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did you ever manage to work this out?

I have the same issue.

I tried using another stereo from a Megane and no power (cept for the power button lighting).
I then used a different type of stereo and it didn't work either.
but, while I was fitting a new head unit for my mate I put it in mine first and it worked.

One theory I have is that maybe the car delivers two power schemes to the connector jack:
One that passes tru the ignition and only has power when the keys are in and the other is always on.
Different stereos might use different power schemes, so while one type might use the ignition supply, others may use the always on supply.
Maybe the power supplied via the ignition is faulty (and that's the scheme used by Renault (phillips) stereos) and the "Always on" scheme (used by the mates head unit) is fine.

Does that sound plausible or should I just give up the drugs?

This is doing my head in.


And another thing. At one point (after the unit hadn't worked in about a month) the stereo came on all of it's own accord.
I would have been happy, but the car was locked at the time and the keys were in my pocket.
The radio had never worked previously without the keys in.
Currently in snnowwy's garage:
1996 Megane RN - On it's last legs

Last edited by snnowwy; 13th February 2008 at 11:11 AM.
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