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XTL 2500 wont power up?

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70cutlass442

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Hello,

We have an XTL2500 that won't power up. After the power button is pressed, the three lights to the right of the screen flash, but that is it. Has anyone ran into this before?
 

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Is ignition sense enabled and do you have the sensing wire connected to power?
 

70cutlass442

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I couldn't tell you how its wired as i havn't looked too closely at it, bit it worked fine this morning if that helps at all.
 

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Is this the radio installed as base station, in a cop car, fire trunk? Give us some background on the installation and what you have checked so far.
 

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Its installed in a fire department pickup. I just drove it again and wiggled the massive mess of wires below the dash and got the radio to turn on intermittently . I will have to take a better look at it next time im here. I think a few new wires will take care of the problem. I initially thought it was the radio itself, but clearly it must be the ignition wire...
 

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Sounds to me like you have a loose connection back there. It could be either your power cable, or more likely, the ignition sense cable. I know we have problems with the ignition sense here in Nashville. They tend to come loose sometimes. We usually remove the connection and press down on the shield on the back of the radio to make it a little tighter. That usually helps for a little while.
 

gary123

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It will be the ign sense wire. I have seen this before. In fire vehicles often it is a corroded wire rather than the connection.
 

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Even if the ignition sense wire is intermittant, you should still be able to turn it on by pushing the power button.
 
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