My RetroSound 1, was working great for about 8 months, and that is with minimal use as my resto-mod was driven to and from carshows... then the normally bright display went so dim that you could not read anything in daylight. Then as I was driving home one night from a show...the display went full bright then the radio went out.
I have checked the power sources, with the yellow wire having 12volts constant and the red wire has 12 volts when ignition is on. The inline fuse is good, as the fuse panel fuse is good too. Ground is good as well.
Here is the weird part...with the red wire with 12 volts on it...and grounded to the battery, the radio display is very bright, but you cannot read it as every display is lit! If I hook up the yellow wire to the battery...the entire display goes blank and stays blank until I disconnect the yellow and reconnect the red wire again, then the display will be dim, if I disconnect it and reconnect it...then its bright but unreadable again!
Can someone give me a contact name or number for RetroSound. I have had it for about four years but run time could amount to a month!
I have a picture of the display to post if possible.
I would say that it is time to remove the radio and send it in for repairs, or buy a different new model. These radios are beyond the ability of a hobbyist to repair. Retrosound may not even offer repairs on them.
I purchased a RetroSound radio a few years ago because it was small in size, and I managed to mount it inside the glove compartment when I did Vintage Air.
Within a few months the remote control stopped working. In addition, the build quality and sound quality of these units is below par. To put it mildly, it's a POS.
I intend to remove the RetroSound, and dispose of it in a trash can. Going forward, I'll rig up a remote blue-tooth system utilizing a 5-channel amp (I have 4 cabin speakers and 1 10" sub)
That's what I did, with a $25 Bluetooth mini amp.
The thing works that good, I purchased another two amps and now have them [and speakers] hidden behind the curtain valances in my home.
In my home I used a computer AC adaptor and a remote relay to switch them on/off