Anyone cleaned a stock 95 cd unit? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-28-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stevej94 is on a distinguished road
Default Anyone cleaned a stock 95 cd unit?

I have a stock CD unit (with EQ) and it doesn't read CD-R and has trouble reading regular audio cds when the humidity is high (running the AC for a few minutes usually fixes the problem). I have used a CD cleaner but that hasn't helped that much. Anybody taken their apart to clean? Did it work?
stevej94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
glanghus is on a distinguished road
Default

They're easy to take apart. My unit wouldn't read CD-r'* unless burned under 4x. It skipped when you ran over a toothpick, and then it started making clicking noises and ejecting cd'* and not being able to access anything over track 7.

So, I went aftermarket.

Anyhow, if you're gonna take it out and attempt to fix it, I don't think it'* really worth it, cause these things have limited life spans, and pretty soon you'll be yanking it ever 2 or 3 months to clean it. Getting to the laser'* main lense is harder than all get out with a cotton swab, or any swab for that matter.

If you really, really want to keep your unit, find another one to replace it, or just replace the cd drive portion inside. It just plugs right in.

I dicked around with mine, got everything working again, except it still skips when you barely touch it, and it won't access anything over track 7, unless you're lucky. After I went aftermarket, I took the old radio/cd player apart for fun and put an fully functional auxillary input on it. It'* been sitting on my shelf ever since.

If you're really serious about this endeavor, I can post semi-detailed instructions.
glanghus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stevej94 is on a distinguished road
Default why not?

Mine tracks and doesn't skip other than the humidity thing... I would be open to adding an aftermarked deck if I could find a nice 1.5 DIN that is amber and I could wire up my steering wheel controls. That would be great if you could post your info. I'm also curious how you wired an aux input into your deck as I would like to wire up an MP3 without having to use an fm modulator...
stevej94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 08:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

you can get the pioneer 1.5 din model change it to red(i did my pioneer headunit) and get the swi-x ot make it work with your steering wheel controls
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2004, 03:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
glanghus is on a distinguished road
Default

To get my aux in, I tied into the CD bus. Unless you're comfortable soldering and messing around inside the unit, you prolly won't be able to get it to work :(

If you want to attempt to clean your deck, undo the front panel, held on by plastic clips. Then, unplug it and set it aside. Next, undo the largest two screws on the back of the unit, horizontal to each other. Then, there are two small gold hex screws, one on the top, and one of the right side, looking at the radio from the front. The top one almost lines up with the big screw on the back.

Slide the CD reader out, and unplut it. There you go, you can do what you can from here, and take screws off as you feel fit to get at what you want. Remember how it goes back together!
glanghus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2004, 01:46 PM   #6
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stevej94 is on a distinguished road
Default I'll give it a try

I'm not uncomfortable with soldering- I've replaced oscilators on computer motherboards to speed them up way back in the days of 'clock-chipping'. It sounds like it'* just a matter of knowing what wires to tap into. Thanks for the instructions- I might give it a try today (cleaning).
stevej94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2004, 05:49 PM   #7
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stevej94 is on a distinguished road
Default Hey- that was easy

Thanks for the easy instructions. It took me less than an hour- and it would have taken less time if I had removed the cd from the deck BEFORE disassembling it . It works great! Even reads burned CDs- I could never get it to do that before..

-
stevej94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2004, 10:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
glanghus is on a distinguished road
Default

Did you clean the lens? How, and with what?
glanghus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 11:21 PM   #9
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stevej94 is on a distinguished road
Default cd

I followed your instructions to pull the drive unit out of the deck. The lense was accesible once I did that. There wasn't much room to poke around but I took a cotton swab, wrapped the tip with an eyeglass cleaner tissue (solvent that evaporates without leaving residue or lint) and wiped the lense and the readers several times. It was hard to see the lense even with good lighting but the tissue came off with some dirt on it so I know the cleaning was working. Put it back together and it worked.
stevej94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 12:07 AM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
glanghus is on a distinguished road
Default

That'* awesome. I haven't really heard of anyone that'* had that kinda success with our units. Good deal!
glanghus is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock Head Unit and Sub/Amp installation question crazyjoe Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 13 05-21-2006 05:18 PM
Replacement Stock Head Unit Brian E. Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 1 10-04-2005 01:15 PM
Stock Head Unit RJBares Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 10-28-2004 10:56 PM
Removing Stock Head Unit dp149 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 5 10-16-2003 09:09 AM
Will the stock '02 tape/CD head unit run a 12-disc changer? 02-SLE Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 0 07-11-2003 09:04 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.