2005 Honda Pilot- After battery cable install, CD changer keeps flashing lights and running as if it is looking for a CD, a few seconds after ignition turns off. Any suggestions?

30

Asked by Sep 20, 2015 at 10:09 AM about the 2005 Honda Pilot

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers

30

I've an Acura w/Nav, Bose stereo, DVD, tape. Honda's are nearly the same. Your display should show some error in DVD / Radio window asking for a key code due to the disconnected battery which in turn shuts down the anti-theft alarm making it unusable to the thief. The code is on the inside top of the fuse box cover mounted on the pass side firewall (in engine compartment). Happens whenever battery is disconnected. Code may change if stereo has been replaced but the new code should have been provided at install. I believe it's 5 #'s. Have had to reenter mine several times due to new batteries. Original 03 owner. If lost, you need to contact Honda for the code but need new stereo serial #. Hope it helps, good luck.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
30

Thank you. Actually that is not the answer. In this vehicle there is a CD and radio in the upper part of the console and a CD changer in the bottom console. The radio and upper CD player work fine after radio code was entered. The problem is specific to the lower CD Changer and appeared after a battery cable installation. I appreciate your response.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

I have the same problem with my 2005 Pilot. Have you found the answer?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
40

Same problem for me. No answers yet, though, I see. I had my battery disconnected for work done on my steering column, and while my radio showed an error code, which was resolved when I put in the code, the cd changer in the lower portion of the dash is searching for cds both when the car is started and right after it is turned off.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
10

If I could figure this out I'd be rich. No one seems to have a clue how this happened or what can fix it. I've searched the service bulletins with no luck. Also gone back to all the 2005-2015 posts with no hope of resolving it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Interesting. I have had a problem free 2005 Pilot and all of a sudden my cd changer is doing the same thing. But in my case no battery cable changes or any other work done on the vehicle. Working when I parked it, came out a day later and it had spit out a cd and has had issues since. Upper radio and cd player working fine.

Ask honda maintenance and they acted like they didn't have a clue. Nice right?

Your Answer

Pilot

Looking for a Used Pilot in your area?

CarGurus has 36,594 nationwide Pilot listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

Honda Pilot Experts

  • #1
    Fordtudor37
    Reputation
    610
  • #2
    Patrick Jay R
    Reputation
    520
  • #3
    2004greenacuratl
    Reputation
    510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Highlander
473 Great Deals out of 31,574 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda CR-V
770 Great Deals out of 57,949 listings starting at $1,850
Used Acura MDX
462 Great Deals out of 17,128 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
275 Great Deals out of 23,484 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Odyssey
407 Great Deals out of 27,842 listings starting at $1,899
Used Nissan Pathfinder
367 Great Deals out of 26,956 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
935 Great Deals out of 69,577 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
1,016 Great Deals out of 60,156 listings starting at $1,099
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
731 Great Deals out of 41,715 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
730 Great Deals out of 47,059 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Sienna
371 Great Deals out of 26,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
869 Great Deals out of 70,549 listings starting at $700
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
242 Great Deals out of 16,165 listings starting at $1,475

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Pilot For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 23,650 listings starting at $26,990
2016 Honda Pilot For Sale
106 Great Deals out of 2,044 listings starting at $22,360
2015 Honda Pilot For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 2,884 listings starting at $12,995
2014 Honda Pilot For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,201 listings starting at $14,440
2013 Honda Pilot For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 979 listings starting at $12,598

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.