The top cover is held in place by xmass trees similar to the ones found in cars. There also some sticky tape in the front Just gently start prying and the top cover will come off. One that's out of the way you will see three screws that hold the guts of the unit to the bottom chassis. Remove these screws and the spring for the door and remove the CD portion. When you turn the CD potion on its back look at all of the gears for one that has slipped on its shaft. This was the problem with my unit. I was able to slip the gear back into position and put some crazy glue to hold it in place. I plugged my unit in at this point and watched as the unit was having trouble ejecting the CD I was able push on the CD with a flat blade and the CD came out and I was then able to eject. After playing with this for a few tries my unit was able to load and play any CD. I was rather surprised how easy this really was Give it a try you don't have much to loose.
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There could be several reasons why the CD cartridge is not ejecting from your 2003 BMW X5 E53. Here are some steps you can try to get it out and potential causes of the issue:
Check the CD player: First, make sure that the CD player is on and functioning properly. If the player is not working, it may not be able to eject the cartridge. Check the player for any error messages or signs of malfunction.
Press the eject button: Try pressing the eject button on the CD player. If the cartridge is still not ejecting, you may need to try a different method.
Use a thin object: If the eject button is not working, you can try using a thin object, such as a paperclip or needle, to press the eject button. Insert the object into the small hole near the eject button and push gently. This may release the cartridge.
Check the cartridge: If the cartridge is still not ejecting, there may be a problem with the cartridge itself. Check the cartridge for any signs of damage or wear. Make sure that the CDs are properly inserted into the cartridge.
Check the CD player mechanism: If the cartridge is not damaged and the CD player is functioning properly, the issue may be with the CD player mechanism. In this case, you may need to take the car to a mechanic or a BMW dealership for repair.
It's worth noting that some BMW models have a security feature that prevents the CD cartridge from ejecting if the battery has been disconnected or the car has been jump-started. If this is the case, you may need to enter a security code to unlock the CD player before you can eject the cartridge. Check your car's manual for instructions on how to enter the security code.
I'd suggest taking a look at this thread http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/1/154803.html
"Turn the unit on. Pick it up from the right side and rest it on its left side in a vertical position. Gently tap the right side of the media console while hitting the eject button at the same time. I had to tap it hard before it would eject the cd cartridge, but it did come out with all CD's intact. I will try to pry it open and check the gear on the motor. I have had this Lifestyle 25 system for 8 years problem free before the CD cartridge got stuck, and Bose technical help told me how to get it unstuck. But they now want me to trade my system in for a new one. I'm not ready for that yet, I'll check the gear on the motor that Anonymous mentioned."
Press the eject button several times non stop.Like 10 to 15 times non stop and see,if the cartridge is getting ejected out.If its still stuck,then disconnect the car battery negative terminal for 15 minutes then reconnect the negative terminal and heck.If still the cartridge is stuck,then its problem with internal mechanism.You will have to disassemble the unit and manually eject the cartridge out and lubricate internal mechanism.--------------
Unplug the changer and use a flat metal ruler.And slide it alongside the cartridge. try sliding on both sides. You'll eventually trigger the manual switch and it'll pop out.Bif that is also not helping then:---
solution is to disassemble the CD changer and lubricating the mechanisms inside. This is the most common problem with CD changers.
Take the unit out of car and try to release disc manually.Take the screws out on both sides of player then remove case . You will be able to manually push the big gear so that the disc goes back into the cartridge. And then it slides out. After that you lube all moving parts with a teflon grease and some parts with silicon spray. This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check that the
speaker cables are not damaged and the connections are secure. Reduce the
output level from any external components connected to the music center. Make
sure the audio input cable is firmly seated in the music center SPEAKER ZONE 1
jack and the multi-pin connector on the other end is firmly seated in the Accustoms
module AUDIO INPUT jack. Check the cables connecting the Jewel Cube TM speakers
to the Accustoms module. To restore communication between the music center and
the speakers turn the music center off for ten seconds, then on again. Check
the connections for any external components. Make sure to select the correct
source for the desired input. Be sure the CD is placed correctly, label-side
up, in the magazine, and the magazine is inserted properly in the music center.
Increase the volume. Check to see if MUTE is lit on the display. If it is,
press the MUTE button on the remote control to un-mute the sound. Disconnect
any headphones. Connect the FM and AM antennae. Check to see if the play symbol
in the display is lit. After pressing the CD key, wait a few seconds before
pressing PLAY. Make sure the magazine is properly inserted. Check to see if
there is a disc in the magazine, label-side up. Display shows a flashing box
for a disc that is label-side down or cannot be read. There may be dirt or dust
on the CD. If so, clean the CD. Eject the magazine and try loading the CD
again. A display message “E01” indicates a mechanical error. Unplug the music
center. Reconnect power and try again. If “E01” reappears, call customer
service. If the CD stuck again as you stated in your earlier
comments, then you need to use a small and long screwdriver to reach the notch. Now turn the media center upside
down so that the "Manual Magazine Release" is in your upper right
hand. Locate the two small rectangular "Open Slots" on the side. You
need to use the top slot. Use the screwdriver and push the little "U"
or "Y" Shaped metal upward which is just below the manual release. The
magazine will come out.
Please do accept the solution if
the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.
Hi, Underneath the unit you will see a small slot and "manual cd eject" embossed on the case , a jewelers screwdriver or darning needle or anything stiff and thin to pull down the wire lever inside the slot should do it.
There are some repair instructions available at www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com in the electronics section that will show you how to release the CD magazine and fix the problem where the unit will not play the CDs (you will hear a buzzing, buzzing, buzzing, and nothing will load or play).