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Hi there.i have pioneer avh-p5000dvd.First i got it i try to conect it but i didnt unplag negative cable from battery and when i conect + and - to radio i heard some shortcut silent noise and and unit didnt start.then i change in store for another unit and like before i conect everythink right and same story happen again i was conecting many radios and i never unplag ground from battery when i was doing it.Then i change it again for new radio 3rd time when i was conecting my unit i disconnect ground from battery ,i conect unit and then i conect ground back to battery and everythink was working after 2 years i was changing radio i unplag my pioneer and i disconnect it to use it in my other car,but i forgot about my problem with my connections i had before,i didnt unplag ground from battery and now my radio will not start ,i cheack my fuses i check for power going to radio no problem ,looks like somethink happend inside unit .what maybee broken ,or what maybee wrong like i sad i was connecting hundreds dvds radios cd players and i never had this kind of problem before is it easy to fix.how much it may cost, and what is wrong, is it worth to fix it thanks for all help

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  • djkieras1 Mar 19, 2011

    Ok i agree with you but i did everythink you advice
    i check all fuses i checked voltage
    and i dnt see any light on unit when i try to turn it on
    i had it conected before and i know what it suppose to look like when i turn it on
    it just looks like is not getting power
    the only difrence is that when i remove faceplate beside reset hole is flashing red lite
    i also checked reset button
    to explain batter
    3 times when i did that mistake that i didnt unplag ground
    when i conected radio i heard somethink like shortcut like you conect + to -
    and that it.For me it seams like there is somethink burned inside radio but what it is i have no idea
    I went with my dvd player to specialist and he cheacked it he sed power is ok there is somethink wrong with radio

  • djkieras1 Mar 19, 2011

    thanks for help i will need to find someone who had exectly same problem
    like i say i connected everythink right
    only think is i didnt disconect ground from battery
    now weams to be problem bexouse pionneer discontenue this model thay sell now newer models.i will have to find someone to fix it and im just wonder how much it will cost

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Using a multi-meter, check all leads and connectors are correctly connected, and are receiving the correct voltage from the vehicle, and through past the inline fuses:

  • Yellow - Constant +12 VOlts (check inline fuse as well)
  • Red - Switched +12 Volts (check inline fuse as well)
  • Orange/White - Lighting Switch Terminal (check inline fuse as well)
  • Black - Chassis Ground
  • Blue/White - System Amp Remote
  • Light Green - Parking Brake Safety Lead
  • White & White/Black - Front Left Speaker
  • Gray & Gray/Black - Front Right Speaker
  • Green & Green/Black - Rear Left Speaker or Subwoofer (4-ohm)
  • Violet & Violet/Black - Rear Right Speaker or Subwoofer (4-ohm)
Check the Vehicle Radio Fuse, the fuse on the back of the Pioneer unit, and the inline fuses.

Noise and other factors may be causing the built-in microprocessor to operate incorrectly, press the RESET button on the unit and try again.

Resetting the microprocessor
Pressing RESET lets you reset the microprocessor to its initial settings without changing the bookmark information.
The microprocessor must be reset under the following conditions:
• Prior to using this unit for the first time after installation
• If the unit fails to operate properly
• When strange or incorrect messages appear on the display
  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  2. Remove the front panel.
  3. Press RESET with a pen tip or other pointed instrument.
After completing connections or when you want to erase all memorized settings or return the unit to its initial (factory) settings, Switch your engine ON or set the ignition switch to ACC ON before pressing RESET.

If any of the previously mentioned advice doesn't work for you, you may have a faulty device.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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    Jeremy Moore Mar 19, 2011

    If the radio was incorrectly connected, this could short the circuit board inside, but the fuse is supposed to protect this from happening. It looks like you will need to return this radio and get another one, unless you are knowledgeable of the inside workings of the unit and can resolder resistors, capacitors, etc. that you may find to be bad. I personally do this kind of work on head-units, but I have been trained in this area. If you know someone who can fix the device for you, I say go for it.

  • Jeremy Moore
    Jeremy Moore Mar 19, 2011

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