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This morning my wife convinced me to stop at a yard sale. I bought a few cassettes for fifty cents each. I've never played any cassettes in the RR and thought it'd be cool to play some Traffic on tape. The tape played just fine but would not eject. When I pressed the eject button it sounded like it was trying to eject but wouldn't kick the tape out.

I ended up screwing a drywall screw through the side of the cassette and pulled it out manually. The tape came out smoothly but now the radio thinks the tape is still in there and won't switch from tape mode. I tried disconnecting the battery to see if that reset the radio but it didn't work.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the radio to realize no tape is inside it?


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That sucks. I'm sure people will chime in with advice.

My 92 does not play tapes anymore so I have one of those cheap devices that sends my ipod signal to the radio.

If you search tapes or tape deck there should be a reference to a guy who is a specialist with RR radios. Maybe you can call him for help.
 

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Hey Oscar - there are a few options for you.

1- contact Roverville - http://www.gb4x4radios.com/usa/ email john. He can help you. They fix or swap out factory rover radios if you do not wish to get too crazy with the rover radio.

2- you can attempt to swap out to a non-factory solution. As I did not wire up my head unit, but did inspect what was done to mine you can keep the factory amp/ sub (if you have one) but you must follow the rave wiring exactly to make it work. This would include splicing rover wires into RCA inputs to the new Head unit. On a radio install, I would rate this at about 7 or 8 out of 10 in difficulty.

3- find a good shop (not best buy) to do it for you. If you attempt to install yourself, most shops will not touch it, unless you are replacing everything.
 
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