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CD player will not work

I have a 2000 Pontic Grand AM GT, when ever I put a CD in the CD player I get error message E20. I tried to use a CD cleaner thinking that was the problem. It still would not work. If anyone has a solution please help!!!!!

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  • tassthompson Mar 11, 2009

    I get the E20 code also. I have cleaned it. Still nothing.Help

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    I have same problem for my 1999 Grand AM

  • disaster5888 May 11, 2009

    i have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT and whenever i put a cd in it it says E20 so i tried cleaning the lenses and it still didnt work. i talked to some people and they said pontiac has a lotta problems with stock cd player and i was told to just buy a aftermarket one but i was wonderin if there is any other way besides buyin a new one to fix the problem?

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, has anybody found an answer yet?

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I just got a grand am se.The problem is u have to have the sock stereo hooked up when u put a new one in.If it is ur stock stereo that has the problem there is a code that u can put in ita a anti-theft system. It's in da owners manual 3-14 i thinh.

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