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Repair or replace factory CD changer ?

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by lmacmil, September 12, 2001.

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  1. lmacmil

    lmacmil New Member

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    The factor CD changer in my wife's 1996 died recently. Radio & cassette work fine but CD player skips erratically on good discs. Need recommendation on 1) viability of repair or 2) drop in replacement. Don't want to spend a fortune. Thanks
     
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  3. bigtigexplorer

    bigtigexplorer Elite Explorer

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    I've got the factory changer out of my 99 Xlt. I've been trying to sell it, $100 and I'll pay shipping.

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  4. lmacmil

    lmacmil New Member

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    96 vs. 99 wiring harness

    According to info I've seen, the 95-97 changers use a 16 pin connector and the 98-01 use a 20 pin connector so your '99 won't plug into my '96 harness.
     
  5. bigtigexplorer

    bigtigexplorer Elite Explorer

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    Thanks, I didn't know that.
     
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    Ill sell you mine for $75 its a 97 model so it should fit if you haven't found one yet
    Josh
     
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    My XL2F-18C868-CA ( made in Mexico) Mach radio CD player jams about every 8 years. I put in a XL2F-18C868-BB (mad in USA) from a similar junked explorer. It too grinds and would not play after 8 years. So now I have 2 working radios but both of their CD players only make a grinding noise when I put a CD in. I have the CD players out and ready to fix now..

    I saw somewhere on these forums where this could be fixed by cleaning a band connector on the CD player. Can anyone let me know where that description is?
     






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