[200q20v] Factory CD Changer

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 4 11:39:59 EDT 2001

I think the CD player was manufactured by Sony.  That's my guess anyhow as 
the hand controller within the car has the same layout as Sony CD changers 
from the same era.  As to the broadcast thing, maybe I'm misunderstanding 
your understanding of the CD changer system, but from "context clues" my 
guess is that you are of the idea that the CD changer actually broadcasts a 
signal within the car.

Actually, not so.  The CD changer is hardwired to a transceiver box that 
then translates the musical information into an FM signal.  This transceiver 
is then plugged directly into the antenae input jack on the back of the head 
unit.  If you're curious of about the transceiver box, it is located on the 
passenger side of the car, above the kick panel of the front seat, somewhat 
behind the glove compartment.  I know that it also has three output levels, 
but I don't think this would make the system work or not; it is just used to 
balance the output level of the Cd player vs the tape player and Radio, and 
also insure there is no distortion from too high of an input signal (to the 
head unit).

Enough from me, hth.

Derek Pulvino

Message: 2
From: "skikrzy" <skikrzy at msn.com>
To: "audifans" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 18:19:05 -0400
Subject: [200q20v] Factory CD Changer

Anyone know whom the Mfgr. was for the Factory CD with 6 stack? No brand
name that I can find." Made in Japan" My problem is that apparently it does
not transmit out to the fm receiver in the car or to my other cars parked
nearby on 88.3 or 88.7 fm as per the instructions. I ve had the car 2 weeks
and today it played for the first time for 10 seconds thru the car's Radio.
Had the cover off and have proved that it loads and runs, maybe it is the
laser. I know nothing about electronics, but want to restore it. Have the
factory phone installation too. This car is quite a surprise, I want to know
more, am a car nut , saw it on the lawn of a estate here in Ohio, paid 7k
,one owner, 67k,( had 37 on it until 99), new belt and brakes, dark metallic
blue, beautiful condition, stick, apparently all factory options, 200q20v.
This car is a mink!

Q How many were imported?
Q What was the factory name for the midnight blue color?
Q Front tires ( Eagles) show some wear on the inside edges, normal for a "Q"
or do I invest in an alignment check? I think they are orig so I better get
new ones anyway.

Will keep reading, thanks , Will


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