View Full Version : clarion cd player only works when the boat is not running

05-24-2010, 09:19 AM
Has anyone ever run in to this the my clarion head unit will only play cds when the boat engine is not running. I get an error code 6 which means it can not read the disk. The radio will still work but not the cd. Any ideas?:

05-24-2010, 09:28 AM
I got lots of hits when did a google search for these symptoms. Didn't see anyone say it only happened with the engine running though. The answers ranged from a bad laser to problems with the CD. Perhaps the vibration of the engine is causing tracking problems?

05-26-2010, 01:11 AM
I am having the exact same problem. I tried a cd cleaning disk. I actually plays fine with the motor running but when I try a retail cd I get the ER 6. I plays fine with engine killed.

05-28-2010, 03:12 PM
Wow! We were just going over the same problem yesterday. Our Clarion will only play CD's when the ignition is off. I never noticed it because we always use XM. I will keep an eye on this thread.