20 Most Recent Alpine CDA-9856 CD Player Questions & Answers


Your iPod is not compatible with the radio.

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Dec 29, 2013


For most alpine unit there is a separate unit to control the iPhone and is very easy is just a plug and play connection. Find a compatible unit for your deck.

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Nov 08, 2013


Radio is screwed.

But try these these steps:

Clean the eye of the head for reading CD. Must open up the radio.

IPod: check for good connections from Ipod to PCB.

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Jul 09, 2013


have it hooked up right on the system? are all wires good?

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Mar 12, 2013


Check all of the fuses in your vehicle. There are probably two fuse boxes in the car. One in the engine compartment and another inside of the car either under the dash or in a kick panel. If you can check the wire harness behind the deck. There may also be a fuse in the back of the deck.

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Jan 28, 2013


Did you make sure you have no shorted or grounded speakers or speaker wires? Make sure you don't have a bad speaker also. If everything checks out, you may have a bad internal output ic.

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Jan 16, 2013


Press the Title button (to the right of the display) until the time is displayed. Press and hold the Title button until the time starts to blink (2+ seconds). Then turn the rotary encoder (the center circle of the set of buttons and controls on the left of the display) to set the current hour. Press the Mode button (below the rotary encoder). Then turn the rotary encoder to set the current minute. Press Title to exit the Time Set mode (or the unit will exit the mode if no buttons or controls are moved for 5 seconds).

Alpine USA has the Owner's Manual for the CDA-9856 here: vault.alpine-usa.com/products/documents/OM%20CDA-9856.PDF . See page 7 (page 9 of the PDF) of the manual.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012


i have alpine stereo's in all my vehicles and i have had this problem. if you run a 10-14 gauge constant wire from the stereo directly to the battery the stereo will not shut down in protection mode. it is not the cd it is the stereo going into protection mode because of lack of current not voltage. i hope this helps after i did this i could play the stereo as loud as it can go until my battery died

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Feb 17, 2012


1 Press TITLE repeatedly until the time is displayed.
2 Press and hold TITLE for at least 2 seconds while the time is displayed. The time indication will blink.
3 Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the hours while the time indication is blinking.
4 When the hour has been adjusted, press MODE.
5 Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the minutes while the time indication is blinking. The time is automatically set 5 seconds after the minute adjustment. The time can also be manually set by pressing TITLE.


This is from page 7 of the user's manual, available here.

If this helps, please be sure to hit the "thumbs up" for me!

Alpine CDA-9856... | Answered on Jan 26, 2012

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