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#39 of 103 Ford Escape 6 Disc CD "CD ERROR"
Oct 21, 2007 (12:51 pm)
I was able to resolve this issue with my 2003 Ford Escape XLT with 6 Disc CD. I too was getting "CD ERROR", "INITIALIZING" and "NO CD" msgs on the display - I was able to fix with the following steps...
 With vehicle off and keys not in accessories position, access the fuse panel (driver left foot kickplate trim piece) and pull fuse in slot #27.
 Start the vehicle/power accessories
 Turn off the vehicle/disable power to accessories
 Replace the fuse... it may spark (mine did) as the Radio/CD unit immediately draws power
You should here the CD mechanism moving/realigning and clicking.
 Start the vehicle or power the accessories - you should now be able to cycle through and eject discs (I had 6 loaded). I then tested by repeatedly loading, playing and ejecting a single disc (I have not tried multi discs yet though).
Dec 09, 2007 (5:33 pm)
I had a 02' Focus with the 6CD Ford radio and it would not eject the CD's. I now have an 03' Escape with the 6 CD, AM/FM on both, and this radio will not push out my burnt CD's or my regular CD's that I purchase already made from the stores. If I took out the radio and tipped it upside down and put it back in the car, the radio would eject. The Focus was much easier, I took out the radio and it did not have a top to it so I could just reach in and pull out the CD's. I have used the popsicle stick on my current Escape Ford radio and finally got fed up with the Ford brand of radio and purchased an Alpine single CD head unit and it works every time. Do not think too much of the Ford radios or whatever brand that they are installing in their vehicles.
#41 of 103 cd changes auto
Dec 11, 2007 (7:24 am)
please help me, my ford escape 2002 cd changer, automatically changes volume balancing, cd, ejects, and does crazy stuff byitself. even when i turn it off, it still starts byitself and start doing it again
#42 of 103 2003 Ford Escape CD Changer issues
Mar 11, 2008 (4:51 pm)
My 6-disc CD changer does weird things. It will not allow me to choose which disc plays or let me change from one song to the other. All I can do is fast forward to get to the track I want. The tone control doesn;t work either. It also will sometimes refuse to eject a disk. I have tried disconnecting the battery terminal but it did nothing. Suggestions? Thanks.
#44 of 103 Re: Ford Escape 6 Disc CD "CD ERROR" [bpike]
Jul 07, 2008 (11:54 am)
I tried the suggestion by bpike. Not only the CD still stuck but my car can not even start!!!
I don't know what's wrong. Is the fuse broke? I need get a new fuse?
Please somebody help!!!!!!!!!
#45 of 103 spare tire carrier
Jul 27, 2008 (9:20 am)
I just purchased a 2002 escape and would like to use the spare tire well for 2 way radios and a "secure" storage area. Has any one heard of ,or made an external spare tire carrier for he escape ? tnx Bill
#46 of 103 Re: Ford Escape 6 Disc CD "CD ERROR" [bpike]
Sep 07, 2008 (10:24 pm)
hey i have this same problem and same car but there is no slot 27 please help me
Apr 26, 2009 (7:13 am)
I have a 2006 Escape with a 6 disc changer. The radio works fine, but the CD's will not play. I can put them in and take them out with no problem, but all of a sudden, they will not play. The CD's are not homemade discs.
#48 of 103 Re: 2006 Escape [romanelli]
by vg33e power
Apr 27, 2009 (1:31 pm)
If you are still under warranty, get it replaced through Ford. if you are out of warranty, don't bother with it and buy yourself an aftermarket head unit. My 2004 Escape went through two stock units with same problems in addition to the volume raising to full blast when trying to turn it down. I replaced both stock headunits while under warranty, but after the third one started to act up, out came the stock unit and in went a Pioneer head unit with USB iPod interface....needless to say "loving it".