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Why does the cd player work only sometimes and why does the local radio stations seem to get static interference?
1999 Acura TL

Why does the CD player work only sometimes and why does the local radio stations seem to get static interference?

(1999 Acura TL)
I listen to books on CD. Sometimes when I switch from radio to CD it acts like it will start to read it, takes forever and then starts playing. Other times it just never reads the CD.
On the radio, I can scan to find the local stations and 9 times out of 10 there will only be 2 or 3 stations that will come in clear when I know there should be more.
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on March 23, 2016
Lables on 'burned' cd's often interfere with AUTOMOBILE CD players! .. Usually play just fine in other devices.
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on March 23, 2016
I have only tried playing store bought CD's.
on March 23, 2016
Replace stereo! .. Google > Crutchfields .. better unit and cheaper than repair.
on March 23, 2016
So are you thinking that would fix the radio issue as well?
on March 23, 2016
Yep, suspect radio tuner as well.. I'm telling you from experenced that Crutchfields is the way to go!
on March 23, 2016
Ok, thanks! Didn't know that could happen. I was thinking antenna bad, but didn't know where it was located.
on March 23, 2016
Stereo is getting old and tired, like myself.. Replacement is far better than fooling with that unit.. Crutchfields got ANYTHING you need and superior tech support for a perfect install .. Can't beat em!
on March 23, 2016
Sounds good. Thanks again!
on March 23, 2016
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on March 23, 2016
Lables on 'burned' cd's often interfere with AUTOMOBILE CD players! .. Usually play just fine in other devices.
Sign in to reply
on March 23, 2016
I have only tried playing store bought CD's.
on March 23, 2016
Replace stereo! .. Google > Crutchfields .. better unit and cheaper than repair.
on March 23, 2016
So are you thinking that would fix the radio issue as well?
on March 23, 2016
Yep, suspect radio tuner as well.. I'm telling you from experenced that Crutchfields is the way to go!
on March 23, 2016
Ok, thanks! Didn't know that could happen. I was thinking antenna bad, but didn't know where it was located.
on March 23, 2016
Stereo is getting old and tired, like myself.. Replacement is far better than fooling with that unit.. Crutchfields got ANYTHING you need and superior tech support for a perfect install .. Can't beat em!
on March 23, 2016
Sounds good. Thanks again!
on March 23, 2016

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