Question about 2003 Nissan Xterra

4 Answers

RADIO/CD WORK INTERMITENTLY 2003 NISSAN XTERRA

RADIO/CD PLAYS WHEN FIRST TURNED ON WHILE DRIVING THEN STARTS TO TURN OFF AND ON. THE RADIO/CD DISPLAY GOES COMPLETELY BLANK FOR A FEW SECONDS. ONE CAN HEAR THE CD CHANGER MECHANISM CHANGING THEN THE RADIO COMES BACK ON FOR A FEW SECONDS. THE RADIO/CD MAY PLAY FOR LONG PERIODS BEFORE IT STARTS GOING ON AND OFF.

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,011 Answers

sir,
you reconnected the loose cable backwards or something touched that shouldn't have in the process.  Before fixing or attempting to fix anything in the car, make sure everything you've plugged in is plugged in correctly and there's no possibility for a backwards connection.

Secondly, this is almost certainly something you can fix yourself, but you're going to want to invest in a fuse tester or a multimeter to do this, because you're going to need to properly test all of the fuses (not just eyeball them).

First thing to do is disconnect the negative terminal from the battery in your car altogether so you don't hurt yourself -- ensure that it's well isolated from the negative on the battery and there's no chance of it slipping back and touching while you're working.

Next, get a multimeter, and set it to resistance (ohms).  Pull out each fuse one by one in the car, and test the leads on the fuse.  It should provide 0 resistance.  Regardless of how the fuse looks, if it gives you anything other than 0 (or very close to it), replace it.

thanks g.luck

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your description indicates an intermittent fault condition. This could be caused by a loose connection. Best approach would be to check/monitor the DC voltage coming into the unit. There would be normally 2 types of voltages required:

  • always on +12 used by the memory (stations, settings others); and
  • Switched ON +12 triggered by the ignition switch's ACC position.
Often said voltages passes through a fuse and therefore would require checking them over. A voltmeter (DVM/VOM) or even a test light would help you determining the presence or absence of these voltages.

Would appreciate updates. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,035 Answers

If its turn on and off then check the wiring harness of the car to the stereo
,Try to hard rest the player by removing player from the cash or + cable of
battery, make sure you have unlock code before doing this process and
If the car still as the problem then its internal problem with player you need to get it serviced..............

Good luck...

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Nissan Master
  • 19,396 Answers

Check the wiring at the back of the radio.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 08, 2009

    The radio is going blank because of a short or a bad contact, you need to check the contacts and the conectors at the back of the stereo.




×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

05 xterra radio displays "aux" and quit working


Check wires at back of radio could of got a connection that has worked loose.

Mar 21, 2014 | Nissan Xterra Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Nissan xterra 2003 car noisy problem


If it's the water pump there should be water leaking, if it's the steering pump the noise  would change as you turn the steering wheel left to right. If it's constant, it could be just old belt and bad idler and tension pully. Start buy praying a little water to the belt while the engine is running and if the noise goes away, the belt is in time to be chaged. If the noise is still there, then most likly it's the ilder bering or tension bearing. Good luck

Apr 08, 2009 | 2003 Nissan Xterra

1 Answer

2004 Nissan Xterra. Battery died and now the radio will not turn


Hi, check the fuse box for a blown fuse in the radio slot. sometimes during jumps, this fuse will blow.

Mar 06, 2009 | 2004 Nissan XTerra

1 Answer

2003 Xterra radio power dead


trace the wire back to the fuse box with a lighted 12V tester and if the fuse appears to be good, check the hot side of the fuse and go from their. You might have to find another hot point (key activated) to wire the stereo into with an inline fuse.

Nov 30, 2008 | 2003 Nissan Xterra

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Nissan Xterra Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

705 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...