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Old 04-03-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Sony radio woes

Our '02 25' Classic emerged from winter without a working tuner. The CD player, cassette player both work fine. The display shows the station entered or 'Seek' if it is chosen but doesn't find a station. Any ideas would be most helpful. Our model is XR-CA600X.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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Here's a WAG: perhaps there is some corrosion on the antenna connector.

If you can reach the back of the radio, carefully disconnect the antenna from the radio, put a little bit of vaseline on a finger, wipe it gently on the male connector, smearing it all over the part of the metal that goes into the female part of the radio's connector. Plug and unplug it a few times, then try the radio again.

If it works tell 'em I helped, if it doesn't, you never heard of me!
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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is the antenna mast retracted from the storage position?
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:55 AM   #4
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Thanks to both... looks like we'll be replacing the tuner.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #5
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I can't wait for my Sony to stop working so that I can replace with an auto stereo that has a much nicer iPod implementation than the hateful Sony XPlod system. It hijacks the iPod controls. On the Sony I can only select music by album name -- tedious in the best of times. Forget ever setting up a playlist or listening to a shuffle.

Or I should just go browse Best Buy before experiencing further frustration with this. Right after I finish the taxes.... in June.
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Solved our Sony problems with a Bose Wave. SOUNDS so much better and follows us everywhere.

Plus it's Silver...
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Yea, I hear ya on that Bob....I'm in a similar position. I don't want to trash it, cause it works, yet at the same time, it's not really even a good stereo to begin with. I keep my eye open for specials and such and if I happen to be at the right place and the right time, I may just pick something up, but since I spend maybe 4 to 5 weeks a year (total) in the trailer, it's not worth going full out....yet.
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Yeah... ours still works too, 'til 'ya turn it on.

The speakers are junk and they vibrate like crazy with any volume at all.
The factory missed any wood with three of the mount screws on curbside front. Re-mounted with velcro, helped a little but they just don't hold a load.

Plus it's nice having the Bose outside on a starry night play'n sweet and low.
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hey im new at this first time but i wonder if anyone could tell me how to wire new sony in 76 argosy two speaker wires white wire i dont know what is and green wire dont know any help would help
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:21 AM   #10
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hey im new at this first time but i wonder if anyone could tell me how to wire new sony in 76 argosy two speaker wires white wire i dont know what is and green wire dont know any help would help
I don't suppose you have an Owner's Manual...? Or did you Google for one online?

How about posting photos of the wires on the back, plus letting us know the model number?

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Yea, I hear ya on that Bob....I'm in a similar position. I don't want to trash it, cause it works, yet at the same time, it's not really even a good stereo to begin with. I keep my eye open for specials and such and if I happen to be at the right place and the right time, I may just pick something up, but since I spend maybe 4 to 5 weeks a year (total) in the trailer, it's not worth going full out....yet.
Our used AS came with the Sony too. It seems to work well enough, but I was disappointed to find that it doesn't have an mp3 input of ipods. I can use one of those fm transmitter gadgets but it doesn't wark all that well - I guess because the antenna is outside the trailer skin.

I too look forward to replacing it with an inexpensive automotive unit with SD card & MP3 inputs, but can't really justify it until it breaks!


One thing I am curious about though ...... The Sony unit is mounted inside a wooden box which itself is inside the front overhead cabinet.

I haven't looked all that closely, but i don't see any visible screws holding together the box that houses the radio, so I'm not sure how to access the radio to remove it without causing damage.


Anyone know how?


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thanks Aage for the response but it took me all morning to find this what i dont know is what the wires coming in to the argosy function are i know 2white are speakers but another white and green that i dont know what they are for. the back of the radio 4 sets of speaker wire red-yellow for power black for ground
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:44 AM   #13
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thanks Aage for the response but it took me all morning to find this what i dont know is what the wires coming in to the argosy function are i know 2white are speakers but another white and green that i dont know what they are for. the back of the radio 4 sets of speaker wire red-yellow for power black for ground
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#2 I'll repeat the questions I asked before for you:

I don't suppose you have an Owner's Manual...? Or did you Google for one online?

How about posting photos of the wires on the back, plus letting us know the model number?

Also, it makes your posts a lot easier to read if you hit return a couple of times every once ins a while, and break up long run-on sentences with the odd period...
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One thing I am curious about though ...... The Sony unit is mounted inside a wooden box which itself is inside the front overhead cabinet.

I haven't looked all that closely, but i don't see any visible screws holding together the box that houses the radio, so I'm not sure how to access the radio to remove it without causing damage.


Anyone know how?


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Hi Brian,
In our Classic 31, both sides of the radio box (one side in the left cabinet and one in the right) have wood colored plastic hole plugs. Behind those are brass screws.
Hope this helps,
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