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Hello Everyone

I am addressing this forum because I am out of luck fixing my radio problem. So, over Christmas my honda crz 2011 got broken into in an attempted hijacking, many interior parts robbed and destroyed but luckily they couldn't move it. Insurance does not cover, I am fixing most things myself except electric.

Quick facts:
  • new steering wheel from other car
  • new key code reader because it was destroyed
Everything works again except the radio that does not turn on.

My phone can connect via bluetooth and the speakers are working, i can use the phone to talk and play music over hands free streaming. The radio gets electricity and the lights turn on and dim down but the display does not turn on. It takes a CD and and also ejects it but does not play it.

I checked and swapped fuse box to see if the fuse is blown but thats not it. Does the radio have an internal fuse that is worth checking?

Does anybody have any Idea what it could be that the the display lights up but does not show anything. Any radio related button does not work. Auxiliary does not work.

Any idea would be appreciated.

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I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. Did they try to remove the radio or any physical damage to the front of the radio? Sounds like they killed the display of the radio or there is an internal or other built in fuse. You may want to buy a used replacement radio of the same model online. Just make sure you get the security code. Since you are not in the US I am not sure what resources you have available for purchase.

I wonder if you have an EX style with no navigation and the auxiliary amplifier got damaged or removed? In the US the EX models with Sub in the back had a secondary amplifier that provides the power to the SUB. the display not showing anything not sure what to say about that. Maybe others can chime in or provide a wiring diagram.

I take it your insurance is what we call here liability only?
 

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I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. Did they try to remove the radio or any physical damage to the front of the radio? Sounds like they killed the display of the radio or there is an internal or other built in fuse. You may want to buy a used replacement radio of the same model online. Just make sure you get the security code. Since you are not in the US I am not sure what resources you have available for purchase.
No, it does not look like they tried to removed the radio, it has no removal damage although the display and one button do show some scratches. I hope somebody can confirm that with the internal fuse! But strange that it turns on and that the cd intake and eject are working. Also, if it is just the display then the aux, cd and radio should still be giving sound. I tried several ways of inputting the radio code, hoping that the display just doesnt show the request. If everything fails I would get a replacement radio but would like to avoid spending that money since the other repairs are already costing a lot.
 

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Good luck. I am hoping someone will provide you the Factory Service manual so you can investigate further. In the distant past I was able to take my Factory radio out and took it to a specialized radio repair shop. I am not even sure such specialists even exist here in the US let alone anywhere else with our now disposable society.

If it were mine I might consider removing the radio opening it up and looking for internal damage but I have soldering skills and a bench power supply.

Please keep us informed what you end up doing. There has got to be a lot of OEM radios on the shelf of many members who have upgraded to something aftermarket.

I really do feel your pain. Restoring a car after damage like this is always an issue. I have helped many friends over the years in such situations up to and including making replacement dash panels out of plywood and soldering new harnesses together to restore functions.

No, it does not look like they tried to removed the radio, it has no removal damage although the display and one button do show some scratches. I hope somebody can confirm that with the internal fuse! But strange that it turns on and that the cd intake and eject are working. Also, if it is just the display then the aux, cd and radio should still be giving sound. I tried several ways of inputting the radio code, hoping that the display just doesnt show the request. If everything fails I would get a replacement radio but would like to avoid spending that money since the other repairs are already costing a lot.
 

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Good luck. I am hoping someone will provide you the Factory Service manual so you can investigate further. In the distant past I was able to take my Factory radio out and took it to a specialized radio repair shop. I am not even sure such specialists even exist here in the US let alone anywhere else with our now disposable society.

If it were mine I might consider removing the radio opening it up and looking for internal damage but I have soldering skills and a bench power supply.

Please keep us informed what you end up doing. There has got to be a lot of OEM radios on the shelf of many members who have upgraded to something aftermarket.

I really do feel your pain. Restoring a car after damage like this is always an issue. I have helped many friends over the years in such situations up to and including making replacement dash panels out of plywood and soldering new harnesses together to restore functions.
Hello, thank you very much for your empathy and quick responses.

I have soldering skill and do a lot of car repairs myself, but with the radio I just can not find the quick solution. Next, step will be to take it apart, see if i can find something loose or fried. If I find the solution myself I´ll post it.

Greetings
 

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Super long shot any radio repair places where you are?

Hello, thank you very much for your empathy and quick responses.

I have soldering skill and do a lot of car repairs myself, but with the radio I just can not find the quick solution. Next, step will be to take it apart, see if i can find something loose or fried. If I find the solution myself I´ll post it.

Greetings
 

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Just a shot in the dark, but if you've checked the B29 (10 A) fuse, and it was good, check the B1 (15 A) fuse. Other than that, I'd disconnect the battery for 5-10 minutes, then reconnect. I've found that to clear up electrical gremlins in the CR-Z before.
 

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Hello, Sorry I did not respond. The forum did not not alert me there were new messages. In the end I replaced the front panel of the radio and everything worked again. The thieves managed to scratch the radio panel and broke it. Replacing it fixed the issue.

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Marius
 
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