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I think the wire that should go to your hand brake is green, all you need to do to bypass this is hook it to an earth.

Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Feb 06, 2014

i need the wireing diagram for this deck which wire is the one for the parking break

Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Apr 03, 2013

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Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Dec 14, 2011

If there is a reset switch, there will be a pencil tip sized depression somewhere on the face. It will not be marked. If there is no reset switch, just disconnect the battery for a minute or so.

Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011


I suspect the laser (lens) of the player. I think the laser (lens) is weak that's why it cannot read data/files on DVD/discs most of the time.

To confirm if actually its a laser problem, insert an Audio CD into the player and see if will play. If it plays, then obviously, your laser (lens) is weak. But if it doesn't play Audio CD, then it might still be the laser (lens).

Get a lens cleaner, use it to clean the lens. If that doesn't solve the problem, get a screw driver, open the player's cover so that you can gain access to the lens, use a cotton board to clean the surface of the lens. This should clean dust or dirt that might be on the lens.

If non of the above solves the problem, then know that you need to replace the laser to a brand new one.

To replace the lens, remove the bad laser, use it as a sample to get exactly the same type and do the replacement. Note that replacing a laser (lens) needs a professional touch, so if you cannot replace the laser, get it to a repairman to fix it for you.

Once this us done, your player will play all DVD discs again.

Good luck.

Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on May 14, 2011

Did you recently install/have it installed and has it ever worked correctly?

What it sounds like is that the 12v constant and 12v switched/ignition wires may be connected in reverse. Normally the constant is what powers the memory of the radio so you don't have to enter your settings/presets every time you turn it on. The switched/ignition is what actually powers on/off the unit when you turn the car on/off. If these are switched the settings will be forgotten every time the car is turned off and the unit will stay on when the car is off.

You can check your wiring with a multimeter. With the car off, find what is supposed to be the constant, put the positive lead from the meter to that and the negative to ground (can be any metal in the dash). It should read 12v or just under. Now do the same with the switched/ignition wire. With the key off there should be no reading. When the key is turned on you should get a reading of 12v or just under.

If its not that then it would most likely be something wrong with the unit itself, which would have to be looked at by a technician from the manufacturer.

There is also a small chance it could be something with the vehicles door switch. Some cars will leave the radio on, after the car is turned off, until the door is open. If the door switch has shorted out/gone bad it could keep the radio powered on. Without knowing the make and model of the car it would be difficult for me to describe where the door switch can be found.

I hope this helps


Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

hold in the button under the power button and it will pop up options for visuals. :)

Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011

you have to disconnect the grass green wire from the handbrake and connect it straight to ground then presto u will be able to watch dvd's whilst u drive

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Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

Yes you will.. a good car audio shop in your local area will have what you need in stock.

Clarion MAX385VD... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

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