Worked fine but one day i heard a fuse pop when the cd player cut on but i can not find the fuse. ive looked under the left compartment and replaced the "radio" and "audio amp" fuse but still no power to cd player. Please help!
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Re: My aftermarket radio will not turn on
I assume you didn't install the radio yourself then? Some installers put a inline fuse in. This would be located behind the radio. Some radios even have a fuse built into themselves, also on back side of radio. If those two solutions don't help ya, check the other fuses. Maybe the wiring for the radio was hooked into a different system other then the radio.
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If the number lights are out and the CD player is also dead it sounds like you lost power to the player. Check all your fuses as the radio and CD player may have separate fuses. Also check any visible wires to see if there is a possible disconnect.
You may have a bad control or while you where in the dash installing the cd player you may have cut into a wrong wire or pull a connector out a little causing it not to connect good, you will need to go back inside and check the wiring to the controls and check the wires you may have used to connect the player also make sure you didnt pop any fuses by mistake by wiring something wrong, the most common reason for a problem like this is due to connecting the light wire from the stock radio to the wrong wire, this wire is connect to lights for night driving, it lights up old radio at night for the display and i think this is your problem and may have blown the fuse, so if this is the case you will need to replace the fuse and locate that wire and disconnect it and tape it as its not used in the aftermarket radios.good luck and have a good day.
This is a common problem with this radio. I purchased a used 2003 Grand Marquis and the radio stopped working after a few days. I checked all the usual problems such as faulty antenna and connections. I then looked on line and many others have the same problem with this radio. The only advice is to purchase a used radio from salvage yard the same as the one you have now or you can also go with a good aftermarket radio for around the same price as you are going to pay for a used radio. A used radio would require just removing the radio which is a snap, and then plugging in the replacement radio using the same connections. An after market radio will require adapters and splicing wires. I chose putting in an aftermarket JVC radio and I really enjoy the sound and being able to play cd/mp3's and my ipod through the radio.
Check your fuse block to make sure the fuse is good - if so, then your radio may have burnt. Also look on the back of the radio to see if there's a fuse mounted in the case. If it's an aftermarket radio, it could have the light wired to the dash light switch which would make the front light up without radio function. Hope this helps!
the cd player and radio should be on the same system or as a whole, it should all be not working, there may have been a short inside the cd player, check all the fuses in the fuse box look for 10amp and 15 amps usually. being a newer car it is odd. you may need to take it in to toyota for a diagnostic check. good thing about the electrics in cars these days is their computers tell you everything.
There is 1 fuse for the clock: If your audio system is working then that fuse is OK (instrument panel 18 15 amp fuse). Check it out just to be safe, you never know. If the fuse is OK then the clock itself has gone bad. I've heard of this happening after radio installs, no idea why. Anyway, I have clock removal instructions at www.autoclockrepair.com. I also offer a very affordable repair service with a lifetime guarantee.
chances are you cd player is done you might want to put in an aftermarket radio in this because the factory radios are stupidly expensive. But you can try finding the radio fuse and unplug it wait about 30 seconds and plug it back in. It may reset itself.
Have you messed with the cd player lately? or ever? is it a custom deck? If so, the wires may be loose or exposed. And when you hit a bump it may have crossed wires. happened to me once. Good luck, let me know if not and i will see if i can help further.