View Full Version : s14 oem cd player problems

08-22-2012, 06:24 AM
I have searched for the past 3 days on here and Google, but nothing pertaining to my problem.

I installed the factory CD player in to my s14 zenki, radio comes on but does not illuminate, i can switch channels through the FM, and sound comes out of the speaker. but i cant see whats going on.

Everything is oem, no spliced wires, all plugs are there, radio harness is uncut!
does the radio have to be put in its place to act as a ground?
that's the only thing i can think of..
all dash lights work and illuminate perfectly.

checked the voltage at power wire I'm getting around 12.. checked the illumination wire for voltage and I'm getting around 1.4.
checked the dimmer switch illumination wire and getting the same 1.4v, and dimmer is working just fine..

any help i would appreciate it...

08-22-2012, 06:55 AM
So this factory CD player has a radio too? Most likely, it's a bad unit. You should find another one on eBay and try it out.

08-22-2012, 07:09 AM
yeah its an se model, has fm/am, cd player, and even cd changer option.
the radio came out working like a charm. i know its good.

08-22-2012, 07:11 AM
Lots of old nissan radios the display burn out, this is what happened to yours. Nothing you can do but buy a new radio

08-22-2012, 07:12 AM
yea i hear u man same for me but i just bought a new cd player

08-22-2012, 07:14 AM
cool thanks guys.... i guess i have to look for one now.

08-22-2012, 07:52 AM
Face plate can be removed. If yours is newer and better, keep the main unit/body and just swap the face plates.

08-22-2012, 07:54 AM
would u happen to know where i can get a face plate?

08-22-2012, 08:18 AM
would u happen to know where i can get a face plate?

I would assume used most likely but at the same time why dont you get a new aftermarket radio

08-22-2012, 08:41 AM
I have 2 after market radio lol, new in the box. i just want to run the oem one.

08-22-2012, 08:54 AM
then check scrap yards. any double din Nissan radio up to about 2002 should fit no problem cuz Nissan used the same wiring harness, with the rear speakers on one plug and the rest on the other, in almost all of their vehicles

08-22-2012, 09:07 AM
Cool, thanks again guys