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Problem with stuck magazine....

I have a stuck magazine inside the cd changer and I know that there is a disc selected but my head unit just says "cd check".When I press the grey eject button the head unit just says "no cd" and then it seems that it fails to recognize the changer at all from then on. This all started happening after my battery went flat and I had to restart the engine using jump leads. Is there a manual way of getting the magazine out or can anyone help? Thanks.

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  • Bocban Mar 27, 2008


    I have a similar problem.

    Left my lights on and the battery died.

    I got the car restarted using jump leads but now I have two problems.

    First, the CD changer will not "grab" the mag with the 6 CD's. I push it in but nothing happens.

    Secondly, my wipers now have a mind of their own, regardless of which position the stalk is in the wipers will wipe for about 6 or 7 times and the stop anywhere on the windscreen.

    Is my BSI buggered?

    CAR: Peugeot 406 HDI 12/1999 2L

  • bosimasan May 03, 2008

    Hi, I have a Toyota Celsior with a Pioneer cd changer in the boot it has a cartridge in it but when you press the button on the changer the door will not open.

    Any help would be appreciated.


  • comfortables Jan 07, 2009

    listener85 you are a star.

    same prob, battery died on my honda stream from then on no changer control from head unit, changer had power but no function and the eject stopped working.

    following your instructions had it fixed and back in the car in half an hour. anyone else reading this it looks technical but was really straightforward. I can stop looking on ebay for a replacement now.

    well happy, cheers



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OK I have had exactly the same problem and spent the last hour or so fixing it. It seems to have its logical knickers in a twist after the battery going flat and won't eject because its left a CD in the playing position, IE, out of the magazine. So, remove the changer from the car (usually velcro then pull off the two phono and the power connectors) and undo the four small cross head screws holding the case on. Pull the front panel off (you may need to pinch the case in the middle top and/or bottom as there is a clip here holding the front panel), then either pull the sides of the case out until the two rotary Horizontal/vertical mount controls disengage (or you may be able to rotate them anti-clockwise until they pop off, but I didn't try this) and lift off the lid. Next, pull the four little mounting posts on the internal deck assembly out of their four rubber mounts on the outer case, and disengage the two springs from the horizontal/vertical mounting controls. The mech is now loose inside the case but be careful as its attached by a rather delicate ribbon cable to the outside cables and connectors, This will unplug after you pull off the sticky tape holding it to the chassis, but you might be able to do the rest of this without unplugging it if you turn the mech over carefully. You will see a motor assembly and several white cogs (actually you will see two but the little tiny one with a worm (spiral) drive only moved the CD mech optical head so ignore that one). Using a small screwdriver, carefully rotate the cog closest to the motor so that (viewed with the motor closest to you and to the right) the plastic parts under this assembly start to slide to the right. You should actually be able to see the CD underneath start to move to the laft, back into the magazine, and the CD mech will open up to release it. Once the cog doesnt want to turn any further (and the CD is completely back in the Mag), then you will be able to manually eject the mag by pulling sideways gently on a round white part on the mag side. The mechanism should click and release the mag. Hey presto... fixed. Now just reassemble the whole thing back into its case, probably a good idea to check that each of the CD's is correctly seated in the mag and that there is nothing wrong with any of them that could cause it to jam again, then go try it in the car prior to final assembly. As we now know that this unit seems to be prone to throw a wobbly if its power is removed with a CD in it, I would strongly recommend that you eject the mag before disconnecting the unit for final assembly, assuming it all works OK now, or indeed any time you might have to disconnect the car battery for any other reason. Hope this helps, it did it for me! Mark

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I have used what Listener85 posted and the advice was spot on.The rubber mounts were tricky getting back on but persistance payed off. Thanks a mil, u saved me £100!!! Dan, Cambridge, Uk

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I had the same problem, and using the above method I managed to eject the magazine. After re-assembly a black metal strip has come loose but I have no idea where to attach the other end. Please see photos. Can someone please tell me where it goes? I can pipe it to the underside but there is no logical place for it. The head unit still does not recognised the changer.

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Excellent post Mark. Worked wonders for me. Many many thanks.

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No the procedure does not work with me.
The CD is still being held by the mechanism and will therefor not move at all.

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