Hey! Where’s my music!

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65 Mustang Coupe

Apparently in yesterdays episode I, Captain Whizz Bang, installed a radio in the 65 and got it all up and running in pretty short order. I was really proud of the work I had done and that it was all working just fine and dandy. Even showed it off!

Come cruise time today I headed out to the cruise and I decided to give the ole radio a spin too. Click…nothing. Twiddle with the knobs….nothing! What the #@* happened here! Well, once I got to the cruise and found a place to pull over and hang for a bit I decided to investigate. So I rummage around under the dash where I tagged the power wire and click…. music! Cool! Bad wire hookup. Hop back in cruise a bit, reach for the knob Click….nothing! WTF! I find a landing site and once again rummage around with the power and Click… music.
Sooooo…. this time I get smart and leave it on and slide back into the drivers seat close the door and the radio quits. I open the door to see just what the heck is going on here and the music comes back on!

Well… it turns out that the power bar that I tapped into was for the courtesy lights! Door open…ON! Door closed OFF! So rather than cruise with the door open just to have a radio I left it alone till I can plumb it into a good keyed hot location at a later date. Thinking about it later I did have the door open while I was workin on it! Son of A #####!

Gotta admit I was getting annoyed till I found out what I had done and then really felt like Captain Whizz Bang! Ya never know!

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One thought on “Hey! Where’s my music!

  1. Just to update this post. Got the power problem worked out a simple pigtail into the cigar lighter circuit like the original and Voila! It’s alive! New antenna is in place so the project is done. For now at least.

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