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Removing objects from CD changer

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by gschiff, May 25, 2008.

  1. May 25, 2008 at 10:41 PM
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    gschiff

    gschiff [OP] Member

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    I have a 2006 double-cab TRD Sport with the JBL sound system. A couple weeks ago I let my toddler son play in the cab while I was working in the garage, and when I went to retrieve him I was horrified to find he had taken all the coins out of the change dish and fed them to the CD changer slot. Most of them were stuck in the feed slot and I removed them carefully with tweezers. At first I thought I had gotten them all because the disc that was in there was playing fine. But today I realized that I cannot eject any of the discs, so I am assuming that there is still something stuck behind the feed slot doors.

    I looked around the forum but did not find anything like this happening before. Does anyone have instructions for pulling the JBL changer out? Are there service instructions that would help me find and remove the foriegn objects? If this is not a job for an amateur, would I be better off taking this to a Toyota dealer, or an audio shop?

    Thanks in advance,
    Garrett in San Diego
     
  2. May 25, 2008 at 11:16 PM
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    06tacomaprerunner

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    damn man, that same thing happened to me a couples of months back, but i was lucky enought to just put out the cd unit and with a couple of shakes all the coins were out so not big deal.

    sorry, i know this doesn't help you, but i just feel to share it. good luck finding a solution.
     
  3. May 25, 2008 at 11:24 PM
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    I'd call the service manager and ask if they have anyone experienced in doing this first. If they don't I'd bring it to an audio shop before letting a dealer tech experiment on it at $90 an hour.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    gschiff

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    Thanks to those who replied with help. Using the instructions from this forum, I successfully pulled my stock JBL stereo and removed a top cover from the 6CD changer. With this cover off I shook two pennies out of the player and was satisfied that there didn't "sound" like there were any more coins in there. Nothing loose or rattling.

    I put the truck back together and now I am getting the error "NO DISC" when I try to eject the discs that are in there. When I press the Load button I get the "WAIT" message for several seconds and then nothing happens. I don't hear any mechanical noises from the changer during either of these attempts.

    The changer has several, maybe 6, discs in it. Did disconnecting it from the truck cause it to lose its memory of what is loaded? Or do you think it's actually damaged or jammed from its coinage experience?

    Does anyone know how to manually eject/remove the discs from the 6CD changer? The top cover that I was able to remove easily did not provide enough clearance to slip the discs out, although I could clearly see the top disc in the stack.

    Any help is appreciated! Help me fix this and save a child's life!

    Thanks,
    Garrett in San Diego (original poster)
     
  6. Jun 2, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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    lineberw

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    I would first disconnect the neg. battery and check all the fuses! Including the ones under the dash, when you pulled the head unit out you could of popped a fuse or maybe it needs a reset . If they all check out ok then my best idea of what has happened is the coins or whatever came out of the head unit has damaged the load/unload sensor to the CD changer. I had a headunit and several home CD players do that to me but, I tricked them by pushing a CD in a little of the way and it fixed the problem. I'm not however recommending you try it. Just my info. Me if it were mine I would let Toyota give you there opinion and see what they will charge. 60 beats 600 for another factory unit.
     
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