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2001 Prius CD player won't eject

Discussion in 'Generation 1 Prius Discussion' started by Robert Lauriston, May 9, 2023.

  1. Robert Lauriston

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    Toyota Compact Disc Player 34230. Makes sounds like it's trying to eject but the disc stays in. First CD player I've seen without a manual-eject hole.

    Any suggestions other than replacing it?
     
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    Take it out, take it apart, extract the CD, put it back together, put it back with a "DO NOT USE" sticker on the front.
    I have transitioned to an external bluetooth sound system; music CDs are SO twentieth-century.... :)
     
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    Well, speaking of twentieth century, who can forget that the Classic came with a cassette player as standard equipment? I have rarely used mine in 22 years of ownership. I have used it with a Sony Walkman (there's another relic!) playing CDs by means of an adapter which looks like a cassette but whose sole function is to feed the Walkman audio out to the playback head of the cassette player (since there's no audio input jack in the Classic). It's old school but it works.
     
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    I have a large archive of NPR's "Car Talk" on cassettes. My cassette deck makes a constant clicking sound (which is accompanied by severe audible flutter). I can't stand it. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  5. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

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    There may be a manual eject, but without a hole drilled in the outermost fascia.

    Try removing the trim cover and see what you see. At least it'll give you better access if you choose to try the sticky tape method.
     
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    cyberpriusII Prodigyplace says I'm Super Kris

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    Pull the fuse. It worked for my G2
    Kris
     
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    Run a cassette head cleaning tape in the player a few times. Might not help, but cleaners are cheap and can be ordered online, so worth a try.
     
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    You've just discovered why the brothers called themselves "Click and Clack."
     
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    FWIW. I have had similar issues in other cars.
    Take a rubber hammer and hit, shock/ vibrate, the stereo head unit.
    Sometimes (sometimes) that will work.
    Good luck.
     
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    And if it doesn't, it's still really satisfying.
     
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    Haha, nice one.
     
  12. Victor Siles

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    My CD is also stuck. I did the fuse removal. Still stuck. I disconnected the 12volt battery. Waited 3 mins and still nothing
     
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    *I'm* so twentiety-century....

    There is an audio line in, you just need to know which three pins it is of the multipin connector on the back; it's not a separate jack.

    Then you need a way to tell the head unit to use the signal from the line in. That requires connecting something to the AVC-LAN that will identify itself as one of the available accessories (the CD changer or the Japan-market minidisc player) and then from the touch screen you can select it.

    Various companies sold such gadgets. The one I used in my gen 1 was made by DICE Electronics.

    I don't have a ready answer, but if it were mine I would probably start up around post #5.
     
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    I have a couple of spares and another in a parts car with a 6-cd changer I'm going to swap in. my back seat is full of CDs.
     
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    I have to figure out a way of taking the CD changer out and then opening it up. I have my collection of Rock CDs in there. I'll let you know when I get it out. If it's damage I may have to hit you up on a CD changer if you still have them.
     
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    Now I have a problem by disconnecting the battery now I the sound I had set up ( Bass and Treble) went back to factory specs. Now my mixes from my blue tooth... the sound is not as clear as it was before. I can't even try to set it up because my screen is an amber color so I can't even move the treble and bass to set up the perfect sound.