Dash-mounted CD players in cars present unique problems when CDs become stuck - because they're installed into the car itself, you can only manipulate, poke, and otherwise handle them from one angle, unless you're willing to remove and disassemble the player itself. Thus, stuck CDs in cars can be a particularly annoying problem. Luckily, a variety of DIY fixes exist for this common headache. Note, however, that, if done improperly, some of these fixes can damage your player (or the CD stuck in it). The advice in this article shouldn't be a substitute for the opinion of an automotive expert. See Step 1 below to get started.
Installing a CD player in a garbage truck, however, this is applicable for any vehicle stereo install. I go through an explanation of how to determine your power wires verses your speaker wires using a test light. In a previous video I explained how to car stereos work by hooking the CD player directly to a car battery.
The entire audio electronics industry spent the next two years in a race to shrink down the technology of the CD player into a manageable size that would fit in a hi-fi cabinet. Sony just happened to release its model first; within six months over ten different CD player models became available.
By that point, a CD player cost drastically less than it did in 1982, and CDs had gained the added convenience of being a mobile audio platform as well. In-dash CD players showed up in more and more automobiles as standard features by the early 1990s (Sony debuted the first in-car CD player in 1984), and portable CD players gained skip protection and battery life.