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cd player crapping out

Old 02-28-2006, 04:01 PM
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yeah so I have a 2003 Lancer oz and the cd player is refusing to play cds. I put it in and it thinks a second and then shows a "e 01" on the display. Before this every once in a while it would make a funny sound. Is it just a "pos" and needs to be kicked to the curb or can it be fixed?
Old 02-28-2006, 06:22 PM
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You could try to clean the lens with a cleaning disk, but for the price of a decent aftermarket stereo, throw the pos in the trash and be done with it. I just upgraded my HU and added A pillar tweeters to my car and the change was tremendous....much better clarity. Not to mention, it's not as ugly as the factory stereo.
Old 02-28-2006, 09:33 PM
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Are you trying to play burnt cd's? Sometimes some factory head units have trouble reading the burnt discs..Even if it is taking a dump on you it should be covered under warranty still since your car is an '03 unless you're over on your mileage..But I myself would junk it and pick up a nice Pioneer head unit or something like it..It would sound a lot better than a factory head unit any day.
Old 03-01-2006, 01:00 AM
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I have been playing burnt cds for a while and haven't had any probs. And I have tried the cleaning disk, but it won't play disks so it won't play that. In the book it explains the error as a possible bad cd(scratched or just bad condition) or that there may be dirt in there. I would love to get a new head unit and tweets and stuff but money is tight and I don't know for how much longer I want to keep the car. It is fun to drive but I want something better.
Old 03-01-2006, 01:39 AM
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An 03 was likely manufactured in 02, making the last effective date of the warranty 2005. That happened to me many times, fortunately I always picked up the extended warranty. However, it is worth a try to take it to the dealer. If you're low on cash try a pawnshop. For a good number of years all my stereos were Audivox pawnshop specials...gets the job done. Or, try Ebay.
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