I need to disconnect my disc changer from radio...
Is there anyway to disconnect my 5 disc changer from the radio unit?? I got a penny stuck in it and I have to take it out but I'm not sure I want to put it back in...If I don't put it back in will this effect the radio unit from playing?
Re: I need to disconnect my disc changer from radio...
Removing the disk changer will not effect the radio you just wont be able to play cds. you can disconect it from your radio. first you have to pull the radio out (not the cd changer) and there will be a harness of wires coming out of the back of the radio wich connect to two different clips the bigger clip is for your radio and the smaller one is for your cd changer disconect the smaller clip and your cd changer will now be disconnected and your radio will still work.
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I dont remember if that year had a theft lock system or not, but I am looking into it. disconnect the negative battery cable for ten minutes and that should get you back to where you can enter the unlock code again and use the radio.
it is always cheaper to buy a working used one from a junkyard than to fix the old one. look around on eBay, craigslist, and junkyards. recyclers pull the radios and owners manuals out of cars and pile them in the office. so call around to local junkyards looking for a recent pontiac with CD player. you will most likely have to take a sawzall to your old one to get your discs out, but CDs are old tech now anyway. you should be able to get one for under 50 bucks, if you are not handy stereo install shops take them out and put them in very quickly and cheaply and are yet another source for used OEM stereos.
The fault is actually inside the CD changer, when one disc is selected the changer moves the gearing inside to slot from one CD to the other. While this operation is happening the selection arm jams !! Then giving an error at the radio display..
To fix the problem, disconnect the CD changer from the trunk of the car, take off the top plastic slide cover, with a small screwdriver slowly move the gearing so that the CD disc holder will move back to the load - unload position.
Pop out the CD holder.
Replace unit, reconnect the optic and power lead, switch on radio and the unit will work again,
Common for the CD to get stuck on the Delco radio, Try resetting the radio by disconnecting the battery for 5 min and then reinstalling the cables. This will reset the radio and you should get your CD to work again, if there is an issue. You going to have to go to the dealer and they are going to have to use a Tech2 scanner to reset and reprogram the radio. If there is any mechanical issues the Tech2 scanner will identify the issues, but 90% of the time. It's just a simple reset and the other 10% is a reprogram or replacing the unit.
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I just bought a 04 quest, and my radio would go out also. If you tap the console from the side, or you go over railroad track and it comes in and out, then there is a penny or some kind of change in the CD player. It also shorted out my DVD system. I went to the GV Electronics to have the dealership replace the DVD/TV, and they found a penny shorting out the Disc Player. (the previous owners kid must have put a penny in the CD hole.)
06 expedition 6 cd player and having the same issues,,, Disconnect battery and all 6 cd are stuck inside. "Error cd" shows when pushing eject. Looked everywhere and nothing shows how to fix it. I dont want to buy another radio/cd player for something that ford should know and how to fix?
you can try disconnecting the battery for 10 min. to reset the system. If that dosent work then you will need to send the radio into a repair shop to have them manually remove the cd and repair the changer. (the changers are very fragle and break inside) you can send it directly to alpine to be repaired.their number is 1-800-421-2284 ex 860304