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Help - can't use it!

My friend just bought a car that had the CDX-FM563 6-disc CD changer already installed. Unfortunately, it did not come with instructions on how to use it. I cannot seem to find a manual for this system anywhere online. Can someone please just give me some basic pointers like: 1. Does the CD need to face a certain way? 2. Does the radio station need to be tuned to a certain station? Man, I sound like a complete idiot here. I apologize, but really...I have pressed every button I can think of, and nothing works! Any help would be wonderful. Thanks so much. Judy

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  • judyblue Aug 20, 2007

    Thanks so much, I will ask her to try that. I realized I forgot to add the manufacturer in my previous post. It's Pioneer.

    I'll let you know if it works!

  • judyblue Aug 25, 2007

    Yay!!! I told my friend to try the channel thing and that did the trick! Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    need to know what station to play disc changer on i have a dolby stereo

  • Arthur Gray Dec 16, 2008

    I have nothing on control no light or display.Everything is wired properly,I have power to changer but nothing comes through to radio or remote. Is there specific fm station(tried 88.1--90.10)or buttons to use on radio(Ford fm/cassette,460 turbo)

  • Arthur Gray Dec 16, 2008

    Can't make it work,everything wired correctly,got power to unit but get nothing on remote.Unit installed in mustang with am/fm/cassette,don't know modulation or what to push!!!??



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Usually there is a button combo you press on the stereo in the car to tell it to enter CD changer mode, his combo is dependent on the manufacturer of Stereo in your car, on mine you press the CD button while turning on, once in CD changer mode you should be able to select CD and track. Yes the CDs have to be a particular way up, although there is only a choice of 2 different ways so trial and error should suffice :)

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