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

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2001 ford f250 superduty 5.4v8 radio 12volt accessory wire dead

so I've been trying to wire a new head unit into my truck and the previous owner cut the factory wiring harness off. I was going threw diagnosing what wire is what and I got to my 12v acc wire and ...
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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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Losing Connectivity to Bluetooth Nissan Frontier 2019

I bought 2019 Nissan Frontier new from the dealer in Aug 2019. Bluetooth connectivity keeps on getting lost to my iPhone 10. It is random, every time I have to delete the iPhone from the Car audio ...
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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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Update to audio steering control in i20?

My car i20 has no audio control switch buttons on its steering wheel. However, there's a female connector having 5 wires which sits on the male connector of the clock spring behind the steering wheel. ...
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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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My Toyota kills USB sticks connected to USB/AUX music port

I have a Corolla 2013 S. It's the second time happening. The USB stick was connected to the Audio USB/AUX port like always (#19 below). I was just trying to play some music, and realized it doesn't ...
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What kind of cable input is this in the back of a 2001 chevy malibu?

In my malibu, there is a cd/aux button, but no input for an aux. I did some research and found that inputs can be added from the back of the radio. This picture is the back of the radio, and the port ...
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NHZT-W58 Sat Nav

Can someone please help me to show how to change language setting from Japanese to English on sat nav system model NHZT-W58. Thank you in advance.
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2013 Accord HDD gone after factory reset

I performed a factory reset on my 2013 Accord EXL but now there is no HDD available. I have am/fm/cd/xm, but no HDD. Is there a way to recover this without a trip to the dealer?
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JVC KW-AV50 has weird issue with MP3 stored on USB

My car is installed with JVC KW-AV50, a multi-purpose system. Now I'm facing a weird issue while trying to play MP3 songs via USB drive (recently bought new SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB USB 2.0 Flash ...
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Pioneer radio not switching off when ignition off

I've just bought a Pioneer DEH-S720DAB to replace an old radio-cassette in my car. The car's existing wiring seems to match the Pioneer's, I just need to plug them into the Pioneer's wiring but when I ...
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My Honda CR-V car radio won’t accept the reset codes

I got my reset code and when I enter it on the radio, nothing happens, it’s like I’m not even pushing the buttons. But when I hit the 1 and 6, it works fine to get the serial #.
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Ford Fusion 2014 unused connector under rear seat

I have Ford Fusion 2014 2.5 and I would like to put a subwoofer+amp in the trunk. Under rear seat, right side, close to the trunk, there is unused connector with 5 wires. Could someone please help me? ...
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New radio does not switch on

I have a 2009 Multispace diesel 1.6. The original radio was replaced some years ago with a Sony Stereo which suddenly stopped working. I used a multimeter to confirm that 12.5 volts was being ...
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Do I need a DAB ariel/antenna when installing a DAB radio in an older car?

I have a 1991 Mazda MX5, currently in the UK and considering adding a DAB radio before moving to Switzerland. Do I also need to install a DAB ariel/antenna ?
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What are my options to add Bluetooth connectivity to a 2007 Honda Civic FD4 (without FM Tx)?

2007 Honda Civic FD4 didn't come with Bluetooth support. I am aware of adding the Bluetooth connectivity through an FM transmitter to use the car audio setup, but I'm looking for a better way with ...
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Blurry/wavy lines on HELP 2017 Nissan Rogue after installing aftermarket kenwood radio

I want to start by saying that i am not the most car savvy guy. This is why i’m here for help :) I replaced my factory 2017 Nissan Rogue radio for a kenwood 6.2 inch aftermarket radio. This caused ...
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How is the rear USB port of a car stereo system supposed to be used?

For a 2011 Toyota Corolla which doesn't come with an USB port pre-installed, I am looking for a car stereo system (to replace the factory default one) equipped with an USB port. Amazon lists a bunch ...
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Mitsubishi Lancer 2017 AUX input

I have a 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Black Edition CF Auto MY17. As shown below, the factory (stock) head unit has an AUX option, but there is no 3.5mm AUX input anywhere in the car. The USB/iPod option ...
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2012 kia soul need stereo wiring diagram

I have a 2012 Kia Soul with the premium UVO sound system (factory sub,etc). I just got this car and i want to replace the deck with an Android Auto deck i already own and sub box, but keep the ...
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What is tuner amperer and will it fix issue with radio?

