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Will not read cd's and it doesnt want to eject

I had this cd player for 1 day and everything worked fine the first day it was installed. then the next day i go to put in a cd and it wont read it. i get an E-04. i tried about 15 different cds. then i go to eject the cd and it comes out partially but i have to put another cd on top of the cd thats in the player and let the cd slide under it to get it out. what might be the problem. thanks

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hey it does not play mp3 discs. u need a regular disc. mathews

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SOURCE: CD won't eject....

you need cleaning and maintenance on your radio if you want to eject the disk theres a little tiny button on the face you will need a pin push it in and this should eject your disk

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SOURCE: CD player wont come on was doing weird things

You have your accessory wire (red wire) and remote ran together and the yellow (constant wire ran separately in the dash?

You need the red wire to so you can use accessory and to turn off your cd player when your vehicle turns off.

You need the yellow wire to keep all your settings stored. base/treble/time clock

Just a little clarification. Your amp turns on with the remote wire (blue) wire, if that is not hooked up you will get no power to the amp.

Here's the in-dash diagram to your vehicle at the bottom of this pdf.

You want to focus on N,O, and P

Do you happen to have an after market wiring harness? These can be bought from walmart for your vehicle. You just take the male end connect the colors together and plug end that goes to your cd player into the female end. Very easy to do.

Windshield wiper issue: Check C1002, 1003, and 1004 under your hood.

You could also have one of these fuses out under your hood, that might cause you to lose power to everything.

Let me know if you need more assistance =)

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you may have a dirty laser lens. if you know how to remove the deck, you can clean the lens with rubbing alcohol and a qtip. you need to be very gentle cleaning the lens.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: i hooked up my kenwood kdc 128 cd player and nothing works

i had the same problem as you, i own a 98 ford escort, and i couldnt find a wiring diagram that matched the ones in my car . i managed to connect the constant (red) and switched (yellow) to the wires in the car but i had made a mistake with the ground (black) . so i re connected it to where its suppose to go so now the head unit actually lights up and turns on.

now i have another problem because my head unit doesnt stay on for any longer than 1 mintute

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I have the same problem.

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