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No power to radio ?

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by halftone, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. halftone

    halftone Active Member

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    My brother has an ibiza, 2004 i think it is. It had an aftermarket hu in when he bought it, which worked fine, but he wanted iphone control. The new hu worked for 3 weeks, then just randomly stopped yesterday.

    All fuses look ok, and now the old hu which worked when he took it out, doesnt now.

    Any ideas ?
     
  2. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    Is the cigarette lighter still working ?

    Some people use the cigarette lighter feed for aftermarket head units to get an ignition live. perhaps it is the cigarette lighter fuse.
     
  3. halftone

    halftone Active Member

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    Yeah, lighter still works.
     
  4. Priezti

    Priezti Auto-Electrical Monkey!

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    If neither units work it has to be a fuse or supply. when the radio is out does the wiring to the set look like its been touched, wires tagged on etc? I'd maybe double check those fuses tbh
     
  5. Edward9th

    Edward9th Active Member

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    Or the earth connection?
     
  6. Priezti

    Priezti Auto-Electrical Monkey!

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    Could be an earth, it should be linked to a main earth point. It's most likely the ignition or constant live, turn the ignition on then check your fuses!
     
  7. halftone

    halftone Active Member

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    Its due in the garage next week, hes going to ask them to look at it.

    I did notice his phone charger in the cigarette lighter stays on permanently, is that right ? I know mine doesnt.
     
  8. Priezti

    Priezti Auto-Electrical Monkey!

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    Pretty sure mine is on constant, ill go check in a bit though
     
  9. jtonline

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    Ignition controlled live to audio unit in the standard wiring loom is protected by fuse no. 10 in the fuse box. Other members have reported that although fuse looked OK to the naked eye, it had actually blown.
     
  10. 8arran8

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    did you ever resolve this mate? I put a Sony stereo in mines last night to gain iPod connectivity. it worked great and then when I slotted the radio into the fascia, it turned off, like all power to the radio I gone! I checked all fuses and nothing.
    I put the original factory radio back in but no power is getting to that, apart from when I turn the side lights on I get the red glow but the radio won't turn on!
    anyone know what's up?
    ps I tried the Sony in another car na it works fine so it must be the car.
     

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