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I thought I fried my boost controller, as well as my CD player. I had a short in the wiring when I did the boost controller that made the fog & dash lights come on, but the controller still turned on fine. Now when I try to power it, it simply beeps and doesn't really turn on. As I said, the CD player also doesn't work.

I just brought the controller inside and wired it up to a 12V adapter I have, and it works fine! I don't get it, because I ran a multimeter on several feeds in the car, and all showed about 11.5V, which I would think is close enough to 12V. It's stable, too - it doesn't really fluctuate.

I'm not sure what the problem is - another short? A fuse? I would think if it was a fuse or short I wouldn't be getting a 12V reading, but what do I know? I checked two "audio" fuses, both were fine. I also checked the fuse in the back of the CD player - also fine.

Any help is appreciated.

-Jin
 

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Pierced wins the prize (along with some guy on PBN) - it was a bad ground.

Now, on to the next round - the CD player. I've confirmed that I'm getting 12V to the end of the connector, and I've confirmed I have a good ground. I've also confirmed the 10A fuse is fine. Does this mean the CD player is fried? Why would it have not tripped the fuse?

It is a Pioneer DEH-1400. I guess the good news would be I could buy a replacement on eBay for fairly cheap. Is it most likely a problem with just the 'box' and not the face plate, or is it possible the face plate is screwed up too?

-Jin
 

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Indirectly, I guess. I checked voltage with the key off, and there was none. Turned it to Acc, and bingo - 12V, just like it should be. I know that there is voltage going into the CD player - or at least at the pins of the connector. Which would mean the problem is isolated to the CD player, correct? And since the fuse is good...I'm stumped.

-Jin
 

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Is this your professional opinion on what I should replace it with? :)
The input on the front is for a MP3 player, right?

Any reason you suggest this over simply replacing the DEH-1400? I'm a bit low on cash, though I could probably scrounge up the cash to buy one.

-Jin
 

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Thats would I would replace mine with if I were in a pinch for a stereo. Yes that is an input on the front for mp3 player, psp, whatever you can run an 1/8in headphone jack from. That one will play mp3 discs which allow you to put your music on a cd in mp3 format. That way you can put almost 5 discs worth of music on one plus its an overall great unit for the price.

But it looks like you could pick up just the "box" for your 1400 for about $30. So its all up to you on which route you want to go with it. :)
 

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I might just ride around with no music for a while. I think I want spark plugs before music.

It's either get the new head unit and listen to music, or get the new plugs and listen to the whine of 16psi...

And yes, plugs are that expensive for the Z. $10 bucks a pop.

-Jin
 
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