Last post on Feb 02, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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Toyota Sequoia, Audio, SUV
#4 of 13 Re: 2002 CD Changer Stuck! [redleaf2k]
by steve_ HOST
May 17, 2008 (10:12 pm)
Sounds like the voice of experience.
I tore into my sister's cassette player one time when a tape was stuck and used some cutters to break up the cassette and get it out. Her radio still worked but the cassette player was trashed.
Thanks for the instructions!
#5 of 13 Re: 2002 CD Changer Stuck! [steve_]
Sep 02, 2009 (10:02 pm)
I have an 03 with the same problem. Take the unit out and remove the top cover from the radio. Two screws hold it down. You will be looking at the CDs. First look down the side of all the CDs and make sure they are aligned with each other. If you see one protruding gently push it back in line with the others. Be careful that the one you push back is not in the read position. But you will know the difference because the read position is half way out of the stack of the other CD's. Now with the top cover still still off, plug in the connectors at the back of the radio and it will go through a power up cycle. When it is done moving through each CD push the eject button and be prepared to help it push the top CD out. Push eject for all the remaining CDs. Thats' how I got all mine out. I think the problem is the unit goes out of alignment after years of being in the car or the rollers that pull in and push out the CD (load and eject rollers) dry out and do not grip as well. Good Luck
#6 of 13 Re: 2002 CD Changer Stuck! [john370]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 02, 2009 (10:56 pm)
I'm assuming you first tried power cycling it before you took the cover off?
All this mechanical stuff like CDs (and hard drives) need to disappear and go solid state. Too many bits and pieces that can break or get misaligned on the players.
#7 of 13 How I removed stuck CD from changer easily
Nov 30, 2009 (4:53 pm)
I have had occasional problems with stuck cds in a factory cd changer in a lincoln LS. I found a solution that has worked without fail every time and I was able to apply the same solution for a stuck disc in my home computer which is an Apple iMAC. After considering a number of alternatives, my main concern was that I could not risk any damage to the changer. As I sat in my car, I realized that if I had a long, thin device with an adhesive on one or both sides, I could grab and pull the discs from the changer. I went to the post office and got a few of the thin cardboard flat rate envelopes for express and priority mail. I cut off the portion of the envelope with the adhesive and discarded the other part. I doubled it over with the adhesive strips facing outward. I removed the protective strips from the adhesive and inserted the strip into the CD slot. Just like I assumed, it grabbed the cd and I was able to pull it out of the mechanism. I proceeded to pull four or five cds out of the changer. The cd player worked fine after it re-set. My cd also got stuck in my iMAC. The method worked like a charm on the first try. I am amazed sometimes how simple solutions can be. Let me know if it works for anyone else.
#8 of 13 Re: How I removed stuck CD from changer easily [glasslight]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 30, 2009 (8:04 pm)
Something similar is mentioned in the How to Remove a Stuck CD guide, but using the postal envelope with the adhesive already on it is a great idea. Sounds a lot better than the Scotch Tape on the popsicle version - consider it stolen.
#10 of 13 Re: How I removed stuck CD from changer easily [glasslight]
Sep 05, 2011 (9:32 am)
Just wanted to say a BIG thank-you for your tip on stuck cd.
You are a genius in my book and it worked perfectly just as you said...first time and so easily just pulled the cd right out.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
#11 of 13 Re: How I removed stuck CD from changer easily [grizzno1]
Apr 06, 2012 (8:00 am)
So I have the top plate off, but the cd slot itself is closed and won't allow me to manually eject the cd. Any ideas on how to open that?
#12 of 13 Re: How I removed stuck CD from changer easily [edsaylor]
Feb 02, 2013 (1:09 pm)
We had the same issue with our 2003 Sequoia. I removed the face plate, the 4 bolts securing the CD changer, and then removed the top. But the CD would not eject because it was blocked. I removed the power cord from the back of the changer, and let it reboot. It tried to eject, but it required me manually helping it eject by gently pushing the CD through the opening.
#13 of 13 Re: How I removed stuck CD from changer easily [vargha]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 02, 2013 (1:16 pm)
It is working normally now?