92/95 radio control fix ( my experience) - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2004, 08:00 AM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NW Burbs/Chicago and St Pete,FL
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
artk is on a distinguished road
Default 92/95 radio control fix ( my experience)

Started on the 93 icontrols were replaced in Jan 99 at acost of $295.00. They worked for a while but eventually stopped. I gave up till I joined your group last month and read the article on the tooth pick fix. This went very smoothly, Some of rubbery pins( I'll call them pins) fell out the others came out intact with a needle. Had to try a couple times to get it right, but an hour latter finished and working.
2 days latter started on the 94, controls never replaced on it, Well what a differnce, the pins were fused the sides and came out like it was wet silicone putty. Stopped after getting the goop (pin) out of first hole, I decided to have a cup of coffee and think. Came up with the idea of putting switch in freezer. Waited a couple of hours and tried again.
The pins were starting to shrink, they had pulled away from the sides. They came out in bigger pieces but not intact. I think if I left them in frezzer longer it would have been better.
Happy ending 94 now working just fine.
Thanks to everybody for your ingenuity!!!!!
artk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2004, 11:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: southern California
Posts: 538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
billha is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad to hear that. I was one the guys who had the idea to try pieces of toothpicks, and it'* still working fine on my '93 (knock on wood, get it?)

The next problem you may have with the radio, though, if you use the volume controls on the front of the radio, is that the spring mechanism(*) inside the volume **** may fail. It'* failed in both of my bonnies. Oddly enough, the one on my '92 just broke about a week ago, and I was surprised to see that the UP and DOWN switches both broke at the same time. One mintue they worked, the next minute there was no spring tension and they didn't work. When the one on my '93 broke, only the volume DOWN switch spring broke but the volume UP spring and switch still worked.

I've looked at electronics parts stores and in electronics parts catalogs, but haven't found replacements for the volume control *****. Best bet is probably one from a junk yard, but chances would be good that that one may develop the same problem too.

One of these days I'm going to take the radio apart and disassemble the volume control switch **** and see if there'* any creative way to fix it. I once took apart the one in my '93 but decided not to try to disassemble the volume **** because it'* not designed to be serviced; instead, I swapped the broken volume **** with the working station tuning **** and wired an external momentary contact switch to allow functionality of the broken part of the broken ****.

Lately I've been thinking about maybe replacing the radios with used ones from the newer bonnies, but I read about the wiring mods involved, etc., and it deterred me from that idea (at least for now).
billha is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radio control fix jebstuart 1992-1999 7 07-28-2007 02:13 AM
the radio light fix 00+ harofreak00 2000-2005 26 03-01-2007 10:08 AM
Rear Air Strut Prob.Need an idea for quick fix.Temp Fix Done ajgullery 1992-1999 12 02-26-2007 03:00 PM
bad radio reception (possible fix) Pontiac1983 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 6 01-03-2005 02:59 PM
Transmission Pressure control switch failure <- can i fix commo 1992-1999 23 06-14-2004 11:43 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.