Q: Radio stopped working in my car

asked by on

The radio in my car stopped working. I took it to the dealership and they tried to reset it, but couldn't. Then, they said I would need to make an appointment to come back and have it fixed. I didn't take it back. A few months later, we went on a vacation for a week and let the car sit unused. When we arrived back home, the radio worked again. Any idea how the radio fixed itself? What should I do if it stops working again?

It is very hard to tell what could have made the radio quit working and then suddenly work again. However, something that would prevent your radio from working would include: damaged wiring or connectors, something came unplugged, blown fuse, faulty radio. If the radio quits working again, you could check all of these sources or have the radio inspected by a certified mechanic. This diagnosis would likely involve the use of a digital multimeter to determine where the power loss to the radio is located.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Radio stopped working in my car

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: Gas tank's fuel pump stops pumping fuel randomly. Both fuel pumps are new, gas tank is clean, and a new fuel filters were installed.

Hello. The first thing to check when you have complete failure of the unit is the power supply. If the wiring going to the pump is loose or has a short somewhere, the power wont be delivered or will be...

Q: Opinion on installing subwoofers in a car

It turns out the worst sounds are the low-frequency ones. These can be bad for your ears. It's not going to hurt the car at all. If you wire them correctly, you're going to need bigger set of batteries...

Q: Q: bad tie rod end

When you say a bad tie rod end, this means that it is loose. This means that it may come off and you would loose steering control. If it is bad enough for you to ask for advice, then you...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...