F150 Ecoboost Forum banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Got in my 2011 Monday morning and I noticed the clock was flashing, it is a random flash. The radio will not turn on and bluetooth/sync is also inop. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
660 Posts
Recently tuned? I saw because that happened to me once when I flashed a tune in... had to put it in stock for the radio to stop flashing.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Recently tuned? I saw because that happened to me once when I flashed a tune in... had to put it in stock for the radio to stop flashing.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

No, no tune...Sunday it was working fine, Monday...not so much.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,045 Posts
My radio would not come on last weekend or sync voice command, so I disconnected battery for a hr or so, reconnected and everything came back on with no issues. But my clock wasn't flashing. Maybe this will work.
@pminnc
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
My radio would not come on last weekend or sync voice command, so I disconnected battery for a hr or so, reconnected and everything came back on with no issues. But my clock wasn't flashing. Maybe this will work.
@pminnc
I will give it a shot....found some info on the APIM or the ACM, neither one are cheap fixes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
I am currently having this same issue. I will be driving down the road and the radio will pop and then shut off. Sometimes it comes back on, other times if I hit the power button to turn it off and then again to turn it back on it will keep working and most of the time now it just stays off and the clock flashes. When it first started happening I could turn the truck off and back on and it would go back to normal. Now it seems to have a mind of its own when it going to work again. 20 minutes later still driving down the road it might come back on. I asked a buddy who works at a ford dealership and he said the radio s probably bad. He said the stock radios are junk and that they replace them all the time.
I like the setup of my stock radio though so am looking into getting mine fixed (or buying a new or used one off ebay)

Glad to hear im not the only one who is having this issue though
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
So update on my radio. I pulled the radio out and took it in to United Radio (Electronics repair place near me) They had to re-solder some connections and the radio is now working with no issues. It cost 172 dollars to have them fix it but I like my stock radio (really I just like the 10 presets for the radio) and it comes with a 1 year warranty. I dropped it off after work Thursday and they had it fixed less than 2 hours later. Picked it up Friday and had it back in the truck just after I got home.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
update for my issue....On the Monday that I noticed the issue I was on my way to the airport for a week long trip. When I returned and got into the truck on the following Friday everything worked as advertised...no issues what so ever. Fast forward a week and half, on my way to the store tonight and I noticed the clock was flashing again. Pulled the radio fuse, disconnected the battery and the problem remained. Gave the front of the radio a good old fashion ”slap" and it started working. I might be looking at the same problem that MTucker had. I too am perfectly content with the stock radio if it will work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
So update on my radio. I pulled the radio out and took it in to United Radio (Electronics repair place near me) They had to re-solder some connections and the radio is now working with no issues. It cost 172 dollars to have them fix it but I like my stock radio (really I just like the 10 presets for the radio) and it comes with a 1 year warranty. I dropped it off after work Thursday and they had it fixed less than 2 hours later. Picked it up Friday and had it back in the truck just after I got home.
thanks for the update
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
No problem. When I first started having issues it might happen once a month. Then it was once every 2 weeks then every week to every couple of days. Undoubtedly it will get worse and worse, I stretched mine out for a good 6 months before it was starting to become consistent problem. I did look on ebay for a used radio. There were a few that would have fit and were a little cheaper but having mine fixed got me a 1 year warranty so that was worth the few extra bucks to me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
No problem. When I first started having issues it might happen once a month. Then it was once every 2 weeks then every week to every couple of days. Undoubtedly it will get worse and worse, I stretched mine out for a good 6 months before it was starting to become consistent problem. I did look on ebay for a used radio. There were a few that would have fit and were a little cheaper but having mine fixed got me a 1 year warranty so that was worth the few extra bucks to me.
IT is happening more and more often now. The smack to the faceplate (AKA Fonzi style) brings it back up and running
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
I️ had this issue pop up a few months ago. Thought I️ was going to have to replace the radio. Turns out it was caused by a short in a speaker connection. I️ upgraded the speakers a couple years ago and used those connectors that make it easy to use the oem plug. Since the easy connectors were not weather sealed they ended up corroding and shorting out. Soldered everything up the right way and took care of the issue.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Any update on the inop radio? I just bought my truck 2 weeks ago. Radio worked fine on test drive, go to leave the dealership and nothing but flashing time and 6 circles flash (assuming for 6 disk changer). It was after hours so everyone left as I was leaving and nobody to help, at first I thought it was me. If I smack the front sometimes the am/FM will flash or I can turn the volume dial for a split second then it's gone again. The dealership said they would fix it since it happend before I even left the parking lot that night but now it's hard to even get someone on the phone and its over an hour away and I feel like they will try to put a cheap aftermarket radio in. If they even hold true to their word on fixing it because the guy hasn't called me back in over a week and wont answer his phone. The check engine light came on for a misfire cylinder 1 on the way home (less than 80 miles I put on it) so I replaced the coil and plugs and just got to doing that and I've now had it just over 2 weeks, which is why I feel like they're ignoring me now because i took too long to come back but I didn't want to drive 80+ miles one way with a misfire. So it looks like I may be fixing the radio myself. Any suggestions/info would be appreciated because its definitely not like replacing the radio in one of my old hondas with how the stock look is in these trucks so I would like to remain with a stock radio.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
To be honest, you can do the work yourself. I just had the same issue with my radio and spent ~$140 on an aftermarket headunit on Crutchfield. The job only takes the removal of 6 bolts and wiring up the new harness (which Crutchfield can do for an additional $29).

I got this radio for $100 scratch & dent. Was flawless when I opened the box.
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158WX900BT/Sony-WX-900BT.html?avf=Y
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Thanks for the info. Do you know what install kit you used? I feel like its going to be hard to match a gloss or flat black one to the "matrix" looking finish on the stock face plate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I used the Metra 95-5820 Dash Kit (Matte Black). It doesn't have the same textured look as the stock face plate, but matches the interior fine. I opted out for the steering wheel controls because it added another $60 to total, and the radio I linked comes with a handsfree kit. No need for Sync.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Thanks for the info! That's probably what I'll end up doing but hopefully the dealership stays true to their word. Which at this point is highly doubtful (havent called me back for a week). I guess I'll cancel my powertrain warranty I paid 3k for and the 1k gap insurance so they'll lose 4k and ill go through my insurance provider for gap. Can't believe their customer service is this horrible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
164 Posts
My radio popped and is now INOP
CL3T-19C158-AC



Called United Radio and they said it would be $240 plus tax and shipping to fix it.


Ended up buying the Maestro RR and Fo1 kits along with the SCOSCHE bezel and a Pioneer MVH-300EX Double Din for $320 total.

I was perfectly happy with the factory sync but I am not paying that much to fix a factory radio.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,296 Posts
You won't be disappointed with an aftermarket head unit. Won't get the bass kill off after half volume. Can't wait for mine to die!
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top