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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Honda
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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When i press the CD button or try to insert a CD, it will

Customer Question

when i press the CD button or try to insert a CD, it will not even act like it wants to accept it
JA: Have you checked the fuse?
Customer: radio works fine however
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2005 pilot exl
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes possibly, and pushing buttons
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: nothing at this time
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

This is almost surely an internal failure in the radio itself. If it won't accept a disc yet there isn't one in place, or if there was a disc in place and nothing happens when the CD button is pressed then the failure is internal.

Is it possible that a disc previously used is stuck in a partially ejected state? A disc with a stick-on label for instance can get stuck and that would explain what you're having.

Did the problem start after a battery disconnect, jump start, repair, etc?
Have you tried a battery disconnect now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just bought the vehicle, there doesnt appear to be any discs in the player. It has not worked since Ive owned it. I have not tried a battery disconnect.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Go ahead and try a battery disconnect if you can't see any discs in it. If that doesn't help then the radio is either going to need to be replaced or sent out to somewhere such as United Radio for repair.