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Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 14:24:14 -0500
From: "Robert Murphy" <>
Subject: Re: "CDC CODE"

"Goran Larsson" <hohnospamlid.invalid> wrote in message > In article <Dx7ud.428$P14.22nospamny05>, > Robert Murphy <> wrote: > >> This is the message on the SID when I try to access the CD changer in the >> trunk. Any knowledge as to what causes this? > > The "CDC CODE" message indicates that the CD changer isn't married to > your car. Due to the risk of theft the audio system head unit and CD > changer has to be married to the car using the TECH2 diagnostics > computer (and divorced before moving them to another car). > >> Do I need a dealer to correct >> this or do I have other options? > > You need to visit someone with a TECH2 computer, e.g. a dealer or > perhaps an independent service garage. > > Was the CD changer working at one time, or was it just installed? > > If the changer was bought used and it wasn't properly divorced from > its previous car then it can not be married to your car. If the > VIN of the previous car is known then it might be possible to > arrange a divorce. > > -- > G–ran Larsson I just got off the phone with a local dealer and their service department. I was told by the dealer that both units would have to be removed and sent to Clarion and that the "marriage" didn't apply to this vehicle (2000). If the dealer is correct what are my options and what are they if the dealer is wrong? It would seem the cost of removing everything and sending it to Clarion could be costly. Any ideas on what my option for replacing the unit? Thanks for all of your help. Bob

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