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Old 10-21-2009, 11:36 PM   #31
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you should splice the yellow and red wire together and touch that to the positive and the black to the negative.
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Alrighty, I'mma go blow myself up. I'll update this if I still have fingers. :P
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I was going to suggest you hook it up to speakers as well, but I realized you don't need speakers to see if you have an E20 error message. I guess that'* why I try not to give audio advice.
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I thought the exact same thing when hooking it up to a battery was first suggested, so no worries.

I'm curious about this, though: I don't disconnect the wire harness from my car when I remove the radio. Does this mean I need to disconnect my battery, crawl in the to dash and remove my harness?

I don't have a spare, although I was looking into buying a new one earlier. Think I should and use that to test, then place it in the car if it proves the radio works?
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The wires just came in and wouldn't you know it, they don't fit.

I quit. I'll listen to the radio.
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i have a 1999 camaro z28 radio has a error in the cd payer will not pay anything
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Default error code E20 for CD player

Fix for error code E20

Error code E20 occurs when the CD'* laser can't focus due to a dirty lens.

My 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am'* Monsoon CD would only play commercially made CDs. It used to play CDs I made at home with my desktop but suddenly stopped playing them altogether and an error code E20 would be displayed before ejecting the CD. This is because CD players have a harder time reading privately made CDs, and my CD'* lens hadn't been cleaned since I bought the car 11 years ago in 2002 .

I removed the Monsoon from the dashboard, removed the case, motherboard, control board and last of all the CD player. Once removed, access to the CD'* lens was easy. I cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing, NOT drinking, alcohol) and a cotton swab, or Q-tip. After reassembling everything, the Monsoon plays any audio CD once again and no error codes.

pro - $500 savings to replace, or do without privately made CD'*
con - 2 hours to do
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