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KevinFX22

CD autochanger again

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This is the second CD auto changer I've had that has malfunctioned. I fixed the first on in another car, but this one decided to become awkward and is now bust beyond repair. Does anyone know if by removing the auto changer from the system, the Jaguar Voice, the phone and all sound from the radio and dash mounted CD stop working.

My sat nav still works, but like I say, I have no sound coming from the radio or CD player although they seem to be working fine according to the touch screen, and the Jag voice and phone have disappeared. 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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You can either fit a terminator loop on the D2B cable where the CDC was fitted or you can reduce the number of links on the cable.

Easiest option is to plug in the terminator loop unless you're familiar with modifiying D2B cables, plus it will always be there if you wish to add another D2B device.

All modules on the D2B network are in series and the loop must be closed. Once you have done either of these, all your audio will be back.

Alternatively Denis (The Jag Den) can provide a replacement CDC at considerably better price than breakers yards.

 

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Thanks for that Paul. I'll probably look for a replacement CDC, but a terminator loop sounds like a good stand by. I'm assuming I'll get one fairly easily????

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It's something you might find at a breakers yard Kevin.

It's just a standard D2B connector with the two terminals linked together by a short length of fibre optic cable.

I prefer to make them as and when I need them. Can let you have one if you wish.

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Thanks for the offer Paul, but in my excitement at being able to fix the problem I quickly ordered one off EBay. This problem had me in the depths of depression because I really rate my car, and having this fault occur with the CDC after the same happened to my earlier X Type, well, I was gutted. I've now managed to subtly adjust the stack of electronics and it's surroundings so that I can get it out in a few minutes. Taking it out the first time is something of a nightmare. I made a tool that undid the screws in the side of the CDC unit so that I could slide it out the front only to find that the cables weren't long enough and it would only come out the back. Once I got it out I stripped it down, pushed the CD back in to the magazine, lifted the top of the unit to eject it and thereafter it just refused to work again. There must be quite a market for replacement CDC units if they all suffer with jamming mags and CDs.

Sorry to go on so, and

Thanks

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Hello again Paul. Received a thing through the post, (picture below) today that wouldn't fit even by magic.

If your offer to let me have one of your home made jobs still stands, let me know if I can recompense you and I'll take you up on it.

Cheers.

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That does appear to be a fibre optic terminator but not for D2B.

I'll sort one out for you. Probably over the weekend.

It's not a homemade job as such 🙂 All genuine Jaguar kit. Denis and I have so much D2B cabling in a big box that I can probably find one as required because we tend to use them a lot when diagnosing D2B faults but if not I'll modify a spare cable to suit.

Please send me your full name and address by PM 🙂

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Kevin, I've modified your post above as it isn't a good idea to give your name and address on a public forum.

I've made a note of it and hope to have your terminator on it's way this weekend

 

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Thanks Paul, you're a star.

I discovered today what a hopeless untidy mess a dealer can make of tow bar wiring. At least I assume it was a dealer as I can't believe Jaguar did it. Because I've been rummaging around amongst the ridiculous spider web of wires that had been shoved into the rear corner beside the CDC, somehow when I shoved them all back into the same space again, the indicator fuse kept blowing when I indicated left. I've sorted the fault, but I'll have to do some drastic tidying up when I put it all back again. I think it will probably be worth a photo as the spare wire could be used as a tow rope if the tow ball ever snapped off. All very disappointing!

By the way, during the winter I had a wheel well full of water that drowned the reversing sensor black box. After drying the contents of the box on a radiator I replaced it and tied it to the wiring loom running across the back of the car so that it was higher up and out of range of the water. That did the trick until I could get stuck in to the water leak, which I'm still not sure I cured. I do wonder if it was the damp that caused the CDC to go up the creek.

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Hello Paul. I've received the loop, but the plug on it is exactly the same as the one on the ends of the cabling that plug into the back of the CDC. I'm needing a socket with loop (in place of the CDC) that the plug can plug into. I've just noticed that in another part of the loom jaguar fit a connector block between two of these plugs. Sorry to be a pain, but is that something that is widely available? If so, I could fit a connector block and then your loop.

This is all getting rather complicated. I hope my description is understandable.

Cheers.

Kev

 

 

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Ooops. Silly me. In my rush I picked up the wrong adaptor.

I'll get the right one this weekend. The loom you mention isn't routinely available and will probably cost a fortune if you find one. Can you wait until the weekend?

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Having threatened in ear shot of my wife to do horrible things to the whole stack of electronics because its a b....r to get out and just as much of a b....r to put back in, I'll grit my teeth and wait until the weekend. I dragged it all out again this morning because I thought I was missing something obvious when I received your loop. Its a funny thing, but each Norton Commando was built starting with the horn. I now believe that each X Type was built starting with the CDC.

Your efforts are much appreciated. Ta.

 

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