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Does anyone else notice that their factory CD player seems to skip more than it should? I'm not sure what the quality of the factory unit is.

We have a 2002 EX, and I bet the CD skips at least once ever time I drive it (the Ody is primarily my wife's ride so I drive it several times a week.) I don't even have to be driving over a big bump, it skips on small bumps just as well. It happens on several different CDs, and I've made sure that they are clean too.

It's not a huge deal, but if other people are experiencing it, it may be work having the dealer look at replacing the unit. I owned a Honda Del Sol for 9 years, and the CD player that I had in that car was after-market, but not top of the line. I can count on one hand the number of times that CD player skipped.
 

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I have been experiencing the same problem with my '01 EX. If I encounter moderate dips or bumps in the road the CD sometimes skips. It seems to occur most often on the freeway. I plan to check with the dealer when I go for my next service. If you hear anything from the dealer let us know.
 

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No skips EVER on our '01 EX with 12,000 miles.
 

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I've got the in dash 6-disk changer under my AM/FM/Cassette on my '01 LX. I've not had a skip to date. I had an aftermarket CD changer in the trunk of my previous car and it would skip on hard bumps (RR tracks, etc) but the factory unit I installed in my Ody had performed perfectly as far a play back is concerned.

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No skips here. '01 EX with indash changer.

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Mine does not skip (2000 EX, 30,000 Miles)

But is suffers from being intermittent.

It only works when it wants to. Started a month ago with the cold weather.

Would it a bump and the radio would shut off.

Funny thing is, the anti-theft light in the radio comes on like the ignition as been switched off and I have a digital gauge on the switched 12 Volts line that powers the radio and the gauge function correctly.

Anyway, this radio will get repaired under warranty when I finally get to the dealer on December 6 but it is living on borrowed time.

It is made by Mashushita (Panasonic's OEM Name) and after dismantling it to look for bad connection, it is badly made with the type of connectors they have used inside to connect the different electronic boards together. These connector are only pressed against a contact instead of being plugged onto.

This is the worse car radio/cd-player I have ever owned that came with a new vehicle. This one is going out around the Christmas season to be replaced by a true Hi-Fi System
(400 Watts RMS, 6 Channels Amps, subs, 2 sets of Boston Acoustics Pro6.5).

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RobertC

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cmmeyers:
Does anyone else notice that their factory CD player seems to skip more than it should? I'm not sure what the quality of the factory unit is.

We have a 2002 EX, and I bet the CD skips at least once ever time I drive it (the Ody is primarily my wife's ride so I drive it several times a week.) I don't even have to be driving over a big bump, it skips on small bumps just as well. It happens on several different CDs, and I've made sure that they are clean too.

It's not a huge deal, but if other people are experiencing it, it may be work having the dealer look at replacing the unit. I owned a Honda Del Sol for 9 years, and the CD player that I had in that car was after-market, but not top of the line. I can count on one hand the number of times that CD player skipped.
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Mine does the same thing, even with brand new disks. I was going to take it back to the dealer, but I'm switching it out now anyway for aftermarket, so I don't care.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by shindog:
Mine does the same thing, even with brand new disks. I was going to take it back to the dealer, but I'm switching it out now anyway for aftermarket, so I don't care.

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I'm guessing this should be covered under the warranty so maybe you should get them to replace it with a totally new one. So when you do swap with an aftermarket deck you will still have a working back-up or you could sell it. Just a thought...

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2001 EX with factory CD player. Started skipping all the time at about 12K miles. I have an appointment tomorrow with the dealer... I've asked for a replacement (new). I'll post my experience tomorrow.
 

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The dealer would not replace the unit because they could not duplicate the skips. This is my wife's vehicle, so I couldn't argue any facts other than my wife is not a liar... unless it's about her shopping bill
. I drove it home from the dealer (about 30 mins) and didn't experience one skip. The dealer said they did clean it... I'll let my wife keep me informed if the problem returns.

Side note: My Ody has the notorious steering wheel shimmy at 70 mph (very slight case). Well, I had the dealer perform the 15K maintenance and now the shimmy is gone (they rotate the tires for this service). I know, I know... the shimmy is now in the back of the van, but my luggage could care less.
I can't feel it anymore, so I'm happy.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by cmt4:
The dealer would not replace the unit because they could not duplicate the skips. This is my wife's vehicle, so I couldn't argue any facts other than my wife is not a liar... unless it's about her shopping bill
. I drove it home from the dealer (about 30 mins) and didn't experience one skip. The dealer said they did clean it... I'll let my wife keep me informed if the problem returns.
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This is why I didn't go back to the dealer; they'd never be able to reliably reproduce the problem since it is so intermintent. Oh well. Thanks for the suggestion though, Nestor.

Now if this were a Lexus dealer, you think they'd have replaced it? I wonder...

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