VR500CSBT Reseting itself when I remove the faceplate
Problem: Sometimes when I turn off the car and remove the faceplate, when I place it back and turn the car on, the unit lost all settings (FM stations, bluetooth conection, etc.) and I have to set everything again. Sometimes... Sometimes it just works fine. I have tried all possible combinations: turning off the radio before the car, removing the face when the car is on, turning the car off, then removing the face... etc. and I can't find the problem. Any ideas? p.s. I post the manual for the unit, in case somebody needs it.
Re: VR500CSBT Reseting itself when I remove the faceplate
Well, this has been an interesting ride. I received a new faceplate, but that actually made the problem worse - lost settings EVERY time I removed the faceplate. So they sent me a new unit. I installed it, and it worked for 10 minutes, heard a pop from the speakers, and the left channel died. They sent me a third unit, installed it and it works, but still loses settings if the faceplate is removed for longer that 2 - 3 hours. Also in AM, unit makes weird space ship type noises, even with the car's engine turned off. Now they have stopped responding to my e-mails - guess I am stuck with this turkey of a stereo. Buy one at your own risk!!!
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JVC head units go into protect mode usually when there is a short circuit on one of the speaker wires. Sometimes this is just caused by moisture in the doors or wherever the speakers are located. The first thing to do would be to reset the unit and see if it fixes the problem. To reset the unit there is a small button behind the faceplate which you will need to push in with a pen or other sharp object. Hold this button in for a few seconds. This will reset the head unit to factory settings which does mean that you will lose all of your saved radio stations, audio settings, color settings etc. If this does not work then one of your speaker wires is probably damaged. To find out which one unplug all of the speakers, reset the unit and plug them back in one at a time. When the unit goes into protect again you have found which speaker is causing the issue. Cheers, Dan
remove the to of the unit, then the two in the
actual cd player, pull out cd player, there will be two more
screws,these hold the faceplate assembly in place, remove them. This
will allow you to pull a small plastic hook down to let the face plate
slide out. then remove the face plate from it's holder, slide it out.
Remove the four screws on the back of the faceplate inside the there is a
very small piece of plastic that has a hole at one end and squared at
the other. This is the problem causing piece. I suggest super gluing
this piece where it attaches to the inside of the faceplate. This should
fix the problem.
Connector from main board to faceplate may be defective or you may have liquid damage in the faceplate. Be sure you have not set the unit to the daytime setting. For repair, contact Iron Cross Audio (www.ironcrossaudio.com)
See if you can find the reset button on the unit and push it while the unit is on. On newer units the reset button is on the back, but on older units it may have a faceplate cover around the edge of the screen you have to remove and the reset button is sometimes located under the faceplate...this may work
I have the same deck and a very similar problem. Mine was stuck in the out position and would beep and move a little but there was no lights or music. I called Alpine and they told me that sometimes the inner sleeve around the deck will pinch the unit a little. I took my unit out of the dash and sure enough the plastic face plate came loose and moved about 1/32 of an inch when I slide it back in place and turned the power back on it worked perfectly. Hope this helps.