Honda Odyssey DVD Player Troubleshootingby Christopher Godwin
Repairing your Honda Odyssey's DVD player is an extremely complex task that requires special knowledge and expertise in digital circuitry and repair. For this reason, most consumers should not attempt to fix their own DVD player. However, there are some basic, common problems that most consumers can troubleshoot without expensive, special tools. Doing your own troubleshooting can save you money on unnecessary repairs and keep your DVD player running smoothly.
Disconnect the audio cabling connecting your DVD player to other car components like your amplifier and aftermarket speaker setup, if applicable.
Test the audio cabling with a multipurpose cable tester that will allow you to test multiple connection styles. All cable testers work differently and there is often a different procedure for testing different types of cabling. Check your owner's manual if you are unsure of how to test cabling connecting your DVD player to other components. Replace any cabling that is found to be faulty with new, working cabling.
Open the fuse panel in your car that holds the fuses for audio if you are only getting audio from one channel or are getting a weak signal.
Locate your cars owner's manual and find the fuses responsible for audio playback. Remove the fuses.
Inspect the fuses with a flashlight or bright light to make sure there are no cracks in the filament or burnt areas around the silver contacts or within the glass tube. A damaged or blown fuse is often responsible for one audio channel not working or diminished audio output. Replace damaged fuses with new, working fuses of the same type.
- Never open up your Honda Odyssey's DVD player to expose and repair internal components. This may void your manufacturer's warranty, and if you do not know what you are doing, there is a serious risk of bodily injury. You could also damage your DVD player, resulting in more expensive professional repairs.
Items you will need
- Multipurpose cable tester
- Replacement cabling
- Replacement fuses
- "Car Audio For Dummies"; Doug Newcomb, Mike Mettler; 2008
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