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2002 Mazda Tribute - where do I attach the speed detection circuit wire?

Pioneer dmh w2770nex radio install into 2002 Tribute. I'm using a metra wiring harness, I have two wires left...speed detection circuit and the parking brake on/off (light green wire). Where do I ...
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Battery Voltage drop

I want to install a new stereo for my car which requires 12V. I tested the battery first it and shows 12.29V but when I started the car the battery became 6V. Is this normal? What am i doing wrong?
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Is this safe using stock wiring for replacing stock speakers?

I just have very very basic knowledge about electrics/electronics and car audio. I am thinking of changing stock speakers of a 27 years old car. There are four speakers, 2 on front door panel, 2 on ...
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Philips PH7850W(22DC785) Radio and 6 disc cd changer connection

I have Philips PH7850W(22DC785) car stereo and 6 channel CD changer, I want to connect them together, I couldn't find the connection diagram, can you help me, thanks. I make the cables myself, I can't ...
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3rd Gen (2001) 4Runner - Radio won't turn on after new install

I just installed a new radio in my 3rd gen (2001) 4Runner and it won't turn on. Thing's I've tried: Re-installing the old radio. It also no longer receives power Visually checking radio harness for ...
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Connected bad jumper cables to a 2012 Hyundai Accent I was buying and they got really hot and the 20 amp fuse for the radio keeps blowing

I bought a 2012 Hyundai Accent and when I went to pick it up the previous owner said "We will have to jump start it, because it has been sitting for a month". She insisted on using her ...
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2009 Chevy Silverado speaker system has only one speaker working

The left rear pillar speak works, but the right rear pillar speaker and both door speakers are silent. The factory radio seems to work fine. When I change balance settings, moving to the right side ...
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Door unlocking with signal sent over a phone call

Recently I have heard that somebody locked up keys inside the car while on vacation, so after calling family back home, asking them to use spare keys unlock button close near the phone, so that other ...
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Car audio volume lowers no bass

I have 2 jl subs 7a8we with amp and 4 focal speakers with jl amp sounds great but when I have volume about midway from time to time I lose subs and my audio I can still barely hear when I lower volume ...
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I have a Ford Fusion SE 2010 6 speaker and am trying to wire a small subwoofer with a built in amp

Where should I connect my speaker wires, since I don’t have them and rear deck speakers. How do I open the door to get the wires in the door, and where do I connect my remote wire. I am suck at ...
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What is needed for my car radio to work correctly?

My 2019 kia optima fe had a system put in but then when connected to battery it said, battery being discharged due to external device, my battery got discharged all the way one day. What is needed to ...
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Steering Wheel Controls no longer function on JVC Stereo after reset

I have a 2015 Hyundai i25 (not bragging, just stating the facts) with a JVC Stereo (model KW-V21BT). After doing a soft reset the media controls on the steering wheel no longer work. There is a ...
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Debug a faulty stereo

I have a 2010 Mazda 3 with about 60K miles on it, 3rd owner. It has a faulty speaker or speaker system. It started about 1 month after we bought it, that the speakers would begin a loud thudding, ...
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2002 Volkswagen VW Beetle Turbo S Monsoon dash radio not ejecting CD

I have a 2002 Volkswagen VW Beetle Turbo S (2-door hatchback, 5-speed) with a Monsoon radio in the dashboard. When I bought it there was a CD stuck in the player on the radio, and I've been unable to ...
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What's name of plastic head connector of Daewoo AGC0070RF?

What's name of plastic head connector for Daewoo AGC0070RF? 24 pin connector (pins in single line, every pin vertically flat)
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Is there another way to delete a device from a pioneer dmh 100bt deck

I didn't hook up this light green wire to the e brake and was wondering in I can just hook it up to the ground. Or is there another way to access the setting without having to hook up the wire User ...
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New head unit isn't saving clock/station presets - need advice on wiring!

I just installed a new head unit (a cheap ML41B) and realize now that it's not getting constant power (time/presets are lost when the car is turned off). I noticed the yellow line from the vehicle ...
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No power to media display

I have a 2016 Ford Focus we bought at auction, so I have no history. The radio/media display seems to have no power. We had it tested by the dealership and they said it needed a new screen. We ...
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My car speaks occasionally after it starts

kind of a weird one. Sometimes my 2008 Honda Civic EX quietly speaks words after it starts. I've disconnected any audio devices and it still speaks. As far as I can tell, it's speaking French; I can ...
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Replacement stereo has no sound

I swapped the stereo/media-centre out in a Kia Sportage for a secondhand one that is 1 model out. The original units NAND died locking it into a boot-loop; but the radio/audio continued to work (so I ...
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Does the negative ground amperage rating matter?

I am looking at replacing a knackered stereo (newer model) with the closest I could find, but the current model says 5 A negative ground while the replacement says 14 A negative ground.
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Possible wiring issue?

The car in question is a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder. I’ve noticed that every time the car is turned off the stereo and the clock reset and I’m having to adjust it accordingly when I start it back up. ...
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Should I upsize the power cable guage for the Amp I'm installing in my Car?

I'm getting ready to install a Subwoofer/Amp (JBL Bass Hub) This unit comes with a 10-AWG for ground and power and appears to be Stranded wire made out of Alumnimum (really annoyed by this cost ...
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What is this orange button below the steering on a Mazda?

I checked the manual but did not see it. It seems to be an addition made by the previous buyer. I also asked my mechanic but he does not know what it is.
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how to unlock my radio alpine ine-w925r in BMW

I just bought a 1998 BMW 323i, which came with an alpine ine-w925r radio with serial number: S21011190A The problem is that it is blocked, and the owner of the car, who had not moved it for more than ...
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I have a 3500 watt car audio system and want the cheapest way to run it?

I have a 3500w system I need to know if I need a high output alternator or can I just replace my stock battery with a 4800 w energie battery
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2016 Honda CRV - Radio Buttons Falling Off

I've had my CRV for about six years now, and in the last six months or so, have had multiple radio buttons on the left hand side start falling off (picture below) without explanation. While I can &...
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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Stereo System Unable to Reset Bluetooth

I paired my Android smartphone with the car's stereo system. Everything worked fine for a couple of months, until one day I accidentally deleted the car on my phone's bluetooth settings page. Now the ...
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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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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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Need radio code for Ford Fiesta 2011

Can anybody help with code for Fiesta 11
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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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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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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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