time)
F2.11 15A (hot in run or ACC)
F2.37 15A (hot in start)

All of the above connect to at least the head unit (control panel).

In the battery junction box (under the hood):
F1.17 20A (hot all the time - power to the RCU & CD changer)
F1.27 5A (power antenna control)

These affect the RCU where the radio and amplifiers are.
Thank you for your response.

But I don't know what f2.27 etc. means.

Also what does hot in and hot all the time mean?

Can I pull a fuse with battery connected?

Thanks.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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F1.xx means the fuse is in the fuse box under the hood,xx is the fuse number. F2.xx means it is in the other fuse box, inside.

Hot means there is battery voltage present. All the time obviously means the voltage is there no matter what you do unless you pull the battery wires off. Hot in start means there is 12V when you cranking the engine, ACC means accessory position etc.

You can try to swap the fuses without disconnecting the battery but that is generally not recommended. So go and disconnect the negative wire before you swap the fuses, it's safer that way. BTW, there are cheap fuse diagnostic tools in auto part stores that have a small indicator led to show if a fuse is good. With those you can even check the fuses without pulling them off.
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" BTW, there are cheap fuse diagnostic tools in auto part stores that have a small indicator led to show if a fuse is good. With those you can even check the fuses without pulling them off."

This (above) is an interesting tool. What is it called and about how much does it cost? How does it work without pulling the fuse?

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" BTW, there are cheap fuse diagnostic tools in auto part stores that have a small indicator led to show if a fuse is good. With those you can even check the fuses without pulling them off."

This (above) is an interesting tool. What is it called and about how much does it cost? How does it work without pulling the fuse?

Thank you.
You can use a test light if you have one. Just tough each metal part on the back of the fuse. If the test light, lights on both sides then the fuse is good. If it only lights on one side and not the other then the fuse is bad.
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You need to go back and look at the fuse box diagram again. Carefully. I had to help with this yesterday when I picked my car up from the dealer after having the valve body in my transmission replaced. When I got set to drive away, the mirrors wouldn't adjust and further investigation showed that the power windows and the dome and trunk lights didn't work either. A quick check of the owners manual showed that fuse 20 was the culprit. We changed it and the car was good to go. Still wondering, though, why that particular fuse blew. Damage at the dealer made it necessary do to a little body and paint work on the passenger side (nothing major) so maybe something got crossed or pinched if they had to go inside one of the doors.
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This (above) is an interesting tool.* What is it called and about how much does it cost?* How does it work without pulling the fuse?
I would guess it is called a fuse tester. They are inexpensive.

On the side of the fuse facing out, there are two holes in the plastic, one on each side of the number indicating the amperage limit of the fuse. The prongs on the testing device can be inserted in these holes to touch the metal conductor inside the fuse.

BTW NEVER install a fuse with a greater amperage limit (bigger number) than what is called for.
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Fuse Tester.

Thank you for response from sfhess.

I will obtain a fuse tester.

Is it possible for just the radio and clock - the LED screen is blank - to quit? Everything else operates properly. Just the radio and clock (and the CD Casette don't work).

Would any fuse control just the above items and nothing else? Or is the radio itslef broken (including the CD and Casette)?
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