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Thanks for the info guys. I found an 03 ram cd player on ebay and the guy posted it with no reserve so I got it for 12$ shipped to my door step. I am gong to install it later this week. I hate the fact that when I am driving and playing a good song for no reason what so ever my CD player just STOPs playing. The cd player was removed from the 03 ram because the owner wanted one that played MP3s and claims the cd player was on a shelf in his garage for years.
Probably true, I still have the CD/cassette combo player that came with my truck!
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Thanks for the info guys. I found an 03 ram cd player on ebay and the guy posted it with no reserve so I got it for 12$ shipped to my door step. I am gong to install it later this week. I hate the fact that when I am driving and playing a good song for no reason what so ever my CD player just STOPs playing. The cd player was removed from the 03 ram because the owner wanted one that played MP3s and claims the cd player was on a shelf in his garage for years.
Good score for $12! Hope that it does what you want it to do. Good luck and let us know how it turns out for you.
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GOOD LORD. here is the link to the Ebay sale of 12$ shipped. I feel sorry for the poor guy because shipping was $11. 64. I sent the seller a message saying that if the cd player works fine after I install it I will paypal him a few extra bucks to help him out with the cost. He probably lost money driving his ram to the post office. Darn gas prices.

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BAD NEWS GUYS. I installed the new CD player today. the installation was very easy and only took 10 minutes. I turned the car on and the CD player began working fine. After 2 minutes the CD player STOPPED producing audio. Switching it to radio I still get no audio. I put a different CD in and it begins to play and shows that it is 30 seconds into the song but has no audio comming out. This is the exact same problem that my origional cd player had so I am now convinced that the PROBLEM is NOT with the CD PLAYER.

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME! Please point me in the right direction. Or if you have ever herd of this issue please let me know what you recall.
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Do you have the premium factory audio option. Infinity, maybe? (Not sure what it is on the older Rams).

If you do, I would check the factory amplifier. Something (minor ground fault, poor internal wiring, board is shot....) might b causing the amp to overheat and go into thermal protection. I had a old Rockford Fosgate amp that did that. It would rock the subs for about 30 seconds and then trip into thermal protection. Once it would cool down, I could do it all again.

I'm not sure if the factory amps have light displays on them.....aftermarket amps usually do. Each color displayed means something else...thermal protection is usually red or orange.
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Do you have the premium factory audio option. Infinity, maybe? (Not sure what it is on the older Rams).

If you do, I would check the factory amplifier. Something (minor ground fault, poor internal wiring, board is shot....) might b causing the amp to overheat and go into thermal protection. I had a old Rockford Fosgate amp that did that. It would rock the subs for about 30 seconds and then trip into thermal protection. Once it would cool down, I could do it all again.

I'm not sure if the factory amps have light displays on them.....aftermarket amps usually do. Each color displayed means something else...thermal protection is usually red or orange.
Yes I have the INFINITY sound system. I know for a fact that both front door subs are blown. I just turn the base down and have used it like that and it still sounds decent. When I first bought the truck I immediately took it on an 800 mile trip and it played audio for 4 hours strait before randomly stopping. Yesterday The audio stopped after only 3 minutes of driving.
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I'm gonna say that it's something with the factory amp......either a connection or the amp itself. That'd be my first step. I'd go to a door speaker, or the dash if you have speakers up there....pull the speaker out, unhook the plug. Take a multi-meter and connect it to the plug and turn the stereo on. Let it play at volume until it quits and watch the multi-meter. The voltage will fluctuate with the music...if it zeros out when the thing quits....it's almost positively your amp (99.8%).......since you already replaced the deck.

The other 0.2% is a nightmare.....some stereos will cut out when there's a ground fault (positive wire grounds out).....it could be in the wiring or the speakers....since you have blown speakers, that's where I'd start looking for that. Make sure that the speaker leads aren't touching each other if the cone is damaged......if they're all ok.....start chasing wires.

That's where I'd stop tho.... CHASING WIRES IS HORRIBLE! ....if it's not your amp, I'd assume it's wires and just re-wire the truck....replace the factory deck with aftermarket and run all new speaker leads to the speakers in the truck, skipping the factory amp.

Good luck and I hope this helps.
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Thanks for the good info. AMP and speakers it is.
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when i first bought my ram the cd player would tell you the name of artist and song playing on the radio but did not play copied cds. so i bought another one out of an 05 ram plugged right in. played copied cds but no artist nor song info.
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oh for got to menthion my old cd player from my 99 dakota rt worked on this old 96 jeep i use to have.
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