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Got hit, then the radio blew????

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Got hit, then the radio blew????

Post #1 by pookster » Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:38 pm

A little while ago I had a cd player in my car under the dash. It was working great and I loved it. Then a lady hit me in the back quarterpanel. It was not to hard but it had to be replaced. As I got in my car to leave I turned it on and the radio blew and I saw a small puff of smoke. So I tried replacing the fuse and the radio lights came on for a second and then the puff of smoke and it was dead. So I took it out and tried to just hook up the power wires and ground (just trying different things) and it did the exact same thing. Then I disassembled my radio and could not see or smell any burn marks. I put it back together and the same thing again. So I was wondering what could be up with my radio? I am thinking of declaring it dead.


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Post #2 by cevans2261 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:38 pm

I am not very good with electronics but I know this: Radios + smoke = bad news. Now, is it fixable? My experience...probably not.

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Post #3 by 61Futura » Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:58 pm

I'd guess that the accident or repair of the quarter panel caused a short to the speaker wire, probably to ground. That could cause the output amplifier to burn out and put out a puff of smoke and blow the fuse. I'd replace it but also replace your speaker wiring so you don't blow out the new cd player.

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Re: Got hit, then the radio blew????

Post #4 by thesameguy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:54 pm

Yeah, once you let the smoke out of the wires it's done for.

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Re: Got hit, then the radio blew????

Post #5 by ludwig » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:27 pm

Slow seeping smoke leak. Yup. Went critical.

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