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I swear I've tried every imaginable combination of buttons on the stereo, but I can't figure it out. Anyone know how to this?
 

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Assuming you have a stock Delco stereo. First turn the power off to the stereo. Then hit set depending on the which Delco stereo you have try the seek or scan buttons. If these don't work hit set again and try again with the other buttons, holding the buttons down seems to help. Hope this helps I haven't seen a 80s Delco for awhile.
 

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Originally posted by Canuck@Apr 5 2004, 02:23 PM
Assuming you have a stock Delco stereo. First turn the power off to the stereo. Then hit set depending on the which Delco stereo you have try the seek or scan buttons. If these don't work hit set again and try again with the other buttons, holding the buttons down seems to help. Hope this helps I haven't seen a 80s Delco for awhile.
On my '88 Delco stereo, the scan and seek are in fact the way to set the clock. This should work. B)
 

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Well, there aren't any "Set" buttons anywhere on it.

I've tried combinations of buttons, i.e. holding down Scan+Seek, Recall+Scan, etc. I've also tried holding down buttons for several seconds to see if any of them would put the clock into "set mode", but no dice.

Any other ideas?
 

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How do you put a station in the memory? Is this the factory radio? Delco 2000 series? Is it the kind that has the volume knob above the tune knob? Or is the volume on the left of the display and the tune on the right?

There should be a button past your radio presets..that should be the "set" button.
 

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It's a stock Delco stereo with cassette player. The volume knob is at the top and the tuning knob is below.

There are four preset buttons, and you pull the buttons to set stations for them, sort of like in really old cars, but these are not mechanical.

On the left side of the preset buttons is a Scan button, and there is a Seek button on the right of the preset buttons.

There aren't any "Set" buttons anywhere. I'm totally stumped.

I don't have my camera handy at the moment, but I found this Eldo interior shot on eBay that shows a stereo very similar to the one I have. You can't see the buttons too well, but maybe it will be familiar to someone who knows these older Delco systems really well...

 

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Your radio looks just like the one in my Monte Carlo except I don't have the tape player....try this B) :
Turn off the radio, pull out on the seek or scan button-
Seek being the hour and scan being the Minutes ;)
 

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Originally posted by PontiacJ8@Apr 5 2004, 05:05 PM
Your radio looks just like the one in my Monte Carlo except I don't have the tape player....try this B) :
Turn off the radio, pull out on the seek or scan button-
Seek being the hour and scan being the Minutes ;)
THAT'S IT!!!!!

THANKS!! :D :D :D :D :D

Wow. You pull on those buttons. Who'd a' thunk it. :blink:
 

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Originally posted by PontiacJ8@Apr 5 2004, 05:46 PM
No problem :lol: , you could've always looked in the owners manual if you got one ;)
Ain't got one. :(

I just bought the car from a private party a few days ago, and he didn't have a manual.

Thanks again! :woot2:
 

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DUH.....Sorry, I was thinking the later Delco 2000 series radios, the radio was introduced in 1984 in Cadillacs, and the early ones do have the "pull" style memory buttons.

Nice Eldo...Is it a Biarritz? I have a 1978 Biarritz myself.
 

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Originally posted by MCGARRETT@Apr 6 2004, 06:19 AM
DUH.....Sorry, I was thinking the later Delco 2000 series radios, the radio was introduced in 1984 in Cadillacs, and the early ones do have the "pull" style memory buttons.

Nice Eldo...Is it a Biarritz? I have a 1978 Biarritz myself.
Yup. It's decked out pretty nicely and it's in really good shape. Needs a little bit of work, but it's near-perfect.

The '79-'85 Eldorado is, IMO, one of the prettiest Cadillacs ever produced, although I'm also a big fan of the previous generation Eldo.

I have pics at home that I'll post later on so you can admire it. :D

How's yours? Any pics to show it off? I looked in the garage but didn't find any entries under your name...
 

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No pics yet.....I might get around to it...


I agree 1979 to 1985 Eldorados are very nice cars, I prefer the 1979 and 80 versions, with either the Fuel Injected Oldsmobile gas 350 or the new for 1980 Cadillac 368/6.0 lire V8, before the 4-6-8 incident of 1981, and before the small aluminum 4100 V8 from 1982. Nothing wrong with the 4100, I just like the bigger motors.

The 1979-1985 Eldorados are unique, they were the 1st cars to combine, front wheel drive, 4 wheel independent suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, fuel injection and automatic load leveling in one car!

I do love the 1971 to 1978 "showboat" Eldorados, these are possibly some of the largest, most plush and opulent 2 door cars ever made. There is something cool about a coupe that is larger than a Suburban. B)
 

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Originally posted by MCGARRETT@Apr 6 2004, 12:26 PM
I agree 1979 to 1985 Eldorados are very nice cars, I prefer the 1979 and 80 versions, with either the Fuel Injected Oldsmobile gas 350 or the new for 1980 Cadillac 368/6.0 lire V8, before the 4-6-8 incident of 1981, and before the small aluminum 4100 V8 from 1982. Nothing wrong with the 4100, I just like the bigger motors.
You ain't kiddin'. As much as I love my Eldo, it's slightly disappointing to know that my Saturn has a higher horsepower rating. :blink:
 

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Yeah....Robert DeNiro, as Casino manager, Sam "Ace" Rothstein drives a series of Eldorados, from the 1981 model that gets blown up..ouch..to a 1967 model in when he drives up to the casino...a 1973 model in the middle...a then a couple of 1977 and 1978 Biarritz "showboats", then a champagne colored downsized model, which I think is the same one that gets blown up.

I do like the scene where he drives up to the house that he buys for Sharon Stone.....in a copper colored 1977 Biarritz, the car, the house, the furniture, and the clothes....that one of the reasons that Scorcese is still one of my favorites......He is great at capturing an era or a year.
 

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Here's a pic as promised.

This is one of the original Auto Trader pictures, i.e. I wanted to get a better angle, but it's too dark outside to take pictures. Anyway, here's the latest addition to my small collection, a beautiful 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. Try not to drool on your keyboard... :rolleyes:

 
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