CD Player Skips / Bad Disk Error

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Scotty17
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CD Player Skips / Bad Disk Error

Post by Scotty17 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:46 am

2005 Freestyle SEL

My six disc player randomly skips and sometimes displays " Bad Disk" message. The
CDs are home made and some are original cd's have some issues. I have been doing
research and found that this is a common problem on Ford Freestyle CD players.

I even tried a CD cleaning disk which did help a bit skipping is still happening
also hearing a spinning sound over the speakers like the CD is warped, all of
my CD are in perfect conduction and I never leave them in the car especially when its hot out.

Is there a fix for this and is it happening on ALL Ford Freestyle's, sounds to me like a
CD player Ford Defect. I was wondering if anyone has found a fix. I was thinking about swapping the player out with another radio from another Freestyle I'm just concerned that I will have the same issue. I wonder if the 2006 and 2007 models having the same issue and can the cd player be but into a 05 model.

Also thinking about replacing the CD player with a after market unit the only thing is
I want to keep the Six disc function and also don't want to loose the steering wheel control functions.

Can someone recommend a good direct replacement model multi disk cd player.

Thanks !

Scott


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Re: CD Player Skips / Bad Disk Error

Post by mmsstar » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:40 am

I had a 2006 and didn't have those problems with home made CDs. The Freestyle radio is stupid easy to replace. You should be able to get a double din replacement and retain the steering wheel controls
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Re: CD Player Skips / Bad Disk Error

Post by RVAFreestyle » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:18 pm

You can likely send the unit out for re-manufacture or simply buy a reman unit on ebay. Thats what I did on my last FS... which had display issues. My current one has no issues with the uplevel navi unit with 6 disc.
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Re: CD Player Skips / Bad Disk Error

Post by tmad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:10 am

Periodically have this problem, more often with manufactured CDs than my recorded (hp) CDs. Sometimes, have the problem with individual tracks, but most tracks play fine beyond problem track, which indicates a manufacturer defect. Got a GE Blu-ray/DVD Laser Lens Cleaner at Wal-Mart a while back that will work. Just load and follow verbal directions. They are a little hard to find, but effective and worth it (under $5.00).
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Re: CD Player Skips / Bad Disk Error

Post by Splicer » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:57 am

Replace it with an aftermarket. You'll be happier and the car will be brought back into relevancy again.
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Re: CD Player Skips / Bad Disk Error

Post by Scotty17 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:21 am

05-6-9.pdf
TSB Notice
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05-6-9.pdf
TSB Notice
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Just found this TSB from Ford with a Google search TSB 05-6-9 not sure what this means beside the fact that there is an issue.

Whats the fix ?

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