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New (replacement) CD player doesn't skip. (archive)

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Posted by DB on March 30, 1999 at 18:58:22:

Here is some good news for those that have CD players that skip, and have accepted it as normal. It doesn't have to be that way.

As I reported
, I now have a replacement in-dash CD/radio for my 99 Z3. Unlike the previous player, which would skip even on bridge expansion joints, the new player hasn't skipped once.

I understand that skipping isn't easy to quantitatively measure or describe. Should a player skip over a pebble? Continue playing smoothly as the tow truck pulls you out of the pothole? You can't very well put a car on a shaker table and get a G-HZ graph of failure.

I wouldn't have asked the dealer to do anything about the skipping.
But in my case the speed sensitive volume (GAL) didn't do anything and the backlight (instrument panel lighting) didn't work. The latter was something that was obviously broken in a non-subjective way.

Now a question:
The speed sensitive volume still doesn't seem to do much, if anything, even when set to GAL6. Should it be obvious? Or is it a very subtle effect?

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