Radio Code

DeWitt Harrison six-rs at
Tue Jan 20 19:02:07 PST 2009

On the '88 5kcs, at least, there is definitely an in-line fuse, dangling
behind the radio, in addition to the fuse in the main panel. One way
to blow this fuse, but not the only way, is to turn on the radio while
preventing the electric antenna from extending. For example, if you
cover the antenna with masking tape while painting the body and
then forget to remove the tape ....

The good news is that the fuse holder is easy to reach when you pull
the radio. I think this fuse is not adequately documented in the RB

DeWitt Harrison
'88 5kcs

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:57:28 -0500
   "Max Hoepli" <mhoepli at> wrote:

> Been written to that the fuse in the back of the radio is the reason radio
> does not work, the clock shares same fuse in fuse box and the clock works.
> Max
> On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 19:51
>       larrycleung at wrote:
> > I'm concurring with Wylie here. Perhaps the start-up surged the power to the
> > radio, blowing the fuse. I believe that there is a fuse in the fusebox for
> > the radio. And, yes, FA = Family Album. 
> > 
> > On 1/20/09, Max Hoepli <mhoepli at> wrote:
> > 
> > > The radio was never able to be turned on once the battery was given a boost
> > > and the engine running. When earlier I attempted to crank, the radio then
> > > showed "CODE". 30 minutes later when battery given a boost there was no
> > > "CODE" once car was running.

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