How to Troubleshoot a Cadillac Bose Radio

by Alibaster Smith
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The Bose radio in your Cadillac should give you years of trouble-free performance. However, over time, your Bose radio may start to malfunction. Replacement radios can be purchased from your Cadillac dealer, or you can opt for an aftermarket radio. However, before replacing anything, you can do some simple troubleshooting to figure out what, if anything, is wrong with your Cadillac's radio.

Step 1

Press the radio power button. If the radio won't power on, you may have a blown fuse.

Step 2

Open the fuse panel underneath the steering column and pull the fuse for the radio using the fuse pullers in the fuse panel. Use the fuse diagram on the underside of the fuse panel cover if you are having problems locating the fuse for the radio.

Step 3

Check the metal strip inside the fuse to make sure that the fuse is not blown. If the metal strip is burned or damaged in any way, replace the fuse with a new fuse of the same amperage. If the radio will not power on after this, the radio will need to be replaced.

Step 4

Enter the radio code. If your Bose radio flashes "CODE" on the display screen, it means that you need to enter the radio unlock code given to you by your Cadillac dealer on the radio's numeric panel.

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