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Old 06-20-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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Question 2003 ION CD player not working

Well, after 48K miles my ION's CD player stopped working. It injects the CD, "thinks" for a while, then spits the CD back out. Luckilly I had a Master of Puppets cassette in the car, but that'll get old fast. The local dealer wants more than $700 to replace it, and that doesn't include the installation.

Lots of replacement units on eBay, but they all refer to model codes (UM7, U1C, US8, US9). Any idea how to identify which model I have? Also, do I have to worry about the "theft deterrant" function in the units?


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Old 06-21-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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The code is on the spare tire cover if I remember correctly. Look for one of those codes, and there ya go.

Unless you are insanely happy with the stock radio, might as well look into upgrading into a new aftermarket radio, but that is just my opinion
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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Upgrade the radio. You might even get an MP3 adapter also.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:06 PM   #4
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Thank you Bigdaddy and teebird ...looks like the best best is aftermarket.
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:31 PM   #5
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Idk if it will work. I have my factory MP3 2004 unit i will sell for $50 + shipping
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:49 PM   #6
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Idk if it will work. I have my factory MP3 2004 unit i will sell for $50 + shipping
Those are nice but u have to swap the connector on the body side. Its a pretty straight forward job if u can combine two diffrent cars schematics.
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:04 PM   #7
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I have my 2003 stock CD player, will sell for $5 plus shipping, available now if u want it. Perfect condition.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:00 AM   #8
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The local dealer wants more than $700 to replace it, and that doesn't include the installation.
Oh my!

Seriously, you can do this yourself. It's an unbelievably easy job. Pop off the panel, disconnect TC & Hazards, take the 2 screws out of radio, pull the radio out, disconnect....then slide new one in and reconnect everything.

It'd probably take no more than 5-10 minutes.
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