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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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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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I have a 2004 honda accord and my front door speakers don't work but everything else does how do I fix?
The first thing to check is to see if the radio has a fader function and front speakers are turned off. If set okay then you will need to try a known good speaker to see if signal is getting...
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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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Audio fuse keeps blowing after multiple attempts to change it.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you jump-started the vehicle, you may have done damage to the radio. The radio itself may be continuously blowing the fuse as it is trying to turn on. You may want to try...
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Q: 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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Stereo turns off and lights flicker when I turn up the volume on the stereo.
Hi there. If you have a factory radio, then the volume knob switch is shorting out with the radio controls causing the radio to shut off and flicker the lights. If you have an aftermarket radio, then there could be...
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Mazda CX-5 2016 GT - Central display blank, music from radio/CD working. Would this hard reset help me as well?
You can disconnect the battery cable and let out all of the power source to the vehicle by turning on the ignition switch with the battery disconnected. Then hook up the battery and the radio should be reset and you...
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My radio all of a sudden don't come on at all and power doors won't lock. My power windows works and the lights are still working.
Check all of the wiring in the dashboard and see if anything is loose or detached. If the wiring to the radio and to the doors are connected and tight, the the body controller has failed and needs replaced. If...
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Disconnected battery to install new radio. Reconnected and now it won't start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Start with the simplest of tests, as all of the symptoms you are having point to an issue with the battery being discharged or incorrectly installed. Make sure the battery is fully charged, and...
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2006 Chevy Aveo CD player has error messages
In most cases, an error message means either the disc is scratched or player has an internal failure. From my past experience with CDs, I recall scratched CDs will read sometimes, but not all the time. I would try a...
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my 2012 kia sportage turns on just fine but occasionally the back up camera and radio panel will not turn on or turn off while dr
Hello, thank you for writing in. The intermittent nature of the issue can help us rule out some of the issues that would cause the UVO system to completely fail. You should start by checking the fuses, and make sure...
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I currently have a 2008 BMW X3 3.0 si. It has the BMW business stereo in it. This morning I went to go leave for work and the stereo stopped working.
First check the fuse to the stereo and see if its burned. If the fuse is burned, replace the fuse and check the wiring on the radio and see if there is anything loose. If the fuse is good, then...
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I have a 2006 Honda Accord and the dash lights and radio willl sometimes go off then come right back on when I'm going about 40 mph.
The code P0685 refers to the main ECM (computer) relay has lost power. Check the main relay and see if its getting hot. A hot relay will disconnect to cool off and reconnect. If the relay is getting hot, then...
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The uconnect in my Jeep is not working properly.
Typically this type of issue involves a problem with the radio or media interface in the vehicle. There may be a loose connection or there may be a software update available to correct the concern. The best place to have...
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I have a Subaru Impreza 2009 and the two charger ports do not work as aux and there is no aux cable input even though the radio aux.
Check the fuses with the auxiliary charging ports to see if they have burned. If the fuse is good, then there is an open or short within the wiring to the charging ports. The radio has an auxiliary wire attached...

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