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JVC drains battery when OFF, puzzling

The problem is actually the wiring. Check the installation manual, I guarantee the "pro" installer took a shortcut.There are two power wires (yellow & red +) and a ground wire (black -).Now, black goes to chassis grounding point. Easy.Yellow goes to a live terminal in the fuse block for constant 12V.This retains the settings and clock etc.Red goes to an ACCESSORY terminal in the fuse block (so key must be turned to at least ACC to allow it to be switched on).But in the case of my car, the idiot who installed it ran the red wire directly to the + battery terminal. That's wrong, and will drain the battery.Google for an installation manual, I'm certain your JVC head units will be the same procedure.
8/8/2018 6:41:29 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Aug 08, 2018


It simply means "source". These radios typically have AM/FM, CD, auxiliary (1/8" plug), USB, and some XM/Sirius input selections. The source button is how you choose.
6/29/2018 4:01:38 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Jun 29, 2018

Jvc kid hdr 20 power comes on manually, then goes off?

This is an internal problem if you state your power cables (RED YELLOW and BLACK) are secure.
8/5/2014 3:14:29 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Aug 05, 2014

Installing JVC KD-R740BT in 1997 Ford truck, keep

Check speaker wires. All four speakers must be independent. Means no shorting to chassis.
10/21/2013 2:02:09 AM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Oct 21, 2013

I need wiring instructions

The user manual is available on jvc.com. Go to home page, click on support, then click on Instruction manual, then type the model number. Download it and save.
3/10/2012 11:28:16 AM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Mar 10, 2012

Jvc kd-hdr1

Most wiring now is standard colors....red=ignition(goes to a switched power source...Yellow=battery...goes to a hot all the time(even with key off)...black=ground...white=left front speaker positive...white w/blk stripe=left front speaker negative...gray=right front spkr +...gray/ blk=right front spkr - ...green=rear left +....green/blk rear left - ...violet=right rear +...violet/blk= right rear - ...light blue or blue with a stripe is the remote turn on lead either for an amplifier or power antenna...some radios have an orange/ with white stripe that connects to your parking light dimmer circuit to dim the radio light with the dash lights....and then you should have the antenna plug and possibly rca outputs that go to an external amp
2/26/2012 6:10:19 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Feb 26, 2012


if there is an auxillary input on the radio you can plug it in through that, if not you need a fm transmitter to do it... you can pick em up at your local radioshack
8/9/2011 7:17:16 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Aug 09, 2011

Looking for jvc car stero

7/9/2011 12:46:03 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Jul 09, 2011

JVC KD-HDR1; How to change the time?

No Manual with it? See if there is a download fron the JVC web site.
3/14/2011 4:44:19 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Mar 14, 2011

Ipod touch

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Cannot access sirius radio not playing

Swap it back to FM or the original frequency range it was set it. Where are you located I'll check the frequency for you.
4/10/2009 9:33:51 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Apr 10, 2009

How do you store radio station in memory?

you have the constant power wire and switched wire backwards.
Switch the red and yellow wires around.

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2/16/2009 1:05:44 AM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Feb 16, 2009


Hold the sel button, then release. use the right arrow to scroll through the options until you get to clock h.

Use the volume knob to change the hour.

Press the right arrow again to get clock m

Use the volume knob to change the minute.
11/22/2008 11:40:15 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Nov 22, 2008

How to tag a HD song

I am not sure if I understand your question right. Are you asking how you can put a tag on a song?

If so, that is not possible.

The tag function on this radio only displays the tag information when playing a cd with mp3 or wma files. Check page 13 of the instruction manual with the link at the bottom of this post.

You need acrobat reader from adobe to read it. You can get a free acrobat reader here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html?promoid=BUIGO :

Here is the link for the instruction manual from JVC

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9/11/2008 9:01:20 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Sep 11, 2008


This radio can not use a common ground. If your speakers are all grounded together you will blow up the amp IC in the radio. The negative speaker wires run at about 6 or 7 volts and so do the positive speaker wires.

Trust me, run new speaker wires, do not common ground any of these speakers

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6/19/2008 11:14:23 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Jun 19, 2008

CD player heats up

The reason the CD it is gettng hot is because of the amplifier IC in the radio. The CD player is right in front of the amp IC and it is all in an enclosed area with little ventilation. They do get hot after a while.

It is not unusual for a CD to get hot after playing for a while.

The JVC stereos are known for having a bad spindle motor. That can cause the problem you are describing. A bad laser pick up can also cause the same thing.

There is no way of knowing just what the cause of your problem is without having it tested by a technician.

The laser pick up is more prone to failure from heat if it is getting weak.

The spindle motor is a little more common problem with the JVC car CD players.

But I have repaired both of those problems in JVC CD players many times.

I work at a JVC authorized service center, Most of the JVC CD players use the exact same CD mech, whether it is a cheap unit or a more exspensive one.

The only user action that you can do is to run a cleaning disc thru it for about 20 to 30 seconds. But that is not going to change your problem, you need to have it checked out at a service center, but if it is not under warranty it may not be worth getting fixed. The repair can run from $70 to $125 depending on the rates of the service center.

If you need any more help or questions answered, feel free to ask. And if this was helpful to you a good rating would really be appreciated.

6/19/2008 11:10:32 PM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Jun 19, 2008

No bass in my car

if it a 6x9 they is no miracle to it speaker blown cheers
6/14/2008 3:15:38 AM • JVC KD-HDR1 CD... • Answered on Jun 14, 2008
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