Question about 2003 Toyota Celica
It's holding a music CD, that I borrowed from our public library, captive! How can I make it release the CD? Car owner's manual says nothing about trouble shooting the CD player. There's no brand name on the dashboard CD player (orignial equipment, Toyota 2000 Camry) Toyota dealer wants $89 just to look at the problem. Thanks, if you can help!
I had this say problem with my 2000 solara. Here is the fix, remove one of the car battery terminals for a couple of mins (3-4mins). The reattach the battery terminal back. This would make your cd player and car clock reset. once you start your car you should be able to eject the cds. You'll just need to reprogram all your preset radio station. Hope it helps
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
With the key in the ACC position (so the stereo is on, but the engine isn't), press eject and listen to see if you can hear gears whirring. If so, it's trying but isn't progressing the disc. Use a pairof forceps to gently grab the edge of the disc and pull while it tries to eject. If it DOESN'T whir, let me know and we'll go from there.
Posted on Oct 04, 2007
Remove the battery terminal for 5 seconds and then put it back on, the cd changer resets and you can get you discs out.
i just did this on my 2000 toyota solara and everything is working again
Posted on Jul 20, 2012
I had the same problem with my 2005 tundra and I tried the fixes mentioned in the thread, disconnecting the battery and removing fuses, bu they did not work.
What did work was turning in the CD player and inserting a thin piece of cardboard into the CD slot and this apparently triggered the auto eject in the CD player. I cannot explain it but it did fix the problem and eject the CD. I reinserted the CD and it works just fine.
Posted on Sep 08, 2013
Otherwise, if you don't have some needle-nose pliers or tweezers, try using something else that's thin, with a handle, like a butter knife or a putty knife, and wrap a thin layer of tape around it (making sure that the sticky side is UP, and the tape is secure so that it won't slide off at all; also, it should be a rather strong adhesive) then stick it inside of the player and push down and pull out; hopefully your CD will come with it! - This method worked for me, (I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand AM) however, now my CD player won't "****" in any other CD's and I don't know how to fix it :( Any suggestions?
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
Hi i got a 2005 grand am gt, i only had it about for 2 months and the other day i put a cd in an now it wont eject. i tried almost everyway possible,the tweezers wont get it out neither will the tape to a butterknife. i cant find how to take it apart..any answers just email me at email@example.com
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
SOLUTION (for me anyway).
- disconnect battery for 3 minutes
- reconnect battery
- insert key and turn to power electronics on
- allow stereo to go through its reset process
- continue to allow stereo to reset (you should be able to hear the cds trying to reset).
- when you can't hear the cds reseting, hit load or eject and allow stereo to struggle with the discs. Be patient, the stereo will do the work
- I had to do all steps 3 times but sure beat pulling the head unit out. One of the resets fixed 3 of 4 cds. My 3rd reset fixed the 4th.
Posted on Aug 14, 2016
Usually for any cd device with this fault you knock power off on player keep your finger on eject button while switching cd player on should come straight out then
Posted on May 28, 2016
If only a reset is necessary to get a cd out of a player what kind of trouble you think should caused that maybe, suggest a little drive belt for the jump-mechanism to eject the CD out of the player , there must something goes wrong in the electrical timing the motor don,t stopped in case of this if the micro switch can not been on time reached by the resist of the tray mechanism to get the stop signal on the end because the mechanism inside hangs and the belt is continuously slipped by a dirty limp or weak rubber belt inside the cd player for the ejection mechanism ,all parts are timed on each other push in that cd and it goes timed and is starting auto focus of the laser and that start drive the spindle motor to read the table of contents first to be come in idle , so the trouble is in this caused maybe in first case for a longer time and will after a while repeat "damned again" for problems where you can think , :If it lingers remove power off" yes then is in most cases the problem solved, but nots what caused this : you must determine where the cause is in case of an electro-mechanical error oft by the mechanical resist when you know that water dew moisture dust or dirth can be are the first thing what caused in this then it may be that a problem after a reset by temporary electrical interruption and that the problem yet again smooth returns then you can repeat the electrical disconnection or (only if you are able to handle) remove that player and clean also the microswitches inside replace the drive belt for mechanical ejection.( little advise to get a fraction thicker belt for this . for those who need to get the cause out of the player itself. its only a patient thing to do because of some things to handle are some people obliging to handle this .
Posted on May 17, 2016
Reset from the battery by disconect and connect it.
Posted on Mar 11, 2015
REMOVE THE UPPER COVER OF CD PLAYER AND REMOVE YOUR CD. IT MUST HAVE STUCK OUT OF CD TREY TO THE BODY OF CD PLAYER.
Posted on Oct 07, 2011
Before you spend $$ to have someone do anything, take the radio out of
the dash yourself. what;s the worst thing that can happen, you break
the radio that doesn;t work?
take the top of the radio apart and move the cd around... it's jammed and needed help to set up in the player.
put it back in the dash and push play. it should work. i just fixed mine and i am happier than paris hilton in a sausage factory.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Cds stuck in car stereo- error message pops up, advice?
I have a 2003 Toyota Tundra with a 6 disk CD player, factory stereo. I have all 6 cds in and "ERROR" now appears on the screen, the cds won't play, and will not eject. I have had this problem for 2 days and have not been able to get them to do anything. I don't see a pin hole anywhere to "eject" the disks. Any ideas? Is my stereo broken?
by seafoodb... Member since: March 09, 2007 Total points: 125 (Level 1) Best Answer - Chosen by Asker This indicates a malfunction of the disc changer functions.
A: Press the reset button on both the changer and the remote. The reset button on the changer is located on the front panel of the unit, It can beactivated with the tip of a pin.
B: If the unit does not operate after resetting it, remove the magazine by inserting a business card between the magazine and the mechanism. The lock lever will disengage to allow the magazine to eject.
C: Make sure all cds are in the magazine, a CD is found lodged in the carriage, remove all cds from the magazine and reinsert the magazine into the changer.
D: Press the eject button. This should cause the loged CD to move from the carriage into the empty magazine. The magazine should automatically eject and normal operation will return. I Found this on another site as I have the same problem too. 2003 Tundra. I will try the disconnecting the battery first.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
I had a cd jammed in my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix and when I took it out I couldn't get the cd player to insert or eject the cd. I took a chance and turned off the car and removed the fuse for the radio and put it back in. Once I put it back in the cd player worked just fine!
Posted on May 30, 2008
I've purchased a Toyota Camry 2003 with in-Dash CD changer, the first CD I loaded and played for a minute got stuck.
The problem was solved and the CD was ejected after I used a small tweezer in the CD opening the I pressed Eject button and luckily the CD went out!
Now I wonder whether I can play another CD and face the same problem again or just leave it like that !
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
Toyota 02. 6 disk CD player factory fitted. When i press load insert i get wait but never load prompt
Posted on Dec 16, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 15, 2015 | 1994 Isuzu Trooper
Sep 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Feb 21, 2015 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Mar 20, 2010 | 1998 Honda Civic
Dec 29, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Dec 17, 2009 | 1992 Eagle Summit
Jul 30, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
May 27, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Altima
Mar 08, 2015 | 2003 Toyota Celica
50,128 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!