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I installed my Yaesu FT-8900R into my car and when I try to

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I installed my Yaesu FT-8900R into my car and when I try to turn it on the microphone lights flash red and the radio shuts down. Nothing happens on the display of the unit. I've verified the power connections. Do you know what could cause this behavior?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi William, I'm sorry to hear that. Please check all connections including the antenna for shorts or open connection there. As for the power make sure you have that correct with respect to polarity and check to see that you have atleast 12 VDC going to the radio.

Also how old is your Yaesu?

And has it worked for you before?

Thank you

Tech Michael