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Old 04-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post CD Changer won't recognize magazine

As the thread title states, my CD changer now says that even when I've loaded the magazine, with CDs, that there is no magazine or the magazine is empty. I have OEM COMAND navigation, OEM CD changer in the trunk, and BOSE amp/speakers. This started off as an intermitent problem, but now the CD changer only works one in every ten tries or so. Has anyone ever experienced an issue similar to this, or have any thoughts about what the problem is?

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you search the thread you'll see a lot of people have experienced this exact issue.

Goes from good to intermittent to bad. I personally have never seen a fix, but I (like a lot of others) eventually just gave up and put in an aftermarket system so I gave up on reading all the threads on the topic.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry guys im not being flippent ! but I didn't think people still used CD changers!!! and stopped in the 90's...
personally the best thing I did was upgrade from the stock Bose to a Sony with USB, Bluetooth, AUX, you never need CD's...
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Yes,
I had the same problem when I got my car. It never got better, except once it let me open the changer and add CDs in, then promptly denied me any further entry. I eventually replaced it with an Alpine aftermarket unit with all the previously mentioned bells and modern whistles and haven't looked back since.

BTW, as I mentioned to my son when he spotted a couple of CDs in my car and had the same reaction, the HU came new with the CD function, I still have some CDs knocking around that I like so why NOT use it. Sure, I stream Pandora BT audio through my smartphone into the vehicle and it sounds great through the stock Bose system with new sub added. I also pop in a USB drive from time to time or just kick back a roll to the HD radio. No matter what the source, CD, BT, USB or HD it all sounds good through the system that I have installed. Peace.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the answers. I don't use the CD changer too often, it just bothers me to know that it doesn't work. I'm thinking I'll just remove it, especially since I see no reason to replace something that is used so rarely.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm having the same issue. When I first bought some CD's it worked fine but after the first or second time it read the "magazine empty" message. I really didn't want to put in an aftermarket head unit and ruin the oem theme :/
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry guys im not being flippent ! but I didn't think people still used CD changers!!! and stopped in the 90's...
personally the best thing I did was upgrade from the stock Bose to a Sony with USB, Bluetooth, AUX, you never need CD's...
we don't even have bose, probably a Becker without name (only "Mercedes" schrifft)
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just wanted to keep it factory which is why I left the stock head unit be and figured I would use the CD changer while I had it, but I wasn't aware of the problem it had so I'll probably end up upgrading to some kind of aftermarket system down the road.
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I just wanted to keep it factory which is why I left the stock head unit be and figured I would use the CD changer while I had it, but I wasn't aware of the problem it had so I'll probably end up upgrading to some kind of aftermarket system down the road.
If you want to keep the OEM look, check out alibaba or eBay for headunits that were designed to go in the W208. They look factory, but annoyingly require you to hack up the wiring harness, which has held me back.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Okay, thank you very much. I'll take a look into it. I have pretty much decided on just going with an aftermarket head unit at this point. Even if it's not very oem, I was thinking about just finding a really nice, expensive one instead of some cheap junk.
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