I have a 1998 Honda CRV that I had to jump start and something happened to the radio/cd player in the process. When I turn it on, it says CODE and won't play or accept a CD. Can I fix this myself? If so, what do I do?
When you bought the car. It came with a manuel and paper work for the radio. there is a code on these papers. It five digits long. If the code is not there you have to go to the dealer where you bought the car. Hopefully it was a honda dealer. They should have it on file if your the orginal owner.
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Re: car radio code
You should have a Radio code supplied with the vehicle - probably in the Owners Manual or Radio Manual. If you haven't got one you can contact Honda probably by E-Mail is best and supply them with the Engine Number and Chassis Number of the Vehicle and they should be able to provide you with the code providing the Radio is one of theirs. Hope this helps.
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idle positioning sensor, not too expensive, or it could be your map/mass air flow sensor, I would try to hook it up to an OBD2 code reader. sounds and looks more like the mass air flow sensor, hopefully this was helpful
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This entry is January 22, 2016.
I own a Denon PMA 735R which I bought new in 1999, it is very good Amp; starting about a few years ago the input selector would occasionally randomly jump from CD to Phono to Tape etc., but would always end up back at CD so it was not terribly annoying until a few days ago when it started happening all the time. I am a very knowledgeable electronics person (I built musical keyboards at one time) so my thought was just that it was a dust problem and I started with that premise. I fixed it using an Electrical Parts Cleaner spray and here is how I did it:
I unplugged it, removed the CD input RCA cables and removed the L & R speaker cables and took it off its shelf and set it on a towel on my soft sofa; I removed the casing by unscrewing four big silver screws on the sides (my model is silver) and the three small black screws on the back top; I removed the Input Selector indicator knob on the front and the Record Out Selector indicator knob and the Volume knob, I then removed the small nut that holds the three of them tightly in place to the front panel; I then stood it on its back so that the front was facing up; I then sprayed my Electrical Parts Cleaner spray into the Input Selector indicator post liberally and then put the knob back in place and kept turning the indicator back and forth for a few minutes to work the cleaner inside the post down into the circuit board connection; I did the same with the Record Out Selector indicator post and I did the same with the Volume post; I then put the small nuts back on the three posts and tightened them; I then put the knobs back on the three posts; I then stood it back on its normal upright position and put the casing back on and then the screws; I placed back on its shelf and hooked up the cables and switched it back on and played my CD's, it has been working perfectly fine. The whole process took less than 30 minutes.I hope this helps.
This is an older way that makers of CD changers used to get CDs into cars that didn't have them. This is what they tried to get people to by them. I was never a fan of this system as the sound quality was never better than listening to FM radio. There is a unit in the car, usually under the dash behind the glove box, that the CD changer is plugged into. This unit has the FM antenna from the car plugged into it, and then a cable that is the same as that coming from the antenna going from the unit under the dash plugged into the FM antenna jack of the radio in the dash. All this unit does is take the digital, high quality sound from the CDs, transmit it on an FM frequency (usually low on the FM band 80s, 90s or low 100s) and then you tune the radio into that FM frequency to get the sound form the CDs. Problem is, the sound quality was only as good as FM radio. A pretty poor way of getting CDs into cars. But they sold millions of these things. If it isn't working, the wiring may have come loose, the fuse to the unit under the dash might be blown, or something is disconnected. if you go all through the FM dial, 0.1 at a time and don't hear it, it is time to get under the dash near the glove box and poke around. Good luck. If it were me, I would take all this gear out and put a new CD/MP3 player where the factory radio currently sits.
Find someone not afraid of screwdrivers. UNPLUG the unit from everything and remove the cabinet screws ( most likely a few on the sides and 2 or 3 in back. Put the screws in a ziplock or something so's your dont loose them. Remove said CD and put screws back.
Apart from somebody spilling something on them my best guess would be something in the amp seriously overheating. Check out the power section: transformer, rectifers, voltage control section for faults. The holders can be got at Maplin (uk) or Radio Shack (US), but find the fault first BE CAREFUL it could start a fire!
Sounds like an internal prob within the reciever, since recievers have radio tuners in em, maybe a prob in the input switching in it.
I assume you are running unbalanced rca cables out of the dvd player into the reciever as it probably doesn't have balanced input capability, unbalanced lines are susceptible to R.F.I. ( radio frequency interference ) but I doubt if that's the problem here unless maybe you are running very long cable lengths from the dvd player to the reciever.
Try using a different input and see if the problems still there, can use any input other than phonograph really as they are all line level inputs.
go to radio shack and get1-3-ft. radioshack gold series RCA A/V CABLE NUMBER(15-3030) OR(15-3031) IT DEPENDS TO DISTANCE BETWEEN PLAYER AND AMP.(ANY AUDIO CABLES WILL SOLVE THIS PROBLEM BUT GOOD QUALITY MEANS BETTER RESULT.