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CD Player Won't Take My CD's

2004 Saturn Ion CD Player will not take my CD's. It Pulls them in makes the buzzing sound like it's still pulling and then it spits it right back out. Happens with every CD I own.

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  • oohdillLy Oct 18, 2008

    my cd player for my 2004 saturn ion says disk read error and ejects the disk. how do i fix this problem?

  • DMSkibum Oct 30, 2008

    Yes same problem with Cd player wish there was an answer! I prefer to listen to cd's over the radio. Please I need to buy a new cd player?



  • Nichole Reed Nov 13, 2008

    I have a 2001Saturn SL1 and my CD player recently stopped working as well. The radio is fine but when I put a CD in it takes it, shows track 0, and then spits it back out. So frustrating! Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I have an '04 Ion with the same problem. I'm looking for a fix so I won't have to buy a new one.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    my cds just stop playinig to wats the deal with that, and when its cold my car may not start it wil say service vehical. wats going on i gota tune up and oil change

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    same problem, 04 saturn. Pulls cd in, spins it around then spits it out.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem and sometimes my radio just freezes when i push buttons... and im getting the same message about the service vehicle... wtf help i love my car and these are the only problems i have had

  • acelia73 Feb 02, 2009

    2001 gmc jimmy -

    cd player shows err on the screen and cd goes in and will not play the cd, then spits it back out.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    same problem. it takes the cd for a few seconds and displays a 'disc read error'

    it only does it for a few months at a time and then it works again for a few months. its very unreliable and ANNOYING!

  • boobiela May 08, 2009

    My cd player doesn't play any of my cd's new or old. Sucks bc the radio plays **** I need my music.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have you fixed the problem yet??

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    My cd player takes the cd but spits it back out want load in my 2001 nissan exterra

  • craiglws Nov 06, 2016

    yes I trashed it and bought an aftermarket kenwood



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Try to pull the 2 radio fuses in the inner fuse block for 10 min. If problem persists, it is internal to the radio.

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This is more of a "work-around" rather than a solution, but I have found that if I "fog" the business side of the CD by exhaling my breath onto it, and then quickly inserting it into the CD slot, it usually works. It's as if whatever pulls the CD in is slipping and the little bit of vapor on the CD increases the friction and allows it to be pulled in more efficiently. That logic is probably flawed on a number of levels, but the point is, it works for me.

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Take the car back to dealer to have a wire replaced that's what I had to do

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I have a 2006 chevy colorado pickup, and it has an mp3 Cd radio. I have a problem a lot of the time getting this to take a cd and you have to keep turning the cd a little bit or push it further in with another cd, how can I clean the insertion point?

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SOURCE: saturn ion,sometimes wont start

The problem is in the ignition - the grease gets thick in the cold and doent turn quite right the first time. everything turns on, but the anti theft system thinks you have the wrong key so shuts off pwer to the starter. it takes 8-10 mintues to reset. That is why it normally starts when you come back later. I have had the same problem and done tons of reseach. Right now my temp solution has been a small heater and an extention cord. I keep it plugged in over night on a medium setting - just enough to keep the inside temp above freezing. I am also researching remote starts because saturn dealership charges $250 to replace the ignition, and a remote start will run about $300. Saturn wont do a recall because they feel it is not a safety hazard. I say that is bull. Good luck!

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SOURCE: replacing struts on a 2004 Saturn Ion

Firs thing is you need to get a spring compressor and working with one of these tools is dangerous. If it is not secured right the spring can expand and fly right through the car or you. after you have installed the spring compresser and locked it down. you can remove all the attaching parts to remove the strut. If you have any doubts you may be better off taking it to a tech so that the job is warranteed.

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SOURCE: 2004 Saturn Ion transmission

It should be on the drivers side and it looks like the oil dipstick. Usually the top of the handle is shaped like a " T ". Most of the time it will be yellow and say trans on it. It may be lower than the oil dipstick. Good luck.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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