clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

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clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by annie » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:03 pm

just bought the car . a 99 lx90 hdi. there is power to the changer and ive loaded cds but when i press the cd button on the head it goes blank a sec and back to radio. all looks standard original ept.

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Re: clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by Doggy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:46 pm

Check all the plugs/sockets on the back of the head unit - the CD changer is, (I think) the blue section of the 3-part non-ISO connector.

See if it behaves differently with the CD changer unplugged.
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Re: clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by annie » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:37 pm

unplug the player and press cd button and nothing.
replugged in and the changer is trying toload a disc. sometimes it loads disc one and tries to play for a sec or two. a simple dismantle and clean? hopefully

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Post by Doggy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:22 pm

Worth a try.

I would think it would be easy/cheap to get a replacement cd changer - a few of us have a connects2 instead, (which is always another option and gives you much easier access to loads of music without losing the original head unit).
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Re: clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by annie » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:27 pm

that sounds interesting. any info on that please.
id rather not fit a single din as so ugly blanking plate. looked at head units it local ice place but if i can get this working that would be great because it needes at least 2 nnew speakers aswell as they rattle. pretty cheap stuff.

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Re: clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by Doggy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:21 pm

This is mine: http://www.connects2.co.uk/ProductInfor ... TAPGUSB010

Not sure if it will work with your head unit, but worth asking the question maybe?
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Re: clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:26 pm

I have one too, discretely inserted into the coin holder by the handbrake - I got mine 2nd hand, but they are available on eBay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Connects2-CTA ... 2a2f0f7bbf

You can have 6 folders, with 99 songs on each folder. The steering wheel control will also work, so you can skip tracks/albums almost instantly... 8)
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Re: clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by annie » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:54 pm

got everything to work with cleaning.
tracks jump when on the move and i put the changer back together properly with the springs and rubber vibration mounts back i place.
can any cd changer work or does it has to e an exact replacementdo you know

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Re: clarion head unit. 6 cd changer. cd wontplay

Post by GingerMagic » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Hi Annie - if you post up the model number of the CD changer, I will have a look at my spare ones to see if they match, you are welcome to one.

I also have 4 speakers from my GLX available too, if you are interested ( I put the JBL from my executive donor into my GLX )
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