Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, CD's Jammed/Player Dismantle Guide in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Originally Posted by caterabullet
Tommy I had a problem taking my radio apart... As you can see with the turn ...
Tommy I had a problem taking my radio apart... As you can see with the turn table it was stuck in the center...(SEE PICTURES) I tried turning the nobes but it didn't do anything I also tried forcing it but it wouldn't budge...
Now my cd player doesn't work... When I go to hit the source button the cd changer doesn't switch over its stays on fm.. It says somthing like CD MECH ERROR its the same message you get when the cd gets jammed.. By the way there is still that winding sound to eject a cd...
Any ideas... I followed your instructions step by step and I can't figure out what I did wrong...
Mine did the same thing and i figured out what to do, if you look to the left there is a small white turn table i'm using a small flat head to push it toward the back of the cd player and it will push the gray part back and then the cd bar that was stuck will move back
As my previous post suggests I took the unit apart as per attached pictures. I figured that it was easier to take scissors and cut the CD rather then taking the prings off and stuff. It took me little time to cut the CD into pieces and extract them, then i retracted my steps and fitted the unit together. When I connected the wires in the car to the back of the unit it started to smoke so i had to unplug and take the unit appart again. It turned out that the ribbon cable wasnt connected properly so i guess it was touching the metal box or something. Once that was fixed the unit went back on exept i get a new error message CD COMM ERROR uppon pressing load button. So i guess at the end of the day cutting the CD out wasnt the quick fix i was hoping for. To make my long story short, since i didnt really touch anything inside the CD changer unit i just have to fix the initial problem of why the CD got jammed in the first place. Hence my question, is there an initial possition that the gears and turn table have to be set in???
TOmmy any ideas??? Or should i just take it appart as per you pictures all the way to the end??
Also i dont think the unit is burned cuz the radio works fine!
Tommy-great step by step instructions. I've been having trouble with my cd changer since I got the car and it has been replaced 3 times (going for 4-the whole unit). I did notice your part number is the same as mine, so I'll give this website to my audio guys, and they can work with it. Thanks
Interesting. I only have a single-disc player but this happened in the first month I had the car. (Thanks to my mother who left a CD in while driving and then added another to it later in the day.)
I never got a jam message and the CD that was last inserted played fine. But ... it wouldn't eject. That's when I realized what had happened.
I found a forum online that talked about using an emery board to coax out one of the discs. The trick is to get the emery board gently, but solidly, UNDER the first disc. I tried it several times, was about to give up ... and it worked! The original disc came out and then when I hit eject, the second one did, too. Never got any communication on it at all and it has played fine ever since.
If you just disconnect it, and put the same radio back in, it will not go to theft lock. But if you do replace any of the parts as in cd player, different front face, then yes it will go into theft lock.
Tip to anyone doing this: Make sure when putting the face plate back on you are very careful. The four plastic housings for the screws on the back are very fragile, I broke two on accident putting it back together.
On a side note, does anyone know how many volts power the stereo? I took mine out of my car that had been broken since I bought it and put a new one in. I want to see if it works now so I can sell it but I'd rather not tear my dash apart again and plug it in to see