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Old 08-12-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
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I have a 2003 Boxster with a Porsche cdr 23 radio. It powers up and plays about 8 seconds then I get a temp mesage before it shuts down. I can power it back on but keeps doing the same thing. Can someone please help


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Old 08-12-2017, 10:01 AM   #2
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Sounds like your radio has an internal fault.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:56 AM   #3
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Agree. Most likely a small component failed that results in the temp circuit indicating that the unit is always over temp. Replacement is probably the easiest path forward.

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Old 08-12-2017, 02:52 PM   #4
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I have the CDR23 and its a finicky thing indeed. I sent it and the amp off to Becker when I first got the car (amp was bad, bought a refurbished unit) and it was bench tested at that time (2015) with no reported issues. However, mine powers off after about every hour of continuous play. No biggie , as I only use it on long trips and mostly enjoy the flat six stereo. Also the volume and tuning controls are very slow to react to a turn of the knob.

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:44 PM   #5
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My CD player on my CDR23 tend to be tempermental.

At $180 for the replacement off of eBay it's not to bad.

The other route is having these guy refurbish your radio.

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Old 08-13-2017, 05:43 AM   #6
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Interesting. My CDR 23 plays the radio fine but when playing a CD or through my iPod interface it runs fine for about an hour then shuts itself off. I turn it back on and it runs for an hour or so then off. I'm reluctant to pull the unit or the amp for fear I'll make it worse.

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