View Full Version : Stock stereo works, but no display, only steering controls?

05-24-2012, 01:37 PM
I am adding a dash mounted XM radio ( I need my MLB play by play). I disconnected all the cables and removed the stereo. I connected my XM dash radio antenna to the stock Sirius radio antenna lead with a custom connector I rigged up, so I could leave the stock connector in tact. I put everything back together, except there is no Sirius antenna to the stock radio anymore.

I turned on the car, sound plays, I can control the stereo just fine with the steering wheel, but the radio display is off, and the controls on the stereo do not work.

Any thoughts?

05-24-2012, 05:38 PM
Turns out the stock radio faceplate is detachable and connected inside the stereo by a male/female connector. Somehow, while I was pulling the stereo out with the clips, the connector inside the stereo became dislodged. No problem right? Just push it back in? OK, sure. But when I pushed the faceplate in, the connector in the stereo bent backwards and two of the contacts dislodged from the motherboard. ugh. So I push the connector back into place with the faceplate on, and broke out the soldering iron and resoldered the two broken contacts back to the stereo mobo. What a piece of crap.

Lesson here is, be very cautious when pulling out the stock stereo, if you plan to reuse it.