Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you adjust sound on a 2012 Honda Civic radio?

asked by on

How do you adjust the sound on the radio?

A: Adjusting the sound in your car is actually...

Adjusting the sound in your car is actually really easy. It allows you to change the amount of bass or treble, the balance on the speakers and more. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Turn the system on (key on or in the accessory mode and the power button pressed).

  2. Press the button labeled with a music note and a speaker.

  3. Turn the central knob to adjust that particular sound selection.

  4. Each time you press the note/speaker button, the screen will display another sound mode to adjust, starting with bass, then treble, fader, balance and speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC).

Tips

  • You can turn SVC off, on low, mid or high.

  • If you’re adjusting the fader or balance, you’ll see the letter C on the display when all speakers are evenly adjusted.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How does the Radio Data System work?

Your car is equipped with a pretty advanced audio system. It’s capable of displaying a good deal of information about the stations you’re listening to (when listening to the radio, not a CD). The Radio Data System (RDS) provides this...

Q: How do I use the passenger airbag sensor?

The passenger airbag sensor is located on the overhead console. The sensor detects when a person is sitting in the passenger seat, and turns on the passenger airbag. If the passenger airbag sensor says ON, or displays an airbag, then...

Q: Replaced multiple parts and car still won't start

Wow that is a lot of replaced parts. Assuming all the new parts are good I highly suspect a problem with either your cam or crank sensors. If either of these sensors fail your engine will not know when to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...