01-15-09, 02:24 AM
Hi everyone! This is my first post/thread in this forum so far. I will update my information and my profile soon :). Well, I have an issue. The 6 disc CD changer on my 03' CTS (bose) suddenly stopped working yesterday. It would say mechanical error and only load or eject disc #4. Well, I came on here and searched. I ended up disconnecting the battery, waited 20 minutes, connected it, then waited another 20 minutes before I turned the car on. Well, that just made matters worse. It will not even recognize the CD player as a source unless I pressed load...which will then lead to the message: CD Mech Error. Well I took the thing apart and pulled out the CD changer. I took the cds out, reconnected it and attached the harnesses. Once everything was in place and I tried again, it read CD COMM Error. The radio will not turn off now (while the car is on). None of the buttons on the head unit work so i cannot access the setup and/or any other feature. My steering wheel settings still work but thats all. I might have missed a connector on the CD deck itself but I am not sure. Can anyone please help me solve this problem so I can stop banging my head? As far as i know there were 4 connections total: The three harnesses next to the fuse, the black cord (like a coaxial) and a thin strip that connects to the back of the CD changer. Note: I am out of warranty. I tried searching but no luck....If theres a link please let me know. THANKS!