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post #1 of 8 Old Jul 19th, 2009, 12:02 am Thread Starter
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Six-CD Player inoperable

I need help. The (2003 LT, 6k miles), saddle bag mounted CD player is not working. The CD single player in tank location is fine. I removed six CD player, examined fuse, appeared fine. The radio is fine as well, and all speakers are operating.
Any ideas as to the cause and fix?
Thanks in advance for any ideas....

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post #2 of 8 Old Jul 19th, 2009, 10:13 am
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Re: Six-CD Player inoperable

Ever consider leaving it out for the extra space and getting an MP3 ?
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Re: Six-CD Player inoperable

If you have the availability, I would check the continuity with the fuse. I have seen fuses which look good, but have blown where you can't see it.

Other than that, just clean the connectors if you have not already done that.

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If you want/need a replacement, make me an offer. I have one available, that works perfectly, but I removed it and installed an iPod interface.

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Don't ask the reason, but disconnect the battery for a bit. This seems to be a simple reset to the system. Hopefully its that simple. Also, if you end up looking for a replacement. look to the BMW care forms. Appears that they used the same changer in the cars. I have an '00 LT and the wife has an '01 325... Same unit and they go cheaper over there...

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Re: Six-CD Player inoperable

There are two areas to look - I will address the easy one:

1. No power (the easy one)
2. Audio / CD does not function once you know you have power . . .

On the power side check to see if you have power.

1. Turn the key to the position that the radio will work without starting the bike
2. If the CD magazine is in the CD Changer press the eject button or
3. If the CD magazine is not in the CD Changer insert the CD magazine

If either 2 or 3 does not function you do not have POWER. Go sleuth fuses and wiring connections.
Place a volt meter (about $1.99 at Harbor Freight these days) on the power connection as shown in the picture. See if you can get at least 12 volts.

If you do not have voltage it should be a simple matter to chase down a fuse or a wiring issue (power or ground).

On the hard side sometimes people take the CD out of the bike with CD's in the magazine still in the changer / player.
On occasion with rough handling the CD's can become dislodged from the trays. Its a simple fix - you need to take the player out of the bike and disassemble . . . they are easy to take apart and put back together.

There can be many other issues but try this first and let us know if you need to look into the Audio . CD side . . .

Good luck . . .



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Re: Six-CD Player inoperable

Thank you all for the suggestions:
I am going out to garage to try several of the recommended approaches. I am on my way to the RA rallye on Wednesday PM and would like to resolve this.
Thanks again and i will post my results
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Re: Six-CD Player inoperable

I have already left my house where I have two working CD Changers on the shelf in the garage.

I would have been happy to bring one along to the RA rally to use as a trouble shooting aid.

Maybe you will be able to find an LT with a changer that will let you plug into your harness?

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