Questions regarding OEM and aftermarket in-car audio / ICE equipment.

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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a Ford Focus 2012?

I currently run a 2012 Ford Focus Zetec which has a radio system built into the console as shown in the picture below. The version I have does not have built in navigation, and I would like to ...
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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a 2000 Honda Accord?

I have a 2000 Honda Accord LX. The radio works but the tape deck does not. I'm thinking about replacing it myself. I'm not looking to spend much on it overall so please let me know if this is ...
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Options to cheaply connect MP3 device to car stereo

I have an old work car ('04 Intrepid) and I'd like to connect my MP3 device to the car stereo so I can listen to Podcasts. However, since it is an old work car I don't necessarily want to spend a ton ...
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Best way to add amp and sub to car [closed]

I just got my first car, a Chevy Cavalier 2000 base, and I would like to put in a new radio, a decent amp and sub to drive the speakers and sub. I am right now looking at this radio. I would like to ...
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Where can I find a power adapter to run a car stereo from a wall outlet?

I have a car stereo head unit that I'd like to repurpose as a radio for my garage. Given that, I'm looking for some kind of power adapter / transformer that I can plug into a wall outlet and splice ...
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Power on issues - Car radio

I'm not if someone here has any experience with car radios or if I can even ask diagnosis questions? I have a dual din DVD player. It's an Absolute DD-3000ADT Problem it's having is the display ...
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Why does my Subaru not select my paired Bluetooth phone automatically after restarting the car?

The car is a Subaru WRX 2012 with the base radio. It did reconnect automatically for the last two years until I changed phones, deleted the old phone profile, then paired the new phone. It does work ...
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Sound system volume fades in/out erratically

I recently got a 2006 Mercedes e350, passed it's Mercedes certified check up a week ago so it's electrical should all be in working order. The last couple days I noticed the volume of the sound ...
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Wireless headset standard for Dodge Van

I just got a 2016 Dodge Caravan that has the DVD entertainment system in it. It comes with 2 headsets to start with but I'm wanting to get a few more. It uses a IR interface. What is the standard ...
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Radio not playing music through speakers

I have a 2013 Subaru WRX Limited with the touch screen radio. Recently I realized that my radio lost sound just out of no where one day when my car didn't play music. The navigation and everything ...
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BMW - what happens to car bluetooth phone if I connect audio from iphone via A2DP adaptor?

BMW 328i Cab - if I get an A2DP adapter to connect audio from iPhone to the car aux, will I still be able to view contacts, receive and make calls on the car's bluetooth hands free system?
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Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?

I just bought a 2009 BMW 528i. It’s my understanding that the car doesn’t support A2DP which is a technology that would allow me to connect to my stereo system via Bluetooth and stream music ...
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What type of Stero Cord / Port do I have here?

I'm having difficulty with a stereo cord that I have. I wonder if this might be some kind of USB. Does anyone know what kind of cord/connection this is?
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Replacing a very old radio by a slightly less old one

I have an old Daewoo car (from 1995) with a non working stock radio unit (a Philips DC508D). I got a "slightly less old" Pioneer DEH-2000R (from 1998) as a replacement. None of them has any kind of ...
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Radio lights are on

I have a 2001 Chrysler Sebring and when I turn my car off the radio still glows with the time and CD that's playing, is that normal?
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Honda Odyssey ex-l res anti theft radio code issue

Battery connection got loose and the radio system got shut off. I fixed the connection by tightening the battery cable (not sure how this happened as my car gets serviced at a honda dealer only). Now ...
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Radio and Charging Outlet Stopped Working

I have a 2000 Honda Accord V6 LX. The radio was working yesterday and the charging outlet was working earlier today, but now neither are. Did some research and I'm assuming it could be a blown fuse. ...
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2014 Mazda 3 Audio with Android phone through USB

For reference, I have this audio unit. I used to just plug in my iPhone and press the 'Media' button to get songs to play, but it doesn't seem to work with an Android phone. I just get a 'Check ...
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Running cables from rear camera and parking sensors to car front in a Honda Fit 2015

I'm planning to buy a rear camera and parking sensor kits to install myself in a Honda Fit 2015. While I have no trouble making the proper electrical connections, I have no previous experience running ...
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Bluetooth module causing interference with aftermarket setup

I am fitting a new soundsystem in my bmw (e46). There's an amplifier in the boot (mb quart onx 4.80/500). A line out converter converts the high level inputs from the OEM headunit, into the low level ...
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Auxiliary input status and Auxiliary input / output supported OBD2 PID

I want to know what does Auxiliary input status (PID 1E) and Auxiliary input / output supported (PID 65) OBD2 PID mean. Do they tell me whether my car is in the Aux mode (while I am listening to the ...
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Mitsubishi Colt trip computer mode change?

I have a Mitsubishi Colt (2004 model, 5-door) where I've replaced the factory head unit / radio. Unfortunately this meant I lost the capability of switching the trip computer modes (instant/average ...
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Radio Wiring diagrams and/or color codes?

