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    Hi Guys

    Just bought a 54 plate 1.8 and absolutely thrilled to bits with it. I cant believe how well nailed together it is theres not a single rattle at all. Its the first car I have ever owned I can say that about!

    I have however noticed a couple of minor issues. The other day I left the car and the stereo was turned off. I returned a few minutes later with the car still locked to find the radio playing away to itself!

    Is this a common issue and can it be fixed or do I need a new stereo? Its the stereo with the CD player and the massive on / off / volume dial in the middle. Also the radio currently comes on with the ignition, if I set it to manual will this fix the problem?

    Over the last few days I have been switching it off manually before turning off the ignition and I havent caught it happening again but who knows it may be playing right now for all I know.

    Finally any idea if the 1 hour timeout will work if it comes on like this or am i looking at a flat battery?

    Thanks

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    Try going into the setting & setting it to Ign Logic OFF

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    Think the thing with the stereo is a known fault, requires a replacement.

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    yep. had that on my old sri, the unit thinks it has a cd and turns on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushy2007 View Post
    yep. had that on my old sri, the unit thinks it has a cd and turns on.
    Interesting - i noticed the other day it was checking the CD for no apparent reason. I guess that must be it so many thanks. I doubt that the garage I got it from will stand it under warranty though they wont class it as a failure and I bet it wont do it again when I want it too.

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    I had this with my CD30, as mentioned above, requires replacement unit. If its a VXL place, they will know its a common fault. You should get it under warranty, otherwise very expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigP View Post
    I had this with my CD30, as mentioned above, requires replacement unit. If its a VXL place, they will know its a common fault. You should get it under warranty, otherwise very expensive!
    Wasnt a VXL dealer unfortunately - how much is very expensive? I have spotted one for sale on ebay - says it will need re coding and im wondering if VXL will do this if I havent bought it from them. Also the facia is a different colour any idea if the facia can be swapped off the old unit?

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    The radio on mine doesnt turn off at all - only on the ignition - you press the button in and nothin happens. Its no big deal a i can just turn it right down if i need to but I rarely drive anywhere without a bit of music.
    I did have one problem putting in the code after the battery had been disconnected, but still managed to get round this using the ignition......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilie View Post
    Wasnt a VXL dealer unfortunately - how much is very expensive? I have spotted one for sale on ebay - says it will need re coding and im wondering if VXL will do this if I havent bought it from them. Also the facia is a different colour any idea if the facia can be swapped off the old unit?
    I can't remember exactly, but I'm thinking around £400 for a CD30 (someone more in the know might be able to give a more accurate price).

    A second hand unit will need to be decoded while still in the old car before it can be recoded to yours. Be wary of units on eBay for this reason.

    VXL should be able to recode a unit for you if it was correctly decoded.

    Not sure about the fascia, might be worth a try.
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    I have a CD70 and mine turns on sometimes on it's own. It's generally after I put the car away with the radio playing (or maybe the CD), I turn the ignition off, the radio goes off, then as I climb out of the car the radio spookily comes on, I then switch it off by pressing the volume knob.

    Until reading this thread, I just put it down to an aberration of the system.

    Gordon.

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