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my son has a 2003 Lincoln ls with a factory cd /radio. the cd changer jammed. we were able to remove the unit and get the CDs out. after reinstalling it now reads that it is full of disks. during internet searches we found refurbished units for sale with notations that after installation the vehicle would have to be brought to the dealership for an electronic sync, so the car would match up with the stereo. is it possible that the existing one needs this reset? would you recommend this action or would we be better off replacing the unit to avoid future issues? thank you, Jackie

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Removing the disc the wrong way and it will damage the cd changer part of the radio
there is no electronic sync or a reset, the changer is damaged because the disc didn't out of the front door, radio believes it's still full.

you can replace the radio with a rebuild unit, and you can do the installation your self no need to go to the dealer
http://www.oemautosound.com/p-228-lincoln-ls-2000-2002-cd-radio-alpine-2w4t-18c8

you can also purchase just the Lincoln chager top part of the radio and replace it your self

good luck

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Please year and model of the vehicle, I need all the details, I'm a car electronics installer with 24 years of experience. I'am very familiar with installations of in-dash head units,factory head units, factory car audio, hands-free phone kits, auxiliary audio inputs and iPod iPhone interface integration bluetooth and Car Alarms tracking devices security systems remote start If you need any help with your factory stereo, or how to add auxiliary audio or listen to your iPod IPhone android in your vehicle I currently have a MECP Master Installation Technician certification. My answers are based on my experience in vehicles and my knowledge of automotive electronics I don't put much emphasis on brand names; you won't often find me putting down a brand or pushing one on, dont send me a list of what brands i like better sorry i can not help you with vehicles that are not in the u.s.a also video and security

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