[ba] AUDI 100CS Radio

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Thu Mar 11 16:09:28 EST 2004

It seems that your "new" radio simply isn't powering up.
If you still have your old radio around, depending on the nature
of its problem, if it still powers up, connect it to your car
to see if there is power.  If there is power, then your car's power
wiring should be ok.  Otherwise, check the fuse for your radio
circuit, and test for power at the connector using a multimeter.
The radio should have a sticker on it that indicates which pin
is +12V power.

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Mihir Mohanty writes:
> Thanks for your response.
> Yes the radio is same model. And I don't see the "SAFE" sign. that's exactly
> the problem.
>  I've not been able to confirm if the radio is bad because now it's my word
> against his word. Is there any way to find out if the radio is bad. I don't
> trust the result of putting this in my car because there may be something
> wrong in the elctrical circuits upstream from the radio.
> Any ideas!
> Thanks again,
> /mihir.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ti Kan [mailto:ti at amb.org]
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:46 AM
> To: Mihir Mohanty
> Cc: ba-group at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [ba] AUDI 100CS Radio
> Mihir Mohanty writes:
> > I've a problem with the Radio (Gamma Model) in my 1993 AUDI 100CS.
> >
> > The original radio died few years ago. The replacement radio, which was
> put
> > in by the dealer costing $300, has also died. Now I'm not in a position to
> > go to the dealer and fork out another $300. So I bought a working radio on
> > the ebay.
> >
> > But when I put the radio I don't even see the first sign of life(supposed
> to
> > display something !!). The fuse in the back of the radio is good.
> The "working" radio is the same model, right?
> The power should at least come on and light up the display, and
> display "SAFE".  You then need to enter the security code to unlock it.
> Any chance that you bought a defective radio?  ebay can be a great
> place to find things, but there are also some very shady people there.
> You should try working with the seller to return it.

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