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Old 02-02-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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CD Player wont eject CD

Any one had a problem with the cd player not ejecting the cd? I purchased my focus secondhand and after a few days it has stopped ejecting the cd. Fine if I want to listen to Hilltop Hoods for the rest of the cars life, still it could have been Barry Manilow, or Michael Jackson
Before I take it back to a Ford Dealer I want to see if I can fix it but I cant see how to remove the front plastic cover, the 2 square holes either side look like they may be the way to do it but I have tried small screwdrivers down them and no luck. I dont want to use a lot of force in case I break something. Is there a trick to it??
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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I'm on my third stock head unit for this very same problem. If you can take it back, just do that. The only fix I know of, is to replace the head unit.

You are right about the little squares. You'll need these though, not a screwdriver.

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^^ that the answer... 5 dls and get a set of these at any auto store..
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disconnect the negative battery cable for about 10 minutes, then reconnect it. I had the same problem about 1 1/2 years ago......been fine since.
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I dont want to disconnect the battery yet, the previous owner couldn't find the pin number to reactivate the unit. I'm going to try to grab the cd with a pair of tweezers first. I figure it doesn't matter if I stuff it up more and I might just get it working.
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Don't grab the CD with tweezers, so try this first.

Find a laminated Blockbuster card, or something comparable like a library card, out of your wallet. Hit the eject button to get the CD tray in motion. As the player is making noise, slide the laminated card into the center of the CD slot and wiggle it around a bit. You'll probably have to do this several times to fish the CD out. Eventually you'll feel the CD tray push the CD out.

This is better than scratching up the area around the CD slot or scratching the internals....
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