How to Remove a Stuck CD Changer Magazine


Many compact disc changers in use in automobiles have moving parts to physically change the CD from one sleeve in the magazine to the next. Should the changing process take place during a sharp jolt applied from a pothole or abrupt stop, the magazine can become jammed. A very simple technique is nearly universal in its effectiveness to alleviate the situation.

Things You'll Need

  • Credit card
  • Thin plastic ruler
  • Open the sliding door on the changer to reveal the magazine.

  • Slide the card under the magazine. You will feel the extraction tool engage a switch. Use a thin plastic ruler if the switch is too far back to reach with the credit card.

  • Press the "Eject" button under the magazine, while continuing to hold the card under the magazine. The magazine and all CDs should eject without harm to the media.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit credit card and hand image by Warren Millar from
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

Geek Vs Geek: Robot battles, hoverboard drag race, and more

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!