Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 03:55:57 GMT
From: -mmarzanonopsamdnet.att.net- (M)
Subject: Re: Radio Questions...


Thanks for the reply. From your info, I suspect wire problem because.... I purchased the car used from a SAAB dealer. They sold the car when it was new, showed me the service records, and even what they did to the car after it was traded in. A new battery was installed before I purchased it. Its weird. Sometimes I can be driving down the street and it asked for the code. One time, I made the 75 mile trip to my parents house, it asked for the code about 10 minutes from the house. Since this is a pull out stereo, could the contacts be starting to get "dirty"? Mike. On Thu, 14 May 1998 16:37:19 -0500, Walt Kienzle <wwknopsam.com> wrote: >>How often should I have to put in the code? It was my understanding >>that the code was only used when power to the radio was lost, i.e. the >>radio being removed, or the car's battery being disconnected. > >You understand correctly. > >>Could this sitting durring the week be causing the Radio to ask for >>the code so often? > >Only if the battery is ready to die. The current drawn by the starter >moter might be pulling the voltage below what is necessary to maintain the >code in the radio. I once had a digital clock that would reset every time >I started the engine, but only in the morning (or some other long period >of sitting around). After the engine was warm, it started easily and the >clock didn't have a problem. A new battery solved the problem. If that >isn't it, you may have a wiring problem: bad ground, a short, or an open >circuit. > >Walt Kienzle >1991 9000T >

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