I've got an older Nissan truck (1994) that did NOT come with a factory radio. A previous owner had an aftermarket style radio installed, and the installers used one of these universal radio ...
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Toyota Raum Radio memory loss

Can you help me Unlock Toyota Raum 2003 Radio to its normal state? My battery ran flat, resetting my radio. I am getting some method on the internet about pressing the tuning Up and 1 buttons, but ...
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Ford radio unlocking

I have a Ford Ka and need to re-enter the code. I have removed the radio and have the code (some nice person wrote it on the top of the radio) but I cannot get the "Locked" message off the screen on ...
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No sound to single speaker, even after replacing the speaker

I have a 2005 Chevy Aveo, and the front passenger speaker has no sound. I was able to find a replacement, and swapped out the original speaker for the spare. Unfortunately, this did not help. I know ...
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Pioneer Navigation Setup video playback

I have a Pioneer Navigation Setup and it supports only AAC, MP3 and WMV format of videos to play, Now the problem is AAC, MP3 are working fine, but WMV i am unable to figure out how to make it work, ...
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Radio Head Unit Flickering On/Off

My 2011 Jeep Patriot started having issues with the radio head unit a few months ago. The radio started occassionally cutting out and coming back on a few seconds later. The issue got progressively ...
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'03 Honda Odyssey Radio Reset

My battery died, and we replaced it. Had reset the radio code previously, with no difficulty, but this time it didn't work. Used up my 10 trial attempts, and went to the dealer. Service man checked ...
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Multiple issues with AUX input (Mazda 3 2007)

I experience a bunch of problems with my 2007 Mazda 3's electrical system: The most annoying issue is that I hear [a rather loud] engine noise when I connect a phone to the AUX (3.5mm audio jack) ...
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What is needed to put a stereo into a Silverado?

I'm probably going to get a stereo head unit for my truck for my upcoming birthday. I'm wondering what I need to do to get it hooked up. My truck has steering wheel controls and the Bose speaker ...
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Radio Stations overlaying and interfering

I've purchased a car a few months back and it's radio has been driving me crazy. Whenever I start up particular radio stations in the morning, I can also hear another radio station in the background. ...
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Citroen C4 Coupe Radio (RD4-N1) - Unlocking Aux-Input

I've recently bought this kind of device for my "Citroen C4 Coupe" with the RD4 - N1 radio (Label: Blaupunkt): Bluetooth-Transmitter Then I realised, that the radio doesn't come with a standard ...
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Can I stick speakers to the parcel shelf without drilling or making holes?

My parcel shelf is about 5mm thick, and I would like to add some small speakers to it. I don't want to drill or make holes in the shelf, as I want it to look original from the top, and be able to ...
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Ford KA Car stereo reset after battery removed, requiring security code

I had the battery replaced in my Ford KA (08), and now the radio is requiring a passcode, which I do not know. Is there a way to find out what the passcode is, or bypass it somehow? I have seen this ...
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Radio volume slowly decreases to silent

So my friend drives an old, second-hand car in which the original radio has been replaced by the previous owner for an aftermarket radio. His issue with the radio is that the volume slowly decreases ...
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Should I connect the “power antenna” wire to the “auto antenna” wire?

I have a new radio (Clarion cx501) for my 2005 Mazda 3. I bought a special wiring harness to make the installation easier. I have two wires that I'm not sure if I must connect. They look like the same ...
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Will songs in subdirectory play on CD MP3 player in cars?

Does anyone know whether a car with a CD player which will play MP3s can play those MP3s if they're in subfolders? Basically, I want to create an MP3 CD of all my Van Halen CDs, but I want to keep ...
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2009 Kia Rio Radio seems to not be able to get a signal (no sound)

I have a 2009 Kia Rio. Recently the car radio stopped working. The unit powers on, all the buttons/display seem to work normally, but the radio scans for a station with no sound. No, static, nothing. ...
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Car audio wattage quesions, rated vs. peak, vs. RMS

I'm shopping on Sony's site for all the parts I need for a car audio system, and they have me confused on their power statistics. I understand what peak power is, and I know that I don't want my amp ...
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Identifying specs of speaker from Chrysler Concorde

The speaker in the driver's side door of a Chrysler Concorde went bad. I removed the speaker and would like to replace only the one speaker. What specs should I be looking for? Here are pictures of ...
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can big sub woofer be a problem for car cng cylinder

I have an old toyota corolla e 100 sedan. A CNG cylinder is installed in my car because here it is cheaper than octane. I was thinking about setting up a good audio system in my car, which includes a ...
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Car Stereo and separate clock keep resetting when car is turned off

Car Stereo and separate clock keep resetting when car is turned off. I bought recently a 2005 Kia Spectra. Car had several previous owners. Stereo is aftermarket pioneer. The stock clock in the car ...
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Will putting new subs and amp in car drain my battery

I have a 99 Acura 3.2 TL with a Napa legend 75 battery would putting a 1000 watt amp and 2 15 subs hurt my car?
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Car radio stopped working

Hi I'm 16 years old and have just bought my first car. It's a 2001 Mazda protoge. Today while I was driving I plugged in a USB charger for my phone and the radio shut off. Now the radio won't turn on ...
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Audio noise when laptop connected to power inverter and the car's 3.5mm audio jack

On a recent road trip we wanted to have a laptop to play movies while on the road. We brought an Apple MacBook Air, a power inverter (to plug in the laptop's charger into the cigarette lighter), and a ...
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Switch from XM to Sirius on a 2013 Nissan Altima

I have a new (to me) 2013 Nissan Altima SV. The car comes w/ XM installed, but I'd like to switch this to Sirius, since the two companies do not allow you to have both types of radios on one account ...
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installing car radio - cords issue

I bought a simple radio, and i am trying to install it. From the new radio the following wires exist: speakers: 2*grey, 2*pruple. 2*blue, 2*green. Yellow - go to battery Black - go to ground red (acc) ...
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Radio stops playing when I change volume

I have bought a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Sedan 4 door car. Recently the radio has started giving problems. Specifically, whenever I change the volume by turning the knob, the radio stops playing... ...
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Music stops playing when pressing the clutch down

In my car the music of my car radio stops playing almost every time when I press the clutch. It does not always stop, but probably in 80% of the cases. It never stops when I do not press the clutch. ...