2002 Chrysler Town and Country VCR won't power on

Tiny
ALLAD99
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 134,000 MILES
Hello,

I recently had the A/C compressor replaced on my 2002 Chrysler T&C EX. Shortly afterward we went on trip and the noticed that the center console VCR won't power on. It worked prior to taking the car in for service but not now. I have to admit, I'm having a hard time drawing a connection between the 2.

Would you be kind enough to give me some pointers on diagnosing this problem? Specifically, any fuses to look for (inside/outside the VCR), how to remove the center console, etc. Also, the power adapter in the center console works (I plugged my cell phone charger into it).

I'm also considering just going down to the local salvage yard and picking up a DVD player so recommendations on a good repair/replace guide are doubly welcome. I've got a Chiltons guide but for this it is useless.

Sincerely,
Allen
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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 11:50 AM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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First, make sure all fuses are good. Especially any that are called accessory. The screws that hold the console in place are usually under exterior plugs and/or inside storage compartments. The power adapter and the VCR wil be on different fuses.
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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 3:35 PM
Tiny
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James,

Thanks for the quick response. I suspected the VCR and power adapters would be on different fuses as the VCR normally won't turn on when the key isn't on or on accessory. I've already been through all the fuses in the fuse panel (located in the engine compartment). Wish it could be that simple. Is there a fuse in the VCR itself? And could you be more specific on the directions for removing the center console? Are you saying the console is bolts are accessed from underneath the vehicle?
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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 10:37 AM
Tiny
JAMES W.
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There may or may not be a fuse inside the VCR. It depends on the manufacturer. Most of them depend on the (accessory) fuse for protection.
All of the mounting screws for the console will be inside the van. Some may be covered with plastic caps along the base. Others are usually in the bottom of storage compartments in the console itself. I am looking for a better diagram so I can better help you. When I find something I will let you know.
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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 12:03 PM
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Did you find what the problem is?
I have a working one, but would like to replace it with a DVD Player. I saw you were considering that so wanted to see how things were going and which route you took
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 8:39 PM

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