Radio will not work

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JESSICAANDJUSTIN
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  • 2013 FORD FOCUS
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  • 49,084 MILES
My radio quit working. The screen works and will show the time date and temperature but it will not pull up the radio. How do I reset the radio to actually play the radio? Is there a code?
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Saturday, July 4th, 2015 AT 4:16 PM

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KEN
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Hello,

Usually if the radio lights come on but no sound is because the amplifier has gone out inside the radio. There are three fuses that run the system. Here is a guide and a complete set of radio wiring diagrams (below) and fuse locations fuse box so you can do some testing. Please check for power on both sides of the fuse. Make sure the radio is getting power and ground. If everything checks out the radio is bad.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:24 PM
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FFROST1961
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My radio does not do anything not even light up no clock I have checked the fuse which looked fine. So what else may I try?
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Check and test the ground circuit of the radio and also look for another fuse behind the radio.
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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SONOPIOGGIA
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Is this something I can fix on my own? If needed, I can provide a picture.
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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FIXITMR
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The radio was bad in my car, the guide worked perfect.
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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DJH51190
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Works when stopped and at five mph and about forty five mph. At any other speed will not work.
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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You need to have the vehicle checked for bad grounds.
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Monday, June 5th, 2017 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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DGALLAWAYSR
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I know this is an old thread but hopefully my information can still help someone. After some extensive research online, the problem with the 2012 Focus radio not turning on (frozen blue squares) is the CD player. When you turn the radio on, it tries to initialize the CD player, when it cannot, it freezes up. My car was doing the same thing, it would show the time, temperature and frozen blue squares. So I removed the radio, just the silver box, not the monitor, I used a small torx screwdriver to remove the bottom panel of the silver box. Once the bottom panel was removed I pulled the gray ribbon cable loose from the connection inside where it attached to the CD player. Once disconnected, I re-assembled the silver box, and put it back in the dash. Turn the key on and it worked, and has worked ever since. I hope this tutorial helps someone out.
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 AT 5:52 PM
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KEN
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Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site. :)

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, May 26th, 2018 AT 10:35 AM
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JBLACKM
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I replaced my car battery a few days ago but didn't have any issues with the radio. Now my radio works completely fine but there is absolutely no sound coming out of the speakers. There is no reason for me to think that the speakers are blown out because I don't blast my music and all of the speakers are quiet. I was wondering if this was just a fuse problem or if there is anyway I can reset the speaker system. The center console is fully functional and lit up, the lack of sound is my only problem.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:14 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Fuse could be blown or the unit itself needs further testing
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:14 PM (Merged)
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KARISSA91
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My car stereo stopped working in my 2006 ford focus after I took out my subs. I checked all of the fuses and wires, and everything is fine. There is almost no power. I can push the menu botton to see the clock for a few seconds but thats all. I even tried hooking up a different head unit, but neither will work. Im not sure how to go about this anymore?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:14 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Check fuses 31, 62and 41 in your central fuse box as they all go to the radio and also check the 30 amp fuse in the battery junction box. Then check the plug in our subwoofer amplifier. I may be just something wrong with the radio as well.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
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RDUSTINJONES
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I cut the factory stereo wiring harness to hook up an aftermarket stereo. The harness connector I cut has 24 slots and 17 wires going into the slots. I have several wires that I'm not sure of their purpose. Do you have a wiring diagram for the 24 slot connector?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Here are the radio wiring diagrams for your car please click the images to enlarge them below. Check out the diagrams (Below) click to enlarge. Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. Cheers, Ken
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
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NITEFLOWER
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2003 Ford Focus

Does anyone know how to remove the 6 disc cd player from a 2003 Ford Focus?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
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EHLIN
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You can use a coat hanger, rip off to equal size pieces of metal and stick each end into the holes to the right and left of your unit.

Jiggle them in there as you would a key.

Then pull out left and right a bit (as if you were opening your hands in a small opening after just having them together)

then pull out towards you and the radio should come out.

Disconnect the wire harness in the back and you should be good to go.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:15 PM (Merged)
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JOZEYTB
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Almost exactly as the original post, I m in a 2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0L. The problem I m having is exact except I can only see the time and date. Not the temperature. I see a bunch of 4 little squares inside a square. When I press the power button, two full screen squares diagonally pop up and then disappear goes away and returns back to the time, date and squares. Holding the voice control button does the same thing as the power button. No other button does anything except the menu option. How can I get my radio to work again? Please and thanks in advance
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Friday, May 24th, 2019 AT 8:16 PM
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JOZEYTB
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Actually, the temperature just popped up.
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Friday, May 24th, 2019 AT 11:59 PM
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KEN
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Thanks for the video. That can be a radio issue or there is something going on with the CAN. here is a video of what needs to be done to find out whats going on:

https://youtu.be/u-4syLc-ifQ

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Sunday, May 26th, 2019 AT 12:54 PM

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