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Old 01-17-2018, 04:21 PM
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The other day I wrapped a piece of wire around the antenna stub to see if it improved the reception. It did not and now the radio does not work at all, no static-nothing. The fuse is good and there is power to the green plug. Now the wire did touch the cab for a bit. Did i somehow fry the radio through the antenna
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:06 PM
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What you did had nothing to do with your radio not working.
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The radio/head unit in my Ferrari 360 doesn't work either... weak reception, static, funky controls, it thinks it's shortwave or something...

Oh well.
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No you did not fry anything. Sounds like you radio itself (internally) has just died. Especially if you checked for a good fuse and power to the green plug.

"The OEM radio was powered by a GREEN 2-terminal pigtail. YELLOW with a BLACK stripe is switched power, BLUE with RED stripe is dash illumination. Do not mistake the BLUE with RED stripe wire for ground. The OEM radio grounded through its mounting chassis. The speakers were connected over a separate pigtail."

Fuse box diagram: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l#post14696846

"For OEM radio help, the guy to use is in Scottsbluff Nebraska. His name is Gene Cochran, and he works out of his house. He's a crusty old codger, but does some tremendous work. While he had the radio apart, he updated some of the internals and cleaned the heck out of everything. My total bill was $25! His number is 308 632-2520 (I checked with him at the time I collected my stereo, and he was OK with giving his number out)

He also lined me out on the manner in which the old radios were wired (mine at least). The speakers are in series meaning positive from radio to positive on speaker #1, negative from that speaker goes to positive on speaker #2. Negative from Speaker #2 goes to Negative on stereo. Now the stock stereo rocks as loud as the little 5 1/2 speakers can handle!!!

While it's there you might see if he'll wire in an aux input jack. I had it done with mine, and it allows me to run my I-pod through it. Basically when the I-pod is connected it becomes the antenna source. Cost in parts was under $5. I set mine on a 12" extension so I could just drill a small hole in the dash by the ashtray, which I'm turning into a covert charging / storage station for my phone and I-pod. won't cost much more."
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Thanks I didn't think it had anything to do with it. I'll probably replace it with a newer unit. For now I'll just enjoy the wind and exhaust noise.
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Options that fit back in the same hole. Truck Parts and Truck Accessories

1973-1979 Ford Truck Radio USA-230: Classic Car Stereos

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_t...630-model.html

Buy a bracket...http://www.ncspecialties.com/shop/dinbracket/index.htm

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