306 Radio (Clarion) problem - front panel does not respond but steering stalk does

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by David J Edgar, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. HI,

    My factory-fitted Peugeot 306 (S Reg) radio-cassette player (Clarion) seems
    to be faulty.

    None of the front-panel controls are working but the remote steering column
    controls are working.

    From what I can see on Google this seems to be a common problem - does
    anybody have any experience here?


    David J Edgar, Oct 17, 2003
  2. I had this problem a few weeks ago - poked around inside the cassette
    hole and it appeared to fix itself - at least for the moment!

    Robert - also from macclesfield - maybe Cookson's do it deliberately?
    Robert Marshall, Oct 17, 2003
  3. Yes - you can get the problem to go away for a while. Seems to be linked to
    the ignition.

    The unit will work without the ignition on - if you turn the unit on and
    then turn the ignition to position 'A' the problem will occur.

    David J Edgar, Oct 18, 2003
  4. Replying to my own posting...

    This problem is caused by a broken connection on the back of the PCB that is
    directly behind the buttons on the black plastic front. In my case the
    intermittent problem migrated to a permanent problem.

    There are two connectors - one six way and one eight way - that need to be
    reattached. Simple to do if you have access to a soldering iron. Simply pull
    the radio half way of the facia and unscrew the black plastic front (two
    gold screws on each side) and re-solder the connectors.

    David J Edgar, Nov 9, 2003
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