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No power I just purchased a Clarion CMD5 for our boat. I had no problem with the install and was very happy with the results. It comes with the I-Pod cable and Sirius Satelite Radio which was also working. I walked away from the unit for two days and when I came back I plugged in my I-Pod turned on the unit and it would not read the I-Pod under accessory. In the instruction manual it said to open the cd compartment and push reset. I did this and the result was a power loss. The unit won't even come on. I than checked the troubleshooting part of the manual and it said to check fuse. I ran a contnuity check and the fuses are not blown. I also checked fuse panel on boat and and nothing was blown. I am not a happy camper with Clarion Can you help?

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Sir,

Check the connections or again try to reset/connect with ipod. Also unplug the unit with one or 2 hours and try it again.

Check this pdf for more info


If it not worked call Technical Support 800.754.9876

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, let's try to do process of elimination:

  • there would be 2 wires that require B+12, yellow and red;
  • of course black goes to ground;
  • double check the connector at the rear of the unit. There might have been some corrosion, moisture;
  • in some versions/models, there is also a fuse below the connector inside a rectangular plastic cover;
  • check the fuse clamp/terminal/holder for corrosion;
  • since the primary problem now is a dead unit, do a bench test with a separate power supply.
Would appreciate an update on the results of the above.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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There is an internal fuse on the radio and an external one on fuse box, check both. Check if there is power coming to radio wirings.

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