Question about JVC KD-S5050 CD Player

3 Answers

Kd-s5050 wont stay ON

Ive connected all the wires as mentioned in the manual and on the radio top plate how ever when i turn the car on, or i put the keys in, the radio turns on, then on the displays says "good by" or "turning off" or some msg like this, then it turns off i can press the mode botton and the display lights on telling me the hour, but turns off again after 10 sec it accepts cds, it loads and everything, but turn of after 10 sec i can eject etc but i cant get the radio to turn on or the cd, its wierd and the worst part is dat when i pres the power button , nothing hapens only if i presss the mode button what can i do ? =(

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • robertw Jan 01, 2008

    it comes on when i turn the car on but it cuts off.the eject button turns it on then it cuts off again

  • str8blastin Apr 07, 2008

    it comes on just to say goodbye and thats it. but then i gotta wait a few minutes to try to turn it on only for it to say goodbye to me again

  • 911HelpASAP Jun 02, 2008

    My JVC kd-s5050 car radio turns on and off indiscriminantly. Never know when it will shut off or come on. Very frustrating. Any ideas why this is happening?

  • leif53 Aug 25, 2008

    my kd-s5050 will not stay powered up. first I thought it was an electrical short, so i re-wired the power connection and re-checked all other connections, but it still randomly poweres off and on for no apparent reason. seems worse the longer it's on, but that may just be me. what's going on here? much thanks for any help! Leif J.



3 Answers

Tahnks a lot it fixed th eproblem =)


Posted on Feb 07, 2008


Tahnks a lot it fixed th eproblem =)


Posted on Feb 07, 2008


This is Common on Vauxhalls...

The Accessory position on the Ignition fails!

so the Ignition connection is temperamental... The unit has power and so certain functions using the constant 12v.

I normally connect the ignition to a different source.

Or a quick fix is to connect both red & yellow to the constant12v

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Chevy Radio Help (DUAL Radio)

You need to connect the red wire to a switched power source. The radio will not work of there is no power going to both the red and yellow wires. Yellow should be going to a constant power source (a source that is still hot when the key is off) as it controls the memory for the clock and preset stations. The red wire should go to a source that turns of when the key is off (accessory or ignition).

Apr 23, 2012 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

I have a 1990 Celica, trying to put in new radio. Got everything wired up correctly, Constant - blue/yellow, acc - gray, ground - brown and it won't come on. Radio fuse (top center 15 amp) is good,...

You have it right. Use a 12 volt test light to see if there is power between the gray and brown wires when the key is on. If there is power there, you may have got hold of a bad radio.

1990 Toyota Celica Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Radio Constant 12V+ Wire: Blue/Yellow, connects to yellow
Radio Switched 12V+ Wire: Gray, connects to red
Radio Ground Wire: Brown, connects to black
Radio Illumination Wire: Green, do not use
Radio Dimmer Wire: N/A
Radio Power Antenna Trigger Wire: Black/Red
Radio Amplifier Turn On Trigger Wire: N/A
Front Speakers Size: 4? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
Front Speakers Location: Dash
Left Front Speaker Wire (+): Pink
Left Front Speaker Wire (-): Purple
Right Front Speaker Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Wire (-): Blue
Rear Speakers Size: 5 1/4? Speakersir?t=modilife-20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00009uhre
Rear Speakers Location: Side Panels
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+): Black
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+): Red
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-): White

Oct 29, 2011 | 1990 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

Can't save radio stations, have to tune the radio everytime I turn the car on. It doesnt work if you hold the numbers down. Can you help?

A common error wiring an after-market car stereo is where to connect the BATTERY and ACCESSORY wires. Under most conditions, these two wires do NOT get connected to the same point. The BATTERY wire connects to, well, the 12 volt positive terminal of the battery (or any 12 + volt source that is ALWAYS powered). This allows the radio clock to keep time and maintain the radio station presets when the vehicle is off / key is removed.

The ACCESSORY wire is connected to a point in the vehicle's electrical system that has 12 volts + whenever the ignition key is turned to the Run or Acessory position. When the key is NOT in these positions, the point should go from 12 volts + to 0. This change tells the radio to turn on or off, depending on the key position. The radio will power down when the key is removed, so you do not need to manually shut the radio off. This can save the battery if the radio volume was very low. The ONLY time you would accept both of these wires to be connected to the same point is when they are BOTH connected to the 12 volt + terminal of a battery (or wire that is always powered). If you wire this way, you will have to tune the power on and off each time you want to listen to the radio.

