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

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Randomly one morning Pioneer after market stereo started to only have sound when in reverse

I have a 2007 Toyota corolla that has an aftermarket pioneer stereo head unit with a 5 channel amp and a reverse camera.everything was working correctly for the past 6 months and a few days ago I ...
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Code for Ford Focus [closed]

Need help with code for my Ford Focus serial number 229912680920 Sam model no 14790920 just need code to unlock radio already pulled out the radio now have to wait 8 minutes
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Toyota USB port kills devices plugged into it

I have a Land Cruiser 2010. It's the third time this is happening. Any USB stick that's connected to the Audio USB/AUX port gets super hot and stops working after a few seconds. Yesterday I connected ...
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Can I install a 200 W Rear Speakers when my previous speakers were only 120W?

I have an old Hyundai Accent I Sedan (X-3) from 95', and it came with Sony Speakers with an eletrical power of 120 Watts. My question is can I install speakers with different power or it needs to be ...
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2005 Dodge Durango radio replacement. Wiring problem

I have a 2005 Dodge Durango. I'm switching out my radio and found that I have 3 wires with constant power, 2 are grey with red strip and the other is solid white.
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Radio turns off once key is turned on

I'm installing a new radio in a 84 F250 and I'm running into some issues. For some reason I have power when the key is off, but once I turn it on I lose power. What could cause this?
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How do I remove this old cassette stereo? (2002 Mercedes Sprinter)

I'm wanting to replace this old cassette-based stereo system. I can't see any obvious way to unhook, unscrew, dismantle or remove it. I have the correct Haynes manual, but the instructions there ...
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My car stereo stopped playing any audio, but it seems to be functioning as normal otherwise

The OEM car stereo unit on my 2015 Hyundai accent stopped playing audio. I have gone through every single setting (like mute) and tried every single source (am, fm, USB, bluetooth) and nothing plays ...
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Car Front Left Woofer Not Working, But Tweeter does. (Peugeot 406 2001)

The wires on woofer and tweeter have the same connection to the radio tape. I have tested the continuity of the wires go to woofer using multimeter and having beep sound on both positive and negative. ...
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Easy Stereo Out for MB SLK230

I have a 1998 Mercedes Benz SLK 230, I had the battery changed not too long ago and now my stereo system is asking for a code. Mercedes gave me the factory code however that code does not work. ...
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What is the name for the car radio SONY XR-4351 connection in the image below?

What is the name for the car radio SONY XR-4351 connection in the image below?
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Aftermarket stereo flickers dim/bright when headlights are on

(Note: this question is describing a similar phenomenon, but it only started happening after 6 months. My question is describing when it started happening immediately upon initial installation.) I ...
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Car audio system not putting out as much bass

Hey so I recently big time upgraded my system from: -Kenwood kfc1666s Speakers -Boss r1100m mono sub -Polk db+ subwoofer (375rms) I upgraded to: -2 JBL GTO929 6x5 -2 JBL GTO939 6x8 -Alpine S A32F (4 ...
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Ford festiva 2009

Need radio code for Ford festiva V513834 does anybody have the code please . I don't want to have to take radio out . Thanks
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Need radio code for Ford Fiesta 2011

Can anybody help with code for Fiesta 11
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Touch screen picture issue - white lines

I have vertical white lines that recently appeared on my car's touch screen (see image below). The lines appear for any picture (not just the back up camera). Occasionally, the screen will flicker, ...
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Ignition wire for my 1964 Ford Thunderbird

I have a 1964 Ford Thunderbird on my car stereo I only have one power wire I assume it does to the ignition can I run my new car stereo on just the ignition power or will I need to run a new wire from ...
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Connect aftermarket radio to stock amplifier

I have MINI R53 with Harman/Kardon sound system. I know, If I want to connect new stereo head, I have to buy "H/K enabler". But in my country I can't find it. Order it from another country ...
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Nissan Pathfinder 1999 won't change volume at all

My Nissan Pathfinder 1999 that I just purchased (new teenage driver) has a functional radio and CD player, but the volume is inoperable. The knob spins and responds to pressing (to turn it off) but ...
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Car Battery left sitting over winter, wont hold a charge

2009 toyota matrix has not been driven regularly since 2019 when it got a new battery. Since then we have removed the battery and stored it indoors (not on a trickle charger) for winter then in the ...
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Audi A6 radio code help

Is it possible to get the radio code through car VIN? I need to unlock my radio on 2001 Audi A6. I just tried to fix something and remove the battery then it suddenly ask for the code.
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Choosing bluetooth speaker with auto connect

I would like to use a stand-alone bluetooth speaker as a replacement for my existing car stereo since the sound quality is quite poor and it doesn't have bluetooth. I would however like the experience ...
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Why navigation sounds from Bluetooth are not working while in radio mode?

My specific issues is with Toyota Corolla SUN FL6 2016 model. While in radio mode, it can not be overridden by sounds from Bluetooth such navigation directions from Waze. I tried with many phone ...
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How do I install a subwoofer if my car already has one?

I own an Audi A5 (2017) and I want to install a new Subwoofer. The car already came with a Subwoofer pre-installed and I wanted to know if it was passible to just buy a new Subwoofer from any brand ...
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2000 Silverado 4.3 l . New pcm. Came programedand plug in play. Ihave a delco anti-theft strereo

Before I try to start it. It’s loc mode. I found out 3yrs. Had to put in a fuel pump. Stereo locked up. Got a Haynes book on the truck. Anytime the battery is disconnected you have to disable stereo. ...
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Can I use a CB antenna for a radio antenna?

