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Google (pioneer)(1640W)(manual) without parens OR contact Pioneer directly to request it.

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Sep 30, 2019


I'm Mike,
Sounds to me like a reading problem, laser lens is dirty and probably clouded by condensation leaving particles of fine dust. You cannot use Cd-cleaner or liquid, must buff it using a Dremel tool. Cd-cleaners go across the lens and actually scratch lens!
Must use sponge like material Radio Shack had on the end of
their Q-tip type swabs for cleaning VCR-tape heads, NOT reg. Q-tips!. You can find that type material in soft sponges sold at auto stores for cars or Wall Mart. Some CD-players require this because they are designed differently! Lens material also
may have coating on it which interacts with liquids.
Do not use liquid! Take super glue and glue a piece of the
sponge on the end of Dremel Tool shaft, trim it so it is size of lens.
Dremel tool spins high RPM creating air that blows off particles before touching lens. Also, it creates a uniform buff because you are coming down above lens, not across it!
I've rebuilt several of these machines and I assure you this will
help get you closer to fixing it. Most of the problems not reading a disc are related to the problem I mentioned. You will also need to use a fine 30 Wt. oil on the rails so it moves freely! Does not take much, you can use a Q-tip for this!
CAUTION! do not press down on lens with any weight behind it, gradually lower sponge while spinning till it just touches lens!
(first step!)You will need to open a disc drawer(Unit On)to position lens so you can buff it. You might have to use your finger on little white gear (by the rails)to get lens out far enough! When positioning disc drawer to be out of the way, have one hand on electric cord to unplug in time so you have clear path to lens, disc drawer must be out of way!

Good Luck! From Mike ---(The Tech!)

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Sep 30, 2019


Contact Pioneer directly to request the wiring diagram.

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Sep 29, 2019


Hi Michael Baldwin; here in Fixya, no parts of any kind are sold, we simply suggest solutions
In your case, I suggest you, search by model through the Internet, the part or pieces you need or contact an Official Pioneer Service
I hope you can find what you are looking for
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola Michael Baldwin; ac? en Fixya, no se venden piezas de ning?n tipo, simplemente sugerimos soluciones
En tu caso, te sugiero, busques por modelo a trav?s de Internet, la o las piezas que necesites o contactate con un Service Oficial de Pioneer
Espero puedas encontrar lo que buscas
Saludos Franco Dosil

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


Check menu to make sure its not off

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019


Contact Pioneer directly to request a wiring diagram( not a schematic).

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Aug 18, 2019


Keep the mute button pressed for 10-15 seconds. It will return to normal. Then go to the settings, find camera polarity and turn it off.

Pioneer... | Answered on Aug 15, 2019


Hi John, I sent you the link to download the Service Manual and look for the missing connections
I hope it is useful for you
Greetings Franco Dosil

Hola John, te envio el link para que descargues el Manual de Servicio y busques las conexiones que te faltan
Espero, te sea de utilidad
Saludos Franco Dosil
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1184107/Pioneer-Spec-2.html http://www.kallhovde.com/pioneer/spec-2smhires.pdf
https://elektrotanya.com/pioneer_spec-2_stereo_sm.pdf/download.html

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Jul 31, 2019


My car does this after unhooking battery....pull out the radio fuse from the cars fuse panel....wait 10 seconds then plug it back in...should reset it

Pioneer Car... | Answered on Jul 31, 2019

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