Last post on Dec 06, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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#14 of 18 Re: Thank you for this! [isu2]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 01, 2009 (2:53 pm)
Sounds like a good tip. Was it a wiring harness that you unplugged then?
#15 of 18 How to Fix the CD Changer Lockup Problem
Jul 02, 2009 (7:11 pm)
Thank you RB! Just tried this and it worked. Posted elsewhere, reposting it here:
Incredible good luck. Thinking my 02 Axiom's 6 CD Clarion Changer had died, I was attempting to buy another one, only to find out that there was nothing wrong with it in the first place. I read the tip in this section about removing the B+ fuse and it reset my CD changer and it is NOW WORKING FINE!
I think the whole lockup/freezeup/no response problem was caused by my battery running dead a few weeks ago, when the interior light was left on, so this could happen to anyone.
Here are the exact steps to correct the problem, in case your Axiom CD changers freezes up:
Remove the Axiom's interior fuse panel cover at the left hand side of the dashboard by the driver's side door. Look for the B+ Audio Acc fuse, a 15 amp fuse (blue). It is the 2nd fuse from the top and is labeled for Audio Accessories.
With the car turned off, unplug the B+ 15 amp fuse using a small pair of needle nose pliars. With the fuse removed, start up the Axiom. The amber MID display will now be completely blank. Shut off the car and reinstall the same 15 A fuse (unless its blown, of course, in which case you need a new one instead). This sequence appears to reset the MID Control Panel/CD connection somehow.
When you restart the car with the fuse in place, the CD changer on your 02 Axiom should come back to life and eject the CD cartridge. All should work again, or else the CD changer is defective or jammed.
Thank you to rbronosky for his original post on this elsewhere in this forum. I did the same steps, only without making a big spark, as I reinserted the fuse with the car turned off. But, I would have never even guessed this was possible without his post. THANK YOU, RBRONOSKY!
Now, for the bad news. This is my 2nd CD changer, which I bought on Ebay from a junkyard for about $75. I replaced the original CD changer, because it had jammed up, too, JUST LIKE THIS ONE, and I tossed it out, thinking it was dead. It even had a CD cartridge still stuck in it. That unit may well have had nothing wrong with it in the 1st place!!
Final comment: Some folks could easily get suckered into paying $600 for a new CD player from their dealer just because their CD locked up like mine. Isuzu sure has done a terrible job communicating problems with their vehicles. We should not have to learn how to fix these kinds of problems thru the grapevine, and Isuzu deserves to no longer be in the US car market!
#16 of 18 Re: How to Fix the CD Changer Lockup Problem [walk_the_walk2]
Oct 19, 2009 (4:54 am)
This process absolutely works. Thank you! Been driving without my CD player for 1 yr now since it was out of warrently. This took about 30 secs to fix. Now just need to find an answer to my compass and clock issue.
#17 of 18 Re: CD Changer stuck [justinantrae]
Dec 01, 2009 (7:24 pm)
I disconnected my battery on my 04 Axiom and reconnected it. Ever since then, my cd changer does not work. It says NAVI ACCS instead of CD. Do you think the fuse instructions below will do the trick? Let me know. Thanks!
#18 of 18 Re: CD Changer stuck [mkmc1020]
Dec 06, 2009 (1:58 pm)
Give it a try, can't hurt.