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      08-02-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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Help removing stuck CD

A CD is stuck in my '04 3.0I. I've tried the used CD flip out method, tape on a credit card method, depress the off/on button and eject button at the same time, (ignition on and off), all to no avail. I hesitate to try to remove the radio even though I've seen the How To video. Fortunately, I have a good Boney James CD in there and it still plays.
Any other suggestions without taking it to a pro?

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My wife would be mortified to know that it is a Boney James CD!

Good luck.
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My wife would be mortified to know that it is a Boney James CD!

Good luck.

At least I can play it over and over. Always good!!!
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Removing the radio is not a daunting task, thankfully.
You just need to remove the vents (two tabs at the top that depress using a flat head screwdrive and pull out)
Then two phillips screws holding in the radio. Once it's out, leave the cables connected. Aim the radio downwards and press eject and try to use gravity along with the motor to get it out.

Else, try needle nose pliers?
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Removing the radio is not a daunting task, thankfully.
You just need to remove the vents (two tabs at the top that depress using a flat head screwdrive and pull out)
Then two phillips screws holding in the radio. Once it's out, leave the cables connected. Aim the radio downwards and press eject and try to use gravity along with the motor to get it out.

Else, try needle nose pliers?
Worth a try!! Thanks very much!!!
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Removing the radio is not a daunting task, thankfully.
You just need to remove the vents (two tabs at the top that depress using a flat head screwdrive and pull out)
Then two phillips screws holding in the radio. Once it's out, leave the cables connected. Aim the radio downwards and press eject and try to use gravity along with the motor to get it out.

Else, try needle nose pliers?
I got the radio out w/o much difficulty. Even after turning the radio upside down and shaking it, nothing happened. The crazy CD still plays while upside down!!!
I'm done messing with it.
Thanks again to all helpful comments!!!!
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Now that you have it out, check the ads for a replacement unit?
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Now that you have it out, check the ads for a replacement unit?
Or take it apart. There are a few "BMW Business CD Disassembly" guides on on the net/YouTube. If you're going to replace it, I would try disassembling it first. If you fail, you can still replace it.

EDIT: When you press Eject, do you hear the ejection motor turning/making noise?
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