Removing Trunk Mounted CD Changer - Acura Forum : Acura Forums
1st Gen RL Forum for the 1996-2004 Acura RL

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-07, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
2000RL's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 173
Question Removing Trunk Mounted CD Changer

I have a 2000 RL with the trunk-mounted CD Changer. Like many early RL owners the CD magazine is stuck and will not eject. I want to remove the whole changer so I can work on getting the old magazine out. I have done a lot of research and have not found anything online yet. I can see no obvious screws, clips, or hardware of any kind on the CD Changer enclosure in the trunk. Has anyone had this experience? I DO-NOT want to destroy the enclosure trying to get the changer out. At this point I'm "clueless" and any help would be appreciated.
2000RL is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 06-15-07, 10:47 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 84
Check out the link below. It shows the instructions for a Legend and it appears to be pretty simple. I would guess it should be pretty close.

I've been thinking about taking mine out to get it repaired as CDs skip.
MonsterSmash is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 06-16-07, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
2000RL's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 173
Thanks! I checked the Williams Electric site before but did not check out the Legend write-up. I will try that. Acura had problems early with this magazine. If you order a new magazine for your changer you will find that the part number has been changed. Which tells me they went with an different magazine.
2000RL is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 05-28-17, 09:24 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1
Hello, I see that it has been some years now. I am having this problem as well. Were you able to find a solution? I don't see how to remove the CD Changer cover. I do have a diagram I found online that shows each step following the removal of the cover to remove the changer, but if I can't get there without ruining the cover I'm not going to go forward as you also stated.
Attached Images
rawkluvah is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-28-17, 07:51 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 20
My Mood: Cool
Funny you should just post on this, ten years ago I ordered a new cartridge from Acura and took the car to a stereo shop and had them get my old one out. Just last week I had a problem with an error code and couldn't remove the cartridge, but I worked it a little bit and it popped out. I used some silicone spray on a rag and wiped the side of the cartridge with it before I put it back in and it appears to be working fine. Wished I would have asked how to remove the cover when I paid the guy, Sorry I can't be of more help but if you take it to a stereo shop it shouldn't cost you much to have them get your cartridge out.
post #6 of 6 Old 10-01-19, 08:42 AM
Awaiting Confirmation
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 1
Trunk-mounted CD changer

The cover is held in place by the usual clips. Work carefully with a wide-bladed tool to pry up a corner of the cover and then work your way around to loosen the others.
1990_Legend is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Acura Forum : Acura Forums > Luxury Sedans > RL > 1st Gen RL

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Acura Forum : Acura Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CD Changer plug in trunk of 98TL? jafi 1st Gen TL 0 03-02-06 05:20 PM
CD Trunk Changer for 98 Rl with Navi cesar 1st Gen RL 0 01-17-05 03:38 PM
Install in trunk 6 disc CD Changer in Passenger's drawer? Kiddoy2k 2nd Gen TL 1 12-05-04 03:27 PM
Removing trunk liner sjlee Integra 3 02-27-04 03:54 PM
Steering mounted controls Type S 03 2nd Gen TL 3 01-26-04 08:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Ad Management plugin by RedTyger