Faceplate Plastic Holder Broken - need to find replacement
The plastic piece that locks in the faceplate broke. looking for a replacement piece and don't know what catalog number it is and where I can replace it without having to buy a whole new stereo. Any ideas? its the Kenwood KDC 135. Thanks
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If it's a detachable face plate then carefully clean the contacts on the chassis and faceplate and inspect them look for bent or damaged connectors. A penciler as works great to clean contacts if this type or a q tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. If not you may need to disassemble the faceplate and clean the circuit board. I have seen, in vehicles where a drink holder is right at the radio, over time drink will splash into the face and overtime cause malfunctions. If that still doesn't work then either the faceplate is bad or the chassis is bad. Both have microprocessors that communicate to one another. At that point it is probably cheaper to replace than repair
remove the to of the unit, then the two in the
actual cd player, pull out cd player, there will be two more
screws,these hold the faceplate assembly in place, remove them. This
will allow you to pull a small plastic hook down to let the face plate
slide out. then remove the face plate from it's holder, slide it out.
Remove the four screws on the back of the faceplate inside the there is a
very small piece of plastic that has a hole at one end and squared at
the other. This is the problem causing piece. I suggest super gluing
this piece where it attaches to the inside of the faceplate. This should
fix the problem.
parts.com but you can fix it with jbweld. just remove the plastic with metal piece that is stuck to the volume button ON the faceplate and place it back in the center of the volume button knob. mix both pastes together and apply it aroun the plastic center of the knob. Ps don't add inside the hole where it attaches to the face plate. just follow the directions behind the jbweld pack.
check the pin connectors make sure there not bent and that the line up right if that dont work try lightly bending them or cleaning them if that dont work sometimes theres a little peice of plastic that triggers the radio on look on face plate or head unit to see if maybe something broke off if it did try to find peice of plastic that size and super glue it on good luck..
It could just be a plastic clip that broke.Most of the car stereo's ive taken apart only have a thin ribbon of wires that run into the contacts that your face plate connects to.If you actually took screws out of the faceplate then id put them back in and put it back into your stereo and see if it illuminates properly,if it does not then id search on E-BAY or contact pioneer and buy a replacement but most the time it would be cheaper to just buy new stereo.You might want to be more specific with the area you took screws out of,the way im reading it sounds like you unscrewed the screws in the face dock, not the faceplate.Hope this helps.
I was always afraid this might happen to me so I never removed the faceplate from the radio. This strategy worked fine for two years until two weeks ago. I didn't lock my car because of the freezing rain and somebody stole my faceplate and remote. Anyway I ordered a replacement radio from Amazon last week so I don't have rewire a new one. The replacement cost me $100. I don't really need the rest of the radio so make an offer, my email is email@example.com Regards, Chas
There are possibly three (3) ways of making sure that there is contact between the faceplate and the unit's frontend: 1. normally, what it would take would be cleaning thoroughly and a light application of WD40 to the mating contacts; 2. slightly bend out the elbow type pins. This should be done carefully so as not to overdo and bend it out of place; or 3. solder a thin layer of soldering lead on top of the flat contact points to increase the contact height. Light/Low heat soldering iron must be use to prevent burning the plastic surroundings.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Your display lights are burnt out. This is a common problem. It is covered under warranty. Send it to Sony for service.
Anyway, under the Sony faceplate there are two small, different colored leds which control the color. The light is aparently transfered through pieces of clear plastic (best example I can think of is the piece of plastic over the led in a household smoke alram)to most of the buttons and the backlighting. If your display has burnt out you may just be able to swap the leds for new ones. As for the intermittent green could it just be a faulty solder on the board.