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My alpine car stereo won't power up easily. it took me a half-hour to get on and now I can't change stations. I did take the back plate off to clean one of the buttons that got sticky from a coffee spill but this new problem is on the other side of the faceplate and just what is that red reset button on the head unit and what did I do pushing it in desperation

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SOURCE: older Alpine car stereo light problem

It's probably a solder in lamp. They can tend to be very tiny. About the size of the head of a paper match or smaller. If you're not good with soldering then I would suggest you go to a repair shop and let them do it. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Faceplate not working

Try disconnecting the unit completely.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Faceplate won't close

Alot, of the radios have a common problem with the connection from the radio's2.gif detachable face. What happens is corrosion builds up on the connectors between the pin and the connector itself. Sometimes you can clean it off with a small file. Also, some KENWOODS with the motorized face are known to have a problem with the ribbon cable connecting the face plate to the main board. The last time I repaired one I called KENWOOD2.gif and aquired the cable for about 65 dollars, what the problem is, is the cable is wrapped around a plastic white spindel with a high tension spring and places alot of pressure on the cable from the wear and tear of the face opening and it will cause strange problems such as: turning on and off, some buttons working while others don't, the display partially turning on and off, and the face to act peculiar and flip down halfway. In addition, sometimes the face open and close switches go bad, but I've never had to replace them yet. .

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Accidently removed the tiny screws behind faceplate

It could just be a plastic clip that broke.Most of the car stereo's ive taken apart only have a thin ribbon of wires that run into the contacts that your face plate connects to.If you actually took screws out of the faceplate then id put them back in and put it back into your stereo and see if it illuminates properly,if it does not then id search on E-BAY or contact pioneer and buy a replacement but most the time it would be cheaper to just buy new stereo.You might want to be more specific with the area you took screws out of,the way im reading it sounds like you unscrewed the screws in the face dock, not the faceplate.Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I preset the stations for an Alpine TDA-7547 car Stereo

Select the station you want. Then hold down one of the 6 preset buttons for a couple seconds. When the station ID flashes, release the button and it should be saved.

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