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Cd not working car radio

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by stevegbr, May 4, 2019.

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    i have just changed my car from c160 coupe to the c180 saloon. one thing i did not check was the cd player, tried to insert a cd and it looks like there is one jammed inside, radio works fine, so do i try to repair it or change the unit, 1st thing changing the unit are there codes for these, 2nd are they easy to remove, any advice would be welcomed. thanks in advance.
     
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    stevegbr

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    sorry its a w203 2007 model with wood effect panel. hope this helps. tried holding the eject button in, and it says remove cd, but looks empty it is making a weird clunking sound., so i think it may be the mechanism.thanks rsz_dsc_0089.jpg

     
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    I’d take it out and then remove the lid to have a look insides. If ones jammed then you could get it out. If not you’ll probably see if one of the nylon cogs is damaged. If so probably cheaper to replace
     
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    thanks for you reply, do i need codes for the radio or can i buy one the same as photo and just change it.
     
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    That I don’t know, older units used to have a code. Newer ones can be coded I think but I’ve not replaced one in a Mercedes
     
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    just read that these units are coded to the vehicle, so no code required, however if removed they will not work in another vehicle. so i am stuck.
     
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    maybe its the same useless design at the nav drive in my father's car - today, went to put in a later nav dvd. Pushed eject and waited... heard noises and saw flashing lights nothing, waited a minute - pressed and held eject, more noise then nothing - waited two minutes, pushed eject again - nothing.

    Then remembered the useless security and the bent neighbour's children who like to regularly unlock his car and snoop round for stuff to nick. Maybe they have nicked the nav disc?

    So Ok, if its got a disc it won't take a new one, gently offered it up, swallowed the disc eagerly and made normal noises. Turned the ignition on and went to check nav.... loading symbol.... 3 mins later no disc ! Oh - lets eject and try again - NOTHING unit appears dead.

    OK lets take the nav drive out... (turns out to be a tool free design to have it on a bench with top off !!!) TWO DISCS jammed to f**k !!! Got the small screw drivers out, removed discs - new one totally trashed - old one Ok and magically the laser that has written off the new disc is still happy with the old disc. Now it even ejects just fine !!!!


    = usual merc, rubbish quality, awful design, about 50% worse than a ford !
     
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    as anyone replaced their radio and got a code for it that worked.
     
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    so nobody as done this, ok thanks.
     
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    here is a quick update, here is what i have done, took number 64 out of the fusebox, put it back in, tried the eject as well as a pair of tweezers, took a few attempts but managed to get a disc out, tried a new disc which loaded, waited, now it just says "no cd", so it looks like the mechanism is not dropping, so i will have to replace the unit. thanks to all for all your advice, very helpful.
     
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    got a replacement cd/radio today, problem is i cant find a serial number on it, to get a code, any advice on this please.
     
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    i am taking the other radio to this place in tyseley, they specialize in audio, will be taking it friday. fingers crossed.
     
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    just got back from tech shop, they have told me these radios are not coded, he wired it up on the bench and everything worked, so now i will put it in the car tomorrow. wish me luck. lol
     
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    well i fitted the radio/cd today to my car, and pleased to say all went well, it all works, when i shook the old one there is something loose in side, might take it apart at sometime to have a look, so problem now solved. :):):):)
     
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    Great result
     
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