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Repair rates for CD player repair may seem confusing for the same stereos. Ford has similar looking stereos with a variety of different CD mechanisms. We have done our best to supply specific model numbers for each repair, and adding more.
   
Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer CD Changer and Navigation Repair
7L2T-18K931-CC

CD Changer jammed, will not eject or accept CD's? Disconnect one terminal from battery for several minutes, this may act as a reset and bring CD Changer back to working. Otherwise, repair rate $295.

Navigation not recognizing CD, repair rate $250.

   
Ford / Mercury Sable
AM/FM/6 CD

Ford CD Changer Repair and Removal
8G1T-18C815-GA
8L8T-18C815-MA
and others

CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not eject CD's, $295. Before repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition. Otherwise, this is a repair issue, see our Shipping page before sending for repair.

No display, $100.

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Ford / Mercury 6 CD - MP3
Several different CD mechanisms
Ford CD Player Repair
Delphi
8C3T-18C815-AB
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
7A2T-18C815-AF
Ford Freestar
3F2T-18C815-EE / 12246020
Mercury Milan (2006+)
6E5T-18C815-AH
Ford F150 (2007+)

7L3T-18C815-EG / 28066755

CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not eject CD's, $295. Before repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition. Otherwise, this is a repair issue, see our Shipping page before sending for repair.

No display, $100.

   
Ford (Fujitsu-Ten / Delphi)
6 CD Changer In-Dash

Ford F150
5L3T-18B815-FH
Ford Freestyle
6F9T-18C815-BC
Ford Fusion
7E5T-18C815-ABH
Fujitsu-Ten / Delphi Mechanism
CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not eject CD's, $295-345. Before repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition.
   
Ford / Single CD MP3
Fic Ford Car Stereo
4S4T-18C869-BG ($150 for repair)
5S4T-18C869-BA ($165 for repair)
6S4T-18C869-BC ($150 for repair)
6S4T-18C869-BG ($165 for repair)
8L3T-18C869-AG ($165 for repair)

Single CD player, does not accept CD, or clicks when attempting to eject CD, $150-165. No display, $100.

*Why a difference in repair rates? Ford uses several different CD mechanisms. CD mechs have part and price differences.

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Ford Thunderbird

1W6F-18C815-BF
Ford Thunderbird Car Stereo Repair
3W6T-18C815-AE
No display or hieroglyphics, $135.
CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not eject CD's, $295-345. Before repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition.
   
96-00 Ford / Mercury
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair
3L3T-18C868-AC
XL2F-18C868-BB
YU3F-18C868-AA
and many others


This is a dual media car stereo. Steering wheel and rear controls are incorporated in this car stereo. No or intermittent display, volume control erratic, $100, (common problems). This repair includes modifications to deter future problems.
 
   
Ford Mach 460
Sound System Troubleshooting
Intermittent, or no audio from some or all speakers for Mach 460 Sound System
  • No Audio
  • No Bass and tweeters work
See our Mach 460 Sound System Troubleshooting.
 
See our Shipping page before sending for service

Ford / Mercury (Pioneer)
6 CD Changer In-Dash
Ford Car Stereo Repair


CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not eject CD's, $295. Before repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition.
No Display $100.


Ford Mustang
3R3T-18C815-KA
Ford Escape
6L8T-18C815-DD
Ford Excursion
6C7T-18C815-CA
Ford Expedition
2L1F-18C815-ED
3L1T-18C185-AA
Mercury Mountaineer
3L2T-18C815-FA
Others
2L1F-18C815-CF
4L1T-18C815-AD
4L1T-18C815-AE
4L1T-18C815-AF
4L2T-18C815-CE
5L2T-18C815-DC
5L8T-18C815-DC
6L1T-18C815-AB
6L8T-18C815-FD
and more
   
Ford Escape (FMS Audio)
6 CD Changer

Ford Escape 6 CD Changer Repair
5L8T-18C815-EC

CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not eject CD's, $295. Before repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition.

