Buick SKYLARK 1997 Owner Manual

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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player

A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contamhtants, direct sunlight and extreme heat. If they aren‘t, they may not operate properly or mayr cause failure of the tape player.

Your tape player should be cleaned regularly after every SD hours of use. Your radio may display CLN to indicate that you have used your tape player for 50 hours without resetting the tape clean timer. If this message appears

on the display. your cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes. but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to your tapes and player. if you notice a reduction in sound quality, try a known good cassette to see. if il is the tape or the tape player at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality. clean the tape player.

Cleaning may be done with a scrubbing action. non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads which scrub the tape head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette tum. A mobbing action cleaning cassette is available through

your Buick dealership.

You may also choose a non-scrubbing action. wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric bell to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette may not clean as thorougluy as the scrubbing type cleaner.

After you clean the player, press and hold EIEC'T for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display --- to show the indicator was reseL

Castiettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade overtime. Always make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced.


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