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Pioneer powers off when face plate opens.

Hi. I recently started having problems with my pioneer deck in my car. It has a fold down faceplate and when that opens and folds down I lose power to the unit (like I've shut off the ignition) and the deck returns to it's original closed position where it regains power which relays it to open again. This cycle goes on and on unless I detach the faceplate.

I did find that if I hold the face closed with my hand and don't allow it to open and fold down, the unit will just close back up and the radio/cd everything works fine. So basically works great in closed position, won't power up in open position. Also, I do notice for a split second when it opens up before powering off, the graphics display comes on which would indicate the unit is functioning ok in that regard.

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  • Reidman Jan 04, 2008

    Thanks. Is this something I could fix or should I think about getting a new stereo?

  • Reidman Jan 05, 2008

    Thanks Guys.

    Duncan, I found that before I read your post here and ordered 2 cables, an extra for "down the road". 25$ for both w/ shipping. Had to do a lot of searching but finally found the right part. I guess I should feel lucky that cable lasted 3 years after what I've read online.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    i have the same problem too. im hoping this solution works. but only diff is that its a Used Deck soo. im not sure. it worked absolutely fine on the previous car it was on before. im not sure if its loosed wires or something

  • ssbdeeer Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem but caqn not find the Part number for the cable. can anyone tell me the part number. thanks Shane

  • arifsk Dec 27, 2008

    what is the parts number?
    CNP 6272??
    i'm trying to find it on

    thank you so much



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My first guess would be that the ribbon cable between the flip face and the mother board has gone bad. This is a very, very common problem. I'd suspect that above everything else at this point.

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    Mike Duncan Jan 05, 2008

    Try or the Pioneer website in the support area. You
    should have no problem finding a replacement cable. I would guess
    off the top of my head that with shipping costs added in you should
    only have to pay around $20 to get your radio going again. Good
    luck. By the way, when you take out the old ribbon be sure to
    make a mental note of how it is oriented (top to bottom and front to
    back) so that you can install the new one correctly. Also note
    that the sockets that the cable go into will need to be gently opened
    before you remove and/or install the new cable. This is called a
    zero insertion force socket. ZIF for short. Don't damage
    the socket or a new cable will not help you. Good luck.


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I agree. ,Thats a pretty connon issue. If you hunt ebay or some electronics supply places or hound pioneer yourself you should be able to find a kit with a new ribbon cable ...put it in., id say you have a 98% chance that the ribbon cable will fix you up..

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