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Mt Kenwood radio in my 2008 Hyundai Tiburon won't power5 on.

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Mt Kenwood radio in my 2008 Hyundai Tiburon won't power5 on. I have removed the front module and put it back in place carefully to no avail. I assume that one of the conductors isn't making contact. What now?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.
You should first check the fuse, in the auto's fuse box, the fuse that goes to the radio in the dashboard. Or, if you can't find which one of them goes there, then check all of them - but only one at a time, lest you forget which one goes where!
Then, you will have to remove the power connection - at the rear of the device - so as to check it for corrosion, ensure that it is not loose, etc. Then re-connect the power connector. And see if it turns On after that.
After which, removing the Kenwood radio will be necessary... in order to either replace it, or have it serviced for a severe electronics problem within its case.
Note that if it is less than a year old, such servicing would be done by Kenwood after you have put in a failed-within-warranty claim on it, and that servicing would be for free.
Also, if the radio was original with the car, and if the car was bought new, well, it's a 2008 model, so it's not likely to still be warranty-covered, but it's a thought.