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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...
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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 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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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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i recently upgrade my Radio to a multimedia system wiyh GPS, evrything is functiong except the radio sound and volume is fading in
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Start by checking all of the electrical connections. Make sure none of the wires are loose or exposed. Turn then to the amplifier in the vehicle and make sure the speakers are getting...
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I installed an aftermarket radio and now my 2006 ford fusion will not crank. What have I done wrong ??
Hi there. Back track all of the wiring that you performed on your vehicle and see if anything was disconnected or removed. Look for where the wiring connected to and see if its not plugged in or if its damaged...
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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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car speakers
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With one speaker working, we know that power is being sent out from the deck to the speakers. This means there is either an issue with the speakers themselves, or there is an...
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Can not hear Bluetooth voice prompt but the volume is max
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step to take is to turn the system off while the car is on, and then turn the system back on. Make sure your device on the other end of the Bluetooth...
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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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My radio sound went out
The cause of that is either a defect in the radio (including the volume control which is repairable) or a problem with the wiring to the speakers. To distinguish between the two causes you can temporarily directly wire a known...
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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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How to remove the radio from 1989 Dodge W250
Hello, thank you for writing in. The bracket or panel that secures the radio into the dash has 5 screws that are located around the base of the panel. There is also one more screw above the radio connecting the...
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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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Power windows, speedometer and windshield wipers no longer working after friends attempted to put in a new radio in my 2000 taurus
All of these systems are powered by different fuses from the fuse box inside the left side of the dash. You will need to test each and every fuse in the fuse boxes both inside passenger compartment and outside in...
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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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Electrical sound goes through the subwoofer when I close the front doors an power is off.
Check the ground to the subwoofer and see if its hooked to a circuit within the door courtesy light ground circuit. It is possible that the power from the courtesy light switch is temporarily powering the subwoofer. A ground that...
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My radio skips to a different station on it's own and when I put cds in brand new they skip as well can you tell me what's wrong a
The issue you are describing with the station skipping is due to an electrical or software fault. You should first check to see if a software patch is available from the VW dealer. The antenna boost and connection can be...

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