Question about Aiwa CDC-MP3 CD Player

1 Answer

Unit will not power up and when door is lowered or removed there is a red light blinking

So for a bit it worked fine, THEN it would not tune. NOW it will not even power up! I have not ripped it out yet, but thought I'd post here first. When the face is removed there is a red light in the middle of the back end which blinks.....I imagine that is to indicate it's got power, but then again that's just a wild guess. Anyway have any thoughts? Thanks, David West Palm Beach, FL

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 78 Answers
Re: Unit will not power up and when door is lowered or...

The light behind the fascia tells you that it has a permanent 12v supply but not necessarily a switched 12v supply, so if you remove the radio and check if you get a 12v positive supply when you turn on your ignition, if not there is your problem

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kdc 448u has power but will not work

If you are sure that the unit has power, try resetting the unit. The reset button is on the left of the plug behind the faceplate.

Aug 19, 2012 | Kenwood Kdc448u

1 Answer

No sound or lights

make sure the yellow wire has power all the time and the red wire has power when the key is on. Most likely you do not have power to the red.

May 19, 2010 | Boss 506CA CD Player

1 Answer

Volume fade

Check to be sure there are no speaker wires touching ground, and that the wires are connected in phase to the head unit.
Front Speakers 5 1/4" Doors Left Front (+) Green Left Front (-) Black/White Right Front (+) White/Red Right Front (-) Black/White Rear Speakers 6" x 9" Rear Deck Left Rear (+) Pink/Red Left Rear (-) Pink/Blue Right Rear (+) Pink/Light Blue Right Rear (-) Green/Red

The symptoms you are relaying definately sound like an internal amplifier problem. It is fading in and out for a reason - usually due to heat.

Have you had the radio bench tested (seperate from the car) to eliminate the car as being the culprit?

Since the radio was run with damaged speakers originally, the output or amplifier power supply on the amplifier may be bad.

As an alternative to repairing, I would suggest investing in a small 2 channel amplifier to power the speakers.

The radios claim 50W per channel, but in reality give 12-15W RMS power.

A dedicated amplifier with built in crossovers and gain adjustments will prolong the life of your speakers and add to the tonal qualities of your new speakers. Instead of turning up the volume on the head Unit, and sending out a distorted signal that will blow your speakers, an amplifier will give more CLEAN power to them, so it will be louder at a lower volume setting.

This will bypass the internal amplifier on the radio, and send a Low Level signal ONLY thru a set of RCA cables.

Good Luck!!

Jan 10, 2009 | Car Audio Receivers

1 Answer

Help! My CD is stuck and receiver will not power up!

It sounds like the head unit is going bad. If the CD is not that important to you dont worry about it. Also you may want to check the fuses behind the head unit. Also make sure the 12 V+ Memory backup, ground, and Ignition Wires are hooked up correctly. Well, the ignition probably is, but you never know.
I hope this is helpful!

Aug 14, 2008 | Kenwood Sirius KDC-MP225 CD Player

1 Answer

Jvc kd-g441 usb car stereo unit

Here's what Halford's told me to do; Remove the unit (by taking off the front bit, then using the keys to get the main bit out). You should see a red and a yellow power cable. Take the red and yellow cables out of the sockets, and swap them. This apparently re-orients the power and allows the unit to store data and resume playback etc more effectively. Hope it helps...

Jul 20, 2008 | Car Audio Receivers

1 Answer

Alpine CDA-9805 head unit - frequency hops

make sure no switches are jammed on radio or radio face.Liquid spillage and or intermittent switches on tunning section can also cause this.

Nov 29, 2007 | Alpine CDA-9805 CD Player

1 Answer

KDC S3007

Hi bacbeats,

You nered to clean the contacts on the main unit and the faceplate, evidently you have contamination keeping the power from getting from the main head unit to the faceplate.

Nov 21, 2007 | Kenwood KDC-S3007

2 Answers

Power problems with my kdc-x789

It should be taken back to the installer.

Oct 06, 2007 | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X789 CD Player

1 Answer


you have a blown fuse there are 2 fuses for this unit yellow wire and red wire one of them has no power

Oct 25, 2006 | JVC KD-S580 CD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Aiwa CDC-MP3 CD Player Logo

103 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Aiwa Car Audio Receivers Experts

Custom Exchange
Custom Exchange

Level 3 Expert

397 Answers

buzz flewhart
buzz flewhart

Level 3 Expert

655 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you an Aiwa Car Audio Receiver Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides