Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, cd changer problems in Cadillac Escalade Forums; like the title says i went out to show my cousin how my new speakers and sub sounds in my ...
- 02-17-12 10:49 PM #1
cd changer problems
like the title says i went out to show my cousin how my new speakers and sub sounds in my truck,
when i switched to the cd changer and it worked for a few seconds then stopped when it did this a scary noise was produced through my speakers so i looked at the changer each time it made the noise through my speakers the lights dimmed on the front it seems like the spindle motor is failing but i am not sure as a little bit later it worked fine
so what gives he thinks the same thing as i do which is the motor is going bad but other then that i had no problems showing off the sound system which really impressed him on the improvement in sq but i hope i don't need to replace my cd changer thanks in advance.
- 02-17-12 11:08 PM #2
It may need replaced eventually but it seems to be getting flaky or ready to hit the trash. Those cd players are cheaper than the decks that have them built in.
- 02-17-12 11:32 PM #3
- 02-18-12 12:09 AM #4
I don't believe it affects your radio if you unplug it.
- 02-18-12 12:50 AM #5
Re: cd changer problems
what i was meaning is could it short out my radio if the changer fails?
- 02-18-12 12:58 AM #6
Hey Cadillac man, unless you notice damage to the wiring between the radio and the changer (possible short), than you are likely looking at retiring the cd changer. Your stock radio will still work without the changer, but if it is failing, I would definitely suggest unplugging it from the head unit. If the motor in the cd changer starts getting jammed up, it will try to compensate by pulling more electrical current from its source (head unit) and this CAN damage internal components in the head unit. As soon as I find a suitable pocket to replace mine, it will be available for any reasonable offer. Let me know if you're interested, you know I don't over charge. The last item I sold you actually cost me $.47. No worries though, worth it if you can make good use of it.
- 02-18-12 02:05 AM #7
Re: cd changer problems
well given i will be using my iPhone as my music source more often i guess i will remove the cd changer as i currently have a pioneer radio in the factory spot i relocated the changer but never had a problem until now which i suspected age had a hand in it failing as my truck is a 03 plus i use the cd changer a lot when i don't have my phone's cable in the truck so i guess i will be taking a closer look at the cd changer guts tomorrow to see if there is anything i can do but i have a feeling it is more then the motor that is going to be replaced
i looked on the replacement radios site and didn't the stock cd changer listed but keep your old unit close in case i email you thanks for the help guys i just wish it would have waited until i got the truck paid off to have audio components fail luckily my amp and stock radio are still good. p.s. mike i don't know if you use a add on like this but i suggest a equalizer to fit in the spot that is what i will be putting in that spot if both the stock radio and amp fail at the same time but the odds of that happening seem slim.