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Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by 1998f150wes, Apr 24, 2011.
Do you have a multimeter to verify you have power at the end if the power cord?
Instruction video on how to identify and replace the protection diode is on my website.
A $.10 part - if that.
Its a common diode. If there is a Radio Shack near you; they probably have it. There is a band/stripe on one end of this diode. The replacement diode has to be put in with that band turned/pointed the same way as the one you take out. It is near the power plug area of the radio.
If you look around you might be able to find an instruction video on how to change it.
PROTECTION DIODE HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT A RADIO THAT WONT POWER ON
According to the schematic, the fuse required is a 12v/2 amp.
Fuses are in any piece of electrical equipment to prevent fires.
Abide by it . . .
Check it with a multi-meter. It should only pass voltage in one direction.