I may start researching upgrading the factory radio to something else but not sure how much more time I want to process this. I got to my office three minutes away, turned off the truck, let it sit for a minute, started it and it was working again. My radio will make a crackling noise and all sound stops. Or possibly one large problem. I pulled the negative terminal from the battery and reconnected and it did reset it but the next morning. Must be some sort of moisture getting in the wrong areas.
So something is up with a wire or a module in there. The time flashes in the center of the screen. But the thermometer and compass work as they should. Anyone else have any suggestions? SpencerHey Spencer, Glad it worked out for you. When it rains very hard, my radio will cut out. The button for Sirius was always there but the truck didn't come with the satellite receiver installed nor the antenna. Double check all accessory fuses and radio fuses as well before.
Today it worked fine until I shut the truck off at the deli. I initially was told the same as you by a tech who frequents this forum although I cannot contact him lately. No way I'm paying 500 bucks for a plastic 20 dollar part. This summer I might run a new wire and see if that fixes it. I pulled the negative terminal from the battery and reconnected and it did reset it but the next morning. A master reset completely erases all system information: phone book info, call history, text messages, paired devices, saved addresses, and navigation history. Search Our Site Using Search: Try make, model and a keyword.
He said he has seen my issue a few times in random models of Ford vehicles cars and trucks I guess. The next morning, no radio. Well my issue did not go away. Wait 30 seconds before proceeding 5. The unit right now is hot wired to the yellow memory wires coming form the stock Ford harness. Turn the power to the radio on by pressing the power button.
If you select the Notify option in the right column, you will receive an email if and when this happens. But in the afternoon it was sunny and warm, and it turned on and worked fine. The clock will blink, but the compass and temperature still work. Posted on Aug 27, 2010 usually there are 2 -12 volt leads on the radio. Spencer I talked to a friend of mine who is a Ford tech, and he said to replace the factory radio.
Perhaps another product will fit the bill. If the problem is solved then the head unit was bad, if not then go on to step 2 and 3 and so on. We strongly recommend you check your Ford part number. There is more than 1 power connection. Needless to say I have no idea how to diag these myself so I guess it's off to the dealership. Keep your eye on this and if you remember, keep me posted if anything changes. I was lucky to be able to do this for free, I hate to imagine what they would charge you for that at the dealership.
I hope it is for your sake but this is exactly what my stereo was doing. Before I open the dash to look for loose or broken wires, has this happened to anyone before? The time flashes in the center of the screen. A buddy of mine recently upgraded this radio and wanted to see if it would work in my truck. The only thing i haven't done is pull the head unit to check for loose connections. The next time I had the problem I bought all new components from crutch field. I'm not in a rush to do it although I'm sick of not having a thermometer and compass that work. The time on the display flashes and then without notice, roughly an hour later, the radio will all a sudden work again.
My friend who owns a body shop had to do a repair on a customer's car that had the speakers cutting out. We cannot express how important it is to read the manufacturers instructions that are included with every product you buy and use. Time flashing in the center of the screen. Since then I have noticed that if I turn the volume up a notch, the left speaker starts playing again. The compass and thermometer are blank as is that entire stock display screen. Thanks, Spencer I have two different problems I am sure of it.
Watch for the clusters to power off 4. If you are not replacing the exact same number, or it's not a number in the official Ford replacement 'chain', or your vehicle isn't on the list below, we won't guarantee it to work for you. All the customer service reps I talk to tell me I have to have a data bus problem. Sounds to me like Ford knows something is up and it's a gremlin that bounces around the vehicle. I've been searching the internet for the past two days with very little results. Also the satellite was installed aftermarket. I just got this issue in the past month and let me tell you it sucks commuting with a radio.