Stilletto stopped receiving signal in car

UDcc123

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I was driving my daughter to work this morning and listening to my stilletto in the car via car dock...no issues.

I turned my car off, dropped my daughter off, and when I turned my car back on, there was no signal in the stilletto. The MP3s work fine, so it's not a car connection issue...just a signal issue.

The install is just 2 weeks old. Any thoughts as to what happened? I tried looking at settings and when I went to Antenna adjustment, it asked me to click options and "turn satellite on"...when I hit the options button, a pop-up said "Turn Satellite On"...I clicked the select button, but nothing happened.

Please help.
 

Vargas

Molon Labe!
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I was driving my daughter to work this morning and listening to my stilletto in the car via car dock...no issues.

I turned my car off, dropped my daughter off, and when I turned my car back on, there was no signal in the stilletto. The MP3s work fine, so it's not a car connection issue...just a signal issue.

The install is just 2 weeks old. Any thoughts as to what happened? I tried looking at settings and when I went to Antenna adjustment, it asked me to click options and "turn satellite on"...when I hit the options button, a pop-up said "Turn Satellite On"...I clicked the select button, but nothing happened.

Please help.

Couple of things:

1. Your antenna may have just died. I've gone through quite a few antennas, none in two weeks but who knows?
2. Take your battery out of your stiletto and let it sit for about a minute and then put it in and do start the player and then re-dock it.

I had a problem like this after they merged the channels. It happened once or twice in one day and then never happened again.

Is this a SL2 or the original Stiletto?
 

UDcc123

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Thanks

I'll do the battery thing tonight. It's an SL2.

I had the dock installed at best buy. Is it a fairly easy thing to reinstall the antenna, or do I need to take off the molding to replace it?
 

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Molon Labe!
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I'll do the battery thing tonight. It's an SL2.

I had the dock installed at best buy. Is it a fairly easy thing to reinstall the antenna, or do I need to take off the molding to replace it?

Do the lights on the dock still come on? I guess the dock COULD have shorted but that is probably not what happened.
 

HecticArt

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Sounds like the antenna or antenna wire to me. Did you double check that the antenna wire is still firmly attached to the back of the dock? I accidentally unplugged mine once.

Sometimes when I turn my car off with my SL2 on then restart my car while the radio is still on, the satellite won't restart unless I do a complete shutdown. I have to pull the radio from the dock when I restart the car.
 

UDcc123

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Battery Worked

I pulled out the battery for a minute last night and then put it back in. When it restarted, everything worked fine. Then this morning it still worked well.

The only other thing I noticed was yesterday morning when I turned on the car, the battery power was quite low and was at 0% when I got in the car in the evening. Since I keep it on for at least 1 hour every day in my commute, this seemed odd. But, after the battery re-boot thing last night, the battery started charging on my drive home and was at 40% by the time I got home. This morning it was still at 40% and climbing as I drove into work.

Thanks for all the advice!
 

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Molon Labe!
Oct 16, 2008
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I pulled out the battery for a minute last night and then put it back in. When it restarted, everything worked fine. Then this morning it still worked well.

The only other thing I noticed was yesterday morning when I turned on the car, the battery power was quite low and was at 0% when I got in the car in the evening. Since I keep it on for at least 1 hour every day in my commute, this seemed odd. But, after the battery re-boot thing last night, the battery started charging on my drive home and was at 40% by the time I got home. This morning it was still at 40% and climbing as I drove into work.

Thanks for all the advice!

Glad we could help. Most of the time, pulling the battery and doing a hard shut down will cure the SL2 so in the future, try that first.

And I echo hecticarts sentiment, welcome to the DRC and keep posting.

...and watch out for hyson.