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Factory RAR radio on 09 cruiser has failed...optio 4 years 7 months ago #79395

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Hi - need some advice.

The RAR factory radio has failed. Lights up but no sound.
This happened before when the car was under warrantee and they had to ship a new one out and fit it.
Now its not under warrantee and will cost a bomb to be replaced. Like $2K

Options:

1) There\'s a second hand one for sale on ebay uk - probably be about $500 to get it here.
2) I could try getting one of the American RAQ models a bit cheaper but I think the radio station freqs aren\'t the same.
3) Buy and install a new system.

Does anyone have experience with the RAR radios? (6 disc changer model)
Anything I should try first like resetting it etc?
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Re:Factory RAR radio on 09 cruiser has failed...optio 4 years 7 months ago #79396

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Has the wiring been checked
If its happened twice it may not be the stereo that is at fault

I will check what I have
I have 2 original stereo\'s
Both were in working order
Colin & Joan

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Re:Factory RAR radio on 09 cruiser has failed...optio 4 years 7 months ago #79403

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No I haven\'t checked the wiring - might pull it out tomorrow and check.

Radio is one of these...

www.300cforums.com/forums/attachments/ge...p-radio-fm-radio.jpg


Thanks so much for the quick reply.
Love to get a hold of one of your stereos if its working.
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Re:Factory RAR radio on 09 cruiser has failed...optio 4 years 7 months ago #79404

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Hi Stab, welcome...
can you remove the face on it...?? if so there may be a reset hole behind it to insert a pen, push to reset..
try your local radio place. ( independents guys not the so called big franchises, you know what I mean )

if all fail, you could consider upgrading the whole unit for a lot less those amounts you are mentioning, a 6 stacker, Ipod connection, bluetooth, etc, etc... they\'ve got facia that you would not know the difference between original or not, (I don\'t think we need cassette players anymore)
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Re:Factory RAR radio on 09 cruiser has failed...optio 4 years 7 months ago #79418

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stab-

Colin\'s are I think from the early models, totally different to yours.

There may be a reset switch on the rear of the unit?

If the replacement cost is so high it could also be worth looking at an aftermarket option with remote stacker, and of course replacement surround/facia.
Or asking a radio/tech place about repair costs.
Steve & Moni & her Bat-Cruiser
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Re:Factory RAR radio on 09 cruiser has failed...optio 4 years 7 months ago #79419

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I do have a late model one
Just need to check if it has the 6 CD stacker or not
It is my shed..................somewhere
I will not have a chance to look for it until Sunday and will confirm then
Colin & Joan

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