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Old 06-04-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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Radio Stopped Working

I had a small dent removed just behind the rear door on the wheel arch on my 2004 C230. When I got the car back, the radio stopped working. Everything lights up and everything mechanical works but no sound. It also doesn't recognize the CD changer. No sound from radio, CD changer or tape player. Any clues what could be wrong?
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Old 06-05-2004, 05:00 AM   #2
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Does the sound return if the dent is replaced?

It may be the the MOST fiber optical cable was damaged. If so, an error code would show up when the vehicle is interrogated.
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Old 06-05-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks Wingless. It would be an expense experiment to try, since that tiny little dent cost me a $1100 to fix. What is the route of this optical cable? Is it any where near the rear fender?
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Old 06-05-2004, 05:09 PM   #4
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There are many electronic cables in that area, but it could be a damaged fiber optic cable from the headunit to the Bose amp. That would explain why there is no sound and why the cd changer is not found.
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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Thanks Lynn:
Is it possible that the radio needs a security code to be re-activated, assuming the battery was disconnected.
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Old 06-05-2004, 10:21 PM   #6
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MB stopped using radio codes a few years ago. Back when the radios needed a code, the radio would display "CODE".
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Old 06-06-2004, 05:20 AM   #7
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Thanks Guys for all your help. I will have to contact the body shop on Monday with this information. It sounds like a messy situation to resolve. I will let you know how I make out.
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:37 AM   #8
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This morning when I went to use the car, the radio was working again like nothing had happened. Very strange.
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:47 AM   #9
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My radio is a real lemon.
When the temperature riches 80F it stops working for a few seconds and works again for a couple of minutes and so on. At MB they are not able to diagnose the problem....
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