: Radio not working



71goldie
03-24-08, 10:47 AM
I have a 1971 Cadillac Coupe Deville and the stock radio does not work. It works occasionally but will not work most of the time.

Any ideas?

lochenjons
03-24-08, 01:30 PM
what do you mean "work" like does it turn on but not play anything or does it not turn on at all? do what i did in my '85. pull it out and take the radio apart and check ALL the connections and re-solder any broken connections

thewireman*
03-25-08, 09:33 AM
Check all the connections, ground is very important.

71goldie
03-25-08, 09:59 AM
Excuse me for not clarifying. Yes, teh radio turns on and ligths up occasionally I get static or maybe a little sound but for the most part it is silence. I was thinking it is a ground. Thanks!

thewireman*
03-25-08, 02:01 PM
That explains a lot. Yes, its the ground.

71goldie
05-06-08, 01:16 PM
Alright, so I took it out of storage and I don't even get static. It lights up and everything, but silence... Also, my cigar lighters don't work as well. Could those be connected?