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CD player starts and stops...

Old 05-21-2008, 08:23 PM
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Bought a used boat recently, had an old cassette player in it, noticed it would shut off sporadically, and wanted to replace it anyway. Bought a new SONY CD marine CD player, and as long as I keep it on the radio, it is fine, but the second I switch it to CD mode or aux mode (playing ipod) it starts powering off and on repeatedly. Two in a row makes me think I have a power problem...anyone seen this behavior before and know what I should do? I am a relative novice, so keep that in mind when offering advice. The CD player/GPS, and depthfinder are all running off the same "accessory" switch in the dash. They stay on without issue (other than the blame depthfinder going into demo mode frequently).
Old 05-23-2008, 09:25 AM
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It definitely sounds like a power problem. You need to trace and check the wires. Pay particular attention to any and all connectors and/or splices. If there is an inline fuse open it up and check it carefully - they are notorious for corroding inside. Be certain to check both the pos and neg wires - both sides need to be good for good power flow.

The GPS and depthfinder each probably use less than 3 amps. I'm guessing that the stereo is probably in the 3-5 amp range as well. As such, a switch and wiring in *good* condition should be able to supply decent power to those 3.


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