Starting in '99 most M-B CD changers were made by Alpine, mounted in
the trunk, and had a fiber optic link to the 'head' unit on the dash.
My head unit is (nearly) constantly displaying a message "Magazine is
Empty" message, even though my magazine of CDs is loaded and full of 6
When I stop the car (engine runnning) and reload the magazine, most of
the time the message disappears, and the unit begins working.
But then, when I start the car again, same message.
M-B dealer says -- "for $300 we can have the unit rebuilt."
Any ideas? or an I doomed to pay the $300 to get rid of this nuisance?