I have a 2001 ford windstar and whenever I try to load a cd it reads error and the mouth won't open for the cd to load. I recently purchased this vehicle from an individual and they didn't know what was wrong as well. The radio plays fine as well as the vhs tv. I can't do anything with the cd player. When i hit the load button it asks me to select a slot and when I select a slot it reads cd error, and I've tried all six slots.
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Question: what is wrong with my 6 cd changer when it won't let me do anything with a cd?
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 30, 2011, 11:08Master
If the CD player won't read the CD the laser may be bad or failed and require the stereo being removed and repaired. Many companies specialize in the repair of "Ford original stereo repair" (Google the phrase you will find someone near you). Stereo removal is often kind of complex and it's easy to damage trim pieces if correct removal procedures are not followed. This link is probably the best for stereo removal procedures http://www.carstereohelp.com/stracura.htm , this link has some free stereo removal procedures for some cars http://www.installdr.com/InstallYourself.asp . There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online . They have very clear stereo removal procedures. Once the stereo is out Google "automotive original equipment stereo repair", I've had lots of OE stereos repaired.