12 Disc Delco CD Changer
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02-23-2009, 06:08 PM #21
I guess that there are some CD HU's that don't work with the older changers. I now forget what years they were. I think it was 01 & 02. But, I could be wrong. I was paying more attention to what should work with mine I guess...
See, now if I knew someone who had one that worked and I could just hook it up to test my HU... that would be great.
But, like I said... I only paid $35 for it and got no guarantee. So, if it is the changer, it's not like I'm losing much.
It would be nice if I could get it working though
02-24-2009, 07:37 AM #22
If you take your CD unit in to the dealer for a new one it's on an exchange basis, and you get a remain unit,,,all of those now come out with the new facing on them.
02-24-2009, 08:50 AM #23
You think I can take it to the dealer and get an exchange? It's definitely not the model that would have come with my car.
I'm not going to worry about it too much. Just thought I'd give it a shot. Maybe I'll take it to the dealer when I get a chance and see if it works for them though.
I appreciate your time and help
02-24-2009, 10:07 AM #24
As you can see I've done alot of swapping from year to year and everything was simple plug and play.
Last time I was at the dealer about the CD changers was about 6-8 months ago. At that time they were using a company out on the East Coast somewhere that was remanufacturing the CD changers, since GM sold all the rights and parts to this sole company.
With that said all GM can do now is to take your old one in on trade,,,they send it to this company in exchange for a remain unit.
Now the remain units come with the newer style faceplates that is supposed to be correct for 2000-2002 model years. Probably not a big deal to some and since most faceplates are scratched to hell and back from throwing stuff in the back,,,it's probably a good thing.
In any event, the exchange isn't cheap. I forget the price but you would probably save alot of coin finding another CD changer (if you indeed need one) on ebay. I see them guaranteed on there all the time for $100-$150 or so.
Still digging for the books, as soon as we can find out how to extract the error code from the head unit it might give you an idea if it's something that can be a simple fix before spending more money on another unit.
02-24-2009, 10:25 AM #25
That would be great. I'm in no hurry. Take your time.
As you can probably tell... I've never had a CD changer before. But, since the hook up was there, I figured why not?
If I can get this thing to work it would be a bonus. But, I'm not running out to get another anytime soon
02-25-2009, 08:09 AM #26
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Austin, Tx
- 2000 Trans Am WS6 A4
Heh, my CD changer is still sitting there... I wonder if I still have discs in it
It needs a cleaning, but I don't have the factory deck anymore, and I use the Pioneer Ipod connection instead.
I still always thought it was cool that it came with a 12-disc, when even new cars don't usually have something like that...
02-25-2009, 09:25 AM #27
Yeah, I use my ZUNE for the most part too. But, I do forget to bring it with me sometimes. I keep it hooked up to my surround sound to charge and sync with my laptop.
So, on those days having a few CD's in the car would come in handy. I have the cassette HU. But, refuse to have a bunch of cassettes in my car.
Yes... I still have a ton of cassettes that are probably older than a lot of people on this site
02-25-2009, 01:15 PM #28
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- Westchester, NY
- 1996 Camaro Z28 vert
02-25-2009, 04:03 PM #29
And, no more big hair for me
Funny thing though. I got in my car today and decided to push the play button on the steering wheel and '3 CD' came up on the HU??? Pressed it again and got the 'Err' code. Now it's back to doing nothing when I press the play or AUX button
03-01-2009, 09:01 PM #30
will the stock cd changer play mp3 cd's or cd's that are burnt from a computer?
03-01-2009, 09:26 PM #31
I honestly don't know now that you mention it. I hope so because that is most likely what I would use. I have only put regular CD's in it.
03-02-2009, 09:19 AM #32
The stock CD player won't play MP3 files most likely, as for ones burnt on computer, it should but it may be picky on colour IE the gold and silver coloured ones only.
03-02-2009, 10:46 AM #33
Guess I'll have to wait until I get this thing working to find out
But, not playing the MP3 format sounds about right.
03-04-2009, 10:04 AM #34
Sorry for the delay,,,I got busy the last couple of days and didn't even have time to get back on here. I'm making headway towards all the boxes though. Man this moving crap is for the birds
03-04-2009, 10:29 AM #35
I told you not to go out of your way. I appreciate your help and when ever is convenient for you is good for me
I'm not going anywhere and I'm not stressing on it.
Hope you get everything settled soon. Unpacking is the pitts...
03-05-2009, 08:23 AM #36
I found the books last night. They list the codes as you have found but there is no special procedure to obstract them from the head unit.
It goes on to say the error code should automatically flash accross the screen once an error has been detected. If no code flashes with only error present then the problem is very minor from what I am gathering here.
Probably cleaning the head, or simply removing the disc pack and reinstalling, cycling the key or power.
Even moisture can affect it, high humidity in the air, or extreme cold temps.
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