The opening mechanism on my Pioneer deck just quit working. How do I get my cd out?

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  1. Falconer

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    I have a Pioneer Premier deck from a few years ago. I forgot the model number, but it was the top of the line model at the time (2004 or 2005). It's got that setup where the faceplate moves down and the CD comes out, and it opens so you can remove the faceplate when you turn your car off. Today I pressed the "open" button and nothing happened. I tried a few more times and nothing. Turning the car off doesn't cause it to open, either, like it normally does.

    I have a CD in there that I want out. lol. How can I access it?

    Can I go to like a Tweeter or something and they could fix it?
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    If you can get the faceplate off, try unplugging the harness and plugging it back in. The last few head units I had would spit a CD out if you did that.
     
  3. El Beaner

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    If you look at the faceplate closely, you should see a small hole the size of a pin hole that is the emergancy release(most new HU have this) try inserting a thin paper clip or needle in there.
     
  4. Falconer

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    I did that and it reset all my settings to factory default. Ugh.

    Normally I wouldn't care, but for some reason this model of head unit doesn't sound very good out of the box and it takes like 30 min to program everything so it does sound good. Lucky for me I remembered most of the settings I had.
     
  5. Falconer

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    Oh and it randomly started working again. I wonder if there's a bad connection somewhere. My speakers will randomly stop working, too (but the sub continues to play).
     
  6. twistid

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    usually resetting the deck fixes your original posted problem.

    that's a shorted speaker, or speaker wire... check all your connections.
     
  7. cacique78

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    Maybe a faulty ribbon cable?
     

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