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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-06-2014, 02:41 PM
kmorgan_260 kmorgan_260 is offline
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Angry CD changer stuck

Help! My CD cassette will not eject. It also will not play but gives "CD Error" message. I can't drive around with no tunes.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:46 PM
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Wack it hard! Seriously... I had the same problem, read thru some threads on it and they all said to wack that sucka. I hit it hard a couple of times and it hasn't given me a problem since.



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Old 04-06-2014, 03:26 PM
JDeGraff89 JDeGraff89 is offline
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That cat needs to die!! Lol j/k but if it were my car (being black) that cat would get smacked as every little cat track shows up so well on my car.. also yes. Read around and you will see that consensous is to smack it. Not like its a naughty toddler. But not quite like it owes you money.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:58 PM
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If your CDs are Heavy Metal you may need to invert the unit while banging it with your head. The mechanism isn't strong enough to lift Heavy Metal.
Country CDs must be played backward for happiness.



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Old 04-06-2014, 08:01 PM
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If your CDs are Heavy Metal you may need to invert the unit while banging it with your head. The mechanism isn't strong enough to lift Heavy Metal.
Country CDs must be played backward for happiness.



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For best results with dub step CDs you might try throwing the cartrige in the belnder along with a spoon and some ice.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:37 AM
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Wack it hard! Seriously... I had the same problem, read thru some threads on it and they all said to wack that sucka. I hit it hard a couple of times and it hasn't given me a problem since.



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Wow! That actually worked. Guess you need old school methods for old school electronics. It always worked on Fred Sanford's TV. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:18 AM
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Well, maybe my celebration was a bit premature. While the cartridge came out it only brought 5 CDs with it. One is still stuck. So I took the 5 out and put the empty cartridge back in hoping it would retrieve the stuck one, but no. I just get the "Check CD" error message. I tried using a dental mirror to find it but cant see very well in there. Any more ideas would be much appreciated.
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