I went and replaced the OEM headunit from my Xterra and totally forgot to take the CD out of the CD player before doing so. Is there an easy way to get the CD out without damaging the CD or the radio?
To get power to it you might have to get creative if you don’t already have the means to test 12v circuits outside of a vehicle. I have a lighter plug from radio shack with 2’ long power leads and alligator clips on the end that I can plug in to a portable jump box or the outlets in the truck to test stuff. If you have an old lighter plug adapter that does not have a step down transformer inside it you can just separate and strip the wires off it and use it for this.
First, did you cut out the plug or hook it up to an adapter? If you have the plug just apply power to the Yellow wire and attach ground to the mounting bracket on the head unit. If the CD does not pop out when it gets power apply power to the Yellow wire and the Green wire with a Black stripe then try pushing eject.
If you don’t have the plug it can still be done. Again ground the mounting bracket and apply power to the pin in the picture below marked with the Yellow line (bottom row 3rd from left). Same as before, if CD does not pop out apply power at the same time to pin marked with the Green line (top right corner). Try not to touch the pin I marked red, that is for the dimmer control and I really don’t know what the max voltage is that can take. The one next to green is safe to touch with power, it will just make the backlighting come on.
Thanks to the person on eBay that posted this nice picture for me to draw on.
lol thanks for all the help guys. i re-used the plug with a wiring harness, but im going to attempt this in a couple days with a random wire if i can find a car battery in my dad's garage. will let you guys know if i electrocute myself haha