Radio non responsive at times, not turning on at other times?

I bought a N16 Almera (2004) a few weeks ago and am having constant problems with the radio. It's the integrated model with the climate control & radio together (no sat nav).
  • 75% of the time the radio works when the car is started, responds for a few minutes and then becomes completely non-responsive - but keeps playing whatever station/CD is on. No buttons work, not even the OFF button.
  • 10%, nothing when the car is started then it turns on after anything from 2 to 30 minutes and back to step one.
  • 10%, nothing when started and then at some stage works fine for the whole drive!
  • The other 5% of the time it mightn't work at all, or will work the whole time
The climate controls work 100% of the time.

Has anyone experienced something similar or have any idea what the problem is? My 2 guesses are it's the wiring or the control panel. I took a look at what's behind the panels earlier but couldn't see any broken/frayed wires although there were some with insulation tape (maybe someone went at them before?)
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If it's not the wires I would put a standard radio in place of the CD player if I could figure out which of these wires going to the radio/climate panel does what....
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I pretty sure that there is an adaptor for that... but I can't remember where I saw it.

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I have exactly the same problem and i thought to wait better weather (winter is comming JS) to try to fix it but its enoying and please, if you fix it tell us what was the problem.
 
I replaced the CD unit with an aftermarket radio. It was more than likely a faulty CD/radio unit but I guess it could also have been the radio controls bit of the dash. I think that's unlikely as the climate control portion of that unit works perfectly.

I stripped the wires going to the CD unit and connected the "new" radio to them.
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Here is the radio installed. The original radio controls now do nothing, and the controls on the steering wheel also are disconnected.
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I didnt saw your answer for almost 2 years and i still didnt solve my problem. I gto mp3 player and tried to instal it but i didnt know witch wire from EURO (ISO) jack goes where :/ I instaled tablet in dash but i cant play music when ever I want. Can you remember witch wires are connecting?
I wish i could save wheel and dash controls so im searching unbroken original cy460

 

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Hi All
Could anybody help me about that problem? Has anybody solution?
I changed the console, i thinked i solved the problem but after 5 min it’s happend again.
 
Hi All
Could anybody help me about that problem? Has anybody solution?
I change the console, i thinked i solved the problem but after 5 min it’s happend again.
I bought a N16 Almera (2004) a few weeks ago and am having constant problems with the radio. It's the integrated model with the climate control & radio together (no sat nav).
  • 75% of the time the radio works when the car is started, responds for a few minutes and then becomes completely non-responsive - but keeps playing whatever station/CD is on. No buttons work, not even the OFF button.
  • 10%, nothing when the car is started then it turns on after anything from 2 to 30 minutes and back to step one.
  • 10%, nothing when started and then at some stage works fine for the whole drive!
  • The other 5% of the time it mightn't work at all, or will work the whole time
The climate controls work 100% of the time.

Has anyone experienced something similar or have any idea what the problem is? My 2 guesses are it's the wiring or the control panel. I took a look at what's behind the panels earlier but couldn't see any broken/frayed wires although there were some with insulation tape (maybe someone went at them before?)
In0hyTy.jpg


If it's not the wires I would put a standard radio in place of the CD player if I could figure out which of these wires going to the radio/climate panel does what....
VuhEzcq.jpg
Is that solve the problem ?
 
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