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 Post subject: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Hi all, just sold my EF Fairmont and bought a nice tidy silver AU XR6.

Pretty much standard all over, except with a 10-disc CD-stacker in the boot. It has a remote wired into the cabin centre console.

The boot stacker powers up, opens, allows you to load discs etc, the remote works, (has a digital display, shows what disc and track is playing), but I can't get any CD input/action to show or play on the factory head unit.

I don't know a lot about in-car hi-fi - just wondering where I should start looking for the problem?

When I press the "CD" button on the stereo head unit, absolutely nothing happens. E.g. if I am playing the radio and press "CD", radio keeps playing.

Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:49 pm 
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by the sounds, the pevious owner had an aftermarket head unit. The factory heads have no input so, I recommend finding a new head unit with aux imputs, not just out puts.
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:06 pm 
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plus the head unit and stacker should be connected so as to be able to function the stacker from the head unit. so u may need a specific head unit of if lucky and adaper
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:30 pm 
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metal-mania wrote:
by the sounds, the pevious owner had an aftermarket head unit. The factory heads have no input


If they have no CD input, then why does it have a CD function button?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:37 pm 
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i have an au sr i think they are the same stereo heads. but it just changes it from radio to cd
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:38 pm 
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your stacker cant connect to a stock head unit if its an after market one
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:38 pm 
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metal-mania wrote:
i have an au sr i think they are the same stereo heads. but it just changes it from radio to cd


So yours can play CD's?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:44 pm 
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take the head unit out and see if the looms/ connections for the stacker are behind it. or are installed
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:45 pm 
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yes mine did but i removed it as to update and the stocks dont play mp3 and some burnt discs
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:09 pm 
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metal-mania wrote:
take the head unit out and see if the looms/ connections for the stacker are behind it. or are installed


Do I need a special tool or those pin-things to pop the head unit out - what's the story with that one?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:33 pm 
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if its the 4 little hole 2 on either side of the unit face, what i did was found wire the same diameter as the holes, cut 2 lenths and bent each into a u making sure the ends were the same length. and pushed them in on either side so all 4 slide clips are all released at the same time. Then slid the unit out.
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:36 pm 
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metal-mania wrote:
what i did was found wire the same diameter as the holes, cut 2 lenths


Cool thanks, I'll try that.

Does the unit just push back in and "click" into place when you reassemble?

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:42 pm 
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It should, if its flush as u slide it back in.
I updated mine so new head unit.
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR 6 - Aftermarket CD stacker issues?
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:46 pm 
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you will have to leave the wires in as you slide it out. dont pull on them to try and get the unit out they just unlock the slides.
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