Question about Kenwood KRC-479R Cassette Player

1 Answer

No power to CD Player

I painted my dash (needed removal) for the first time. When I put it back in I pulled the radio wires through and hooked up my CD Player. I set the player by the shifter to grab something and it slid into the metal frame under the dash and sparked. I grabbed it quick.
Now my player doesn't work. I checked and changed all fuses even though none were blown. I bought a test light and touched it to all the wires, the only one that had power was the yellow which I think is the battery.
Some people say i might have shorted my ignition wire. I have no way to hook this up to any other car to see if it's the cd player. The ignition with the key turned though should light the test light correct? There shouldn't be just one wire that activates the light?
 Any opinions?

Posted by allenr on

  • allenr Oct 24, 2007

    Thanks for your response. Ok so i changed all my fuses in the box related to the cd player and changed the one on the back of the cd player. Before I reinstalled my dash I had no problems with anything.

    I checked the fuse box for any loose wires. As you say and others have said, they doubt I fried my player, it has to be fuse or wire related. Something else went wrong when I installed my dash back in. Maybe I pulled on the wires too hard pulling them through? But the yellow does light up. It says 12 volt memory on the wire which actually hooks up to a white & blue stripe. The red of course is the power.

    Any other opinions are welcome. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was re-installing an aftermarket CD player and saw a spark, at the same time my dome light went out and hasn't worked since, nor has the radio. The fuse for the cigarette lighter and radio is good, as are all my other fuses including the ones under the hood near the battery. I'm assuming it's something with the wiring now as well?



1 Answer

Greg Stokes

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 709 Answers

Hi Allenr,
The red wire should light the test light all the time.
The yellow wire should light the test light only when ignition is on.
the black wire should be tied to the body of the car. Red and yellow should be only wires with power to light test light,
you have blown fuse if the red wire is not lighting the test light.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2002 buick centry. I recently installed a cd player. I forgot to put electrical tap on the wires. Now my gauges will not work & the cd player is not working. How can i fix this?

It sounds like you hooked your radio up to your dash lights, and you probably blew a fuse.
Perhaps you could remove the radio, since you know about it from putting it in, and go ahead and tape those wires.
The fuse should be under the dashboard.
God bless your efforts.

Oct 06, 2015 | Buick Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Which fuse is the cd player in the fuse box

One circuit is constant power to keep the clock and station pre-set memory maintained. The other is for the radio in general. If the clock works, pull both radio fuses and put them back in one at a time to see which one is constant power. If one of them is blown, you can usually see the wire inside it is burned with a gap. I don't believe there is a separate fuse for the CD player apart from the one for the radio. If the radio works but the CD player doesn't, I'm guessing it's an internal problem.

Jan 27, 2014 | 1994 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

1 Answer

Car radio/cd player cuts off radio will not play cd will not play ,hit the power button and will come back on some times it wil not. its seems like there is static sound when the music does not play on the...

Hello pinkperry,

It sounds like the wiring between the cdplayer and the dash has come loose. When the wires are not making proper connections some of the speakers or functions of the radio cut on and off.

This is just my first thought and the easiest thing to fix. You will have to remove the cd player from the dash. After which you will want to check the wiring. Chances are your cd player has a harness if it's an aftermarket cd player installed in your car. If it does there will be two sets of wires to double check.

Just make sure all the wires are securely twisted together (the sets of wires) and taped up with electrical tape.

Try that and post back if you have any further questions. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

Aug 25, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

How do i hook up my parking brake

in the directions it should either tell you to attach a wire from the radio to the ebrake so you can get video. i dont like that idea . first try and ground and ground the wire to the back of the unit. some manufactures incorparate a sequense ex- pull e brake three times then the video will work . what i have done with these is put a small button in the center console or somewhere out of the way . if you want to hook it up the way they want it i need to know what kind of car you have ...

Jun 19, 2009 | Audiovox Jensen In-Dash DVD/CD Receiver w/...

1 Answer

I can't set the time on my Memorex dual alarm cd player clock radio Model #MC2864, nor can I locate my manual. Can you help ?

Pull the plug from the wall, remove the batteries.. Then plug it back in and put the batteries back..

Joe Fix

Mar 08, 2009 | Memorex AM/FM Clock Radio with CD Player

1 Answer

Putin in a cdplayer

go to a local walmart or advance auto store you can get the dash kit along with the harness to plug into you factory plug the wires from that should color code match any aftermarket radio

Oct 25, 2008 | 1993 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

Stereo removal

you will need to unscrew your dash and pull off the front plate of your dash, then you will need to unscrew the stock radio, then you will need to go ahead and pull out the adapter from the back of your radio. Next you will need to attach your adapter harness to your car harness and splice the color coded wires to the harness on your new cd player.After that, you will need to plug your antenna back into your new cd player, Note that some cd players will require an adapter, these can be found at circuit city or at your local car dealerships.-Shocker

Sep 07, 2008 | 2006 Pontiac G6

1 Answer

Cd player

remove ash tray one screw behind there, then remove top dash panel that goes from end to end across dash this just snaps off pull upward to remove you will see 2 screws on top of trim around radio remove these 2 and then dash trim will pull off pull straight back then radio can be removed should be held in by 2 10mm bolts, this should cover 80% of the radios (important TIP) if it still doesn't come out the trick is some of the wranglers have an extra security bar on stock cd players only you will see 2 more 10mm bolt on the top of the dash where you removed the 2 screws from earlier these hold a bracket that is mounted to the back of the cd player once they are unbolted you can remove the radio it takes some pulling and tweaking of the brackets but it will come out

Jun 12, 2008 | 2002 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

Wiring diagram

First, goto a store and buy a snap in wire harness and a mounting kit. There are wire diagrams in the packaging. Wire your wire harness into the radios wire harness (everything is color coded). Follow the intructions to install the mounting kit. It should tell you what screws to remove from your dash and so forth. Just remeber were everything goes. Next, after you remove the old radio, snap in you wire harness to the cars wire harness. Then, test the radio to see if it powers up and all speakers are working. Lastly, put you radio in your dash, and put everything back togeather. The number one rule in installation is take your time. If you rush, you will brake something.

Jun 02, 2008 | Pioneer DEH-P2000 CD Player

1 Answer

DEH-P2500 Not Working At All

i have the same unit i put it in my jeep wrangler had problems as far as which 2 hot wires need to be hooked up. finnally figured it out. take it out hook up the hot wire and ground straight to the battery, it should come on if it does come on then you have a problem in the wiring from the dash, to make sure the wiring in the dash is good you should check your fuses first, then do a continuity test with a volt meter to check for a break in the wire wether it being ground or hot. weed out the simple problems first. if your head unit does not come on from direct hook up to the battery then the problem exist in your head unit

Sep 12, 2006 | Pioneer DEH-P2500 CD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenwood KRC-479R Cassette Player Logo

Related Topics:

90 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenwood Car Audio & Video Experts


Level 3 Expert

85231 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8984 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76287 Answers

Are you a Kenwood Car Audio and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides