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

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Just bought a 2001 Jetta, the radio wiring is super screwed up… no clue what to do

It has a wiring harness in there but it’s not right, only one speaker works and there are several wires not attached to anything. And what is the blue and green connection? I’ve been trying to figure ...
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Will I fit a 2 din stereo by removing two 1 din stereos

I have the following stereo. Volkswagen Golf 2002. Can I take out both the single dins and replace with a double-din?
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Can I split radio head USB without losing power?

So I recently bought a new radio head to substitute my older one, everything went smooth and I could install it without problems. The new one has 2 USB ports, which I am going to pass-through to my ...
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Will steering wheel controls and audio system work if I install new radio?

My car is a 2009 VW Golf VI and sadly it doesn't have any compatibility to bluetooth, or any mobile phone, or whatsoever. I grew tired of my old radio system, and since I drive a lot, I could really ...
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Keeping radio/stereo unit powered on, when car ignition is off?

The Problem: I bought the new car radio/stereo unit, installed it, but there is a problem it wont stay on when i turn of my car. And it also loses preferences (volume, radio stations, etc) Info about ...
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How do I unlock radio after changing battery in 2009 Honda Accord EXL?

Hi everyone okay so I changed the battery of my car and the antitheft system reset. I cannot get into my radio for the life of me. I called the previous owner and he said he took the radio out before ...
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Modifying Pioneer Radio

I would like to add iPhone integration to an old Honda Accord. Pioneer makes a nice line of radios that integrate well with iPhones. The feature that stands out to me the most is the ability to launch ...
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Variants to place sub in car

I have Suzuki Grand Vitara 2013. I want to place a sub inside it. But I havn't got a lot of space in trunk, because of GBE. I've bought Rockville RW10CA 10" 800 Watt Under-Seat Slim Amplified Car ...
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Identify the audio system in 2007 BMW E92

Looking to buy an E92 335d. I’ve seen one for sale and and trying to understand the audio system fitted. This is the only picture I have of the head unit etc: I’m completely unfamiliar with BMW audio ...
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Connect car speakers to 2 separate head units

How can i connect 4 car door speakers to 2 separate head units I'm thinking of using diodes any one has any clues please provide a diagram with type and rating of the diodes or any possible ...
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Car Radio Installation issues

I am having a very weird situation with my newly installed Pumpkin Auto radio. I recently bought the Pumpkin Auto universal radio and I am unable to get it to work on a Toyota Starlet Carat, model 97....
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Toyota Navigation System Connector doesn't fit Pioneer receiver

I'm trying to replace my car stereo in my 2006 Toyota Camry XLE with navigation system. I had the default navigation system Denso DW468100-0150 and wanted CarPlay and Bluetooth, so I bought the ...
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EMI affecting FM signal in car

Recently i have installed a Stereo system in my car, that works flawlessly when i play Music and Videos through an SD card or Pen drive, The problem comes when i am listening to FM radio, My Stereo ...
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Volkswagen Radio Problems

I have a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS. Recently My battery died & I had to replace it. Since then my Radio doesn't work. It wont come on or go off. It just reads PHONE. Please help!! What can I do?...
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How do I prevent the FM radio coming on automatically in a Chevrolet Equinox?

I have paired my bluetooth phone with a Chevrolet Equinox. It works well for playing music, etc. I leave the phone paired and playing audio when I park it, shut it off, and walk away. However, when I ...
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Where can I find the code for my Ford Figo music player

In changing cars, I have moved my old Ford Figo music player to the new car. But I have forgotten the codes for it. How can I find this?
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Trouble connecting 16 pin car stereo power cable to Pioneer radio

A bit of a mystery to me (I'm new to this). I have a power cable in my car like this: The back of my new Pioneer stereo has a connector like this: Basically it doesn't fit (the plug does not have ...
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Steering wheel controls with non-iPod audio player in Nissan Sentra 2012

I have a 2012 Nissan Sentra SR (USA), with the default head unit that has an iPod cable. Ever since maybe iOS 5 or 6, it hasn't reliably connected with my iPod touch (a 4th gen and a 5th gen), and ...
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Audio System Noise-supercharger whine

having an issue here with a full audio system. Car: 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i hatchback, manual System: Front Speakers: JL C2-650 components Rear Speakers: JL C2-650x coaxials Sub: JL 12w03 Amp: ...
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Speakers in the back not working anymore. Config or Hardware error?

I bought a Seat leon like 1 year ago with 6 speakers. 4 Of them being in the cockpit and 2 of them being in the backseat doors. When I switched into the sound configuration I had the option to change ...
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07 honda fit stereo anti theft reset. Where is the 7?

Trying to reset stereo on 2007 Honda Fit after replacing battery. I have 2 security codes. The 1st didn't work, the 2nd code's 1st number is a 7. My stereo only has numbers 1-6. Are there other ...
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How to remove engine noise from audio player?

I connected the speaker output from my car audio player directly to speakers working fine for me. But i have to connect it with another speakers which is connected with an amplifier. So i reduce the ...
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Connect car amplifier and capacitor

I try to connect my car battery, amplifier and capacitor. I had to rearrange the position of the amplifier and the capacitor, and because of this I have not enough cable left. Before it was connected ...
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FM transmitter, aux-in adapter, or car deck for car audio? help please. :)

I have a Honda Civic 2005, and it just has the stock radio. I'm wanting to add audio input into my car, as it can only play CD's and the radio. I'm not sure what option to get and I've been looking ...
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New head unit in old Renault Clio (96)

I'm trying to fit a brand new head unit (Pioneer MVH-X580DAB) into my Renault Clio, 1996 model. The old head unit is called a Philips DC 208 and has a single 10-pin input like this (exhibit A): ...
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What are the stereo voltages?

