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Notorious CD changer Error3 fix - 2002 ES300

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Old 03-25-12, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Notorious CD changer Error3 fix - 2002 ES300

So today i fixed my 6 cd changer Error3. It had some stuck CD's inside and it would not eject or play them. I took the CD changer out, then took off the top panel off of the CD player and accessed the CD's directly. Pulled them out one by one (5 CD's) and plugged CD back in. It started working!

One issue i noticed is the opening through which you insert the CD is a bit too narrow and if your CD is too thick it may get stuck on its way out, so i shaved off a bit of plastic to make the opening a bit wider. Put everything back together and hey its working!!!!!!


here is video on how to remove the CD unit:

here is what it pretty much looks like inside with the panel off, this CD unit is very similar:

So no need to get rid of your CD changer, give this a try if you got notorious Error3!

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Old 03-26-12, 07:09 AM   #2
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I was curious about the extra wiring harness as well. I'm about 90% sure it's for the optional Rear Window Shade or Suspension Mode Selector.
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ohh yes. its for rear window shade. its right where the switch would be. Is it easy to add rear shade btw? probably not, would have to redo rear panel as well to accomodate the shade.

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I was curious about the extra wiring harness as well. I'm about 90% sure it's for the optional Rear Window Shade or Suspension Mode Selector.
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this is based on my problems but my year is 05 so the cd changer is in the middle console where you rest your arm. Not in the middle of the dashboard. So if you or anyone can help, please help.....
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as i said in the other thread - same idea, pull the cd changer out and disassemble it. Internal mechanism is the same across all recent lexus vehicles.
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Damn I've got to try this....mine has been jammed and displaying error 3 for like 4 years now haha
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Gotta try this!
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