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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.
How to Buy a Car Stereo Head Unit
Car 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 speakers Improve sound quality Install an amplifier Install...
How to Install a Head Unit on a Stereo
Virtually 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 newer vehicles offer adequate performance, the stereo units found on many...
How to Unlock a Chevrolet Theftlock Radio
Theftlock 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, either from being disconnected or when the...
How to Listen to CDs in a Car Without a CD Player
While 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 commute. One way to enhance the experience is with...
How to Get Better Sound Out of the System in Your Car
With 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 can rock out to your favorite tunes on your daily...
How to Connect Your iPod to a Car Stereo
You 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 iPod to your car’s stereo system, all differing depending...

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No bus
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. First check all of the fuses on the fuse box in the cab for any of them that could be blown out. Sometimes fuses can pop when hooking up a fully charged battery...
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When turning on navigation system, radio comes on too
This is a problem inside the nav/radio unit. The system will have to be tested and serviced by a dealer certified repair facility. You may have to have it removed and sent out for repair or replacement.
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Satellite radio not working
The radio is most likely the cause, since the preview channel should stay on if it was working like it should. The radio is capable of storing codes if it runs into any errors. It will need to be scanned...
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Radio not working
It is possible that a fuse may have blown. I have experienced this situation several times with Volkswagen cars over the years. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic. They can come to you and...
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radio not working
The blower motor only working on high speed is a common symptom of a failing blower motor resistor; but the fact the radio stopped working at the same time is unusual. It's possible that this could still be two separate...
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Power problems
Hi. Other owners have reported similar symptoms with their trailblazers. The first and easiest thing to check would be the 125A mega fuse under the hood. This is located right outside the under hood fuse box and has two big...
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My car keeps shutting off
Hi there. From the description you have given, the charging system needs to be inspected. First, the battery needs to be charged and load-tested. Assuming the battery tests good. The battery terminals are clean and tight. From what you described,...
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How does the satellite radio work?
If your car is equipped with satellite radio, your audio system is set up from the factor for SIRIUS Radio. After you have paid for your subscription, you will be able to listen to satellite radio wherever you are (barring...
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How do you use the song seek menu on the satellite radio?
If your car is equipped with satellite radio, you have access to a number of different features, including one called “song seek”. Essentially, this system allows you to save the names of songs you like and receive notifications when they’re...
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How do I use the radio presets?
The radio presets allow you to set favorite radio stations, so that they are easily accessible with the touch of a button. You can set up to six presets for each radio mode (AM, FM1, and FM2). Here’s how to...
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How do I use the radio presets?
The radio presets allow you to store your favorite radio stations, so that they are easy to access. Your sound system is able to story 18 radio stations (six each in FM1, FM2, and AM). To set a favorite station,...
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How do I select a radio station?
It’s very easy to select a radio station. Simply press the Seek button to play the next higher station, or press the Track button to play the next lower station. Keep pressing these buttons until you arrive at the station...
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How do I select a radio station?
There are two ways to tune your radio to a specific station: Press and hold down the fast-forward or rewind button. Doing so will stream through all of the radio stations; when you get to the station you would...
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How do I select a radio band?
Your vehicle has three radio bands: AM, FM1, and FM2. To select the radio band, press the AM/FM button until the correct band is displayed.
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How do I seek for radio stations?
You can find available radio stations by using the seek feature. When you seek, the radio will skip to the next available station with a strong signal. To seek forward, press the Seek button with the arrows that point to...
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How do I seek for a radio station?
Seeking allows you to quickly and easily access all of the available radio stations. When seeking, the radio will find the next station that comes in clearly, and play it. To seek, quickly press and release one of the two...
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How do I scan the radio?
Scanning allows you to hear which radio stations are currently available. To scan, press the Scan button. The radio will find the next available station and play it for five second, then move on to the next station. When you...
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Fuses keep blowing
Your problem will probably be found in the dome light. There is probably a loose wire that is grounded out and causing the fuse to blow. You will have to remove the dome light and check the resistance on the...
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Electric problems
Hello - this sounds like a real mess! Check fuses first of course, to eliminate the simple problems. Then, it's time to break out the electrical diagnostic equipment and dive into the wiring. There are likely multiple wiring and/or connector...
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Car won't start, fuel gauge and speedometer malfunctioning
Hello there, the first place I would look, with all of the symptoms you've described, is into the no start condition. The most likely cause of a no start would be a problem with the battery, starter, ignition switch, fuel...

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