: cd player skips

09-22-08, 02:33 PM
I have a 2005 sts with 6cd player and nav. after playing a cd anywhere from 15 seconds to 5min the player will begin to skip. is it time to replace this changer or is there possibly a simple fix

09-22-08, 04:00 PM
have you tried cleaning your cd player?:banghead:
( all mfg'rs states that cd players should be cleaned after every 40 hours of use.)

11-12-08, 05:18 PM
i tried cleaning it to no avail. it will play about 15 mins perfectly then begin to freeze up. It works a little longer the colder the ambient temp is. is this thing fried

11-12-08, 05:50 PM
Is it still covered under the factory warranty? if so bring your car to the dealer for a repair and if not you still might have to bring it back for servicing.:eek:


06-02-09, 08:33 PM
I have a 2005 STS with Bose system and 6 cd changer with navigation
My CD player will only work when the temperature in the car is below 70 DEG. F
Above that the CD will start to play than quit mid song.
I have tried MP3 and CDA file formats and its the same thing.
Anybody have any ideas on how to fix this.

06-02-09, 08:45 PM
I've read here that dealers just swap out the full unit with a refurbished unit (depot maintenance). I'd be interested in the cost.

My wife's previous car ('98 STS) had a speaker issue shortly after she got it. We found a guy on the Web who rebuilt the speaker for $75. Cadillac wanted $250 for a replacement. It was as good as new!

He also rebuilt head-end units for $150. I'd bet there are similar people doing this work on the Denso units. If not now, then soon!