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Pioneer deh p980bt faceplate problem

I have a pioneer deh p980bt and my problem is that when I put the faceplate on to the stereo it doesn't work. But the blue light, that tell you that you are connected to a bluetooth device, blinks like three times and nothing happens. I was wondering what that means?

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  • lamuellison Apr 29, 2009

    I bought the unit back in October 2006. So, yes my warrenty is up. I also disconnected the unit and waited awhile and still the light blinks. Before this happen, the faceplate display screen would flicker and the screen would go dim. This happen a couple of times, but would work fine after awhile. Could the faceplate or the faceplate contacts be defective?

  • lamuellison Apr 29, 2009

    Thanks for the help. I found the ribbon on ebay and installing it once it comes in. thanks again.



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it's the tiny ribbon cable that just cracked and failed .it can be repaired but it's a pain in the *** .if you look closely at the bottom of the face (with it flipped close of course), you can see the ribbon that connects the face electronically to the inside of the stereo. I happened to notice it only after i removed my stereo. Basically the ribbon bending back and forth (the face plate rotating open and closed)constantly caused it to crack on either side of it eventually breaking the connections one at a time.You'll need a replacement cable and do some soldering .That's why i mean it's a pain to fix .Either check Ebay for a replacement faceplate or change radio alltogether .

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The light is blinking to indicate a fault has occurred in the unit, either the face plate contacts are defective or the head unit is bad, but to get it repaired costs almost as much as a new one, so u make the call send it out for repair or replace. I would only make one suggestion disconnect the unit and let it stand for few minutes, then plug it back in, this may be a boot error.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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    yadayada Apr 28, 2009

    This has a 2 year warranty, are u past that?



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