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Old 01 Mar 2011, 11:31 am
Linda
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Default Radio Stopped Working in 2000 Honda Civic

Hello ...

I have a 2000 Honda Civic. It has a radio and a cassette player.

This morning, I turned on the radio and it's not working. I get a
brief few seconds of broken-up sound, then static. I cannot receive
any stations on AM or FM. Just static.

The cassette player is working fine.

Might anyone know what would cause this? Is there anything I can do,
or do I have to replace the radio?

Many thanks for any information.

Linda W.
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Old 01 Mar 2011, 12:36 pm
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On Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:31:04 -0800 (PST), Linda <lj.wells@verizon.net>
wrote:

>Hello ...
>
>I have a 2000 Honda Civic. It has a radio and a cassette player.
>
>This morning, I turned on the radio and it's not working. I get a
>brief few seconds of broken-up sound, then static. I cannot receive
>any stations on AM or FM. Just static.
>
>The cassette player is working fine.
>
>Might anyone know what would cause this? Is there anything I can do,
>or do I have to replace the radio?
>
>Many thanks for any information.
>
>Linda W.



IT's time to upgrade Linda. Your radio is probably toast. Get a decent
aftermarket one with a CD player and I POd conntion , USB etc. Very
reasonably priced and much better. Or you can go to a junk yard and
get a Honda deck if you just want the same thing fo $50 give or take.
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Old 01 Mar 2011, 12:59 pm
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On Mar 1, 1:36*pm, Clete <lecl...@halifax.ca> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:31:04 -0800 (PST), Linda <lj.we...@verizon.net>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >Hello ...

>
> >I have a 2000 Honda Civic. *It has a radio and a cassette player.

>
> >This morning, I turned on the radio and it's not working. *I get a
> >brief few seconds of broken-up sound, then static. *I cannot receive
> >any stations on AM or FM. *Just static.

>
> >The cassette player is working fine.

>
> >Might anyone know what would cause this? *Is there anything I can do,
> >or do I have to replace the radio?

>
> >Many thanks for any information.

>
> >Linda W.

>
> IT's time to upgrade Linda. Your radio is probably toast. Get a decent
> aftermarket one with a CD player and I POd conntion , USB etc. Very
> reasonably priced and much better. Or you can go to a junk yard and
> get a Honda deck if you just want the same thing fo $50 give or take.


Thanks, Clete.

My concern about a new one with a CD player instead of a cassette
player is that I have a lot of tapes that I wouldn't be able to use
any more.

How would I find a junk yard that might have a radio with a cassette
player?

And are they expensive to install? I'm guessing that I'd need to go
to a place that installs radios, rather than my regular auto repair
shop, right?

Thanks again.

Linda
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Old 01 Mar 2011, 03:50 pm
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"Linda" <lj.wells@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:89fe7f35-98a1-4682-85b0-873d8c467530@a11g2000pri.googlegroups.com...
> Hello ...
>
> I have a 2000 Honda Civic. It has a radio and a cassette player.
>
> This morning, I turned on the radio and it's not working. I get a
> brief few seconds of broken-up sound, then static. I cannot receive
> any stations on AM or FM. Just static.
>
> The cassette player is working fine.
>
> Might anyone know what would cause this? Is there anything I can do,
> or do I have to replace the radio?
>
> Many thanks for any information.
>
> Linda W.


Hi Linda,

This could be a radio fault, but possibly just a loose antenna connection or
a broken antenna wire. I wouldn't assume the radio is 'toast' without doing
some simple checks. If these don't show anything up, then think about the
radio.

Wiggle the antenna and see if anything changes.
Try looking under the dash for a black cable about the thickness of a
ballpoint and see if you can see where it plugs into the radio. Try pushing
the cable into the radio gently and see if that helps.

Good luck!

Larry


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Old 01 Mar 2011, 05:28 pm
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On Mar 1, 4:50*pm, "Larry" <re...@group.com> wrote:
> "Linda" <lj.we...@verizon.net> wrote in message
>
> news:89fe7f35-98a1-4682-85b0-873d8c467530@a11g2000pri.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > Hello ...

>
> > I have a 2000 Honda Civic. *It has a radio and a cassette player.

>
> > This morning, I turned on the radio and it's not working. *I get a
> > brief few seconds of broken-up sound, then static. *I cannot receive
> > any stations on AM or FM. *Just static.

>
> > The cassette player is working fine.

>
> > Might anyone know what would cause this? *Is there anything I can do,
> > or do I have to replace the radio?

>
> > Many thanks for any information.

>
> > Linda W.

>
> Hi Linda,
>
> This could be a radio fault, but possibly just a loose antenna connectionor
> a broken antenna wire. *I wouldn't assume the radio is 'toast' without doing
> some simple checks. *If these don't show anything up, then think about the
> radio.
>
> Wiggle the antenna and see if anything changes.
> Try looking under the dash for a black cable about *the thickness of a
> ballpoint and see if you can see where it plugs into the radio. *Try pushing
> the cable into the radio gently and see if that helps.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Larry


Thanks, Larry.

I looked under the dash, but could only find wires bundled together.
I need to some Internet searching to see if I can find just where to
look for the radio cable.

I did try wiggling the antenna -- no change.

When I first turn it on, there is some brief sound, then just static.
I also noticed that when I shift gears or turn on the turn signal, et
cetera, I hear that particular noise through the radio. And when I
drove in an area with power lines and traffic lights, the static got
louder.

Linda
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Old 01 Mar 2011, 06:38 pm
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On 03/01/2011 05:28 PM, Linda wrote:

> I did try wiggling the antenna -- no change.
>
> When I first turn it on, there is some brief sound, then just static.
> I also noticed that when I shift gears or turn on the turn signal, et
> cetera, I hear that particular noise through the radio. And when I
> drove in an area with power lines and traffic lights, the static got
> louder.
>
> Linda



REAL good chance the antenna lead has fallen out / gotten unplugged
from the radio if it is making those kinds of noise.

Take it to your neighbor/local garage for a quick look-see.

Can't hurt.



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Old 01 Mar 2011, 06:40 pm
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"Linda" wrote

> I looked under the dash, but could only find wires bundled together.
> I need to some Internet searching to see if I can find just where to
> look for the radio cable.
>
> I did try wiggling the antenna -- no change.
>
> When I first turn it on, there is some brief sound, then just static.
> I also noticed that when I shift gears or turn on the turn signal, et
> cetera, I hear that particular noise through the radio. And when I
> drove in an area with power lines and traffic lights, the static got
> louder.


What you've just described is good diagnostic information, but just what, I
have no idea. ;-) It sounds as if the radio still has sensitivity, but to
local RFI (radio frequency interference) generated by power lines, etc., as
well as what may be alternator whine. Does it do this/does it receive no
radio signals on both AM and FM? You really have to locate the antenna cable
that connects to the back? of the radio. It is the thickness not of a
"ballpoint," but of a pen or pencil. Until you find that and pull it out
from the radio and push it back in (to help determine if something in it is
loose or broken), you really won't know if the radio is "gone" and needs to
be replaced. Summarily replacing it is not what you're wanting to do. If
the problem is in the antenna and/or its cable, then a new radio won't work,
either.

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Old 01 Mar 2011, 07:11 pm
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"Howard Lester" <howardxtlester@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> "Linda" wrote
>
>> I looked under the dash, but could only find wires bundled together.
>> I need to some Internet searching to see if I can find just where to
>> look for the radio cable.
>>
>> I did try wiggling the antenna -- no change.
>>
>> When I first turn it on, there is some brief sound, then just static.
>> I also noticed that when I shift gears or turn on the turn signal, et
>> cetera, I hear that particular noise through the radio. And when I
>> drove in an area with power lines and traffic lights, the static got
>> louder.

>
> What you've just described is good diagnostic information, but just what,
> I have no idea. ;-) It sounds as if the radio still has sensitivity, but
> to local RFI (radio frequency interference) generated by power lines,
> etc., as well as what may be alternator whine. Does it do this/does it
> receive no radio signals on both AM and FM? You really have to locate the
> antenna cable that connects to the back? of the radio. It is the thickness
> not of a "ballpoint," but of a pen or pencil. Until you find that and pull
> it out from the radio and push it back in (to help determine if something
> in it is loose or broken), you really won't know if the radio is "gone"
> and needs to be replaced. Summarily replacing it is not what you're
> wanting to do. If the problem is in the antenna and/or its cable, then a
> new radio won't work, either.


A ballpoint is a pen


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Old 01 Mar 2011, 07:14 pm
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Linda <lj.wells@verizon.net> wrote in
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>
> When I first turn it on, there is some brief sound, then just static.
> I also noticed that when I shift gears or turn on the turn signal, et
> cetera, I hear that particular noise through the radio. And when I
> drove in an area with power lines and traffic lights, the static got
> louder.
>



How long have you owned this car?

Did this just suddenly happen?

Is this an aftermarket radio? (won't say "Honda" on it)

Does the car have any of the following?:
- remote starter
- aftermarket alarm
- aftermarket speakers or amp
- aftermarket antenna
- any other aftermarket accessories or lighting?

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Old 02 Mar 2011, 07:08 am
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On Mar 1, 7:38*pm, technomaNge <bi...@microsoft.com> wrote:
> On 03/01/2011 05:28 PM, Linda wrote:
>
> > I did try wiggling the antenna -- no change.

>
> > When I first turn it on, there is some brief sound, then just static.
> > I also noticed that when I shift gears or turn on the turn signal, et
> > cetera, I hear that particular noise through the radio. *And when I
> > drove in an area with power lines and traffic lights, the static got
> > louder.

>
> > Linda

>
> REAL good chance the antenna lead has fallen out / gotten unplugged
> from the radio if it is making those kinds of noise.
>
> Take it to your neighbor/local garage for a quick look-see.
>
> Can't hurt.
>
> technomaNge
> --


Thanks!

I called my mechanic to ask about the radio, and he said they don't do
any audio work. He referred me to Best Buy -- that would be if I was
going to purchase a new radio. He recommended having Best Buy install
it, too.

I'll call back to see if he would look at the antenna, though.

Linda
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