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RE: Non responsive and stuck CD changer… need help

Before I give up I will give this a try… It is regarding the in-dash cd exchanger in a 2003 745. I spent many hours reading posts in this forum and other car forums. Got some good suggestions that worked however…. First, the “Challenge”. The changer would not eject the CD cartridge and would not respond to input via the I drive it as if no CD was in it. I figured that it was not reading the CD and maybe the changer was empty. So I pressed “eject” the “flap” opened and I can see that it had pulled a CD but would not return it. I read every post on the subject and then some… took some suggestion… shimmed under the cartridge with a thin object, “tapped” the cartridge hard wile pressing eject and finally it did eject… so far so good. Before I retuned it, I wanted to make sure the “arm” that pulls the cd was working. So I pressed and prodded and tricked the changer to move the “arm” that pulls the CD out of the cartridge to make sure the arm still worked. Now I felt it was safe. So I returned the cartridge to the changer and… Walla … it did not work and the problem repeated itself. The CD was pulled into the changer and the changer is not reading it or at least no control over changer from the I drive. I read somewhere that perhaps disconnecting the Electricity to the changer and re connecting it again may work but I do not know where to access it from. I was thinking maybe the “fuse” box?... Any help would be appreciated before I just give up and “forget it”….
 

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If it's defective, I have a brand spanking new changer pulled from my 2007 prior to delivery (swapped out for ipod kit). Not sure if it will work on a 2003, but I'd sell it pretty cheap. Check the part numbers for both model years and PM if interested.
 
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