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08 Tacoma 6 CD Changer Not Working

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hektor911, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    hektor911

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    Hi, guys

    My Tacoma stereo with the 6 cd changer is not working... now i have 4 cd's that I can't retrieve. Every time I try to eject an error message comes up... and sometimes the stereo just turns off by itself...

    Any info you might have about this will be helpful... I believe I still have warranty... but i wanted to consult you guys before taking it to the dealership.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    SubZombie

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    I consult you to take it to the dealership.


    I think you'll end up being really lucky if you get the CDs back. Probably won't.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Do this happen often?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Press and hold the eject button. That should force the CD's out. Then...See if the radio works before trying the CD's again.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    i've tried that... it says error... thanks...
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Did you try it with the engine off, and key out of the ignition??
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    Oh, I haven't done that let me do it right now. I'll let you know. Thanks.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    It did not work... not even a sound... :(
     
  9. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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    dam. Im guessing the next step is the dealer. Sorry. :(

    You did hold it down for around 10 seconds, though, right?
     
  10. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    Thanks right.... more than 10 seconds.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    Never heard of it before on this truck, but they got stuck in the changer on my last car and I got a new radio but never got the CDs back. (They were 'possibly' going to come back by mail from the man. but I never got em)
     
  12. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    I have the same problem. 6 cds stuck in changer. Will not play when selected 'error 3' displayed. Will not change or eject, but radio still works.
    This is one of my biggest complaints about my '06 Taco.....will eventually change to aftremarket head unit.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    My wife's 04 Accord's 6 disc changer jammed up with 6 of my cds in it. On vacation out of state, no less. Radio still worked. Took it to a dealer on vacation who said cd player was through and all I/they could do was install a new h/u for $750. They also knew of a shop I could mail dead unit to and they'd try and get my cds out. No promise they could. Radio was out of warranty. I was on my own. I limped it back home using just the radio. Being the carpenter that I am, I pulled the h/u, took it apart, retrieved my cds, reassembled and reinstalled it. worked like a charm. One of the cds had a paper label that caused the jam. NO PAPER LABEL CDS IN A CHANGER. Like I said, It was out of warranty and it's already not working, I figured I didn't have much to lose by cracking it open. At least I'd have my cds back. My situation was different from yours because your still under warranty. I wouldn't go opening my h/u until they were through replacing it.But I sure would do my damnedest to open it at dealership. I'd want my cds back.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    You may try d/c the radio harness in the back of radio for a minute and reconnect to see if the radio resets itself. If not under warranty, I would take it apart to retreive the CD's. Like 05 TRD Sport, I've done it in the past with a changer and it began working again. Plastic gears was not tracking right to eject the CD's, worked after I 'screwdrivered' it out.
     
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