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We have a 17.5 alumacraft fishing boat. the radio in the boat

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We have a 17.5 alumacraft fishing boat. the radio in the boat will turn on, light up but we get no sound. What could be the matter?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** will be assisting you today. What year is the boat?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the boat is a 2013
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Make sure that the Mute button is not pressed. Then go into the menu of the radio and select the balance. Make sure that it is in the center. Do the same thing for Fade. If you only have 2 speakers and one of these two items is way off, you would not be sending a signal to the speakers.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Charles, we tried your ideas but they did not work. Do you have any other ideas?
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
What brand is the radio?Have you looked at the back of the speakers to see if they are still plugged in?How about the wiring on the back of the radio?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is a Boss radio #MR1580DI.
the radio has worked in the past, but on this trip not sound at all.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Remove the face plate and check the connections for it for any signs of corrosion. They should be clean and bright brass.

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