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Hey, so I got around to getting my OG radio from the cobwebs, put it in my car and instantly remembered why it was in the cobwebs.

I have to wiggle the harness plug for the front and rear to work together, once pressure is off it goes away and either front or rear play sound. With my aftermarket stereo it all works great, nothing stops working. Also the tuner display doesn't light up, everything else does just fine.

So, my question is, should I go in and re-flow this thing? My logic would be a bad connection to the board and being its a 30 year old radio could actually be a good thing to do.

Lastly, does the tuner display light up? If so, I'm assuming its not an LED in there so I would have to find a replacement.

Am I speaking unicorns here or is it reasonably possible? Anyone have similar problems? :lol:
 

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The tape deck more than likely needs a real good cleaning if not replaced which I'd look for a stereo shop that's been in business for a good 20-30 years they'll probably have everything you'd need laying around in storage and you can probably get it dirt cheap. I was just pissing around with 2 of the 1000's I have today and I'm pretty sure my tape decks shot in 1 and the other one seems to work good but I don't have it hooked up to speakers either just ran it off a car battery. Well good luck man.
 

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Ok, ill look at the backlit when i take it apart, as for the scratchiness. what do you think?
If you don't know what you're doing, don't mess with it.
Find a reputable stereo shop that's been in business for 20 yrs or so that has the knowledge and experience in working with this old technology to fix it right.
 

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If you don't know what you're doing, don't mess with it.
Find a reputable stereo shop that's been in business for 20 yrs or so that has the knowledge and experience in working with this old technology to fix it right.
Old post but wanted to try anyhow. Anyone have any success with getting your OEM radio serviced and repaired? My unit just lost the fader control, and is in great shape and everything else works, so I'd like to keep it.
Any shops used with success for these old OEM units?
 

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Old post but wanted to try anyhow. Anyone have any success with getting your OEM radio serviced and repaired? My unit just lost the fader control, and is in great shape and everything else works, so I'd like to keep it.
Any shops used with success for these old OEM units?

I know that many years ago, a place local to me, did these kind of repairs, they may be a good place to start.
 

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I know that many years ago, a place local to me, did these kind of repairs, they may be a good place to start.
Thanks on the info, I'll check them out.
One place I found that works on these older systems is
honda-radio-repair
Their old radio repair guy is out till next week, I'll talk with him when he returns, and see which way I go. Same unit I used in my HF from a 90 Accord, but nicer.
Returning the Si to OEM status, after selling the HF.
 

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Thanks on the info, I'll check them out.
One place I found that works on these older systems is
honda-radio-repair
Their old radio repair guy is out till next week, I'll talk with him when he returns, and see which way I go. Same unit I used in my HF from a 90 Accord, but nicer.
Returning the Si to OEM status, after selling the HF.
Just wanted to post an update on the search for an OEM Honda Radio repair shop. The above link is the shop I sent my 1990 Honda Accord 2400 radio to for repair. Fader control was not working. Unit was really nice so I wanted to get this working if possible. This was the same model radio I used in my 88 HF that worked well.
Bottom line this shop got the job done and everything is working. Comes with a 1 yr warranty and it cost me $200 plus $25 for shipping. Maybe a little high, but if you have a nice unit that you want to use and needs fixed, this shop can probably take care of getting that done. Nice OEM unit for the CRX. Hooked up a blue tooth FM transmitter that work's also.
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Just wanted to post an update on the search for an OEM Honda Radio repair shop. The above link is the shop I sent my 1990 Honda Accord 2400 radio to for repair.
I was reading through that site real quick, it's awesome they offer free shipping!
I didn't see it listed on the site, but where is this place based out of?
 

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I was reading through that site real quick, it's awesome they offer free shipping!
I didn't see it listed on the site, but where is this place based out of?
Located in Richmond Virginia Free shipping to them, $25 shipping back. Only down side is turn around time. Site says a couple of days, but it took two months from the time I sent it, till I received it back. And their communication is poor, I had to call about 3-4 times to get updates. Once job was complete I was promptly sent bill and radio was shipped next day.
Overall very pleased with the job, and it's not like I needed it right away.
 

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Located in Richmond Virginia Free shipping to them, $25 shipping back. Only down side is turn around time. Site says a couple of days, but it took two months from the time I sent it, till I received it back. And their communication is poor, I had to call about 3-4 times to get updates. Once job was complete I was promptly sent bill and radio was shipped next day.
Overall very pleased with the job, and it's not like I needed it right away.
That's not super great that you have to really work to get info from them and the turnaround time was so long, but at least you got it back and fixed!
 

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That's not super great that you have to really work to get info from them and the turnaround time was so long, but at least you got it back and fixed!
I agree, but was the only place I found that had a positive feedback and has been in business for a long time.
Plus the Si is on hold for a while anyhow, no hurry. Actually just need to put street exhaust back on with new muffler and resonator. But then it's winter and won't drive it anyhow.
 
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