How do I fix my CD Player?

Asked by Dec 06, 2013 at 01:33 PM about the 2001 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Ford Focus hatchback. When I try and feed a CD into the CD player it doesn't feed right or read it. Sometimes I have to stick another CD partially into the slot to make the other one fit into place and play. Sometimes I have to do the same thing to get the CD back out. Do I need a whole new CD player to fix this? Are they hard to take out and install new ones?

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Sometimes you can get lucky and try some canned air (like what you use to clean the dust out of your keyboard on a computer) and liberally spray it into the slot where your CD's go in. Be sure to keep the can upright when you do that! Sometimes they just get dusty/dirty in there and that will do the trick to clean it out. If that doesn't help you'll most likely need a new CD player. They're inexpensive (usually about $100) and typically have USB or aux inputs on the newer units as well which work really nicely with iPods and smart phones. Stick with a good radio brand (like Alpine) if you're planning on keeping the car a while - you'll notice a difference! BestBuy or any reputable electronics retailler usually does a decent job of installing car stereos, or if you want to save a little cash and try it yourself go to www.crutchfield.com (I don't work for them!) and they'll send you a radio, the instalation kit, and all the do-it-yourself tips printed out for your specific car. I've used them several times for different components and it's worked really well. Good luck!

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