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Old 07-22-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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Has anyone else sent their OE radio to a place called Replacement Radios in Effingham IL? Their website claims that they will repair within three days. Well, I sent mine to them
on 7/13 and they received it on 7/14. When I called them on 7/21 they told me that the
guy who does the repairs has only been working 1 day a week. They said that he was working that day. Lucky me. Then they could not give me a time frame for my radio. I guess you have to take what they tell you on the website with a grain of salt...just wanted to share my experience in case anybody is looking for a place to send your radio. Buyer beware. I will update if anything changes...
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thanks for the heads up... what was wrong with it? amp went out? lights burnout? bad channel?
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Lights and the cd player acted up sometime....
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You know i have stripped a few down to the motherboards And hit it with a heat gun, Its called "Re-flow" It basically resets the cold solder joints! works VERY nice!
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Thanks for thr tip...
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There is a great article on here about repairing the lights yourself. You buy the mini lamps at radio shack and solder them in. The micro lamp I used was #7219. I wish I could find the link/post for you...
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