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I recently purchased a 83 Fleetwood coupe and noticed all the radio/cb functions work except it will not recognize that I put a cassette tape in. Was wondering if it's fried or if there may just be a blown fuse somewhere
 

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If the radio works but the tape deck does not, the drive belt probably just needs to be replaced.
 

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I agree. The cassette player has a small belt (rubber band) within the radio. Over time, it breaks from age. Most times once the cassette is inserted you hear a series of clicks because one of the tape carrier wheels is not moving.
 

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unfortunately I get no response or activity from the player once the deck is inserted. it just slides in and sits there
 

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To verify you have power within the radio to the deck, get one of those cassette converters to power an IPOD. If the IPOD works then you can decide to take the radio to a local GM dealer to have them send it out to their repair place.
 

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Has anyone seen the problem of the radio going into cassette mode not playing the tape, and when the tape is ejected the radio stays in cassette mode and won’t go back to the radio?
 

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Has anyone seen the problem of the radio going into cassette mode not playing the tape, and when the tape is ejected the radio stays in cassette mode and won’t go back to the radio?
Probably M & R Electronics in MI can fix that.

 

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I use the cassette player mostly for my iPod. There are cassettes-adapters available. If you cannot fix your player, it still may be used for playing an iPod.
 

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Think I remember some radios being stuck on casette mode back in the day.
We would send out the radio for repair or replace.

I would bet it's a belt problem not fully moving the mechisum to eject like described.
Or sensor switch on the casette deck.
If you only want the radio to work you may be able manually turn the mechism to get the eject to engauge fully.
Oy maybe you can find the eject / casette inserted switch contacts & move them in the right position.
 
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