I got this radio a couple of weeks ago from a friend who had it on his car, he upgrade it to a new pioneer head unit so he gave me this one when a tried to connected it wouldnt turn on. I put a tester on it and everytime a touch the chassie of the radio it gives me a reading of positive energy where can i search for the short
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Re: RADIO GETS POWER BUT IT DOESNT TURN ON
All car radio as far as I worked with have a body which is the negative(ground) of the unit..To test this unit, apply a negative(ground) to the body and a positive to the red wire, remember there is also another wire which is orange and either the red or the orange one is responsible to store all your channels and settings...So just for the sake of testing combine the red and orange one together and apply a live wire on it while you have a -ve on the body of the unit.If it does not work then check fuse at the back..be careful not to allow any wire to cross over as this may blow off the ICU.
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Apparently, you have no power at the 12 volt battery/memory wire at the radio harness of the vehicle. This wire is white with blue in color. Also, based upon your description, you have connected the battery/memory wire and the accessory wire of the radio to the 12 volt accessory (switched) wire of the vehicle. This wire is white with red in color. Check the radio/ stereo fuse of the car. You may have blown the fuse during your installation. You have no memory at the radio because when you turn off the key, you lose all power to the radio. Also, I mentioned the wire colors just in case you used an aftermarket radio wiring harness. Make sure that the yellow from the Pioneer unit is going to the battery power source and, the red of the Pioneer is going to the switched power source.
The pioneer has a small protection fuse in the back of the radio, alot of time when it catches a power spike, it will blow to protect the head unit. It should be plugged in the back of the radio under the main plug. Hope this helps.
The OEM speakers will still work OK with your new Pioneer. Just don't turn it up too loud. Of course you'll get improved sound if you replace the speakers. Your Pioneer's RMS power is 14 watts, and the peak (maximum) power is 50 watts. The door speakers in a 2000 Honda Civic are 6.5" and you can get a set of Pioneer speakers, the TS-G1642R's, from Crutchfield for less than $50. Their RMS power range is 2-30 watts and they can handle a peak power of up to 180 watts.
chrystler sometimes has an amplifier. the blue with a white stripe wire on the radio is for that. connect it to a black wire that was left over. ps it isn't on the wireharness on the radio. it is the one just laying inside the dash accomidating the other wires. it should turn on just fine.
he tapped into starter wire instead of accessory. Remove radio and verify the switched power (red) wire is properly hooked up to an accessory wire that stays on after vehicle is started.
I believe the wire is white/black behind the radio. Check with a voltmeter to be sure. http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/stereodetail/967.html
for the wire codes to that vehicle.
My factory radio was a bit buggy itself. However, I bought a new Pioneer 6.1" touchscreen, wired it up, and I have no problems with that. I'm sure you can find a factory replacement unit for a good price but you might as well upgrade.
I have had the same problem here in Australia and i have been told that Pioneer has a software upgrade. So take it back to your retailer and get them to reinstall the new software. Good Luck Tony Turner