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motorola xtl 2500 mobile radio

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Dec 18, 2011
i have a xtl2500 mobile radio with 2 remote heads.
After i shut my vehicle off and all the radios turn off, the front radio head comes back on after about 5 seconds. It makes a beep and says "missing ch" briefly then returns to my normal display. i have been hitting the power button and turning it off, which it does stay off after that. when i restart my vehicle all is well till i turn it off again. i also noticed it is only doing it on my front radio head and my back radio head is fine and works like it is suppose to. this radio was just transfered from one vehicle to a new one.
is this a programming issue or something messed up on the wiring install? wiring is pretty simple


Jun 29, 2010
a) Make sure the ignition lead is actually connected.. even voltage drops on the B+ line can trigger some funny operations with these radios.
b) If connected, make sure it is connected to a TRUE ignition line (from the ignition column, not plugged into the fuse box to something that "appears" to turn on with the key.

I don't believe the codeplug has any programmable "ignition" related options like the CDM's do.. but I will check and follow up.
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