I don't think you can get the CDs out without taking the thing apart. The dealer (or their sublet shop) will do this, just make sure to tell them to remove the CDs and return them to you.
The tollerances inside a dash mounted, in radio, changer are pretty tight. Not nearly as forgiving as a cartridge based trunk style 6 or 10 disc changer. If there were discs in the trays in the changer during your impact it is likley that they got dislodged and are basically jamming the mechanism. The disc trays are not much thicker than a small stack of paper, say 3-5mm and it isn't hard to imagine an impact pushing a disc off a tray toward the back of the changer.mrglass said:We had our '05 Prius for just shy of 5 full days when the traction control stopped our car on the ice, but not the lady behind us in the Benz. Not a major impact but upon restarting the car the CD player gives the generic "CD Error" message and won't eject or anything. The dealer says it needs to be replaced because it wouldn't reset.
Anyone know if there is a manual eject for the changer? Or is it a dismantling process?
Seems pretty fragile considering the CD player wasn't even in use at the time of impact. Maybe just dislodged discs causing the error?
Its all getting fixed by the other driver, but nonetheless, I'd like to know if there is a manual release for the CD's.