recently i have been having troubles with various CD players either loosing their FM tuners, or having the CD tray stop functioning.
I finally opened up my stock radio and fixed the few cold solder joints, getting the head unit functional again. I have a two fold question I suppose, and though I searched around here, google, and s12silvia i turned up pretty much nothing related.
1. The stock piggyback cassette deck is more or less non functional. As soon as power is delivered to it, the play indicator lights up even if there is not a tape in it. Putting a tape in is an exercise in futility as it goes in, gets captured, but the deck will not drop down onto the rotor heads. Sadly it will not release the tape either, so you have to take the entire deck out, and take it apart to get the damn cassette out. Does anyone happen to know the whereabouts of the Clarion Service manual for our cars units ? (if anyone has a working one with a nice faceplate, shoot me a PM if you want to sell it)
2. In light of the issue and the unlikely event that it can be fixed, i was wondering if anyone knew the pin out/in on the 5pin Din that the cassette deck uses to plug into the head unit? Is it a standard midi pin out, or a home audio/receiver pin out ? I tried testing my deck, but since i cant actually get a tape to play i cant determine whats the shared pin, or the left and right output pins. Just wondering since a number of cruiser type road bikes use a 5p Din input/output from their stock radios, there are adapter plugs that go right to a 3.5mm stereo jack to use a media player with them.