status aerial suddenly not working

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  1. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    Any thoughts anyone? We recently had a Snipe 2 installed and our fitter wired it into the status aerial setup we think. All worked fine. Now there's no light on the status aerial box (yes the rocker switch is on - made that mistake before!) and the Snipe controller won't power up. The only thing that's changed since is that we had a new radio fitted to the cab a week or so ago, which works fine.
    Could the two things be connected and what can we do about it?
     
  2. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    I would guess a fuse but Im sure someone will know the answer.
     
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    Having just installed a Snipe 2 myself, I would say that when the wiring was done, the installer knocked the wiring to the status, and that it has slowly worked its way loose. This is easily done, since there are a lot of wires, all held together on spade joints.
    You need to remove the panel that hides the wiring, and check all the connections. I betting one of them has come out.
     
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    I would call the fitter back
     
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  5. DanielFord

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    That's actually a much simpler solution :D
    I'm sure they won't mind, it must happen quite a lot.
     
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    Have you gone fuse hunting ?
     
  7. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    Thanks everyone. Problem solved. the radio fitter must have blown the fuse that governs the multimedia setup. All fixed now, although I can't seem to turn the radio off now??? that must be user incompetence!
     
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    Sorry, got to say it to stop you looking silly in the future...........

    A fuse PROTECTS a circuit.

    Well done, now find the 120 page radio manual and in small print on page 103 you'll probably find your answer. If like ours it's "press on/off button for 10 seconds".
     
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    oh for a radio with two rotary switches on off/volume and tuning half the time we cant either switch off or turn down volume
     
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  10. DanielFord

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    Tell me about it! We have an Alpine head unit, I seriously have no idea what half of the buttons do, that's why I switch the bluetooth on and let my 7 year old control the music :D
     
  11. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    Well you'll all be pleased to hear we're set up on site in Cambridgeshire with the tennis through sky on the telly and managed to switch the radio off without a 7 year old present. And yes, the answer was "hold the source button for more than 6 seconds". Simples!
     
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