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Approximately 2 years after purchasing a new Honda Accord LX 2003, the CD changer stopped accepting CD's. I don't think there is a CD in the changer. The Dealer tells me that I must replace the entire Stereo system at a cost of $500 plus. Is there an alternative

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You can buy a standard cd player for your car or find another one with the changer and put it in your car and save a ton of money. I would first pull out the old one and then take it to an electronics store and see if they can fix it. If not, then buy a new one and install it yourself. Usually they have clips that can be unclipped by sliding a knife down the side of the unit. Go and get yourself a Haynes or Chilton manual if you plan on a lot of do-it-yourself repairs on this car. It should give detailed directions for your car with diagrams. They are about $20 from any car parts store and well worth it.

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If you are sure a DVD is not stuck or failed to eject, then pull the unit and take it to a factory authorized Honda radio repair shop, the dealer can give you the name of a local facility, I am sure it will cost less than $500.00 most likely around $200 or there abouts. The dealer charges a premium on the repair the radio shop does, so if the dealer bill is $200.00, then they will most likely (based on dealership policy) double it to $400.00. Pulling the radio should be a piece of cake.

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