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Gunner    Posted 12-17-2004 at 12:53:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a '89 Chevy pickup w/ one of those radios built into the dash - Finally got the cassette tape out of the player, but now the volume "up" button doesn't work and it's stuck on the lowest volume setting- Has anyone ever worked on one of these? (It's a Delco) Was thinking about replacing the whole thing, but the cassette is separate from the radio

Quint    Posted 12-18-2004 at 00:19:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wish I would have heard about this a few weeks ago. I just tossed the radio control head, the radio box from under the dash and the equalizer/tape player out of my 89 Chevy silverado. I had them sitting in the garage for years since I put in a CD player. I got sick of tripping over them and tossed them in with a load of junk I was taking to the dump. It was the top of the line audio system offered in the Silverado that had the little equalizer and the tape deck. They are notorious for eating tapes by the way. Also another little bit of interesting trivia: There was an audio amplifier built into the top of the line audio systems which is undocumented in the owners manual. It was accessed by pressing the up arrow on the fader and the plus button on the volume. I think. It has been a while since I had it hooked up.

I would just buy a CD player or inexpensive radio or tape player. The good mounting kits come with a little dash pocket that goes where the control head goes. You do have to watch how deep your new CD/tape/radio player is. There is very little space to play with behind the tape player. Crutchfield has a chart that will tell you exactly how deep you can go. In fact, some of the kits have a spacer that mounts to the front of the dash kit to increase the depth of receiver you can use.

Probably way more info than you wanted to know.

Gunner    Posted 12-18-2004 at 07:59:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's the whole deal of the thing. If I swap out the eq/tape player w/ a new stereo, there will be the new stereo and all the buttons for the old system (mines a Silverado too)
Will try out that amplifier thing - Thanks for the info

JoeK    Posted 12-17-2004 at 14:34:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure on 89,but believe that is actually just a "control head",actual radio unit is separate metal box plug together nowdays like component home stereo.Dust and crud can get in around the buttons,sometimes a spray shot of "electrical cleaner" and/or a little jigglein around will free em up.

mojo    Posted 12-17-2004 at 13:58:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our local Radio Shack will open them up and sometimes be able to fix the problem.


mark/mn    Posted 12-17-2004 at 13:01:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Radio Shack has mounting kits with dash
inserts for just about every car and truck, they
also have the plug-in kits

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