My CD changer is in the boot of my Passat.
It has developped a mind of its own when I want to skip a track.
If I start on CD 1 Track 1 and then press the "next" control, it goes to Track 8, and if I press it again it jumps to Track 17.
If I operate the "previous" control that works OK.
I have tried removing and re-inserting the CD magazine, I have switched OFF and ON, and I have switched to FM radio and back to CD without any effect.
It seems to have got into a "custom track selection" routine, but I can't see anything about this in either the Sony Manual, or the Passat In-Car Entertainment Manual.
Has anyone any ideas ?
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The laser pickup assembly is the problem, the stepper rail that the laser is mounted on is driven by a worm gear that often cracks or developes a flat spot causing the pickup skip and jump, also what must be taken into account is the laser has become weaker over a period of time. If repairs are going to be performed replace the whole assembly everything is new and comes pre-aligned when installed.
Mine says that all the time and it doesn't skip like that.. try using some air duster in the back and cd tray.. mine actually quit playing cds at one point.. my friend said it was the "dust cover" or something like that by the eye..
There are two ways either the 90* or the 180*. If your having problems like skipping I'd suggest finding a place at the center of the car where there is less shock for the unit, like under your seat. I know changers have this 6 seconds or more memory so in case it skips, the first 6 sec ahead of the song is stored and play it to avoid the skip.
You might need to have it professionally cleaned / diagnosed. The problem might not be a dirty reader, but a misaligned tray. Many trays, over time, become misaligned. Some more than others. Depends on your use and abuse of the unit. The issues generally happen towards the end of the tracks.