If anybody can help
Have a pioneer deh-p960mp head unit (the face folds down to reveal the oel dispaly and function buttons). Installed the unit about 18 months ago. Has been working great until recently.
When I hit the "open" button to flip down the face, the unit turns off and the face folds up and down repeatedly until I hit the "reset " button. With the face closed, the unit does work (radio and CD).
If anyone has any info on this hu and this particular problem, all would be appreciated.
Paid about $450.00 for this and it does sound great. I do have a 2 year warrenty which I might have to utilize.
I figured out what the problem is. There is a flat type wire, (13 leads) that connects the face plate carrying frame to the unit. The face plate is connected to the carrying frame. When in the folded (closed position) this connector is folded like a piece of paper in half. I could "wiggle" this connector during the face plate oscillations and it would stop.
Upon closer inspection, you can see the insulation has worn off at the 'bend" in the connector.
Simply, its a bad design. How often can you bend a paper thin copper conductor in half before it breaks. Everytime the face plate would open - it was another bend.
Does anyone have access to Pioneer part numbers??