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Cruiser radio shook its guts out

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    I was driving home from work yesterday in the Cruiser and hit a bad expansion joint on the interstate. The bump was so big, it made my radio quit. It actually seems like it's not getting power as the light on the dial doesn't work either. Where is the fuse located for the radio--I'm thinking it shook loose, but in looking under the dash, I couldn't find it.

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    Mark Anderson
    1965 Cruiser
    http://home.alltel.net/anderm


  • #2
    Mark,
    Find the "power" wire from the ignition switch to the radio, the fuse holder will be in that wire.
    Dan

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    • #3
      the wire is green BTW. Goes straight from the radio to the ignition switch "ACC" terminal.

      nate

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      • #4
        I had a 60 Pontiac that would do that and it turned out to be a bad solder joint in the radio. I resoldered everything and it worked great. This could be the problem if it isn't a fuse. 40 plus years of bumps tends to do this.
        Todd


        63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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        • #5
          Boy, Michigan roads used to play hell on my reverberator!

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          • #6
            That's funny Biggs. Reminds me of a story. I play guitar in my church's praise band. One Sunday morning we were to enter the stage right at the moment the senior minister was in prayer. This was so that when everyone finished praying, we could break right into the next song.

            Well, they had me setup on this little riser, and it was a bit wobbly. I stepped on the riser, and the vibration when I stepped on the riser shook the Hammond spring reverb in my old Fender amp. It made this HUGE crashing sound through the speaker (which BTW, was miked through the house soundsystem).[:I]

            Of course, everyone stopped praying and looked at me[}].

            quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

            Boy, Michigan roads used to play hell on my reverberator!

            Miscreant at large.
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            Mark Anderson
            1965 Cruiser
            http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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            • #7
              My Fender amp is older than my Studebaker and doesn't even have reverb!

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              • #8
                There ain't nothing sounds sweeter than a Fender Tele into a Fender amp (cept for maybe a Studebaker revving it's engine)[][8D]

                quote:Originally posted by stephenm

                My Fender amp is older than my Studebaker and doesn't even have reverb!
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                Mark Anderson
                1965 Cruiser
                http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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                • #9
                  I finally had some time to do some Stude maintenance yesterday, which included resetting the choke, lubing the speedo cable and looking into the radio problem. I crawled under the dash and found the fuse holder for the radio. Opened it up and the fuse fell out in two pieces (the metal end cap was unattached). Solved that problem. Installed a new fuse and now I have tunes again (albeit only AM)[}].

                  Whilst under there, there was this ominous looking black hose pointing right in my face. Discovered the defroster for the drivers side of the dash had fallen off. Oh, and found the little dash plaque that I got at the last car show that mysteriously disappeared off the dash--it was in the defroster duct[:I].

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                  Mark Anderson
                  1965 Cruiser
                  http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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