My wife's ML is equipped with the Bose stereo with 6 CD changer. Over the
past few weeks, the action of the changer has become increasingly erratic,
requiring several bumps of the on/off button to properly load a disc.
Now, it seems as though it's given up the ghost entirely. No response at
all, won't release the CD cartridge, etc. The head unit gives an error code
(CD err3), of which I can find no reference to in the MB booklet.
Thanks for this thread. I am having problems with some music CDs getting stuck
in my navigation system because I don't have a CD changer. I thought about
getting the expensive merceded CD Changer (since you can't really hook up any
brand like most cars).... but you made me realize that although mercedes makes
sexy cars with great engines, they just can't make electronic
components-period! Hope they make Lexus sexier soon.
Make sure the power cable on the changer is properly connected and supplying
voltage (is the changer's eject button illuminated? If not, check the power
cable with a voltmeter). If so, then it sounds like either something (maybe
a self-made CD label?) has become stuck in the changer and jammed it, or
it's just time to repair/replace it.
Done. It is *receiving* power, it's just not *acting* on it. <g>
I've removed the unit, and have spent a bit of time looking at it. Nothing
obvious jumps out at me.
Won't even release the cartridge, loaded with six of my favorite discs.
Looks like it's going to be a bear to get 'em back.
If so, then it sounds like either something (maybe
The latter appears to be the case. I've just had a chat with my friendly
local dealer, who informs me that the changer unit *alone* is $965!
I seem to recall that's about what I paid for the entire unit (head,
amp,speakers, changer) as a purchase option. Grrrrr...
Anyway, thanks for your input, Rodney.
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