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CD player error

I have a 2001 Ford Windstar with a 6 CD changer and it tells me "CD error". It won't play or eject the CDs. Anything I can do short of taking it to a dealer to possibly fix?

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  • Sublime One Dec 12, 2008

    I have a 2002 Windstar but exactly the same problem. On Friday my CD just stopped playing mid-song. Since then it won't play, won't eject any CDs, won't anything. And I get the error message sometimes too.



    Anyone out there who can help us??

  • boandkim Feb 23, 2009

    My windstar CD Player now says 'cd error' too.  Does anyone have any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    My windstar CD Player now says 'cd error' too. Does anyone have any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    same

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    i have the same problem, the 6 disk is full, will not eject or play.

    gives error msg. i just want to get the cds out. my vcp is hit or miss to!

  • karen allman
    karen allman Feb 28, 2015

    same here~ I purchased another unit on ebay and at 1st all 6 cds played then 1 3 & 5 then those quit and 2 4 & 6 only would play then all went out ~ back to square one ~ it is in the battery connection? I will reset again by disconnecting the battery both positive & negative, when I disconnected the pos only it did not reset~

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I have the same problem. I agree with no. 1 - it fixed itself when I had work done on the car and they disconnected the battery. It is part of a **** load of electrical problems Ford has with this windstar (ie ABS, wacked out dash indicator lights) and they don't know how or won't do a dame thing about it. What a pain the the a_ _.. Hard pressed to buy another Ford after all this.

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I have had the same problem with mine. What I do is remove the radio(you need the u-shaped removers), then unplugged the two connections in the back- don't worry about the antenna plug- it doesn't affect anything. Leave the connectors unplugged about 30 seconds, and plug the back in. At this point you can check to see if it works before reseating it. I have had this car for five years, and when I do this it works about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work first time, it generally works the second time. Once you do it a couple of times, you get the hang of it, and it only takes a minute. Plan B is to disconnect the battery, wait a minute, and reconnect. Same result, more work.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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    dvshooter10 Apr 19, 2013

    Thank YOU!! I disconnected the battery, reconnected it and PRESTO!!

  • Bethanie Swanson Roof
    Bethanie Swanson Roof Sep 05, 2015

    Does it matter if it is ground or hot for the battery?

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My 2001 Ford Windstar did the same exact thing, it was out of wack for awhile and then one day it just worked, and has ever since. I would just check it periodically, don't force anything, good luck.

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None of that worked for me. Any other options?

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This unit doesn't have a drawer~the disc only ejects from the unit.

Posted on Feb 28, 2015

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Use a stiff wire, a paper clip or safety pin—into the hole. Push gently and the drawer should open partway. Gently pull the drawer the rest of the way open and remove the CD.




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