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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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Re: Pioneer powers off when face plate opens.

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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Re: Pioneer powers off when face plate opens.

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..

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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