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Ford Focus '03 + MP3 Radio Blaupunkt / Ford

3S4T-18C869-AF
PM-3S4T-18C869-AF
MP3 Stereo, display blinks on and off with or without ignition key removed. See DIY Repair.
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Supplied by Car Stereo Removal, LLC.
 
Ford Expedition Roof Display (99+/-)

 
Over head display intermittent or blank, $95.
Removal instruction are posted on this site. See
Removal and Instructions
Ford Expedition '99
Odometer blinks or no display

 

Ford Expedition
Do It Yourself Remove and Repair Dash Odometer
Odometer blinks intermittently or blank
Do It Yourself Repair
(We were quoted $289 exchange from our local dealer$hip, not including labor)

   
Ford Explorer / Alpine Car Stereo
Lincoln Navigator Car Stereo Repair - No Display
AM/FM/Cassette
Lincoln Navigator Car Stereo Repair - No Display
AM/FM/CD

No or intermittent display, car stereo dead, no power, no lights, $100.

 

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The following car stereos are only a list of common problems and possible Do It Yourself repairs.

We no longer repair the following listed car stereos.
 

Ford 6 CD Changer In-Dash


 
CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, will not eject CD's, this model looks similar to above model mentioned. We do not repair the Fujitsu Ten models. See model list above for models we repair.
Ford Focus

CD Error, jammed CD mechanism, will not eject CD's, will not load.

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Ford / CD Changer
(Clarion)
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair
 

 

CD Changer does not operate properly, skips, display shows ERR or BAD CD, we no longer repair this Ford CD changer.

 

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Ford / CD Changer (Alpine)
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair
 

Radio displays "NO MAG", "EMPTY MAG", ERR, NO DJ, or CD's skips, we no longer repair this Ford CD changer.

 

Ford / CD Changer (Clarion)
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Will not play CD's, Displays error message or no CD, Displays no mech, we no longer repair this Ford CD changer.

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1999 Ford Expedition
Dash board instrument cluster
Instrument cluster, odometer hieroglyphics or blinks? We have pictures on file for adding a "Do It Yourself" page, includes repair and removal. Are you interested? Email Car Stereo Repair
 
Mercury Cougar AM/FM/CD
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

 

CD player will not accept or eject.

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90-95+ Ford (also Nissan Quest)
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

AM/FM/Cass

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AM/FM/Cass

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AM/FM/Cass
with rear passenger headphone jack

No tape, or distorted tape audio, display reads BAD, distorted output on radio, AM or FM or both, no power or intermittent.

 

 

 

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Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

AM/FM/CD/Cass

CD Err, no CD, intermittent display, blinking display.


 

 

  Ford
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

 

Dead, does not power up.

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  Ford / JBL / Premium Sound

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

JBL
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair
JBL
Amplifier and Tuner controller
Does not power up, this is the control head. The defective unit may be the controller-tuner-amplifier. It may be located in the trunk or in the dash in pick-ups. You can recognize the difference between this radio and the above radio when removing, there is no antenna plugged into this radio.

 

 

    Ford / Single CD / Sony (Nissan Quest)
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

 

Parts are no longer available, we do not repair these CD players.

 

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  Ford / Taurus
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair
Defective tape, defective AM and FM good or poor, check antenna.
Defective AM or FM, defective tuner box with amplifier, located in trunk on drivers side wheel well.
We suggest a salvage yard on this one.

 

  85-92+ Ford
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair

 

Distorted output on tape.
For bad display, static, scratchy or loss of audio when adjusting volume controls.

Radio Shack sells a "Control/Contact Cleaner". Remove the stereo and top cover for access to openings in rheostat volume control. Spay, rotate control and repeat several times. Radio Shack also sells the bayonet lamp for the display.
 

  88-91 Ford / Premium Sound
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Ford car stereo - Bose amplifier speaker enclosure repair
There are many problems with this car stereo and we find it not economically repairable.
See our Car Stereo Removal pages, they also include instructions for installation of an aftermarket car stereo with amplifier bypass help.

 

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  Mercury Grand Marquis Static in car radio when rear window defroster is tuned on. The Amplifier is the problem, it is being redesigned through the manufacturer. Check with your local dealership for an update.

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