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Author Topic: radio overheating and battery flat  (Read 3925 times)

Offline missyb76

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radio overheating and battery flat
« on: September 04, 2012, 05:11:32 PM »
hi, not sure if anybody can help me here but my car got damaged on the passenger side doors so it went into ADR for an insurance repair. It has came back with all sorts of strange problems

1- radio turns on but no sound
2- when the radio is switched off there is a strange ticking and screeching sound from the front passenger side
3- car wont start as battery goes flat if you leave it for any length of time

None of these problems were there before, the radio worked fine, as did the in built dvd player. There were no strange noises and it always started.
 ADR are saying that the radio overheats and is causing these problems and therefore its my fault!!
My insurance are saying that the engineers report seems to point to faulty radio as it is getting very hot and agreeing with ADR
Any help in this matter  would be gratefully received

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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 06:46:39 PM »
Much more likely that the wiring that goes to the door(s) has been damaged, it's fragile and fails anyway.  This could cause the speaker wiring to short to the central locking/mirror wiring.  I woudln't be surprised if putting +12V onto the speaker wires would damage the radio and cause it to overheat anyway.

If it wasn't faulty before the accident then I would have thought they should fix it anyway, even if the radio has been damnaged by the "knock" I would expect that to be replaced too (especially if it is the "standard" radio)

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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 07:09:42 PM »
thanks for help, yes its a standard radio and it definitely worked before and after accident - until ADR got hold of it.
so sounds like i need to get someone to look at the wiring in my doors and hope they haven't caused to much damage.
(ADR are digging there heels in that it wasn't there fault and not sure how i can prove it is)

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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 10:31:06 PM »
well ring your insurance co up and blow a gasket,then wait and see what they say.
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Offline missyb76

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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 12:23:15 AM »
i will give it a try in morning - wish me luck  ::)

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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 05:31:12 PM »
thanks for your advice, I've rang insurance again who have said there hands are tied - my word against ADR's as the so-called independent report is inconclusive. so i am responsible to get it repaired. However i am free to get a second opinion and if that proves it was them i will get reimbursed.

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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 05:57:53 PM »
Well I would completely agree with SB - damage to the door wiring either caused by the initial accident or by them removing it to repair/replace the door.

Where about's are you? I'll gladly take a look if you are local to me. Proving it wasn't there before the accident would be challenging but maybe take it up with citizens advise and find out exactly what the deal is with things like this but if it was working before the accident then its not been fixed right...  Dare I ask who was at fault? Again, if it was another party at fault, were ADR appointed by them? Maybe contact the 3rd parties insurance directly if so
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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 06:21:52 PM »
Accident was 3rd parties fault, they reversed straight out of parking bay into me. i'm in leicester.
insurance and adr refuse to accept any blame, saying i cant prove it was them. so i've had to pay local garage to sort wiring and install new non ford radio. only problem is now my intergrated dvd player doesn't work.
this is so annoying

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Re: radio overheating and battery flat
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 09:02:26 PM »
i wouldve been thinking of going down the insurance ombudsman or citizens advice.
also wondering if you had legal fees on your insurance.

my thinking as a repairers they shouldve made bloody sure that the car they have just worked on and repaired was working how it should be.
or if in there wisdom they spotted the problems then perhaps to cover themselves they should of contacted you and told you there findings,from what you have said they didnt.GREAT repairers they are NOT.
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