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97 E320 Radio Possessed!

Hey all, need some advice on the radio. It had a mind of its own for about a week, coming on and off at will (even once when the key wasn't even in the ignition, that I know of). It seemed to start not working and as the car got warmed up it came on usually. I checked the fuses and they looked okay. But now it seems dead, won't turn on. After 15 years maybe that's all she's got? Any thoughts?
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Have you pulled it out of the dash? Some of these units have a fuse on the back of the radio but yours sounds more like a flaky connection. Pull it out and check all the wires and the connections. Radio removal keys are available from dealers and on eBay.

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Thanks, and no, I haven't pulled it out, my auto knowledge goes about as far as checking the fuses. But it sounds like its time to learn a bit more.
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So I happened to notice that when I turn the car off, the little light on the radio that signals alarm starts coming on an off, even though the radio won't give even the slightest sign of life when the car is on.
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