I have some ideas for a rear facing camera, AI, and communication servers I would like to add to my car ( a 2006 ford focus). I can handle all of that set up, what I have no idea about is the power ...
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Ford S-Max radio/sat nav unit identification

I'm really struggling to identify the model number for my radio/sat nav unit so I can find a manual online. Can anyone help me with a model number for this unit? Edit: I found the manual eventually ...
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How to install bluetooth in a 05 Lexus ES330?

I’ve promised my girlfriend that for her birthday I will install a bluetooth system in her car like I have in mine. The day I got my car I simply had the head unit replaced with a new one with ...
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How can the connections of an aftermarket wire harness be joined to a stock harness?

I didn't see this question asked before under the tag audio and after searching [audio] wire harness I was curious to know what are the ways you can securely connect an audio wire harness to a factory ...
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Replacement for Car Amplifier ( Rockford Fosgate Punch 60x2 )

My very old amplifier, a Rockford Punch 60x2 (this is an old amp) was ruined. It was underneath the seat of my car and my car got flooded a bit. I need to buy a replacement, and just get my system ...
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Can a secondary audio wire harness be spliced into a factory head unit harness?

Working on a Titan I do not want to get rid of the factory 6 disc changer but I would like to run an aftermarket amp and subs. When I integrate custom features I like to make sure I can fallback to ...
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1-2 sec delay between phone video and car audio connected to phone via bluetooth

When I drive my kids they often watch cartoons on my android phone with the cartoon's audio coming out of the car speakers, connected to the car's audio system via bluetooth. Unfortunately, there is a ...
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How do connect any rear door speaker to my sony aftermarket car stereo

I have a VW Polo 2003 1.2 and would like to add a speaker to each rear door. I am a complete newbie when it comes to electrical work in cars (actually in most things about cars other than the ...
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My stereo turns off when I step on my brakes

I have a 1996 hyundai accent and after driving to a few places with no problem. But while coming up to a traffic light I stepped on my brake to slow down and my stereo went off, I released the brake ...
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2009 Ford E350 Econoline Passenger van OEM Navi upgrade w Ford Sony Factory Amp

I purchased used Factory OEM units for my E350 Van, but not sure how the wiring harness attaches from the vehicle to the Amplifier to the Navi. The Amp is Sony 18B849 and the Navi is OEM Ford Model (...
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Is an aftermarket amplifier really necessary for standard applications?

I've recently bought a new car, and the stock audio system is lacklustre at best. I've replaced the door speakers in previous cars and this has made a decent enough improvement to the overall sound, ...
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Front left speaker/tweeter back to life after high volume?

I drive a 2014 Corolla LE with around 20,300 miles. Noticed that my left front door speaker did not work. Also the front left door tweeter(attached to the door) emits a faint rendition of music ...
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Car electric issue due to cold weather

I live in the UK and lately is being quite cold. I've seen this question to see common problems related to a cold weather. This morning however something weird happened. I own a peugeot 206, and it ...
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One car speaker problem

Front driver speaker not working. The only thing I have to test it is a cheap lil 12v tester (1 with light in handle of a screw driver). Is it possible to test with this. When I ground the tester and ...
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How i can change the language to radio for Mazda Axela 2014?

how can i change the language to radio for Mazda Axela 2014 what type of video can play the dvd?
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Ford VNR 9000 Radio code

First: Happy New Year for everyone :) Help me please radio code problem. I have a car: Ford Scorpio mk2 1996 Model Number: 9000 Ford VNR / VNR Spring MNT Part Number: 1S7F-18K931-AA Serial Number: ...
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2006 Lexus GX470: Convert navigation model to non-navigation?

Is it possible to replace the touch-screen nav/climate/audio system with the non-touch, non-GPS version? My research tells me the wiring harnesses are (very) different. Has anyone successfully made ...
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How to get a CD out?

I just put a new head unit in my '06 Chevy Silverado pick-up. I did the unthinkable of leaving a CD in the unit before I pulled it (yah, got a little excited to get the new head unit installed!). Is ...
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Do all car stereos output audio with DC offset?

Some low level converters for car audio (speaker level to line level) incorporates a remote out wire. One example is this one on ebay. On this page the functionality of such converters are explained ...
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Aftermarket radio problem

I self-installed a Kenwood DNX4230BT Headunit into a 2003 Mercedes clk with stock factory speakers. Before I installed the Kenwood the audio was crystal clear and perfect with the wold merc Headunit, ...
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2006 Hummer H3 incompatibility bug with aftermarket radio - need advice on swap out

I have a 2006 Hummer H3. I had a new radio installed this summer, the Pioneer 4200NEX. I love the radio, but overtime some issues started to arise with my vehicle. Most notably, the car accessories ...
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Stereo buzzing noise when lights not on; recently installed reversing camera

I have an Xtrons stereo head unit. I have attached a reversing camera that switches the camera image to the head unit automatically when I put the vehicle into reverse and switches back again when I ...
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Help with speaker installation [closed]

I have a 2004 Chevy cavalier coupe, also bought speakers for the back. Now in order for me to put the rear speakers in I basically need to take the rear end apart. If you can help me step by step on ...
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Power level of stereo in Honda Element 7-speaker system

The Honda Element in United States offered a factory stereo and 7-speaker system with subwoofer, at least in the early years such as 2004. What is the power output from that stereo to the speakers? I ...
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Need to find replacement light bulb for '60s Delco radio

I need to replace the light bulb for the radio in my '65 Buick Wildcat. The radio is a Delco Sonomatic 7289734 (U7N137), AM only, no wonderbar, and is part of a fairly common family of radios ...