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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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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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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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Radio won't turn off whole car is one. No lights are working on the radio console. None of the buttons are functioning
Hello, thank you for writing in. While checking your fuses is never a bad idea, specially with this many miles, it is most likely an issue with the radio itself. You can try swapping out the deck for a different...
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2011 ram 1500 SLT. Factory radio am FM randomly does working. It will go weeks without working. CD player, aux and satellite are
There are technical bulletins for a radio software updates that may fix the problem and when the scan is done any codes stored can be addressed if still no FM reception then the antenna should be substituted with a known...
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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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how do i turn shuffle OFF on an iSyphony through usb?
If you check the settings in the external device to not shuffle play then you should play only next song. The USB on the radio will only play in the order your external device sends the information and should not...
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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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Aftermarket Stereo
Yes, you can add this aftermarket radio into the car. The radio will require it to be wired in by a professional to the speakers and wire harness. You may need to add a separate power wire since the 1966...
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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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