PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Sound and Security Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Radio Won't Play CD's

 
Like Tree7Likes
  • 2 Post By Handy_Cruiser
  • 4 Post By Handy_Cruiser
  • 1 Post By Macgyverman1123

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09 Dec 2020, 11:34 pm
Macgyverman1123's Avatar
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
Posts: 336
Default Radio Won't Play CD's

Hey y'all!

I'm still rocking the factory RBB radio, but just the other day, it decided to no play any CD's at all, instead ejecting the disc, and saying "Error". Before that, it would only do this sometimes, with the occasional skips, on a perfect disc.

Since I don't have the money to throw in an aftermarket head unit at this time, does anyone have any fixes? I suspect the laser lense might be dirty. has anyone tried the cleaning discs, or should I take the whole thing apart?

Someday, I'd like to swap it to an RB1
__________________
-John P.
Go Canes! #TakeWarning
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09 Dec 2020, 11:41 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 7,600
Default Re: Radio Won't Play CD's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Macgyverman1123 View Post
Hey y'all!

I'm still rocking the factory RBB radio, but just the other day, it decided to no play any CD's at all, instead ejecting the disc, and saying "Error". Before that, it would only do this sometimes, with the occasional skips, on a perfect disc.

Since I don't have the money to throw in an aftermarket head unit at this time, does anyone have any fixes? I suspect the laser lense might be dirty. has anyone tried the cleaning discs, or should I take the whole thing apart?

Someday, I'd like to swap it to an RB1
What is the model number?
__________________
If at First You Don't Succeed - Try, Try Again
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10 Dec 2020, 06:34 am
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,784
Default Re: Radio Won't Play CD's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Macgyverman1123 View Post
Hey y'all!

I'm still rocking the factory RBB radio, but just the other day, it decided to no play any CD's at all, instead ejecting the disc, and saying "Error". Before that, it would only do this sometimes, with the occasional skips, on a perfect disc.

Since I don't have the money to throw in an aftermarket head unit at this time, does anyone have any fixes? I suspect the laser lense might be dirty. has anyone tried the cleaning discs, or should I take the whole thing apart?

Someday, I'd like to swap it to an RB1

I'm sure there is a fix. But when mine have started doing this, I just replaced them with a salvage unit.

Yours has the old-style two-plug harness. But with a small adapter for the harness and one for the antenna, you can use the newer oval face stereos made from 2003 thru 2005. They seem to last better. This evening, I will dig through some boxes and see if I still have a spare. I will let you know.
rockandroller and CRUZ like this.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10 Dec 2020, 10:31 pm
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,784
Default Re: Radio Won't Play CD's

I have one, but it's pretty vanilla. Let me see what I kind find tomorrow.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12 Dec 2020, 03:28 pm
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,784
Default Re: Radio Won't Play CD's

Okay...

Yesterday I needed to go to the salvage yard to get a sun visor and some different floor mats for my Charger Daytona. My floor mats got ruined when a protein drink I left in the car exploded while it was up on blocks waiting for me to replace the driveshaft carrier bearing.

The vanity mirror cover was starting to fall open when I used my sun visor. So I needed a replacement for that too.

But I also found a very nice RAZ factory stereo with no scratches on the face. The RAZ is my favorite of the more common oval-face stereos because it is compatible with a factory SiriusXM receiver, a multi-plexor, and many bluetooth adapters. I have all three hooked to the RAZ in my Dodge truck and it's very similar to the setup I had in my 2005 PT GT.




I got this out of a 2003 PT and it still had the shipping film on the stereo screen. Except for the corrosion from the dash support, it looks basically new. That doesn't mean the CD portion works like new. Someone will need to hook it up to check than out.




As with all the 2003 thru 2005 PT's, it's got the single rectangular plug on the back along with a smaller square plug for the accessories (SiriusXM, CD Changer, etc.). If used in a 2001/2002 PT, it will need an inexpensive adapter for both the harness and antenna plug. The 2001/2002 PT uses a standard antenna plug like an aftermarket stereo. 2003 and new PT's use the "Chrysler style" antenna plug.




If Macgyverman1123 wants this, it costs me $19.99. So it will be that plus whatever shipping is. If he doesn't want it, I am going to keep it as a spare because it's so nice and new looking. That's the reason I decided to go ahead and get it now.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg RAZStereo02.jpg (65.9 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg RAZStereo03.jpg (66.2 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg RAZStereo01.jpg (50.3 KB, 33 views)
rcktpwrd, dougs, CRUZ and 1 others like this.
__________________

Last edited by Handy_Cruiser; 12 Dec 2020 at 06:04 pm.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 15 Dec 2020, 06:07 pm
Macgyverman1123's Avatar
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
Posts: 336
Default Re: Radio Won't Play CD's

Wow, thank you so much, handy!!! I'd love to take you up on that generous offer next payday!!!
Handy_Cruiser likes this.
__________________
-John P.
Go Canes! #TakeWarning
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 16 Dec 2020, 12:38 pm
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,784
Default Re: Radio Won't Play CD's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Macgyverman1123 View Post
Wow, thank you so much, handy!!! I'd love to take you up on that generous offer next payday!!!
Just send me a PM when you are ready. If you send me your address I can likely get a quote for a cheaper shipping offer as well. Priority mail is about $21 for a large box. Parcel Post (or whatever they call it now) is usually cheaper but I have to get the price at the Post Office counter.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01 Mar 2021, 08:11 pm
Regular Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 114
Default Re: Radio Won't Play CD's

My 2004 just started this as well and it would not eject. Anyone else have a nice simple RAZ (I think) radio around you need to get rid of? CD and Am-FM is all I need. Thanks very much.
Tom Hand
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rr Wheel play!! bhunt41 Wheels, Tires, Suspension 1 04 Aug 2012 02:09 pm
Hub play... garner49 General PT Cruiser Discussions 2 16 Jun 2010 03:01 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors