Nissan Pathfinder Radio Removal
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Nissan Pathfinder '00-'01 - ERR2 on 6 Disc CD Changer
If you have a Nissan Pathfinder (approximate years 2000-2001) that has a 6 disc CD changer that is causing you trouble, we fix those! The typical problem is the CD will click, click, click, and then an ERR2 will appear on the radio. It requires that you send it in for the repair (sorry, no do-it-yourself instructions at this time). There is approximately a 3-4 week turn around time. The cost is $225 plus shipping/insurance. If you are interested in this service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We can provide you with the instructions to remove your radio from the dash and how to send in just the malfunctioning CD unit (you can keep the radio portion so you're not running around with no tunes while the CD is getting fixed.
Each connector will have a small tab in the center of their body that needs to be pushed in (may require the tip of a screw driver) so that the connector will be able to be pulled from its mating connector. All connectors should be unique, so there is only one connector that it will match up to (no need to label where they go...they can only go one way).
With the radio out of the dash, there are two screws, one on each side of the radio, that need to be removed to allow the CD player to separate from the radio unit.
With the radio assembly out, you will need to remove the screws in the side of the radio and from the brackets of the assembly to get the CD exchanger free. The screws in the side of the radio can be EXTREMELY stubborn. The only way I can usually get them out is by using a T-handled screwdriver as shown in Figure 19 below...it can be bought at a place like Home Depot.
Figure 7 - T-handle Screwdriver
The radio can be reinstalled into the dash and operated while your CD player is being repaired. Let me know if you have any additional questions.
Any problem can be fixed on these radios or CD units for $225 plus shipping/insurance (typically $24.99 for 2 day US Priority Mail with insurance). Repairs on the radio or the CD unit are considered separate repairs (each unit must be repaired separately).
NOTICE - Locking the Dampers
If you have discs that are stuck within the unit and cannot do this locking procedure, don't worry. You may still ship your CD exchanger in and we'll remove the disc(s) and return them with your repaired unit.
FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO LOCK THE DAMPER
HOW TO LOCK THE DAMPER:
1. Turn ACC off.
2. Press and hold the EJECT button for more than 1.5 seconds. All the CD's in the mechanism will be ejected sequentially.
3. Press any disc number key TWICE. The mechanism will move downward to the parking position and stop. The dampers are now locked. This process takes about 10 seconds.
Note: Do not cut off the back up power (do not unplug the connectors) until the completion of mechanism movement. If ACC is turned on after the mechanism is locked, it will be unlocked automatically and the locking procedure will need to be repeated.
The procedure will also work on the Sentra radio with 6 disc CD player, Nissan Pathfinder (as pictured above), and the QX4 with cassette and 6 disc CD player.
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You may send your radio or CD unit to:
Absolute Technologies, Inc.
Please include a detailed description of the problem that you are experiencing. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the repair. All repairs come with a 90 day warranty. You may include your payment with your radio or you may use PayPal and use the link below (if using PayPal you may wait until I am ready to ship your radio back....I will send an email when the radio is ready for return).
PATHFINDER RADIO OR CD REPAIR
$225.00 CD or Radio Repair + $24.99 Shipping = $249.99 Total
What People are Saying About this Repair
Really...this was not a paid endorsement...just another Happy Customer...
Your instructions for removal were perfect, good photos and descriptions made the job easy. Installation was a snap, because I’d already been there (reversing the steps). The quick turnaround once I mailed off the unit to you made it well worth the relatively low price.
After 5 years of listening to “clickity-clickity-click”, I’m listening to my favorite artists again, sorry I had wasted time pondering what to do!
I highly recommend your repair process to anyone with
the PathFinder 2001 “ERR2” CD Exchanger problem…before you think about going
to the local stereo store, dealer, or after-market unit.
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