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XTL/XTS5000 XTL5000 W4 control head problem

blstc

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I installed an XTL5000 with a W4 control head in my truck a couple weeks ago and I can't seem to get it to work. The first time it powered up fine but said "key fail." I went back to turn it on a couple days later, not having messed with it at all, and it gave me an error code FL 01/90. Looking online, it seems like this may be because the control head isn't communicating with the brick. I checked and tightened all the connections and turned it on again. Now it powers on but the screen flickers XTL5000, then beeps and goes blank. The control head stays on but keeps flickering. The guy I bought it from said it may be because the head isn't getting enough power. I tried hooking up the power cable to a 13.8v 30A power supply but the radio won't even power up with that. Anybody know what's going on with it?
 

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Try this. Go to Radio Configuration -> Secure -> Secure Configuration and uncheck "Secure Equipped" in the General tab. Re-write your codeplug and see if that solves it.
 

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Try this. Go to Radio Configuration -> Secure -> Secure Configuration and uncheck "Secure Equipped" in the General tab. Re-write your codeplug and see if that solves it.
It seems like the brick isn't powering on so it wont read the radio in CPS. Using a serial cable.
 

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It seems like the brick isn't powering on so it wont read the radio in CPS. Using a serial cable.
If you're trying with an external power supply make sure that the 12V for the ignition sense line is being supplied from the same source. For example, if you have disconnected your truck's power from the brick to use an external power supply, but the ignition sense line remains connected to the truck, then it won't power on.
 

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Did you check power to the brick ? If there isn't 12V and ground the radio wont power up. Make sure you have a good ground and not via the antenna cable.
Checked all the connections again and it's wired properly. I checked the terminals for the power cables on the radio end and their reading 13.8v. I did order a new OEM power cable so I guess I'll see if that fixes anything. I borrowed a friends XTL5000 with dash mount and that wont even power on with the cable I have.
 
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