Question about Panasonic CX-DP880 8-Disc CD Changer
I have installed the CQ-8100U head unit on a 05 dodge ramand now about after year I am ready to install the CX-DP880 cd changer.
Question i have is the 12v continu power supply for the cd changer. Then manual says to connect to a continuous 12v supply, which I take as the battery (this is the yellow wire from the changer). Now on the cable that hooks to the head unit this power supply wire is only 12" long from the point to connect to the head unit. How do i connect to the battery if I only have 12" of wire.
I think i am missing something, maybe this wire connects to the head unit somehow, or maybe to a hot wire off the wire harness from the ram?
Comment by ubootwo, posted on May 01, 2008 Solution is to splice the yellow 12v supply from head unit and attach yellow from changer to it. note to remove battery cable as this is a continuous hot lead. Comment by ubootwo, posted on May 27, 2008 Now I got a new problem!, everything wired up correctly, disk tray was locked in and would not come out. I got it out but now all it says is error# 3 on dash unit.
Keep in mind was never used, brand spankin new.
Sounds like it may want to pick up disk but does not, keeps trying then shuts down.
Alright, it looks like you copied and pasted something and your first questions about the 12v wire not being long enough was answered and you just needed to splice the wire and add another wire to it which is correct but do it with the battery disconnected.
the error 3 is a jammed error, try resetting it by first removing the battery and if that doesn't work then try turning the key in the ignition back and forth quickly 10 times to reset the truck.
Let me know how this goes, also is the changer trying to open on its own (whirring of gears) or was it not doing anything?
Please update me after doing the above suggestions and let me know where we are at with this problem.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
Though the cable is just 12" long ,just connect it by using extension box where we get options for plugging
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
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