Radio stopped working

Tiny
DAVID EARL
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  • 2008 FORD FUSION
  • 6 CYL
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  • 110,000 MILES
My son was watching my other son in the car while I was shopping. It appears that he did not place the car on the proper key setting. When I got back to the car I had a ton of lights on.

It said my door sensor was not working, the oils pressure sensor was not working, the light sensor was not working. Additionally, it showed that the high beams were on, even though they were not, and the sound for the turn signals did not come through. Finally, the radio would not work.

My assumption was that the battery almost drained and it needed to be powered up. After driving it a few hours home everything but the radio was back to normal, the radio would not come on.

I drove it later that evening, and while driving the radio came on and worked the rest of the night. However, the next day it no longer worked. I checked the three fuses that appear to control the radio, and they all seem to work.

One last thing, a penny ended up in the CD changer.

Any help would be awesome!
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 2:28 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Yes, that is what happens. It is funny when I started reading this I though "I bet a coin ends up in the CD changer" and yes sure enough the good things in life never change. :)

First I would do a load test on the battery which can be done following this guide which uses no tools.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

and if bad

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-battery

Here is a guide on how to check the fuses as well:

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

Then you will need to remove the radio/CD changer and remove the penny from the unit. Below is a guide to help you get the job done and some fuse box diagrams.

Please let us know what you find. I am interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 AT 12:52 PM

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