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slyons01

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And tips of how to fix error code "ID # ERR" on a duel head Motorola APX 8500 radio
 

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Without more information than that, I'd guess that it is set for multi-head but both heads have the same ID.

I forget the button sequence but I am sure someone will chime in. You need to disconnect one head from the chassis, power up the head while holding three buttons. The display will show you the head number. Make sure they are not the same. A simple test is to disconnect one head and see if it powers up. You may get a CH MISSING error which would point to them both having the same ID.
 

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Good call, you hit the nail on the head.

I'll bet the OP didn't change one of the control head id's before correcting both heads.
 

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I just tested the button sequence. With the control cable disconnected from the chassis, hold the orange emergency button and the left most button under the screen and then hit the power button....all three buttons held down at the same time. It should say CH # 1, CH #2, etc. Make sure your control heads are numbered 1 and 2. Use the channel selector to change the number. You will need to power up the control head with the red connector.
 
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