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Old 10-05-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Radio shuts off

I was driving today and my cd that I was listening shuts off and I hear 4 or 5 beeps. I was unable to reboot my radio/cd player with the power button until I got home which still took a few presses. It came on again after an unorganized combination of turning ignition power off/on and pushing the power button on the radio. What does the 4 beeps mean?
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Just a guess, sounds like it lost power long enough (loose connection) to be re requesting the code. The beeps are from entering the code.

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Old 10-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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I assume you're talking about the factory Becker. The exact same thing happened to mine. That kind of behavior with the beeps is Becker-speak for "I'm getting ready for the trash heap - soon."

For only $180 delivered from Crutchfield I got a JVC CD with built in HD Radio, +++, that sounds and operates far better than the Becker, even with the crap factory speakers. Lose the Becker, you won't be sorry.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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I'll lose it when I get a little extra money coming in but for right now it will have to stay unless of course it dies on me. I will definitely consider your recommendation though.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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More info on the year and model of unit would be helpful.
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:40 PM   #6
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Check the condition of your battery with a load tester. My CDR-23 just went dead until I got home and shut down engine. Then it came back on with a few pushes.

Then my 6 year old battery began to slow crank the engine and finally died. Replaced battery and radio is now fine fine.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:04 AM   #7
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Sounds to me like the contacts are dirty and the unit thinks the front door is down (open.) Try taking a pencil eraser and a q-tip with alcohol on it and cleaning the contacts.
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