Repairs

 

Repairs

We have dedicated engineers who have the ability to repair your Factory OEM System, Some services include:

  • Our CD player refurbishment involves:
    Stripping down the CD mechanism and replacing the optical assembly with the original spec unit, these begin to lose the ability to focus properly hence not being able to read CD data. We also repair the circuit board as many of the components that have passed their normal lifespan leak corrosive fluid, this damages the circuit tracks (occasionally beyond repair). The mechanics gears / rollers / solenoids and motors are cleaned and re-lubricated, the units are then re-aligned for data reading using the original service documents. Finally the loading mechanism sensors are cleaned and re-soldered to ensure the CD inserts and ejects discs properly.
    Due to the nature of the cars suspension, it is fair to say that the units can be prone to CD skip, especially on a bumpy road. However this is just the nature of the car. With this in mind the CD unit has to pass our ‘bump’ test to ensure it’s as skip free as possible.
  • Our tuner refurbishment involves:
    The tuner unit often suffers from components exceeding their lifespan, this can mean rebuilding the circuit board, sometimes early tuner units can be very difficult to reinstate as the damage is usually extensive.
    Once the components have been replaced and the board repaired we check all the settings and make sure the unit receives all the frequencies it was designed for. A test on tuner volume output ensures the CD and radio are at the same level. We also ensure the sensitivity of the unit is at its peak, this ensures radio reception is a strong as possible. Lastly we ensure that the unit stores the radio pre-sets once the ignition is switched off. This is a fault that is very often overlooked and actually causes the car battery to drain slowly.
  • Our Main Board refurbishment involves:
    All units are tested for equal volume from both left and right speaker outputs as well as for purity of sound and volume level. Occasionally a unit may be putting out very poor sound on one or both channels, this can lead to people replacing the car speakers only to find it’s the radio that has the fault.
  • Other work that is undertaken
    We test the radio backlight to ensure that all bulbs are illuminating and replace any faulty ones. Front knobs are tightened and facia is stripped and cleaned.