DELCO Radio info needed

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DELCO Radio info needed

Post by dacflyer » Tue May 03, 2005 7:16 pm

i have a delco radio.. the model #30015807
goes in a GEO Metro
the cassette deck took a dump on me.. gear went kablooey.. i found another cassette deck with good gears..but mechenism was bent all to hell from a forced tape removal..so i took 2 and 2 to make 1, my problem is..cannot figgure out how to time the gears back in. does anyone know where i can find info on the gear timing for this mechenism?
Dying with out my tunes dude !
car commercials running me nutz!
someone please help ! thanks!!!

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Post by dr_when » Wed May 04, 2005 4:35 am

Confucious Say:<p>Geo Metro + cassette deck = why bother?
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Post by dacflyer » Wed May 04, 2005 10:30 am

whats wrong with that? just because i want to repair the cassette player on this radio..
whats so funny about a metro..especially with gas prices now..
i am quite happy with my metro.it runs very well and i only have to fill up once every 2 weeks,
i would have gotten a new radio , but the radios now days are shit.. i cannot find one that has a easy to read display,most are hard to read, they have colored lcd displays. and many tiny buttons.
if i was able to find me a flourescent display cd' mp3 player radio then i'd consider it.. but right now i just want to ge tthis one going...
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Re: DELCO Radio info needed

Post by Sterling Martin » Wed May 04, 2005 10:40 am

I too drive a Geo Metro. My suggestion is to turn it in to the insurance company. They will probably total the car, and then you can go get another one! If you don't like that option, you could always go to your local salvage dealer and get a used radio. If your still determined to repair the one you have, maybe you could run the arm to it's extreme position and then run the gear to it's extreme position and kerwammy, stick it back together!

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Post by josmith » Wed May 04, 2005 4:20 pm

40 to 50 mpg back in '90 when a hybred had four legs!

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Post by sofaspud » Wed May 04, 2005 4:36 pm

I don't know where you'd find the timing info you want. My guess is that if the gear wheels don't have alignment markings you're gonna be stuck with a trial-and-error technique.

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Post by dacflyer » Thu May 05, 2005 5:57 am

none of the junk yards here had any copmpatable radios,,and only 1 had something, but it was no good either..<p>i will still wait and see what turns up here,
there are no timing marks on the gears,but i can tell what position i put them in, but i cannot get the start or eject part timed with other gears, i cannot even find delco on the web, just the dealers. and they are all hush hush,

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Post by connect21 » Thu May 05, 2005 8:22 am

I have a old Delco radio/tape deck in my car and the AM channels keep drifting particularly when I hit a bump, I tried to take it apart to see if there is a loose connection but the thing has about 6 different PCB positioned in a way that you can't have access to some of them without taking it apart. I wanted to try to see where the problem came from when it was working but I can't do that because I don't have access to the PCB that are in the middle. The Delco engineers went out of their way to make it complicated and, I am sure, expensive. I can't wait to find another to replace the defective one and "fix" the defective one with a sledgehammer.

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Post by sofaspud » Thu May 05, 2005 11:39 am

The only other thing I can think of to suggest is to see if any components or markings in your radio provide a clue to the actual manufacturer. Perhaps you could learn the OEM supplier, but even then it will likely be a steep uphill climb to get the gear timing info from them. Much easier to purchase a new head unit or use a FM transmitter and portable tape player to get your tunes.
connect21, does the station drift or cutout? Never have heard of such a drift problem.<p>[ May 05, 2005: Message edited by: sofaspud ]</p>

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Post by dacflyer » Thu May 05, 2005 12:50 pm

the radio is actually made by Delco.
and theres no clue to the timing marks..
i said earlier that i would replace the radio if i was able to find one with a easy read display..but most are back lit LCD that are almost impossible to read in sunlight.. fine and dandy for night use.
i still have and use a lot of cassettes..and use a transmitter for cd use.<p>so enough on alterniatives.. just the facts now..
thanks..

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Post by sofaspud » Thu May 05, 2005 1:51 pm

I could ask... if you are listening to tapes, why does the display even matter? ...but if I were frustrated by the same type of repair problem, my fuse would be getting short too.

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Post by dacflyer » Thu May 05, 2005 7:16 pm

display is needed when listening to radio..<p>but no matter , i got it going,, i figgured it out after 3 hrs of fiddling.
works great now..<p>END!

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Post by Edd » Thu May 05, 2005 7:24 pm

Sorry I can’t be of any help on this one. They seem to have two part numbers on the unit.
Is this what your critter looks like? I’m guesstimating a ’90 year as you didn’t say that.
http://www.mnrelectronics.com/par3030geoam.html
BUT..I see that unit has a rear speaker fader control, does a Geo have room for a rear seat and speaker?
Have you ever seen “Refrigerator” Perry and “Too Tall” Jones squeezed into an older Honda Civic ?
I see that the two closest units to me in salvage yards is one unit for $20 about 12 miles from
me and another for $45 at about 50 miles distance. There may be a carryover for several
years on newer or older cars using the same unit. The premium salvagers tend to have fiches
and cross reference books with listings of interchange of different years. But I did say
premium……… as their $$$$ cost precludes ‘po ole Joe Blows Reck-Um Yard from having
them.
Lastly, would I be right in the assumption that there is the drive motor for the unit that mechanically
ties into the capstan drive and reel drive mechanics, with the cassettes drop and load function
just being temporarily initialized/cycled by the cassette insertion switch. Then that function is at
rest/disengaged until an unload request is initiated. If you can get the mechanism into such
a disassembled, viewable position, would it then be possible to slowly…and it will be slow….
cycle the unpowered load mechanism by rotating the motor by hand.
In that manner, getting a slow motion view of the gear train+ engagement+ disengagement mechanics
associated with the load/unload function. This being related to the inter positioning of the teeth on the
gear train/and/or/ linear actuator / involved. At least it would then occur at an observable speed instead
of the ~ ½ second flash that it is typically performed in. Then an estimation made of corrective gear
repositioning, if a jamming or end of limit condition is observed.
Here is a nationwide salvage site reference I use frequently, wasn’t sure of any other towns near you,
so try it with your city/area info:
http://www.car-part.com
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I'm uncertain if your just released post was the player mechanics or just the display working...so disregard, if the mechanics is solved...PLUS... put tick marks
on your gear timing for future reference.<p>73's de Edd
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Re: DELCO Radio info needed

Post by connect21 » Fri May 06, 2005 6:48 am

It drifts, I mostly listen to AM 730, then it starts to sound like a broken speaker, then I set it to 720 or 740 and is sounds better, then it starts to sound bad again, I bring it back to 730. I can do this 10 times an hour. It is a digital radio, not the old one with the variable capacitor.

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Post by dacflyer » Fri May 06, 2005 3:58 pm

thanks Edd, but all is well now.
i got the player going and its doing just fine
and the METRO XFI
I have is a 93' model
and yes it has rear speakers.. i actually have modified a computer sub-woofer to enhance the sound some.. but it is no boom system, i do not like them, but with this sub it just set the sound just right.
so i am ok, now.. thanks.

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