[V8] V8 electrical: turn signals and stereo

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Thu Jun 10 12:19:19 EDT 2004

... the problem with the radio is likely to be the on/off switch itself.  It
sounds as though you are fairly mechanically handy ... I had one do this
myself, I was going to try to go in there and figure out the switch
mechanism, but haven't had time.  I also swapped over to a Gamma model head
unit, so it isn't a problem per se.  

I suspect that your second problem is a result of the first, and it is
related to the emergency flasher switch which sits in the panel above the
radio.  I've had this switch go out on #344 ... tried to repair it but was
unsuccessful ... I ended up buying a new switch.  You may want to try
reseating the connector on the back.  It might also be worthwhile checking
some other functions ... can you turn on and off the ABS with the switch on
that panel?  Do the front and rear fogs work correctly?  If not, the problem
may be related to a bad ground to that panel ... 

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> My stereo totally shuts off as soon as volume is increased. 
> It can't even be 
> turned up to an audible level. Just one click to turn it on, 
> and then one 
> click of volume usually causes a popping noise in the 
> speakers and the 
> system shuts off. The problem is intermittent and definitely 
> worse in colder 
> weather.
> Quirk #2
> I removed the stereo to spray out that volume pot. And after 
> reinstalling 
> it, the turn signals and hazards stopped working... They 
> started working 
> again for about a week and now they seem to have died 
> permanently. The only 
> thing I get is an ugly buzzing sound in the instrument 
> cluster when using 
> the turn inidcators or hazard lights.

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