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#1 Old Feb 16th, 2003, 09:17 AM
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Unhappy Stuck CD In CD Changer - Pathfinder

Hello all! I searched the forum and the owner's manual and found no solution, so you all are my final hope before going to the dealer.

Somehow (I don't know how), a CD is stuck in position 2 in my wife's 2001 Pathfinder. I can't switch to another disk, I can't eject it either. All I get is an "Err2" message. Pressing any of the CD buttons (1-6) just gives me a double-chirp sound.

Is there a mechanical eject anywhere, or someway to access the CD magazine to remove the offending disc?

Thanks,
Bill
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#2 Old Feb 17th, 2003, 02:08 AM
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If it were me,I'd take the changer out of the car err.. truck and bring it inside and put it on the kitchen table.Try to disassemble it with probably(not speaking from experience)a #1 phillips screwdriver and try and dislodge it yourself.Be careful though since you could screw something up if you move a mechanism that refrences it's position.Try and just put the CD back in it's slot and hook it back up and see if it works.If not you'll probably want to take it to the dealer.I've successfully repaired a Sony CD player(single disc) with this problem this way,so why not try it?(unless you still are under the 3 yr 36k mile bumper to bumper warranty-then the dealer has to fix it for free!)

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Hello all! I searched the forum and the owner's manual and found no solution, so you all are my final hope before going to the dealer.

Somehow (I don't know how), a CD is stuck in position 2 in my wife's 2001 Pathfinder. I can't switch to another disk, I can't eject it either. All I get is an "Err2" message. Pressing any of the CD buttons (1-6) just gives me a double-chirp sound.

Is there a mechanical eject anywhere, or someway to access the CD magazine to remove the offending disc?

Thanks,
Bill
I just experienced this same problem over the weekend. I'm not having much luck either. I may try to pull the changer this weekend. I'd rather fix it my self because the dealer will probably rape to repair it. Let me know if you find a solution.

Thanks, Ken

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#4 Old Jun 7th, 2004, 08:48 AM
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If you can't repair it, an independent repair shop may be cheaper than the dealer. Also consider replacement. Unfortunately, most stuff today is cheaper to replace than to repair.
#5 Old Jun 9th, 2004, 05:52 PM
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I took mine to a local car audio installer and had them remove it. They have been working on it for a day or so now and were able to get the cds out. Hopefully when they re-install it, it works. They said two CDs got jammed in the same location.

i'll post later with my outcome

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#6 Old Jun 11th, 2004, 12:48 PM
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It's done!!

The CD changer is broken. probably not going to repair it. it's probably better to buy an aftermarket radio/CD player-changer. Unless anyone knows of a place to get cheap factory replacement in dash CD Changers for the Bose system.

WTF!

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#7 Old Jun 17th, 2004, 02:41 AM
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Hi,
I'm new to this site, this is my first post.
I had similar problem last year.
CD stuck in the track, wouldn't eject, "ERR 2", etc.
I have a 2001 Pathfinder, I have the Bose system with the in-dash CD changer. I did a lot of research to gather the information written below.

The unit is really made by Clarion, the CD changer is a PN-2302.
Unless you spring for a completely new system to replace the entire Bose system.
You have 3 choices:
1. Replace it with a new one. You can find compatible Nissan "Bose" units on ebay, but you should verify with the seller that the wire harnesses match.
2. Send it to a specialist to fix, like http://www.johnson-electronic.com "
3. Fix it yourself. (NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS YOU HAVE ELECTRONICS EXPERIENCE). There are many fragile components/flex-wiring inside the unit that can get permanently damaged.

I opted for #3.

You can find replacement parts & a service manual for the unit from Pacific Coast Parts www.pacparts.com

I troubleshooted my unit, to find out why it got stuck. I re-assembled it partially then applied power to the unit. I did some tests with blanks CDs. I eventually isolated the problem to two plastic gears on the spinner mechanism that engages/disengages the CD from the spinner was worn. This left the CD floating above the spinner, and it never seated properly, thus leaving it stuck when I tried to play it or eject it. This may/or may not be the cause of your problem, but it was mine, so I thought I'd share it. These plastic gears spin every time you switch/eject CDs so it gets a lot of use. I was able to identify these gears on the diagram I bought from Pacific Coast Parts, and ordered them from the same company. Replaced the parts, put everything back together, and now my cd changer works again.
Total cost of parts including the manual ~$40 bucks.
But labor-wise. From Start to Finish, It took me every other weekend for 3 months to complete the fix. Lots of trial/error and troubleshooting.
If I could do it all over again, I probably would look on ebay for a replacement.

Sorry for the lengthy post, I hope this helps you make your decision.
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Thanks a million!!

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Hi,
I'm new to this site, this is my first post.
I had similar problem last year.
CD stuck in the track, wouldn't eject, "ERR 2", etc.
I have a 2001 Pathfinder, I have the Bose system with the in-dash CD changer. I did a lot of research to gather the information written below.

The unit is really made by Clarion, the CD changer is a PN-2302.
Unless you spring for a completely new system to replace the entire Bose system.
You have 3 choices:
1. Replace it with a new one. You can find compatible Nissan "Bose" units on ebay, but you should verify with the seller that the wire harnesses match.
2. Send it to a specialist to fix, like http://www.johnson-electronic.com "
3. Fix it yourself. (NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS YOU HAVE ELECTRONICS EXPERIENCE). There are many fragile components/flex-wiring inside the unit that can get permanently damaged.

I opted for #3.

You can find replacement parts & a service manual for the unit from Pacific Coast Parts www.pacparts.com

I troubleshooted my unit, to find out why it got stuck. I re-assembled it partially then applied power to the unit. I did some tests with blanks CDs. I eventually isolated the problem to two plastic gears on the spinner mechanism that engages/disengages the CD from the spinner was worn. This left the CD floating above the spinner, and it never seated properly, thus leaving it stuck when I tried to play it or eject it. This may/or may not be the cause of your problem, but it was mine, so I thought I'd share it. These plastic gears spin every time you switch/eject CDs so it gets a lot of use. I was able to identify these gears on the diagram I bought from Pacific Coast Parts, and ordered them from the same company. Replaced the parts, put everything back together, and now my cd changer works again.
Total cost of parts including the manual ~$40 bucks.
But labor-wise. From Start to Finish, It took me every other weekend for 3 months to complete the fix. Lots of trial/error and troubleshooting.
If I could do it all over again, I probably would look on ebay for a replacement.

Sorry for the lengthy post, I hope this helps you make your decision.
KNTPath01

your post helps tremendously. I will attempt your #3, but i'm probably going to go for a new JVC head with a 12 disc changer. total cost of that. around $400. plus it will sound much better.

thanks again.

Kenny

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