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Re: Dont know if car is dead or its the fuse......
LOOK IN YOU CAR BOOKS AND IT WILL TELL YOU WHERE THE FUSE BOXES ARE LOCATED. THEY ARE USUALLY UNDER THE DASH ON THE DRIVER SIDE OR IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT MARKED FUSE PANEL. THE COVERS ON ALL FUSE BOXES ARE MARKED WITH THE SIZE OF THE FUSE AND WHAT IS CONTROLLED BY THAT FUSE. SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT WORKING ARE ON THE SAME FUSE. AND A GOOD VISUAL INSPECTION WILL USUALLY SPOT A BAD FUSE. THERE ARE ALSO TESTERS AVAILABLE FROM MOST PARTS STORES THAT WILL TEST THE FUSE WITHOUT PULLING THE FUSE. CHEAP! YOU ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT ALL THE CONNECTIONS ON THIS UNIT WHICH I ASSUME IS AN AFTERMARKET UNIT. IF IT IS CAUSING FUSES TO BLOW, THERE MAY BE WIRES CROSSED OR TOUCHING. SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT THERE. YOU DON'T WANT AN ELECTRICAL FIRE RUNNING DOWN THE HIWAY! IF YOU NEED MORE HELP, REPLY TO ARCLIGHT1217
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One circuit is constant power to keep the clock and station pre-set memory maintained. The other is for the radio in general. If the clock works, pull both radio fuses and put them back in one at a time to see which one is constant power. If one of them is blown, you can usually see the wire inside it is burned with a gap. I don't believe there is a separate fuse for the CD player apart from the one for the radio. If the radio works but the CD player doesn't, I'm guessing it's an internal problem.
You need to gete the radio security code and enter it in. Just call or drop by the dealer and theye can give you the code or enter it. Should be free but your dealer may vary. When you changed the battery and lost power the radio goes into a secure mode just in case it was stolen. The code should be about 4 digets long so its not a big thing to enter. its keyed to your vin number so the d ealer may want to see that as well as your registtration and maybe a drivers licence depending on how paranoid they are.
check the cigerette lighter or power socket fuse. then check them all because some fuses feed other fuse and are not labeled as such. there under the hood and there is one that may have a plastic cage around it its the one that the dealer personel are supposed to push down when taking delivery of vehichle it turns all that stuff of so battery wont go dead in the stock yards, it may have popped from the cig lighter or power port
I had the same issue and this fixed it fine for me:
Remove the 10A audio fuse from the passenger side console fuse panel (see diagram), turn on power, turn off power, replace fuse. Turn on power, press eject, reset the clock. Rock on.
There are two power sources for your radio...one is full time and powers the clock, the other is on the accessory side...only hot with key on. check that power supply. Remember...fuses dont wear out...they blow for a reason. If you find a faulty fuse replace it...if it blows again, it is because there if a fault somewhere.
Well I just found my solution.... I was a little too quick the first time.
There are 3 fuse boxes for the 2004 Pilot. One on the drivers side, one under the hood, and one on the passenger side. My 15 Amp fuse on the passenger side (fuse #9) was blown thus causing the front AC outlets and the radio/clock/CD player to be completely dead. I pulled the 15 Amp spare from the fuse box under the hood, and replaced the blown fuse in the passenger side fuse box. The radio came on like a champ and I didn't even need to reset the radio code. I figure I just saved at least $100 vs. taking it to a dealer. :)