My 2001 6-Speed Coupe has a factor 12-Disc CD player that was working
perfect this morning (playing Darude) and it stopped at the end of the
disc and now will not play any of the CD's. I messed with all dash
controls and cannot seem to wake it up. Went to he rear and opened the
box. It made some noise like it always did but will NOT eject the
Anyone know of tricks to get the remote unit to barf out the carrier?
Thanks for the tip!!!!
I called United Radio at 800-634-8606 and got hold of their lead CD
Player repair technician. He has seen the same problem several times.
He gave me a tip that may bring it back to life and if that did not work
he let me know about their $175 flat rate repair or exchange program for
GM Delco CD player that comes with a warranty.
The tip from the United Radio tech was to remove the power so the unit
can reset. GM keeps power on the unit at all time even with the key OFF.
The power connector is under the unit so it had to be removed. In the 90
degree heat I removed the unit with intentions of sending it to United
Radio for the flat rate exchange. Removal was not easy as three of the
mounting screws were hard to reach. Finally got it out and for grins I
pulled the connector and let it sit for five minutes then reconnected.
It started making shuffling noises and when they settled I opened the
door and the 12-disc carrier ejected. I reinserted the carrier, got in
the car and Darude's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSYxT9GM0fQ
Sandstorm came alive. It lives!!!
Just reinstalled the unit and everything is back to normal. Sometimes it
pays to take things apart. The bottom line is the power removal tip did
the reset. No wonder these high tech cars eat batteries.
Great tip from United and glad to have you post your results. Many
tend to ask the question but never post the results/cure for the
problem. But I need to ask why is it just a matter of time before this
stated information is needed?
Because of my experience with Delco products. The dumb-ass AGM battery
is a classic example. The best change I have made to my C5 was to get
rid of the AGM battery. I really like my C5 but just about everything
that can be replaced has been replaced. I will not bore you with the
CD players have lots of moving parts and have to live in a pretty bad
environment. If something can go wrong or wear out a electro-mechanical
device like a CD player has to be high on the list of parts that can
It might really be interesting to see that list of expenses, here's
mine for the C5's and C6 listed as highest cost first.
1998 C5 46k
BCM - not fun
2004 C5 20k
oil - free
axle seal (RR)
2005 C6 26k
oil - free
rear hatch switch
Actual out of warranty cost was for tires, a battery, and the BCM.
GM/dealer did replace one set of run flats that cupped badly. Cost of
Corsa's not included.
If you are having trouble with your 12-Disc CD player or Delco radio the
following is the good stuff on United Radio.
Customer Service Manager
United Radio Service, Inc.
5705 Enterprise Pkwy
E Syracuse NY 13057
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