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02-12-2001, 05:11 AM
so i'm no tech person... i just got a cd-changer in my 2000 passat and i keep getting "cd error" on my screen randomly... regardless if the cd is new or not... so i take it back to al and ed's four times... they change the transformer four times... yet same problem... please help...
02-12-2001, 05:27 AM
Are you sure they plugged the cable in all the way in the back of your head unit? You could have a bad data cable running from the head unit to the changer. Replace it to see if thats it. If it isn't then return the cable and get your money back.
Other than that do you think the store you bought the changer from would let you use another changer to test where the problem is? Probably not but sometimes an eager salesman or a super employee will let you do it.
02-12-2001, 10:18 AM
Did you buy the OEM VW changer? If not, since you have a '00 car, return it if you can and go buy the OEM unit from the parts department. Last I heard they are $295. Starting in '00 Passats (Premium V head unit) you must have your head unit coded to accept the changer. I originally bought a Panasonic 801 from autotoys.com (terrible company) which they advertised as OEM. Didn't work worth a damn, when it got cold, you get the CD ERR message. Lost connectivity all the time. They refused to take it back even though it didn't work as advertised. My credit card company got sick of dealing with them and gave me the purchase price in full back and told me to keep it. I then went and got the OE unit and have not had a problem since.
Have you found the real VW resources? http://www.vwvortex.com (go to the forums section and Passat B5) and http://www.clubb5.com.
02-12-2001, 02:04 PM
sorry but what does "OEM" stand for??.... thanks
Original Equipment Manufacturer.
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