At night i take the face off the unit and leave the face inside all night. My truck stays outside in the cold overnight and in the morning when i get in and put the face on the unit, the unit turns on and works but there is no display on the screen. It seems like there is a cold connect with the prongs because about 5-10 mintues later when the truck warms up it seems to work fine with no problems.....
Just wondering if this is a common issue or if you have heard of this situation with anybody else...
If you know of a way to fix it, let me know i would appreciate it alot....
The same sort of thing happens to my unit.. try cleaning the electrical contacts on the back of the face-plate and the front of the "bare" head unit. Be careful not to bend any of the pins. a pencil eraser works well to get light oxidation up.. you can go over the contacts with a q-tip and some alcohol to do a final cleaning also.. make sure the car is off while you do this. Also, with my face plate, if the display is off after attaching it, pushing on the right side of it (gently but firmly) will get the lights and display to come on.. it seems to stay lit after I do that. hope it helps.
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maybe short circuit or similiar problem inside since its geting hot, probably not a problem with the faceplate I would remove the cd player from your car and take it to a professional for a diagnosis / repair estimate. Can't solve this one with text only.
There is a baffle/damper that allows outside fresh air to flow through the unit. This is only supposed to be open in cooling mode when the outside temp is moderate, or whenever you want just fresh air and fan operation.
Find the lever that controlls the baffle.
Some units have a switch in the control panel for this.
In the top right corner of the display is a small button that you push in and the face will drop down, this is for putting a cd into the unit and also for taking the face off. Once the face has dropped down you just pull it off. It will come right out. To put it back on again just place it back into the holder with the right side going in first and push it until it clicks into place. It doesn't take a lot of force to put it on or to take it off. If you are still having problems with it you may need to take it in for repair. But usually if the face is having problems with how it is attached, the problem is that the face will not stay on.
The problem is the ribbon cable,the one connects the face to the main board,if you live in USA you can order it from pacparts.com or sony.com.
For replace it you will need to open the unit and open the face by moving manually the gears,then remove the side screws of the face and remove face,then remove the cd mech. you will see the ribbon connector.Just replaced and put everthing back togheter.
there are lamps inside the face of this head unit that go bad sometime they are wired in series and therefore if one goes out none will work. they a very small lamps soldered to the circut board inside the face
The substrait is probably cracked, that's the circuits inside the pc board of the faceplate. It will cost you too much to try to have it repaired. If you will wait for a few days I may have a face for it as I'm currently trying to fix one that is blowing fuses. I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time on it. I'll let you know.
The ribbon cable is a VERY common problem on these units. Mine went out and I picked up a replacement cable on ebay for under $20. If you are at all mechanically inclined, you can replace it yourself fairly easily. It is a little scary to look at your stereo in a bunch of pieces on the table, but is really an easy fix. Take the flip-face off of the main unit and you will see the ribbon that connects it to the main box. You will need to take the face place apart (it comes into 3 pieces, the front back and middle). When you see where the ribbon connects inside the face, pull back the little clips on the side and slide that end of the cable out. Mine did not look broken, but replacing it fixed the problem. Take the top off of the main unit, and unscrew the disk drive. Once unscrewed it will lift right out (it is plugged in on the bottom so just pull straight up until it comes free). Once you have that out of the way you will see the ribbon. This end is a little trickier. It is wound around a little spring that lets it in and out as the face moves. Look carefully at how it winds through the spring - you will need to put the new one in the same way. (it may help to take a pic of it to reference when you put the new one in) Unclip this end of the ribbon like you did the first. The new one needs to go into the main unit first. Install this the same way you removed the old one, around the spring, and through the slot that will connect it to the faceplate. Connect the other end to the face, then put the face back together and reconnect it to the unit. Replace the disk drive and the top of the unit, and you are done. Its pretty self explanitory when you are doing it, just take it apart till you see the ribbon, then put it back together the way it came apart. It's fairly easy, but be honest with yourself. If you are not good at mechanical issues, have someone help you. Good luck!