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CD door won't open

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On my 2000 Boxster with the Bose sound system, all the sudden the cd door/removeable face plate won't swing open. Pushing the button does nothing although you can feel something mechanical going on behind there. Anyone else have this problem?

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Loren, that's the problem. The faceplate won't rotate to the open position, when I push the arrow button nothing happens.

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Well not only do I have this faceplate problem, the door speakers are not working now. Time for a new stereo. I was tempted to get the Nakamichi CD 400 for the aesthetics but instead I just ordered a Kenwood CDR X995 to get all the modern conveniences - Bluetooth, Pandora, hand free calling, etc. The unit is not too flashy and I should be able to match the display color with the dashboard illumination so I think it will look like it belongs. Hopefully the head unit is the reason for the dead door speakers, if not I'll be buying a new amp as well.

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A lot of times problems with the audio system like fade and balance actually is an ignition switch problem. Let us know what you find.

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Did not know that, thanks for the heads up. I did replace the ignition switch about a year ago but anything can happen.

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I installed the Kenwood X995 yesterday and I am happy with the way it looks and sounds, but unfortunately still no sound from the door speakers. Talking with the the Crutchfield (bought it online from them) technical rep the fix for that is not simple. All options will require new speakers all around and I can either replace the amp or bypass it and run directly from the Kenwood. If I choose the latter I can either utilize existing wiring or run new ones. Haven't decided which way to go on any of these options, input welcome.

Here are a couple of photos of the new head unit installed.

Car is a 2000 Boxster, not an S.



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