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2003 Lincoln LS

I' having issues with my 2003 Lincoln LS 6 CD changer. It abruptly stopped working today. I get a cd error.

I cannot eject the disk, play a disk, or shuffle. I get a "cd error" message.

I am wondering if it is possible to reboot the cd. My experience with software influences me to take such action..


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  • bruceh Oct 18, 2007

    just the cd player.

    stereo works great.

    i'm moved to believe it is with the mechanical changing part of the cd changer. If it is software, I expect to hear some sort of movement noise to output that the cd player is trying to read the disk.

    There a technique to unjam or reset the system? I am wondering if I can reset the code of the system and see if the cd player has self check diagnostic capabilities during start up that just might dislodge this pesky behavior.

    Replacing is the easy fix, but why can't I make stuff I have now work instead of getting a new one?

  • DaveQ Nov 07, 2007

    DaveQ 2001 Lincoln LS CD Changer Problem

    Had a problem with the CD Player just not playing. Purchased a used one on Ebay, and guess what, I have a different problem.Cannot load a CD keep getting Slots Full and CD error Messages.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    I had the same problem with the Alpine 6 Disc changer a 2002 LS. Dealer said it was caused by using "burned" discs (CDR's as opposed to commercially recorded). I'm skeptical because I've been using CDR's in the unit for six yeasr without a problem. Also, I can't see why the recording format should have any effect on the unit's mechanical ejection system. Since extended warranty applied, I had the unit replaced.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    The same exact thing happened to me with my LS and now I can't get the burned cd's out. They wont eject.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    Same problem. Cds won't eject or play. CD Error.

  • wlessard May 27, 2008

    I have an 02 Lincoln LS with the Alpine 6 CD changer. Occasionally the CD Error would come up but eventually I could get the CD out. No longer.
    I'm trying to figure out how to get into the thing. Does anyone know how?
    [email protected]

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    202 lincoln ls disc wil not eject

  • annsom7 Aug 22, 2008

    I have Jeep 2005 grand cherokee limited and have a 6 mp3 cd nav system also have a dvd player attached to thesystem all factory installed . while driving and listening to my cd it just stopped working and said

    " DISC ERROR " it does not recognize any of he 6 cd's and is not recognizing my dvd player also when you go in the mode on the player and choose from Disc / Sat/ Ves --Ves being where the sound from the dvd player comes , it does not even switch to Ves, it goes to Disc and when I press the mode button again it goes to Sat and when I press the third time it should go to Ves but it switches to Disc mode, completely skipping VES mode.

    I can take my Cd's out and insert Cd's but my radio plays well. my nav system works fine.

    Need help


  • jacain357 Aug 23, 2008

    my Cd Changer was working fine until I took one of the battery post off now all I see when I try to play a Cd is 3FFF or CD error but the radio works fine and the GPS.Someone else had the same problem can you help please.2003 Lincoln LS

  • JDURHAM Jan 10, 2009

    I have just purchased a USA Spec F100i 6 disc changer. There is a lable on the bottom stating "manual eject" - How do you manually eject the magazine.? Also, does the unit normally have to be connected to remove the magazine? I purchased the unit used and wanted to make sure the magazine was functioning properly before paying someone to install. Thanks, Jeff

  • laurentrinet Jan 12, 2009

    I'm having the same exact problem down to the T. Any suggestions on how to fix?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    hey guys, i have this problem every 9 months or so!, if u disconnect the battery for about 30 mins, usually it makes it work fine again!

  • aquarian09 Feb 08, 2009

    hey i bought a second hand honda civic. its came with a pre installed blaupunkt washington DJ 70 sound system with 10 cd changer. im having pretty much the same problem, when i try to play any CD, all it says is "CD ERROR". any help?

  • arianna1224 Mar 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. the cd changer in my 2003 lincoln ls stopped working all of the sudden. However, the radio and the GPS work just fine. I tried also ejecting or changing CDs and it does not let me. Please help!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2004 Lincoln Aviator, and the number of discs in my player reads all 6 CDs in the changer. So when I try to press CD AUX button, it kept reading NO CD, and when I press the EJECT button, it kept reading CD ERROR. What's going on?



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My 2001 Lincoln LS has done this 3 or 4 times in the last 8 years. I disconnected the battery (for a minute), pulled the fuse, held the 'load' 'eject' button simultaneously for about 1 minute, banged on the dash, slid a credit card along the opening...prayed : ) For 2 days it wouldn't work. Then today I pressed the CD button and it worked. I immediately removed the one 'burned' CD that I had in slot 5, The only think I can think might have affected it was-
1. Put in a new CD that one of our local gospel groups made.
2. Weather had been quite warm, then 2 days ago, it got freezing cold outside again????
I don't know? Probably just an idiopathic occurrence.
It is the Alpine head, LS sports package.

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I think you will most likely have to replace the factory unit. That problem is very common with cd changers. it's a mechanical issue. is it the cd changer on the stereo itself?

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I had the same problem. I took mine apart and found that a gear had fallen out of the CD changing unit, I found it in the radio and put it back on the motor it belonged to. There will be a little hole with a post in it on the bottom of the changer, not the whole unit, you must separate the two pieces.

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that's a mechanical issue, actually...i'm assuming the rest of the cd player is working?

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That is the problem of cds changer today. However, maybe that could be resolve by severe examination in where is the source of the problem. some causes made by dust inside, just blow it by a blower, wrong position of the tray, the alignment should be fix, Power off the and disconnect power for almost a minute and hooked it back ..Hope you should be ok.

fixya melnavz

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