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We have a 2010 RTL w/Nav. While the truck was still on warranty the cd changer jammed and could not be cleared. Honda replaced not only the cd changer but the entire display/nav/cd unit with a refurbished unit. Now that we are off warranty the cd changer has failed again. There are six discs in the changer and none will play nor eject. Called Honda and they want to replace the entire unit again for a price that is insane. It appears that just the cd changer part should be replaceable. Has anyone else encountered this issue? Would it be possible to replace the changer with a single disc unit? We are just looking to get another year out of the truck so big money is not an option.
 

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Try pulling the fuse (or disconnect the battery) for 2 minutes. You'll have to reprogram your stations afterwards, and maybe reset the driver's auto-window. It might give the changer a chance to reset it's logic.

Next step would be to remove the unit and attempt a repair, or replace it.

Chip H.
 

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Having Refurbished car audio for a few years while in college, I can tell you that most CD Changer units have a manual override where with like a pen or paperclip you can manually actuate and retrieve your CD's. If your plans are to have it working again, I'd personally be looking here on the trading post, maybe with a WTB Post and look at ebay and craigslist to see if someone who has replaced/upgraded their unit has one around somewhere.
 

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Thanks to both of you for your suggestions. I'll give the fuse trick a try when I get a chance later today. If that doesn't work I'll start checking the trading post and other internet sources.
 

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The fuse removal didn't work. Same problem exists. I know most single CD units have a way to force an ejection, usually by inserting a paperclip or other thin object into a hole. There is nothing on the face of this unit and going any further will apparently require removal of the dash.
 

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I just solved this problem. My 06 cd gave me the mech error message today when I tried to eject cd #6 after other cases ejected properly. Well, after finding this post and trying combinations of things, I took out my handy Swiss army knife and since I had nothing to lose, pulled out the log blade and while trying to eject cd 6, moved the blade in the slot right to left and up and down and the cd popped out. Apparently the mech error is exactly what it says.
I'm playing cd #1 now. Good luck, maybe it will work for you!
 

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I just solved this problem. My 06 cd gave me the mech error message today when I tried to eject cd #6 after other cases ejected properly. Well, after finding this post and trying combinations of things, I took out my handy Swiss army knife and since I had nothing to lose, pulled out the log blade and while trying to eject cd 6, moved the blade in the slot right to left and up and down and the cd popped out. Apparently the mech error is exactly what it says.
I'm playing cd #1 now. Good luck, maybe it will work for you!
 

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I just solved this problem. My 06 cd gave me the mech error message today when I tried to eject cd #6 after other cases ejected properly. Well, after finding this post and trying combinations of things, I took out my handy Swiss army knife and since I had nothing to lose, pulled out the log blade and while trying to eject cd 6, moved the blade in the slot right to left and up and down and the cd popped out. Apparently the mech error is exactly what it says.
I'm playing cd #1 now. Good luck, maybe it will work for you!
I posted already on your fix. It worked wow. Just saved bucks with a thin plastic ruler.
 
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