The Ford Falcon BA came out with a large integrated ICC stereo system (Interior Command Centre) which is moulded into the dash of the car. These stereos also house the HVAC air conditioner controls and some interior command buttons, making it an important part of the car.
Unfortunately, These units, with how important they are, do have some common issues which Supertech Electronics can repair. We have found that a lot of units will just stop working, nothing on the display, no audio, no buttons will work – Nothing. Sometimes this fault can be intermittent where some days it’s fine and the next it’s dead. Sometimes the CD drive jams up and refuses to eject the CDs inside the unit, or it can skip while playing CDS. These units are also locked to the car by it’s VIN code, changing the units will fail to boot the ICC up and just sit on with “CODE” displayed.
Never clean the display using harsh chemicals! They have a special film on them that is required for its function. We have seen many times when the film starts to peel, do not remove the film! And decently do not use a blade/knife on the display! This only causes extra damage
Asking For Code / “CODE” displayed on screen
Intermittent Or No Display.
CD’s will not play. CD’s jammed. CD error
BARRA 6 CD
To send the ICC to Supertech Electronics it needs to be removed from the car. We have a video below showing this process. There are some other things that you will need to know:
– Wireless door locking will stop working while the ICC is out
– Your Dash will fail to work and bring up all fault lights while the ICC is out
– You will be unable to control any HVAC air conditioning controls
– The BCM (Body Control Module) is bolted to the bottom of the ICC, Remove this from the radio by the 4 screws and put it back into the car so the engine will kick over. Without it, the car will fail to start.
There is also a “do not tilt” sticker on the top of the unit, in all the years we have been repairing electronics, we have never had an issue with any ICC that has been laid on its side
How to Remove – Video Instructions
Removing the top clock. How to reduce the chance of cracking the plastic