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How to Buy a Car Stereo Head Unit
Car audio is big business with seemingly limitless options for upgrading and improving your sound system. You can: Add more audio sources (such as satellite radio) Add more car...
How to Install a Head Unit on a Stereo
Virtually all vehicles built in the past fifty years come with some sort of audio entertainment system as standard equipment. While most of the original equipment stereos on...
How to Connect Your iPod to a Car Stereo
You don’t have to break the bank upgrading your vehicle’s factory stereo just to listen to your iPod’s or MP3 player’s music. There are plenty of methods to connect your...
How to Unlock a Chevrolet Theftlock Radio
Theftlock is a theft prevention system designed into GM-brand radios starting in the mid-1990’s. This system is designed to lock the radio from use in the event of a loss of power,...
How to Get Better Sound Out of the System in Your Car
With factory sound systems getting better and better, it isn’t always necessary to replace the system for ultra-high quality sound. There is, however, always room for improvement, so you...
How to Listen to CDs in a Car Without a CD Player
While the primary purpose of driving your car is to get from Point A to Point B, you might as well enjoy the process, especially if you have a lengthy...
How to Choose Speakers for Your Car Stereo
Whether you're replacing a car's speaker that's blown or just want to upgrade the sound system. Be sure to pick the right speakers that work for you.

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My MMI system keeps shutting off; will only stay on for 20 seconds. when it shuts off all the buttons become red.
Hi there. The Multi Media Interface (MMI) to your vehicle could have an issue with a button internal that is pushed making the system not function properly. Even though the buttons are not pushed, if a button is locked down...
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Radio cuts out then comes back on when shifting gears
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is apparent there is an electrical issue, you will want to consider that there may be a component which is failing, or there may be a tangled or damaged wire. When the...
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Radio stays on after closing the driver door.
Hi there. The issue seems to be the back door switch. Check the back door switch and see if the ground is clean or loose. The ground on the door switch is the bolt that holds the door switch to...
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I am having issues with the MMI system in my 2006 Audi A6
Hello. There are a lot of common issues with the MMI system in these vehicles. Most of the time the issue is with the software in the module. Reprogramming the computer will typically fix these issues, but I have also...
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Need the color for the speaker wires in the rear doors in my 2013 BMW 328i
Your rear speaker each contain four wires. The left speak is brown/yellow, red/white, brown/blue, and blue/white. The right speaker is blue/brown, blue/black, red/blue, and brown/white.
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2009 Volkswagen Passat Aux Not Working?
Hello. To help you find the cause of your aux cord not working I suggest doing a little process of elimination. If you have another device try to plug that device and Aux cord into your car because it may...
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2006 Chrysler 300 limited edition radio screen went black.
Hello. The issue you are having with your radio is a common problem with Chrysler radios of that era. Chrysler is aware of the problem and released a TSB regarding the radio not working. TSB 08 - 018 - 06....
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Radio Issues 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Hi there - your car radio is equipped with a security code mechanism to deter radio theft - a bigger problem in 1994 than today. The Owners Manual should have the code (4 or 5 digit number) written in it...
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Ccd player reads CD error
In order to diagnose the CD player for will not eject or load CD's then you will need to have the radio removed and the CD tray repaired and the repair shop will return your CD discs. There is no...
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I want to uninstall and reinstall a stereo
Hi there. If you are trading in your vehicle for another vehicle, the vehicle would get a better trade in value with a radio in the car. I recommend putting the factory radio back into the vehicle before putting your...
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2002 Dodge Ram radio and dome lights don't work
The IOD fuse is a 20 amp fuse located in cavity #51 of the integrated power module (IPM). This fuse provides power to the instrument cluster, diagnostic connector, map lamps, glove box, courtesy lamps, radio and underhood light. First, check...
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I can't find the correct stereo wiring diagram . I have two gray cords and a pink cord that's not connected to anything .
Hello, thank you for writing in. Wiring diagrams for your vehicle should be relatively the same as other vehicle similar to yours. See if you can find one that matches for another model or year. If your stereo is lacking...
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Stereo quit working after hooking up a code reader in a shop.
Check the fuses to the radio and see if they are burned. If so, then replace the fuse. If the fuse is good, then the wiring was disturbed under the dash and may have knocked loose the radio wires or...
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Car cranks but won't start.
Check the main fuse to the engine and see if its burned. If the fuse is good, then check the wiring under the dashboard and see if there is anything loose or damaged. A loose or damaged wire will cause...
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The heater control panel don't work and the radio don't work everything else on the dash lights up all the fuses are good
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power supply needs to run to that area of the dashboard before it is divided up between the different components. Considering that two components are both having a loss of power at the...
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6cd/mp3 player shows cd error with no cd and slots 1 and 2 showing that cd's are in and no cd's installed
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. The issue you are having is common with Ford 6-CD radio units of that generation. Usually people attempt a reset by disconnecting the negative cable from the battery for an hour or...
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car cuts off after 2 seconds of running but my radio will still be on.
Hello. Likely it is a faulty immobilizer ECU causing the trouble. To help determine this you could call the dealership and ask them for the immobilizer bypass code for your vehicle. If the code is entered and the vehicle stays...
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Speakers/ new head unit
Hello. I would do that only as a last resort. I suggest that you find a wiring diagram for your vehicle and make sure that you have the appropriate wires leading from the new radio unit to the rear speakers....
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my door speakers have no sound coming from them
There are a few different possible causes for the speakers to quit working. The radio may have malfunctioned, a wire could have come unplugged, there could be a wiring issue, or the speakers may have perished. It would be impossible...
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Is it possible to change the radio and put a new one in? I want to be able to have Aux in my car. 2007 Suzuki
Hello - yes, aftermarket radios are readily available with a huge variety of features like an Auxiliary input jack. Some Internet vendors, like Crutchfield, allow you to input the year, make and model of your vehicle, and they guide you...

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