Have eclipse CD5405 disconnected battery and stereo went into lock up. I dont have the code and stereo was installed did not come with car. I remember the person that installed it had said for security I would have to pick a song from the very first CD played in the deck and this song would be the security feature. I dont remeber or even am sure where it is. Have you ever heard of sucha thing? Can u help me out?
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Re: stereo lock up
These Eclipse head units have an anti-theft system. The original owner
must select a CD to serve as the "key" for the unit. If anyone else
wants to use it, the key CD must be inserted in order for it to work.
You may want to call Eclipse customer service with the serial number
ready (not a good option)
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Many car stereos use an anti-theft pass-code scheme. If the stereo is removed from the vehicle, lock-off is triggered by the loss of battery power to the stereo, and the only way to get it to turn on is to enter the pass-code on the front panel buttons. If you had to disconnect the battery, or it went completely dead on you, that's your problem. Check the manual for your stereo for details.
Note: some stereos requiring entering the pass-code before disconnecting the battery - for those who might have such systems, save yourself some grief and check your user's manual ASAP so you are prepared.
Another possibility is a shorted speaker amplifier has blown the radio fuse. Check the speaker wiring for damaged insulation before you install the repaired or replaced stereo. A competent electronic technician can generally check the amplifier modules or transistors for shorts and replace them as needed. Be sure to ask which speaker output is bad so you know which one needs a wiring check.
The stereo in the Eclipse can be removed with nothing more than a Phillips screwdriver
Disconnect the negative battery cable from your Eclipse's battery. Remove the two Phillips screws along the bottom of the radio/climate control trim panel. Lift up the bottom of the trim panel to unlock the lower retaining clips. Work your fingers around the sides of the panel to loosen the other clips and remove the panel. Remove the four Phillips screws holding the stereo in place. Slide the stereo out of the dashboard and disconnect the wiring harness and antenna cable from the back of the device.
The stereo's ESN Feature has activated. High-end Eclipse stereo's have a feature to prevent theft where if the battery is disconnected from the stereo, it must be "unlocked" with a "key" CD, that comes with the CD player but can later be changed to a personal CD of the owner. You would need to either call Eclipse and see if they can de-activate it (you'll need to ship it to them, if they even do it, because it is a security feature after all.) Or you need to talk to the last owner of the vehicle and have them unlock it.
There is a security cd that comes with the unit originally. You use that to reset the code. without it, is difficult to fix here in this forum. . There is also antoher way, if you had the unit installed,try playing the first Cd you ever played on the system. That apparant;y is a method for unlocking them also.
Other than that, you may need to get the serial number off the unit and get in touch with your local Eclipse Authorised repair guy.
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Push the function button once. turn the right knob (SEL) untill CLOCK ADJ shows on the screen. push SEL in one time to lock in CLOCK ADJ and the hours will blink. Turn the SEL knob to set the hours. push SEL again to get to the min. Turn SEL again to set min.
The "sec" could probably stand for security lock. It is a feature to discourage car stereo theft but is prooving to be more of an owner's problem when battery dies or are replaced or simply when disconnected for maintenance or whatever. The sad part is you have to get in touch with the original dealer of the car who would probably ask you for registration papers, proof of ownership (deed of sale), VIN, make/model/serial number of the stereo and/or other documents.
I know its a bit of inconvenience but there is not other way since they have to check a database and fill in so many data themselves. I just hope the dealer is friendly enough.
Good luck and kind regards.
I forget about the security light but I do know about the clock. I believe you turn the deck off and hold display or push display and the clock will come up. Then use the preset buttons for adjustment. I think 1/2 is for the hour and 3/4 are for the minute. It has been a while for me doing this but I think it is right. I just powered mine back up a while back and am trying to find my starting cd. You wouldn't happen to know how to reset this function and start over?