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Username Post: 2003 Sonoma stereo "check CD" message - solved        (Topic#375281)
toro455 
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07-03-24 05:51 PM - Post#2871433    

I solved this issue but I wanted to pass along the experience because when I initially google searched I found some nightmarish solutions. Thankfully the solution didn't require ripping the entire dash apart as some suggested.

With the truck off, ignition in the off position, I simply pulled the "RDO Bat" fuse and plugged it back in. Once I did that the issue stopped.

The problem was, with this message and even with the truck off and key out, the stereo would try to eject a CD about every 20 seconds and that really runs the battery down over a few hours.

I don't think I've ever had a CD in the player and I'm the original owner.

History: I took the vehicle for an alignment after I changed my outer tie rod ends. I know that sometimes the door is left open and the key is in the on position so they can move the steering wheel. When I picked up the vehicle it struggled to start. My theory is some electronic gremlins struck and got the stereo in a funk. Luckily all is well now.

Also note there are 2 radio fuses: One for ignition and one for battery (presets etc while the truck is off). I did accidentally pull the ignition fuse first and that did not fix the issue. As soon as I pulled the "bat" fuse, waited around 15 seconds, and plugged it back in all was fine. The crazy thing is I did not lose my presets.

Scott



 




rcr3 
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Loc: MANHEIM PA. U.S.A.
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07-04-24 06:33 AM - Post#2871444    
    In response to toro455

Thanks for the info!

I have a 2000 S10 that I'll never get rid of,so I'll make note of this!!



'67 Camaro survivor
'06 Z71 Sierra Ex Cab
'37 Chevy cp.SOLD!!6/7/14
'00 S10 Ex Cab BUILT FOR EVERYDAY,NOT JUST THE HOLIDAYS
'73 Nova pro-street project
'17 Chevy Trax LT







 
toro455 
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07-04-24 07:01 AM - Post#2871447    
    In response to rcr3

  • rcr3 Said:
I have a 2000 S10 that I'll never get rid of...


I think I saw that GM continued the S10 platform in Brazil but it has continued to evolve there. I never viewed the Colorado/Canyon as an equivalent replacement. Now they look as large as the full size truck back-in-the-day.

I wish someone would make a true small truck with a full frame, manual transmission and with a sport package.




 
rcr3 
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07-04-24 09:12 AM - Post#2871451    
    In response to toro455

Agree 100%. I worked at a Chrysler/GMC Dealer for over 50 years and I really liked the Sonoma/S10.We
sold the Canyons and I never really liked them.

'67 Camaro survivor
'06 Z71 Sierra Ex Cab
'37 Chevy cp.SOLD!!6/7/14
'00 S10 Ex Cab BUILT FOR EVERYDAY,NOT JUST THE HOLIDAYS
'73 Nova pro-street project
'17 Chevy Trax LT







 
gchemist 
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07-07-24 09:09 AM - Post#2871547    
    In response to rcr3

Interesting! I miss both of my old Jimmys. The
'96 would probably be above 200k by now. I didn't own an S10. Current prices on them are high too. Instead of a Jimmy, the daily traffic beater for me is a 2004 BMW X5. For the price it took me to make it a daily driver, I could have upgraded a Jimmy really nice.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles
'08 GMC Acadia 3.6L SLE


 




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