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Haibeck Automotive Technology
CD Player Skip
Published in the Legend in November 1995.
GM Service Bulletin Notice
A service bulletin has been issued to address excessive CD player skipping on
'90 to '94 Corvettes. I installed the modification and have found the
improvement to be outstanding. On a certain stretch of road that I drove on
everyday, the CD player in my '93 ZR1 would skip at speeds over 40 mph. This
would happen with the ride control on Tour. After installing the skip reduction
modification, skipping on the same section of road does not occur until over 60
mph. This translates into a movement of the threshold of roughness that causes
skipping, to a speed that is higher than my personal threshold for how hard I am
willing to allow my car to be beaten up by bumps. The incidence of
skipping in general has been reduced to a fraction of what it used to be.
The bulletin states that it should be applied when skipping is considered to
be excessive, and at anytime the radio/CD head is removed for service. The
modification was incorporated into all `95's in factory production.
The skipping occurs because the rear portion of the radio is not properly supported. Their remedy is to install foam tape on the top and bottom of the rear section of the radio. It takes about an hour to remove the radio and reinstall it with the foam in place. The bulletin, which is number 339603, describes where to apply the tape and the part number for the tape.
The bulletin cautions to use only the special urethane tape specified because
other tapes may take a set over time, and become ineffective. The foam tape is
no longer available from GM
parts. We found the exact material that GM used. We stock the material. The cost