How to Troubleshoot a Ford 500 CD Changer

By Art Corvelay

The Ford 500 is a full-sized sedan that was produced from 2004 to 2007. One of the major upgrades available in a Ford 500 was the inclusion of a multi-disk CD changer, which allows you to load several CDs at a time and choose which CD to play. These changers, however, can experience technical problems. Before taking your car in for repair, there are a few troubleshooting steps that might solve some of your CD changer problems.

Step 1

Eject every CD that is loaded in the CD changer and then reload the CDs if a particular disk will not play. The most common problem with the Ford 500 CD changer is that CDs won't play. By reloading disks, this problem often can be solved.

Step 2

Check to make sure the disks you've loaded are not too damaged or scratched if you are experiencing problems playing CDs.

Step 3

Disconnect the battery terminal for at least 10 minutes before reconnecting the terminal if you are having problems ejecting a disk. Disconnecting the terminal will reset the entire CD changer.

Step 4

Make sure that your receiver input is set to the CD changer. Oftentimes, disks will not play because the incorrect input is selected.

Load one disk at a time in each changer slot if one particular slot is not functioning properly. This will help you identify the broken CD slot.