Q: Stereo turns on but there's no sound.

asked by on

When I turn on the radio display reads cal err and after theres no sound coming from the speakers at all just wondering if theres a quick fix or idea

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a fault with either the radio head unit or the amplifier. Check all the fuses and replace as necessary. The stereo amplifier may have developed an internal fault and may be inoperative and causing the radio to display the code.

Check for voltage and ground at the amplifier to eliminate a possible open circuit and continue inspection for an input signal to the amplifier and output to the speakers.

I strongly suggest acquiring a qualified technician to perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a radio inspection.

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. Stereo turns on but there's no sound.

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: 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...

Q: My car cant get over 3500 rpm for some reason

Your issue sounds like a sensor problem. You should start by trying to pull codes from the car's computer, and see if there is any issues detected by the ECU. Diagnosis on the vehicle is going to take some process...

Q: How do I connect an iPod to the radio?

Your car’s audio system can play CDs, MP3 files, WMA files, as well as both AM and FM radio stations. However, you can also connect your iPod to the radio to listen to music stored on it. Here’s how to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.