How to Repair a 6-CD on a 2007 Ford F-150

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The six-CD changer in a 2007 Ford F-150 allows you to listen to six different discs without changing them. The changer has a disc reader that moves between the six slots to play each disc. Since the changer resides in the F-150's dashboard, it's prone to overheating from the temperatures associated with dashboard components, as well as the sunlight striking the dash. While the six-CD player is not repairable by anyone without highly specialized factory training, for the do-it-yourselfer, removing the player for repair or replacement is an easy option.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Ford radio removal tools

Removal

  • Insert the Ford radio removal tools into the dual holes on the two outer edges of the six-CD faceplate until they click into place.

  • Pull outward on the radio removal tool handles to release the CD changer retaining tabs clear the retaining brackets. Pull backward on the radio removal tool handles to slide the CD changer clear of the dashboard.

  • Reach behind the CD changer and unplug the antenna plug and power/speaker wiring harness connector by hand. Remove the Ford radio removal tools from the CD changer.

Reinstallation

  • Connect the antenna plug to the back of the six-CD changer by hand.

  • Connect the power/speaker wiring harness connector to the back of the changer by hand.

  • Slide the CD changer into the dashboard until it clicks into place with the faceplate flush with the dashboard.

Tips & Warnings

  • Once you have removed the CD changer, you can either install a new one, or take the existing one to your local Ford dealer's parts department. The parts department can then send the changer to one of several national radio repair shops licensed to repair Ford CD players. Depending on the model of CD changer you have, and the current on-hand stock of the radio repair shop, it may be less expensive to simply buy a new changer.

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References

  • "Ford F150 2004 Thru 2009: Haynes Manual"; Ken Freund; 2009
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