My daughter's 2000 Sunfire CD player's got the blues. I won't play a great
deal of the time. Doesn't recognize a CD in player. These are produced
CD's - not burnt ones done at home. Other times it will play them fine.
We've run a "CD Cleaner" (yeah, right...) through it a few times to no
avail. My left brain says it's got to be a dust issue, but I'm wondering if
anyone has played around with cleaning players in a way better than the
Or perhaps... other suggestions?
I'd just find a nice aftermarket deck with a removable face to install, the
factory CD players are expensive to replace from the dealership, and if you
buy a recycled one, the same problem will just pop up again.
You could get a factory CD player off of Ebay pretty cheap. Maybe $60
to $70, cheaper than an aftermarket one, plus installation will be super
easy -- couple of screws, and then plugging in a harness and an antenna
jack. GM usually puts the same audio equipment in about 20 different
cars across their model lines, so finding one should be a snap. Chances
are that the factory CD player you replace it with will last for years.
Hers may just be a dud. That happens a lot with electronics -- usually
5% or so are duds.
Ditto on excellent info from JD. I'd like to add, that for a few bucks
more, you can buy a used factory cd which also has MP3 playing capabilities.
I bought one on Ebay, by comparing the wire-plug-in receptacles and
mounting brackets on the Pontiac radio(of some model: may have been a
2000?Grand Am?) with my 2003 GMC Sonoma (like a Chevy S10). Bolted right
in, hooked right up to my wiring, and looks stock to me and to a thief
trying to steal after-market sounds. Cost including shipping was like $91.
One of my MP3 discs, burned on my home computer, has like 271 songs on
it! So, who needs a changer? Just waiting to get one that plays
DVD's--2500+ songs on one d/l disc!
Luck to you & HTH. s
Hey, thanks. I believe we've found a path to success.
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