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  • NG Radio & Cassette Player

    I have a NG89 Super Wagon the radio only works in AM mode. (OK at the moment cricket is on) I can pick up FM, but it is so fuzzy like someone has is running a distortion pedal through it, I have rigged up some speakers to test if it was them, same deal. The cassette player which is a separate unit under the radio doesn't work at all. No I don't want replace it with all the new fang dangled stuff as I want to keep it in it's original condition. Is still possible to get parts to restore it, or is it even fixable?
    Robin.
    Mods. After market cup holders. 4 After market weather shields from ebay that look and work great. No more messy hair NG 1989 V6 3Ltr. Super Wagon. Electric sun roof, cruise control, ashtrays and great seats and new motor.
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  • #2
    If you just want the FM radio, check that your antenna lead hasn't broken/loose, etc.

    As far as getting a replacement, maybe a wrecker, but car cassette player were notorious for having a short life span.

    If it were me, I know you want to keep it original, I'd just get a cheapish CD/Radio single din unit. Assuming the original is a single DIN unit.
    NS SWB X 3.2DiD - Factory locker, Hella spotties, GME UHF, roof racks otherwise stock as a rock.

    Retired: 1991 NH SWB 3.0L V6 5sp Manual, Mickey Thompson ATZs, GME UHF TX3200.
    Wanting: Rocksliders, 2" lift, snorkel or perhaps I should wait and purchase a NS swb in 12months time.

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    • #3
      Hello Robin.

      I am not familiar with NG Pajero radio installations, however, for the FM problem, try removing the antenna cable from the rear of the radio and temporarily replace it by inserting the end of a piece of wire a metre or so long into the centre of the connector on the radio. If the FM reception gets better, the problem is in either the antenna cable or the antenna itself – probably the antenna. Assuming the antenna is one of those that slides down the windscreen pillar, the antenna can often be removed by simply undoing two screws and if you can’t see or fix the problem, replacing the antenna. Rather than Mitsubishi, a new antenna may be available from Supercheap or one of the car radio installers.


      If the antenna is not the problem, the radio probably needs the attention of a technician.

      For the cassette player – first check and see if the fuse is blown. If the fuse is OK, and because of the age of cassette player, the problem may be a broken drive belt. Remove the cover on the player and have a look – new belts are available from Jaycar. If the belts are OK, but the motor does not start, have a look at the switching mechanism that turns on the motor when the cassette is inserted – a spray of contact cleaner into the switch, also available from Jaycar might just fix it. While it is apart, it would also be a good idea to clean the rubber rollers with some metho on a rag. If the motor runs, and the tape moves around the mechanism OK, the problem is probably in the electronics and the player probably needs the attention of a technician.

      A quick look on the internet reveals that there are a few places in Melbourne that may be able to repair the radio and cassette player - http://catronics.com.au/ especially looks good as they specialise in older systems.


      Regards

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      • #4
        Thanks Craka & XTV for your advice and knowledge, sounds like I got some work to do on a weekend. Apparently I have to dismantle all the covering around the units to get to the back of them and I am very lucky thanks to this forum, as I have printed the way to do it from a previous post. Will let you know how it goes, could be a few weeks due Christmas parties, babysitting the grand kid etc. etc. Time of the year I guess, thanks again for your assistance.

        Have a Very Happy & Peaceful Christmas and New Year.
        Robin.
        Robin.
        Mods. After market cup holders. 4 After market weather shields from ebay that look and work great. No more messy hair NG 1989 V6 3Ltr. Super Wagon. Electric sun roof, cruise control, ashtrays and great seats and new motor.
        To find yourself, think for yourself © Socrates 469 BC

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