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VX-4000L Scan Issue

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Premium Subscriber
Aug 8, 2009
I have a VX 4000L mobile radio in my truck. I am not ceratin what happened or what transpired to cause the problem but one morning the radio started acting funny. The display was flashing, it was beeping and I could not change the channel. It resloved it self, again, not sure if it was something I did or the radio it self. It used to be when I first installed it, that I would have it scan, when I would take the mic off the holder the scan would stop and it would display my home channel. Once I put the mic back on the holder it would scan again. Now after the problem above, when I take the mic off it does not stop scanning, at least the display still says scan. I either have to key the mic for the display to show the channel or hit the up or down arrow to change the channel my self.

I have this wired up through a power block with other accesories such as, led lights, scanner and Sirus radio. The block it self is wired to my fuse box at a fuse that operates with the ignition. When this problem occured everything else was and is still working fine. All grounds did and still do go to one grounding point. Thanks for the Help, Kevin
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