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I still have the factory 6 slot CD, AM/FM head unit (not for long) and recently the CD portion quit working and it won't eject them... It checks the slot, then gives an error code... Anyone know how to get them back without pulling the whole unit out? (probably not but I figured it's worth a shot) On that note, will a coat hanger work as a key to release the head unit? (there's a whole in each corner, so I figure that's the access to the locking mechanism)
Sometimes when they get stuck inside the player you can try to eject them first thing in the morning when everything is cooler. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't. Other than that take it apart.
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I don't think a coat hanger will work. You need the tool that looks like a "U" and once inserted it will allow you to push them sideways and unlock the radio. It only cost's about $5.00 at your local A/P store.
Problem with a coat hanger is you have to have pressure on two spots on each side at the same time.
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What Chuckster said. Coat hangers are too flexible. The "U" tools have notches in the end that let you know when they're correctly inserted. Push them in till they click, then pry each one outward and pull the unit out.
Did you try hitting the eject button just before you whacked it? I'd give it another go before trying to disassemble it. Seems like the disc got wedged and hung mine up. Don't be afraid to give it a good thump right above the radio.
Dash-whacking / eject pushing = no go
(whacked dash to the point of fearing I'd whack something other than the radio/cd's loose)
Don't think my issue is stuck cd related... with each of the 6 slots, it goes through the "checking slot" phase, blanks out the slot as if it were empty, then gives an error indication.
I guess this has been coming for a while now... I've had on and off CD skipping and hot unit issues with it for the past couple years...
No biggie... just need to buy the U-tool.
I have the same problem occasionally. This technique works for me every time.
Press LOAD: Then select one of the slots. Wait for it to cycle but do not insert a CD. Then it will go through some motions and say DONE. Then press LOAD again and select the next CD and again wait until it says DONE. Keep doing this and go through all the CD slots in order. Then try the EJECT. As an above poster said, try this in the morning when everything is cold.
I use the above technique occasionally even if all is well with the CD player. This has worked on my 2001 PSD Excursion CD player every time.
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