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    squarehead87
    vauxhall zafira radio problems
    • #1
    • 11th Aug 10, 8:53 PM
    vauxhall zafira radio problems 11th Aug 10 at 8:53 PM
    ive recently bought a 05 plate vauxhall zafira. the car is being used as a taxi which means i spend a lot of time in it, but the problem is when i get in the car in the morning i can put the radio on and it will be fine for an hour maybe an hour and a half, but then it goes silent, the display will still say what frequency/station im listening to but no sound.

    ive tried searching for another station when it happens just incase its the one i'm listening to but it cannot find another station on any frequency.

    if i turn it off completely so the display just shows the date and leave it for a while it will work again when i turn it off but it seems the longer i leave it the longer it will last because some times it can go back off after 10 mins.

    the cd will work all the time so its only the radio that is "faulty", the radio unit is the factory fitted one for this model.

    as anyone had this problem and more importantly can anyone tell me how to fix it because its driving me mad being in the car with very little music all day.
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  • johnnyroper
    • #2
    • 11th Aug 10, 9:26 PM
    • #2
    • 11th Aug 10, 9:26 PM
    ive recently bought a 05 plate vauxhall zafira. the car is being used as a taxi which means i spend a lot of time in it, but the problem is when i get in the car in the morning i can put the radio on and it will be fine for an hour maybe an hour and a half, but then it goes silent, the display will still say what frequency/station im listening to but no sound.

    ive tried searching for another station when it happens just incase its the one i'm listening to but it cannot find another station on any frequency.

    if i turn it off completely so the display just shows the date and leave it for a while it will work again when i turn it off but it seems the longer i leave it the longer it will last because some times it can go back off after 10 mins.

    the cd will work all the time so its only the radio that is "faulty", the radio unit is the factory fitted one for this model.

    as anyone had this problem and more importantly can anyone tell me how to fix it because its driving me mad being in the car with very little music all day.
    Originally posted by squarehead87
    as it works ok for an hour or so i would say something on the PCB is getting too hot,you could take to a car radio repairer but personally i would look on ebay for a replacement cdr500 got one for my brother astra for 35 delivered i think it was.
  • Arfa__
    • #3
    • 12th Aug 10, 11:59 AM
    • #3
    • 12th Aug 10, 11:59 AM
    Yeah a replacement CDR500 should be easy to find. When I upgraded mine, I flogged my old CDR500 for 50 on ebay. 40-50 is about the going rate. Just make sure you get one with the security code with it!

    However if you fancy splashing out on something a bit fancier, I can recommend the Kenwood BT8044U, comes in at about 150, but you've got bluetooth hands free built in, USB socket (which I fed to the glove box), so you can play loads of mp3/mp4's off a USB mem stick, it has good sound quality, even with the standard Zafira speakers. But best of all you can easily/cheaply hook it up to the steering control and the dash screen (assuming its the TID two line black/orange one, probably if you have a CDR500). All you need it this PC99-X06-DIS adaptor (36). The only other thing you need is a 4 ISO aerial adaptor.
    There's also the cheaper W7044U and W7544U models, which are similar but without bluetooth.
    Last edited by Arfa__; 12-08-2010 at 12:02 PM.
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