I painted my dash (needed removal) for the first time. When I put it back in I pulled the radio wires through and hooked up my CD Player. I set the player by the shifter to grab something and it slid into the metal frame under the dash and sparked. I grabbed it quick.
Now my player doesn't work. I checked and changed all fuses even though none were blown. I bought a test light and touched it to all the wires, the only one that had power was the yellow which I think is the battery.
Some people say i might have shorted my ignition wire. I have no way to hook this up to any other car to see if it's the cd player. The ignition with the key turned though should light the test light correct? There shouldn't be just one wire that activates the light?
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Re: No power to CD Player
The red wire should light the test light all the time.
The yellow wire should light the test light only when ignition is on.
the black wire should be tied to the body of the car. Red and yellow should be only wires with power to light test light,
you have blown fuse if the red wire is not lighting the test light.
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One circuit is constant power to keep the clock and station pre-set memory maintained. The other is for the radio in general. If the clock works, pull both radio fuses and put them back in one at a time to see which one is constant power. If one of them is blown, you can usually see the wire inside it is burned with a gap. I don't believe there is a separate fuse for the CD player apart from the one for the radio. If the radio works but the CD player doesn't, I'm guessing it's an internal problem.
the case ,one transistor have overheat inside the cd it;s burn then disconnect and mult all wire and socket in this case try disconnect all socket from cd then try seperate all mult wire from eatch follow the wiring loam until make sure no mult together . check fuse replace pasted one then check , the cd shold be repair by electronic shop.
2 wires for power- one that is ALWAYS connected (remembers time, preset stations, etc.), and the other one you hook up to your ignition circuit (allows your radio to come on only when the key has been turned to ACC or RUN).
When you have wired this correctly, your radio will only come on when the ignition key is in ACC or RUN, and will ALSO remember the preset radio stations and the time, etc., when the key is turned off then back on again.
If you look at your fusebox, look for an ACC (accessory) junction that you can tap into. Also, don't forget that it's important to put a fuse in any wire you connect to a 12v+ source; don't rely on the fuse you are tapping into.
It sounds like the wiring between the cdplayer and the dash has come loose. When the wires are not making proper connections some of the speakers or functions of the radio cut on and off.
This is just my first thought and the easiest thing to fix. You will have to remove the cd player from the dash. After which you will want to check the wiring. Chances are your cd player has a harness if it's an aftermarket cd player installed in your car. If it does there will be two sets of wires to double check.
Just make sure all the wires are securely twisted together (the sets of wires) and taped up with electrical tape.
Try that and post back if you have any further questions. Thank you for choosing Fixya!
Why this isn't a total solution, one resource I've used many times when it comes to electrical diagrams is http://www.the12volt.com/. They have all the diagrams and "audio experts" there that might be able to tell you specifically the color.
Does the amp have a light that lights up when its on? because if it turns off whan you put a cd in that means who ever put ur stereo in has used the power antena signal wire not the amp signal wire, because thay do the same thing but one works all the time and the other only works when the radio is on. hope this helps reply back if you need more help
i supose the am fm radio just dosnt cut it anymore well lets give this a try . first u must disconnect positive battery cable so you dont short any wires . remove screws that hold in factory radio pull radio out a feww inches as no to rip out any wires.next you must locate positive 12 volt power supply wire usually red or orange .if not shure connect battry cable again and use a 12 volt test light by attaching the ground cable on the test light to a good clean metal bracket under dashboard or connect to a black groundwire with a screw into the steel under dash next probe the wires goin into the factory radio ur looking to find power 12 volts once you have found the correct power wire use tape and mark it this will be the power wire for your new stereo next u must figure out what wires for what speakers osually 2 wires per speaker 2 rear speakers and 2 front speakers meaning a total of 8 wires follw me so far ? now disconect car battry again so not to have sparks and cut or disconnect remaining wires speakers first label all with tape and mark front right front left rear left rear right there is a + and - the wire with the stripe on it is usually the + the other wire is the - being negitive ground . this operation is important in order for your fade ballance controlls to work properly now with your new cd player inhand look and see what wire is gonna be 12 volt most times its red with a fuse eg white plastic connector small fuse inside there it a must proper fuse to protect new cd player now there will be a black negative this will go to the matal ground area under dash close to where cd player goes into dash red to the orig taped 12 volt supply now ur spks one pos+ and one neg or common to each speaker now make all conections with stereo before you push stereo into dash you must hook up car battry leaving cd player hanging out so you can make wire changes if you wish on the speakers you need to use one pos front right or rear right + with one common or neg black - to the spkr the same common or ground or - whatever its called one common or neg can be used for all spkrs .good luck tape and solder all connections after you feel all is good im sorry this is all the help i can offer you be careful
First, goto a store and buy a snap in wire harness and a mounting kit. There are wire diagrams in the packaging. Wire your wire harness into the radios wire harness (everything is color coded). Follow the intructions to install the mounting kit. It should tell you what screws to remove from your dash and so forth. Just remeber were everything goes. Next, after you remove the old radio, snap in you wire harness to the cars wire harness. Then, test the radio to see if it powers up and all speakers are working. Lastly, put you radio in your dash, and put everything back togeather. The number one rule in installation is take your time. If you rush, you will brake something.
i have the same unit i put it in my jeep wrangler had problems as far as which 2 hot wires need to be hooked up. finnally figured it out. take it out hook up the hot wire and ground straight to the battery, it should come on if it does come on then you have a problem in the wiring from the dash, to make sure the wiring in the dash is good you should check your fuses first, then do a continuity test with a volt meter to check for a break in the wire wether it being ground or hot. weed out the simple problems first. if your head unit does not come on from direct hook up to the battery then the problem exist in your head unit