Serious Explorations Ford Explorer and Ranger Message Board
#1 Resource for Ford Explorer and Ranger Owners - By Enthusiasts, for Enthusiasts.


Ford Explorer Generation Guide

EF Swag Store 2015 Ford Explorer Forums Elite Membership Chat Room My Posts Reviews Explorer Photo Gallery
Go Back   Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" > Ford Explorer Ranger Repair - Troubleshooting - Modifications & Detailing Forums > 1995 - 2001 Explorer Ranger Mountaineer - Sport thru '03 - 2nd Generation > Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers

Notices

Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers Questions related to non-modified 1995-2001 Explorer, Mountaineer, Ranger and '02+ Sports and Sport Trac. Problem solving, maintenance, TSB, service bulletins, owner reviews, specifications.

JBL Tape Deck Error

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-16-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
4JHJordan
Washington DC
'97 XLT
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
JBL Tape Deck Error

I am using a cassette interface to XM radio and have done so for several years with no issue. Now the cassette works fine for a few minutes then gives a display of "TD E1" and ejects the cassette. Any ideas as to the issue?
4JHJordan is offline   Reply With Quote
( Join the Elite Explorers )

For only $20 per year you can become an Elite Explorer. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn what modifications really work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members can change the forum "styles" to see less ads, no green underlined links, and many other benefits such as being able to store 1000 Private Messages, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and more. Join the Elite Explorers today.


Old 07-16-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
daffy
Ex-Wannabe
Peoria, Il
 
daffy's Avatar
'00 EB 4x4 4.0 SOHC
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 321

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's been a while, but I *think* that error is because it doesn't see the opposite reel turning, like the tape is broken, or that it doesn't have tension where it thinks it should.

Do you have another cassette adapter to test?
daffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
allmine!
Roanoke, Virginia
1996 Limited
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 24

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have just begun to experience the same problem. I assumed it was just the tape adapter that I use for my mp3 player because the same problem also happened in another car. So I bought a new adapter and the problem still exists, it also distorts the sound completely and there is static. The tape will cycle from side 1 to 2 and give the same error message and eject in my explorer. I tried a third adapter in my car and the volume and sound was fine, but it kept switching sides again and ejected. How can this be solved? Cleaning the tape player? Or is my only option to take it into a shop?

I was looking at another post about installing a aux input since I have the cd changer, but my cd changer itself doesn't work anymore, so I am not sure if I could go that route. The head unit will switch to cd but the player itself doesn't want to change cds or eject the cartridge.

I also tried regular tapes and they play just fine with no ejecting.

Thank in advance!
allmine! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
TheJackal
Mandeville, LA
1999 Explorer XL 2WD
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,063

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dad has the CD Changer control-to-aux-in adapter for his Taurus and it works well. It doesn't matter if the CD Changer works or not--his car was supposed to come with it when we bought it but we looked in the trunk and it was never there...

It just plugs into the harness and then you can plug whatever into your new aux-in port.

I don't have the JBL unit but mine does have a cassette deck. I used the casette adapter for the Sirius radio for about 2 years. I would on the off occasion have an issue where the deck was jammed up and would continuously switch from side 1 to side 2 really fast. It might have been the casette adapter, who knows. After that long of continuous use it started squeaking and making all kinds of noise, plus the sound quality was not so good from the start.

I would have gone with the CD-to-Aux like my dad did but my Explorer radio isn't CD-changer capable, so I called up Sirius and they sent me a direct-wire kit for the FM transmitter. Sounds a lot better now and I don't have to deal with the wire everywhere and all the noise from the tape machine.

Try playing a cassette in the cassette deck to see if it works OK, if it does it's probably your adapter. You can buy a new one but if you can I'd say upgrade to the CD changer interface unit.
TheJackal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Suggest this thread to friends:



Join the "Elite Explorers" Today!



Search Explorer Forum


Top of Page

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 PM.



US Flag
We Support Our Troops!

Explore the site!


Copyright 2014 - 1996 Rick Horwitz Photography



Ford Motor Company is not involved in the management of this site in any way.



All tips on this site are for use at your own risk and discretion.

Modifying the suspension on any vehicle will cause changes to its handling characteristics.



Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.