CD stuck -

Go Back > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 3rd Gen Ram Tech
Log In 

3rd Gen Ram Tech 2002-2008 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 2002 through 2008 Rams Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

CD stuck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-30-2006, 01:58 AM
savage25xtreme savage25xtreme is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 51
Default CD stuck

How do you manually eject a CD from the stock head unit on an '05 dodge ram? my truck ate the CD and it wont play or eject....
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 02:53 AM
arrowman arrowman is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 223
Send a message via ICQ to arrowman
Default RE: CD stuck

If it's a single disc, there should still be a hole you can put a straightened paper clip in to manually trip the eject...
If it's a changer, or my memory has failed me and there's no hole, I have no clue... maybe disconnecting the head unit from standby power and reconnecting?
Proud owner of 2006 Hemi Thunder Road 1500QC.
20"s, Sirious, Towing, LineX, Bright White and Blinged.
(Previously a 2003 QC ST 1500 4.7)
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 01:38 PM
kenihemi kenihemi is offline
All Star
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 946
Default RE: CD stuck

That,s what I'm thinking. Disconnect the negative of the battery for a minute, then reconnect.

The radio will go through a bunch of reseting itself. Maybe that will pop it out.
04 Ram, QC, 4X4 Hemi
456 gears
STS turbo with SCT Tuner
B&M Truck Megashifter
305/55/R20 Terra Grapplers
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 01:52 PM
Limedust Limedust is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 124
Default RE: CD stuck

I had this issue before and here is the response I got from the DCX tech. Note that when I arrived at the dealership, he hit the eject button and it had magically begun working again.

He said that there are sensors in the head unit used to determine if there is the possibility of condensation on a disc, and the unit won't eject the disc if it believes those conditions are true. This keeps the unit from damaging your CD's. Could be a faulty sensor. Try ejecting your disc at a later time and see if it works.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 06:04 PM
savage25xtreme savage25xtreme is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 51
Default RE: CD stuck

well last night it wouldnt eject or play it...this morning it would play it but still not eject it....maybe when I go out after work it will eject it....Where is this hole for the paper clip...its not on the front of the head unit is it?
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 06:07 PM
silverram99 silverram99 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Rose Hill, KS
Posts: 648
Send a message via AIM to silverram99
Default RE: CD stuck

Sometimes I have been able to carefully stick another CD in the slot and pry down while pushing the eject button. Might scratch both CDs but in the past it has worked for me.
Smurf Yeah

1999 Dodge Ram 2WD 318/Auto
Blaster 3
180 T-Stat
Flowmaster 40 2.25 Dual Outlet
Accel 9mm Plug Wires
Self P
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 11:48 PM
dirtydodge02 dirtydodge02 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 3500 QCLB
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Posts: 1,184
Default RE: CD stuck

Maybe disconnect the ACC fuse and turn the key to ON? Should reset the head unit without resetting everything else right? I'm not sure, but maybe?
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 03:25 PM
savage25xtreme savage25xtreme is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 51
Default RE: CD stuck

not sure what happened but I went out after work and it poped right out like works great with my other CDs maybe that one is slightly deformed or something....
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 08:27 PM
fordguywithadodge fordguywithadodge is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
Default re:cd stuck

Mine did the same thing - ate it and kept it in its jaws for 3 days. I read this posting and went out to try a couple of the ideas but pressed the eject button first anyway and it spit it out at me like it tasted bad or was poisonous or something. I can't help but think the "sensing of moisture on the disc" is a load of crap. Most of the time it's dust and dirt that gets in these things and make them act up. I worked on the deck in a Chev cavalier once that did everything fine except eject the disc and it was because the flat cable inside the deck came disconnected on it's own but was touching just good enough to do all the other operations. Either way it's out now and I wil attempt to clean the head unit somehow before slipping another one into it - anyone have luck cleaning one of these a certain way or is there something I can go get that will clean it?????
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2008, 08:45 PM
WhiteBerry WhiteBerry is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 2006 Ram QCSB 4x4
Location: Central Vermont
Posts: 281

they have cd'a that have little brushes on it to clean the laser, never tried em... kinda gave up on cd's 4 years ago when i got my XM
2006 White 1500 QCSB 4.7L 4x4 Manual
Rhino Lining, Tool Box, Back Rack, Tonneau, CB Radio

2004 Nissan Armada LE 4x4 Canteen Green with all the goodies! (purchased on 1/22/09)
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
External Temperature Reading Stuck drewus 2nd Gen Durango 3 12-01-2015 12:27 AM
Side mirror fall off (because of calcium maybe)???? Daniel Bordeleau Dodge Journey 1 09-29-2015 01:38 PM
Grinding in the diff or the tranny? lothar_hayner 3rd Gen Dakota 5 09-28-2015 01:05 PM
Obdii - po171 midnightdweller1 Dodge Stratus 4 09-16-2015 08:55 PM

2003, 2005, ate, caravan, cd, changer, dakota, dodge, durango, eject, ejected, ram, removing, stuck, truck, why

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:13 PM.