Topic: shaker 1000 cd player

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  • dukejohns’s Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    Dear Folks,

    My wife and I own a 2006 Mustang GT. A great car, except we (she) has problems with the cd player skipping when she listens to books-on-tape.

    We bought the car from CarMax last year and had problem with this skipping shortly after. Took it back, they said it was "dirty cd's", they "cleaned" the cds and it seemed to work better, for awhile. It started again about 4 months ago. Leaves out words, skips end of sentences, etc. My wife drives about 45 minutes to work and enjoys the tapes.

    We have tired the same tapes in our other vehicle (2006 Nissan Titan 4x4) and they work fine. I took it to local Ford dealer under our extended warranty. They replaced the cd unit with a "rebuilt" unit. Still skipped. Took it back and the replaced unit with a "new" unit. Ford has been most helpful, but it still skips.

    I was on a self help auto repair website recently and posed this problem and one guy responded that it might be caused by the very stiff suspension with the GT.
    We have 19" wheels and low profile tires and the ride is quite "stiff". Good for driving, but I'm wondering if he might be right when it comes to the cd player.

    Have any of you experienced the problem and if so do you have any suggestions on how to fix it? I do not want to go back to Ford w/o some idea of what is wrong.

    Please advise.

    Doug Johnston



  • joe_wicked’s Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    I don't know if you ever found a solution, but if you are still dealing with this I would recommend upgrading to a high quality aftermarket head unit. Alpine, Kenwood Excelon series, Pioneer Premier series are all good units. There are other out there as well, but these have never steered me wrong. I don't know specifically what it is in the Ford units, but I went through 5 6-CD changers in my 03 Mustang in the first 3 years. After that I put a Kenwood single CD and it has been going without issues since. I also have an 07 F150 that is on it's 3rd 6 CD and it is not currently working at all. Will not move.


  • Jellymaker’s Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    I believe the problem is with the manufacturer which Ford should stand behind, if it's the same problem I had. Suggest stopping by your local Ford dealership for additional insight.


  • joe_wicked’s Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    I agree that it is a issue with the manufacturer, but all they do is replace it with one which also fails. You then keep going back until the warranty expires then you have to pay to replace it. Since his warranty is likely up (4 years old) I recommend aftermarket instead of replacing it with one that will fail again.


  • Demarcus’s Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2011 at 12:43 am
    Hello, I just got a new mustang. It had the single CD player. I want to buy and shaker 1000 head unit and shaker subs and amps. What I need to know will this just drop right in? Does the non shaker car have the shaker wiring? I know a lot of the time ford does in fact install the wires at the time the car is made. That way it's easy to install the biger audio later at time of order. All I need to know is if the cable from the head unit to the amp's in the rear is there.
  • LentzCustomCreations’s Profile Photo
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    Oct 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    This may have something to do with wiring to the back of the unit, however, without looking at the physical unit I wouldn't be able to tell. My Mom had a 2005 Mustang that was suffering the same issue, and it turned out to be some faulty wiring going to the speakers from the unit.


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