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How do I find the model number on my Alpine cd changer in my 2002 Laguna as I need a magazine for it and have no manual.

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There will be a silver or white tag on the back with the model and serial # on it. If it's not there, just visit a car audio shop that sells Alpine, any experienced installer with one look can tell you what it is. Hope this helps

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Open top cover, if the empty magazine was left inside the cd trays it can slide out into the playing area and jam the unit, check it like that anyhow. Sometimes you can see a small metal tab to release the magazine.

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