Check you manual for color or lable of these two wires, and place them as needed for the desired operation 1) Both on a constant 12 volt + source, or 2) BATT to a constant 12 volt + source and ACC to switched 12 volt + source.

I hope this helps. Please rate my reply with "4 thumbs up" if it did. Thanks!

Usually, purchase of a wiring harness designed specifically for your vehicle model and stereo solves this problem - as the required voltages and signals - including speakers - are made up and it is simply a "plug and play" operation. Newer cars will often require a "magic box" if you will, that uses some data signals in the car to turn on and off voltages for the stereo. Not installing the "magic box" will prevent much of the radio from working and can cause the loss of chimes, etc.

If your vehicle doesn't require the magic box

Aug 01, 2011 | Panasonic Car radio CD CQ-C1110GN CD...

1 Answer

I just installed a remote starter on a 1997 chevy malibu along with express kit xko6 down loaded with version (FIMWARE) 3.0 it seems it is programed but my vehicle will not start if i turn the key to acc...

You installed this unit yourself, correct? You mentioned the bypass unit but not the remote starter unit. First, are all of the car's power wires connected...ignition(pink), 2nd ignition(green or white), accessory(orange)? There is a brown but it is radio accessory and not necessary for remote starter installation. Second, make sure that the ground for the XK06 is connected to the pass lock ground wire(black or orange with black) and not chassis ground. Next, check the ground when running(GWR, brown) from the XK06...make sure that it is connected to the remote starters ground when running. Now, it CANNOT be connected during programming, so make sure that you connected it AFTER you programmed the module. You didn't mention the remote starter unit but this wire is blue/white for Directed, light blue for Prestige and blue with black for some Code. Next, make sure that the ignition and starter wires of the XK06 are properly connected to the vehicle or remote starter's ignition and starter wires. You stated that the remote starter starts when you turn the key to accessory on...what about with just putting the key in the ignition(withoput turning the key)?

Jan 09, 2011 | XKEYUB XpressKit XpressKey Series...

1 Answer

Stereo wiring

Radios have two power wires. One wire is for the memory and gets connected to a non-switched electrical source; the other wire is for the radio player functions, and is tied to the key switched power.

You'll have to check your installation manual in order top identify the memory power wire. Connect it to a power source that doesn't shut off when the key is turned off

Nov 10, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Remote wire for amplifier

If it is not a factory stereo, it would be the blue wire, you can also connect amp wire straight up to red which is also the ign. wire for the radio. That way the amp will turn on with key also.

If you have a factory stereo, you can go to and get a free complete wiring diagram

Apr 27, 2009 | 1992 Lexus ES

1 Answer

T30 vw ( the radio and number plate lighs stay on when when locking with key pod

If the radio has ever been removed and replaced with after market radio, and the factory radio was reinstalled, the wiring is incorrect. Also, make sure the ignition wire, and constant 12v wires are not connected together somehow.

Dec 14, 2008 | Volkswagen Eurovan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2008 F-150 wont start

Radio could be wired wrong. Check the constant and accy power on the radio with a multimeter and make sure you are getting 12V on the constant and getting 12V on the accy only when the car is in accy or on. Also make sure the wire harness is properly wired. This can happen often if the radio constant and accy power wires are wired in reverse.

Oct 25, 2008 | 2004 Ford F150

2 Answers

Car stereo installatio(aftermarket)

If you used a wire harness to connect with the factory setup, try running the power wire to your fusebox. Find a fuse that is only live when the car is running and insert the wire with the fuse.

Apr 13, 2008 | AudioBahn A2801Q Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Adding a remote USB port

I solved my own problem.1 I removed radio1.gif face 2 I removed back cover of radio face to expose USB solder joints.3 I drilled a hole in the back cover of radio face over solder joints 4 I drilled a hole in front cover of radio behind face plate and lined it up with hole in back cover of face plate.5 I cut the male plug off of a USB extension cord and ran it through factory notch on the back of radio,through drilled hole on front panel of radio, thruogh drilled hole on back cover of radio face and soldered wires to back side of USB plug in. Wire colors from top to bottom are Red, White, Green, Black. Solder sheild to any of the three larger solder joints next to these connections. Make sure wires are not touching any other connections. Put radio back together and add screw that locks face to radio. Face can no longer be removed with this wire added. Now I can plug in my 8gb memory stick1.gif,hide it under the dash and have a clean looking installation.

Jan 17, 2008 | Kenwood KDC-MP435U CD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
JVC KD-S5050 CD Player Logo

246 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top JVC Car Audio & Video Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4905 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a JVC Car Audio and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides