Fault with Cassette/Radio Player & Fuse Box - Vauxhall Astra (Saloon/1993)

Discussion in 'Astra' started by kaka_uet, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. kaka_uet

    kaka_uet Guest

    Hi, whilst driving yesterday the cassette/radio player in my Vauxhall
    Astra (1993) went silent on me. I am not so sure as to whether its
    blown a fuse, but it appears that way. The trouble is that opening up
    the fusebox lid and with the ambiguous symbols on the back of the
    cover, can't seem to work out which fuse would be for the
    cassette/radio player, and don't want to mess up the rest of the
    electricals of the car. Have already peeked into the Haynes manual,
    but to no avail.

    Will appreciate any help/advice that can be provided.

    kaka_uet, Jun 8, 2004
  2. kaka_uet

    Alan Guest

    I don't mean to be rude but if you cannot work out how to find or test the
    fuse I would get someone else to do it for you!

    Both the handbook and Haynes manual should identify the fuse but you should
    be able to work it out from the cover as well.

    Failing that, turn off the ignition, pull each fuse one by one and check it.



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    Alan, Jun 8, 2004
  3. The permanent live feed to the radio is the same fuse as the interior light
    and the boot light. If they are working OK, then that fuse is obviously not
    blown. It is marked KL.30 on the fuse box lid. The ignition feed to the
    radio is from a fuse marked KL.15. There are several with this marking, and
    I cannot remember which one it is at the moment. If the cigarette lighter
    works when the ignition is on, then the radio should be receiving power as
    well. If both of these supplies are in order, then there could be a problem
    inside the radio itself.


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    Anthony Britt, Jun 8, 2004
  4. kaka_uet

    kaka_uet Guest

    Thank you very much ... checked each of the fuses one by one and it
    was KL.30 that had some trouble with it .... it wasn't blown as the
    connection is still visibly intact ... but had it replaced and now the
    player's come alive again.

    Thanks again to you and also to Alan.
    (P.S : Alan - I don't mean to be rude either but am sure noone's born
    with the skillsets of vehicle maintenance ... atleast give us the
    novice lot the benefit of the doubt if they are making such dim-witted

    kaka_uet, Jun 9, 2004
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    Alan Guest


    I realise we all need to learn but I see some of the repairs attempts made
    by customers and it frightens me.

    I am all for people with an aptitude or a little experience trying things
    but we see brakes in a dangerous state after people have tried a repair



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    Alan, Jun 9, 2004
  6. kaka_uet

    kaka_uet Guest

    No Sir .... my appologies if I sounded a bit rude. Think your concern is justified.

    kaka_uet, Jun 9, 2004
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    Malc Guest

    Although I have had one car where the Haynes BOL and the manual didn't
    agree with each other (or with reality IIRC)
    Malc, Jun 9, 2004
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    Nick Pedley Guest

    Some car stereos have a separate fuse on the back, could it be one of those?

    Nick Pedley, Jun 13, 2004
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