I've been told that the fan that cools the tv radio cd unit in my 2000 cl500 is running my battery down, they cannot replace the fan, or turn it off, they say I have to replace the whole unit at a cost of 4,000 Euros, have you any solution for me..
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The pioneer has a small protection fuse in the back of the radio, alot of time when it catches a power spike, it will blow to protect the head unit. It should be plugged in the back of the radio under the main plug. Hope this helps.
if it has an anty theft system, (which it might not because it is an old car) then it will need to be reset, search in the manuls for something that says resetting radio or something similar and follow directions. If that dosent work, then please dont hate me
I have the same problem with My HU of over heating especially during the hot days of summer. I am gonna try to install a pc fan(square one's)underneath the HU to cool it doqn a bit. Im also gonna run a power wire to the radio power wire so the fan turns on when i turn on the radio on. I want to see if the HU is still overheating. My HU overheats even when just sitting in the car.
your best bet is to find a VW cd changer as it will just plug into the car. To locate this there is a panel that opens up which covers the first aid kit there will be a spot for a cd changer to fit in.
in the unlikely event that you need to connect the cable on the back of the radio there are slots on each side which you simple press in and the radio can be pulled out to check the connections. Warning if you disconnect the battery or unplug the radio it will require a code to unlock it after it has been plugged back in. A dealer can provide this code if you do not have it already in the radio operation booklet
Same issue but pressing Power and SEL would not reset unit. Found solution. Once again disconnected the car battery. Removed the face unit from the radio base and then reconnected the battery. Replacing the face unit AFTER the power was re-established solved the issue. (Probably pulling the radio fuse rather than toying with the battery connection would have done the same thing.)