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My 2004 Chevy Malibu factory cd player will not pull the whole cd in it states reading cd then check disk. When I hit the eject button it makes a sound like it is trying but does nothing.

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  • leshia21 May 26, 2010

    yes the information was helpful and made sense.


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I would like to share Few Details with you :-

1. On most of the Models, this is due to Faulty CD Lens. In that case, it is better to pick these sets up for $50 - $75 and is cheaper than any Repair.

2. As you also mentioned that when you eject button, there is a sound and it does nothing. The above 2 Symptoms are seen in many cars due SOFTWARE. You need to get the Radio Re-Programmed.

There is a Technical Bulletin's which were issued for the same. One of them would be :-


Some customers may comment on one of the following conditions:

• Long CD load-to-play time
• CD ejects with an error message of "CHECK CD"
• CD does not return to previous track after an ignition cycle
• Clock resets to 12:00
• CD does not play
• CD does not eject
• CD stuck in CD player
• Radio will not accept CD

A software anomaly within the radio has been found.

You need to have the radio reprogrammed at the dealer
. Even if you get the cd out, it will happen again. The new software corrects this issue.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • leshia21 May 26, 2010

    There was a stuck cd in the player but I used double sided tape and another cd to get it out. However while stuck the cd was able to play but would not eject fully. Do u still think the radio needs to be reprogrammed?

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 May 26, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    That's the reason i offered Both the Possibilities. It could be a Combination of Faulty Lens and Faulty Software / Faulty Radio. The above mentioned Solution is actually a Part of Technical Bulletin issued by Chevy.

    Yes, it is a Possibility. I could explain you in a simple way :-

    How Actually CD Ejects from the Player?

    When you Press Eject Button, a signal is sent that would make the Player eject the Disc. If the Software is not Updated or a Glitch, the player might not be able to get a Signal or Might receive a wrong signal and would not eject the CD.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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