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Old 04-07-2019, 04:10 AM
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Hi Guys ! ... Placing a CD in my 1998 Buick Regal LS radio take it smoothly and a few seconds after CD ejects and an E20 Error shows in the screen. I tried so far to disconnect the battery, waited for 30 min, connected back but no luck. I read that might reset the radio and could fix the error. Someone out there that might give me a hint ? ... Thx !
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:11 AM
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It'* a disc read error. I had the same issue with my 97 Bonneville. Every once in awhile I would get a disc that it could read, but wasn't worth the hassle.

Time to get a new deck. And if you have the extra money, look for a 4 channel amp and matching speakers.
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I have been thinking about it to buy a new one but wanted to try to see if I could fix the original. Kind off like the original scenario. Thanks for the tip Mike !
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In the long run, if you plan on keeping the car for awhile, IMO go to a place that does stereo installs like Bestbuy. They have been doing it for many years and have access to everything needed to do a good install.
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Perfect ! ... Thanks Mike ! ... I overheard one friend talking about Best Buy too ...
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Perfect ! ... Thanks Mike ! ... I overheard one friend talking about Best Buy too ...
You can fix some read errors by cleaning the laser eye that reads the disc. This video shows you how to do it on a standard DVD player. Similar for your automotive application. One correction to the video. DO NOT use rubbing alcohol. Use denatured alcohol as it will not leave a film on the lens and rubbing alcohol does. You can get denatured alcohol at a drug or hardware store.

https://www.google.com/search?client...ayer#kpvalbx=1
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