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Ford Escape Ford Escape How do you reset the stereo on a 2004

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Ford Escape How do you reset the stereo on a 2004 Ford

I had CDs stuck in the 6 cd player of my 2004 Ford Escape.

I removed the stereo from the car and the top cover to gain access to the CDs. I was able to remove the CDs; unfortunately it was done in pieces. I cleaned up as much as can by blowing compressed air. When I replace the stereo in the car it still thinks that there are 6 CDs in the unit. I pressed the CD and Eject button simultaneously and it says “initializing” on the screen, but it still shows the 6 CD icons, (and re remembers all my station settings). Is there something else I can do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.

Hello, I'm Chris.
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Unfortunately there is nothing you can do but replace it since the processor board inside has seen a failure with the CD cartridge. A refurbished radio or an aftermarket one needs to be installed.