After the flurry of mail on the NO CONT problem I put my 1995 stock radio
on the workbench again in order to have a good look at the handshake signal
I used the original Jaguar and the Alpine 5920 with the adaptor.
The 5920 has no audio feed through the 8-pin DIN connection cable. It has a
separate audio cable with two RCA connectors for plugging straight into an
The adaptor combines these audio connections and feeds them through the 8-pin
The handshake/control signal comes to the top of the left hind corner and
connects to a smd condenser. It is a pulse width square wave signal.
At first I got a cd playing for about 15 seconds and the NO CONT showed.
No more playing of the CD.
After following the signal on the oscilloscope, which is not easy as the
signal stops when
no communication occurs, the CD started playing again.
And kept playing!
Pretty confident that a bad solder must be the cause I re-soldered the smd
I found in the handshake circuit.
That was two days ago and the stock radio still plays CD’s on both changers.
However, these two days will not guarantee that the problem is solved for good.
I will keep you posted on the behavior of the radio,
I agree with you on this.
I have three CD changers, two Alpine and a real Jaguar.
The Alpines are;
5952 with the 4913 adaptor
The Jaguar is # DBC5130 and comes from my old, 1992, XJ40.
The 5960 was in the X300 when I bought it and worked well until
the NOT CONT message kept creeping up.
Cleaning the CD changer and its laser lens did not help.
I gave up on the stock radio.
I have an older Alpine radio now with a facia adaptor.