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Old 03-31-08, 04:40 PM   #1
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Woohoo! This website is awsome! I do all the maintenaince on my parent's Lexus' (LX430, and LS430). Lately my mom has been telling me that her CD player was not responding, and "CD ERROR" shows up. I browsed this forum and heard about the credit card w/ double side tape trick.

Basically I removed the entire radio unit (cake!) and removed the plastic face plate of the cd changer. (the main radio face must be removed in order to remove the cd changer face) Then cut a strip of plastic from a plastic package (vaccum molded packages)... I think it was for a hedge clipper... anyway... then stuck a piece of double sided tape.

I then used a small screwdriver to hold the flap open, and used the plastic strip to remove the jammed CDs. There were 4 inside the changer, and the lowest one was jammed, tilting all the cd trays to sit crooked.

After that, just reassembled everything and VOILA! Works perfect!
Seeing that this unit is going for $500 USED on ebay!... I'm so glad this was fixed... and for free! Only took about 45 mins (working real slow and chatting with parents )
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LX430??? since when Lexus made that model?
DO you mean LX470? LX450? Or LS430?
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LX430??? since when Lexus made that model?
DO you mean LX470? LX450? Or LS430?
Maybe a smaller motor was swapped into a LX for better gas mileage?

Just kidding
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puahaha... Woops.

Sorry fellas. I meant LS430 (2001) <---had CD Error
I also service our family's LX470 (2004)... so the names might get
stirred up sometimes. thanks for catching that!
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puahaha... Woops.

Sorry fellas. I meant LS430 (2001) <---had CD Error
I also service our family's LX470 (2004)... so the names might get
stirred up sometimes. thanks for catching that!

this just happen to me, I put in a disc and now.... lexus wants $700 I sais I'll send the car off the skyway
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Woohoo! This website is awsome! I do all the maintenaince on my parent's Lexus' (LX430, and LS430). Lately my mom has been telling me that her CD player was not responding, and "CD ERROR" shows up. I browsed this forum and heard about the credit card w/ double side tape trick.

Basically I removed the entire radio unit (cake!) and removed the plastic face plate of the cd changer. (the main radio face must be removed in order to remove the cd changer face) Then cut a strip of plastic from a plastic package (vaccum molded packages)... I think it was for a hedge clipper... anyway... then stuck a piece of double sided tape.

I then used a small screwdriver to hold the flap open, and used the plastic strip to remove the jammed CDs. There were 4 inside the changer, and the lowest one was jammed, tilting all the cd trays to sit crooked.

After that, just reassembled everything and VOILA! Works perfect!
Seeing that this unit is going for $500 USED on ebay!... I'm so glad this was fixed... and for free! Only took about 45 mins (working real slow and chatting with parents )
Joe - nice fix and nice save. Few things feel better than to getting something repaired by doing it yourself and saving some money doing it.
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Old 06-28-11, 09:33 PM   #7
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I read some posts here and also this http://www.justanswer.com/car/1ee22-2001-ls430-cd-stuck-player.html


I removed the neg batt cable and 1/2 hr later I reconnected and OUT POPPED THE DISC
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I had the Cd error on my LS430. I did a search on youtube and found how to remove it. Very easy


I then took it apart with the aid of this video.


Rather than remove the springs as shown I removed the front piece (4 small screws) opening the area where the cds eject from. You will probably see 2 cds sitting together in the same tray apparently this is common fault . I lifted the offending CDs to the eject position with a flat head screwdriver and pulled them out using long nosed pliers. I then had to reposition and few guidance rods by the springs. Put it back together and it works perfectly. It's worth a try before laying out a load of cash its going to needs replacing anyway.
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