Help with Pioneer car radio troubleshooting


Active Member
I have an aftermarket Pioneer AVIC F60DAB unit in my 2006 Porsche Boxster S. A few months ago it started intermittently not turning on randomly. Now it won’t turn on at all. It seems to be getting power because when I turn on the ignition it makes a soft whirring noise and the backlight comes on but the screen stays black and it never displays the pioneer logo to indicate booting. There is also no power to the USB (no charging symbol if I plug my phone in, unlike when unit on and working).

Any ideas to fix or troubleshoot this? My local audio shop can’t get it in for a few weeks and said they would just send the unit off to Pioneer and to consider a new unit… hoping to avoid this…

Many thanks for any help.


Well-known Member
Can't help but I would hope the audio shop (should it not be a car audio specialist?) would check obvoius things like loose connections, blown fuses etc, before just "sending the unit off"!


Active Member
Thanks - yes should have said car audio specialist and yes they will check for fuses etc but said anything beyond that and it will need to be sent off. Hence keen to know if anyone has come across this before and possible diagnoses…

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