Found 28th Mar 2010
Last year when I had my car's MOT, I realised that my radio has stopped functioning properly. Before the MOT, it was working perfectly fine. I have a 97/98 Ford KA with a Rover cassette player. I've looked around at other sites and the general consensus is that when the car battery's disconnected, the radio suffers and you have to enter the code. Thankfully the previous owner wrote the code on the top of the cassette player when you pull it out - I did so, and it worked. Then, a couple of days later, I turned the car on and no radio, no display asking for "CODE" or anything. Just a noise telling me the radio's off and on when I switch it on and off.
Fast forward to the present, and it's very temperamental. It can go weeks without any display, then just spontaneously display "CODE". I type the code in, and it works perfectly. Just had a look but the mass of wires made me quickly retreat to my computer, haha.
Would anyone be able to help clarify what's wrong?

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The power connector may be loose at the back and keeps breaking the connection to the power. try removing the stereo an securing the connector again.
it may have come loose when you took the radio out for the code.

Its cream crackered mate, either buy a new one or down the scrapyard for a better model pulled from another ka

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kroozing;8228953

The power connector may be loose at the back and keeps breaking the … The power connector may be loose at the back and keeps breaking the connection to the power. try removing the stereo an securing the connector again.it may have come loose when you took the radio out for the code.



Yeah tried that, no results
harlzter;8228975

Its cream crackered mate, either buy a new one or down the scrapyard for … Its cream crackered mate, either buy a new one or down the scrapyard for a better model pulled from another ka


Yeah sounds like the best option to be honest.

Odd because our Renault went in for service then MOT last year. Mileage came back less than it went in.

When I asked, was told that in order to fix minor problem with the air con, had to disrupt electrics and this affected the mileometer. Due to go in again soon, how can I get them to sort this?

iglimpse;8230452

Odd because our Renault went in for service then MOT last year. Mileage … Odd because our Renault went in for service then MOT last year. Mileage came back less than it went in.When I asked, was told that in order to fix minor problem with the air con, had to disrupt electrics and this affected the mileometer. Due to go in again soon, how can I get them to sort this?




I've never heard of that happening before. I'd be inclined to call up a Renault garage and ask them if it's for real - then report the garage that cocked up. Sounds well dodgy to me...
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