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How to Troubleshoot a Clarion CD Player

Updated July 20, 2017

A Clarion CD player is a CD player used for vehicles. The vehicle's CD player is normally located in the vehicle's dashboard or near the driver's side of the vehicle near brake and accelerators. If you are having issues with the CD player working, you do not have to rush to the auto repair place just yet. Doing some troubleshooting, can get it working again so you can enjoy your favourite music CD's in your vehicle.

Check the wires connected to the Clarion CD player. Firmly push the wires in to make sure they are properly connected and nothing is unplugged.

Make sure you are inserting the CDs in properly, with the label facing toward the roof of the vehicle. Be sure to also check the opposite side of the CD to make sure it is not scratched or dirty. Wipe the disk with a damp cloth to remove any dirt, which can cause the CD not to work.

Make sure the CD player is placed on a flat surface and check that there is nothing under the CD player causing it to be uneven. If it is not flat, the CDs will skip or not play because the CD player is not stable.

Check the fuse that the CD player is connected into. A damaged fuse will prevent the CD player form working properly. If the fuse is damaged then it has to be replaced. Refer to your user manual to locate the fuse and replace the fuse.

Things You'll Need

  • Damp cloth
  • Replacement fuse
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LaTasha Rogers began writing professionally in 2009 and her work appears on various websites. Rogers is pursuing an Associate of Arts in health care administration and a Bachelor of Arts in communications and journalism from the University of Phoenix.