I'm looking for a stronger antenna for a 2006 Silverado, and my mechanic wants to put a factory antenna in it, but I'm looking for an amped antenna in it. What should I be looking for if I want to ...
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What is this wire connected to the back of my radio?

I'm hoping to replace the radio in my '05 Saturn Ion, so I pulled it out to see what connections it has. According to this website, this radio is compatible. I know I'll have to deal with the wiring ...
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Prevent Stereo Shutdown During Ignition

I've got a Honda Civic 2006 that I've recently added a nice aftertmarket Android Auto head unit to because I got used to the one I had in my old work car (a 2018 Audi A3). This unit works great, ...
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2012 Kia Forte Electrical? Power?

Audio cuts out when using turn signal or braking. Lights dim when using turn signal or braking. Headlights and interior lights have inconsistent brightness. A slow flicker. After parking and locking ...
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2001 chevy impala has. No sound?

I've checked the fuses all are good. I have power to the amplifier. No codes are showing up! No broken wire on the passengers side!
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Car stereo is always on when engine is on

I have a 2011 Toyota Matrix XRS. When I turn the engine on, the screen for the stereo doesn't light up, and the power/volume button doesn't work - can't turn it off, and can't lower the volume. Super ...
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Radio code for Ford focus 2006

I had a new battery fitted in my car and I now need the radio code I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get the code for free? It's a Ford focus 2006 and the radio serial number is M068728 ...
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I have an Opel Astra H 2008 Bluetooth adapter and need to install a power switch for it

So I have a 2008 Astra H with the default radio. I have installed a CTAVXBT001 Bluetooth kit. I want to be able to switch it on/off by adding a switch to the adaptors wire. I have my soldering kit ...
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Create a switched connection for a car AV receiver being used as a home audio system

I was recently gifted a Sony XAV-AX5550D car AV receiver but, alas, I have no car! (I was thinking of getting one, but things as they are...) I thought of selling it but have had VERY low offers. So I ...
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Kenwood dpx u5120 car stereo stuck in standby mode

Kenwood dpx u5120 car stereo stuck in standby after friend pushing buttons. Anyone know how to fix it?
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Aftermarket stereo wired up, turns on, but no sound

I have a 2004 Lexus es330 and I bought a wiring harness and aftermarket stereo. I connected all the wires red to red, black to black, yellow to yellow, and blue white stripe to blue white stripe. It ...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta: Dealer "unplugged" stereo but I can't figure out how

The stereo died one day, and it turns out it was was draining the battery (due to a short caused by a water leak), so the dealership somehow disabled power to the radio. The battery issue was fixed, ...
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How to get CD out of an 05 civic radio

I have a radio that I pulled out of my civic to put a new one in, I forgot to check the CD before I pulled it out. The model number is this for the radio:39101-S5A-A210-M1 I found a pinout: Can I ...
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Amplifier draining battery

I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche with a parasitic draw. I have it narrowed down to the factory bose amplifier and had already replaced it with no change in the current draw. I had disconnected the radio ...
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I need a code for my ford focus radio 6000CD - SECURITY CODED!

Please help me, I need a code for my ford radio Serial number: 24640690091 SAM MODEL NO. 14790921
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Head unit ignition switch wire has constant power

I have an aftermarket head unit in my 2014 Jetta that I installed myself. After several times waking up to a dead battery when I was sure I didn't leave the radio on, I decided to kill all power to it ...
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What type of terminal pins do radio harnesses use?

Brief backstory: I got a car that was a great deal and the radio is the only thing wrong with it. They told me that while they were swapping out the OEM radio it wouldn't accept the new one and then ...
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2006 Chevy Factory Stereo Wiring

I'm replacing the stock stereo in my 2006 Chevy Colorado. All of the diagrams I've seen online show that A1-A7 are unused example but A1 and A2 have a similar, smaller wire (see picture). The adapter ...
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Battery backup for radio

Hello all looking for some advice on a stereo I am building for my house. I have a car stereo, amplifiers and speakers, all powered by a 12 volt power supply. Everything works great, except I loose ...
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Alternator whine fix for aftermarket stereo

I bought a Dual MPR420 as a cheap replacement for my 22 year old Toyota Camry that I keep around as a utility car. I used the right Metra harness, spliced using heat shrink butt connectors and ...
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Honda Accord 2017 Radio Black screen

I have a Honda accord hybrid 2017 and I was checking the hidden screen settings and suddenly the screen went all black as attached pictures can you please help me with resetting the radio screen or ...
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2013 Altima wire harness

My car was broken into the jack ass that did it cut the wire harness to my stock radio. Their is no way to identify each wire can some one please help me out how do I find out wat each color is for ......
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What factors are considered when positioning a car radio antenna?

There are several places where car manufacturers place the radio antenna. Some very cheap cars place it at the top of the windshield, inside the car. Other cheap cars place it in the front section of ...
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Car Tuner w/amp power isolation

I want to put a power switch to my car tuner and amp that will allow the unit to be on when the car is off. The current setup uses a hot lead from the fuse panel that taps to the key switch power feed....
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Anti-theft code for stereo 04 Honda Accord

So I pressed and held the 1 & 6 on my stereo in my 04 Honda Accord and got my serial# and put that number and all the other information needed onto this website to get my anti-theft code but when ...
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