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I have just replaced the cassette player in my W reg ford fiesta 1.25 Z-tec with my alpine CD player. I have all the correct wiring but the CD player doesnt even switch on. I'm not sure what I need to do to get it to work. any suggestions?

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Check the fuse in the back of it, check the fuses in your car, check that both the power leads are connected to the correct power source as there are two, switched and permanent 12v power from your car, check the earth wire is connected securely to a good grounded source that goes to your chassis, If the face of the stereo is removable make sure the connections on it's back are clean and free of fluff/dirt etc and properly in place, Check that the wiring harness is properly clipped into the back of the stereo, double check all your wiring connections, check your car battery has power. Sorry just had to throw in that last one 8P
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  • power51 Nov 16, 2010


    Thanks for all the advice but I’m sorry to say it’s no of the above. The CD player is working fine as I have taken it of my old car and it cant be problem with the electrics in the fiesta because when I re attached the cassette player it turned on with no problems I haven’t got a clue what it could be?

  • power51 Nov 16, 2010

    Thanks for all the advice but I’m sorry to say its no of the above. The CD player is working fine as I have taken it of my old car and when I re attached the cassette player it turned on with no problems I havent got a clue what it could be?

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    Michael Nov 17, 2010

    If you have tried all of my suggestions and it's still not working then you will need to take the CD player into a qualified repair technician to find the problem.
    Without actually being there i can't help any further i'm sorry.



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