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    idintokic is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    05 sts stero

    i have a 6disk changer and now it wont let me play my cds at all and it has scratched up all of my cds and i dont know what the problem is anybody have any ideas that can help me out or do i need to change out the whole thing

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    I don't think anyone really services them. You'll probably have to get a new on.

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    Yes and before I sold my sts v8 2007 I had an issue with the cd/DVD player as well. The infamous "DVD-x is initializing." I wanted to have it fixed before selling it for my sts-v so i could sell a flawless car. Still have the receipt where the dealer quoted me $2800 to replace it. I said no thanks the next owner will have to do with an iPod.

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    But maybe something is stuck in there causing it to scratch? My understanding is that the player is sensitive to burnt CDs as opposed to ones you buy. Labels, stickers etc. bad part is whatever you do to attempt to fix it will have to be followed by testing it which may cause more scratched CDs. At one point you say it won't play CDs. Then you say it scratches them up. Can you describe in detail what happens when you put a cd in. Is there any type of error message? Does it give you problems ejecting? Does it make noises? Might not hurt to open it up and take a look inside. May be something obvious. Any more details on what exactly happens might be helpful to others who are trying to diagnose your problem.

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    when i put in the CD it takes it in and then it tries to load it up and then u just hear a noise that sounds like it is scratching up the cd and i am using burnt CDS

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    So it tries to load it, never succeeds but only scratches the hell out of it and continues scratching until you hit eject at which point it immediately obeys the command and ejects? If you don't hit eject it just keeps scratching without giving an error message? After the nightmare with my sts I don't even touch the CD player in my v. Don't want to chance it.

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    So any idea what i should do

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    Well assuming the detail I went into at first there was right, open it up and see if there is any debris in there that is obviously causing the problem. If so get it out and try again. If this doesn't work, or if there is nothing wrong, take it to the dealer, tell them to diagnose, and hopefully the answer isn't to replace the whole system which will cost you almost 3 G'S.

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    Yes I am taking about a nav unit good point

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    Too bad. I've had our Nav's out and they don't look all that easy to disassemble & reassemble.

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    idintokic, is it a nav unit? If yes, my course of action is it. If not, see chazglenn3's comment. echas3 says the nav units don't look easy to mess with so if it is a nav unit, and you don't see anything obviously wrong that's causing the issue, you'll probably be out of luck.

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    The top slot is only for Nav DVD's. Is there any chance your trouble could be so simple?

    Replacing a Nav will require a trip to the dealer to reset security. If you're on good terms, it's a five-minute included service. If you're 'that guy again' who knows.

    I don't know if the base radio is also security keyed. A good question. Anyone know?

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    Boy, wouldn't that be a nice simple fix.

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    The top slot is only for Nav DVD's. Is there any chance your trouble could be so simple?

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    All Cadillac radios from 1998+ have theftlock vin encoding.

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    Re: 05 sts stero

    its a regular stero no navi unit

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