I'm not sure if that's how you spell it, but the Mazda technician said "tuner amperer". In any case, I recently went to a Mazda dealer because there was radio static every time I hit the brake. This ...
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Car Radio stop playing when the car is in motion / moving

My Car radio stop playing when the car start to move. If i play the radio when is not moving i don't exprience the stop / play what could be the problem? I took the car to the dealership and they said ...
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Trouble with car audio system

I recently got a used 2016 Toyota Prius C. This is the first car I've driven that has built-in bluetooth audio, and I've gotten that working just fine, but everything I play just shows the generic "...
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Will unplugging 97 Dodge radio reset volume?

On my 97 Dodge Ram 1500, the radio volume knob is broken. Turning it either direction only raises the volume. Now I accidently raised the volume too high, and have no way to lower it. Will ...
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Change antenna on '16 Mazda CX-5?

I just bought a universal antenna at pepboys, and I would like to remove the antenna and install this new one. I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport. I searched the internet, but didn't find anything ...
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Differences between OEM antenna and aftermarket antenna?

I have a '16 Mazda CX-5 and the dealer told me that the antenna needed to be replaced. A genuine Mazda antenna is almost $110 (with shipping) while my local pepboys has a universal antenna for less ...
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USB portal and radio does not turn off and buttons don't work

I recently plugged my charger cord into my usb portal and now my radio does nothing it will not shut off or on just stays stuck in usb mode what should I do? I have a 2004 Nissan Armada
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JVC Clock Question

I have one question and no one can seem to give me a straight answer, all I would like to know is: for my JVC; model KW-R930BTS car stereo does the power need to be on to see the clock?
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Should ground wires be fused?

I'm installing a ham radio transceiver into my car, which draws up to 25 amps and can't be used with the 12V socket. Instead, I'm following this and this and similar guides, which recommend running a ...
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Turn signal on causes whining in the sound system?

The turn signals on my 2007 Suburban LTZ cause a whining sound (apparently in the speakers) when the signal switch is on. The signals operate appropriately and blink at the correct rate and on either ...
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2009 Honda Accord Radio Replacement

I recently replaced the radio in my 2009 Honda Accord coupe. I did so because the auxiliary function in my old radio stopped working. So, I bought a factory radio with the same face code - 3PA5 - and ...
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No front speaker sound with after-market receiver using RCA

VEHICLE: 2008 A4 S-Line (Quattro) FACTORY SOUND: Symphony II (Blaupunkt) AFTER-MARKET RECEIVER: Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS The Pioneer receiver I purchased has both a "pre-amp" side and RCA. For the last ...
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How do I connect an Antenna Cable to a Sat Nav's Power Cable?

I have just purchased a new Sat Nav Unit and would like to connect my original Radio Antenna to the Sat Nav Unit, so that I am able to pick up Radio Stations and control their output via the Sat Nav ...
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Troubleshooting Crackling Tweeters in a 2010 Infiniti G37x

I recently got a used 2010 Infiniti G37x with the Bose sound system and noticed that the tweeters have a slight crackling sound when playing most songs. I assumed they were blown so I replaced both ...
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Battery light is on causing problems with audio system

I have a 2004 mustang GT with the 4.6L N/A V8 and I am having some troubles. My car had some issues about a month ago. And I had to replace the intake manifold the alternator the water pump and the ...
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Fitting double-din audio to Toyota Verso 2016

I have a UK-spec 2016 Toyota Verso. This model has a dashboard that is laid out slightly differently from the model that immediately preceded it, and is quite different from the earlier "Corolla Verso"...
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Car stereo turns off when the cooling fan comes on

I drive a Honda Civic 2008 model. I noticed that when driving, my car stereo momentarily switches off and back on after about 3-5 seconds when the radiator/condenser cooling fans come on. The lights ...
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Ford focus Radio code

I was doing some maintenance for my ford focus and i eventually took the battery out and the radio is now asking for an unlock code.Can someone help me with my ford focus radio code with the serial ...
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Radio will not work

I have the radio code to unlock my radio however when I enter it it will not work. It comes up with an error code. So frustrated what should I do?
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Can I attach my Pioneer radios “remote control” wire (blue,white) to both the Power antenna and Amp Turn On wires of the harness (Maestro)

My Pioneer aftermarket radio has a Blue/white wire labelled "remote control" I have read that I can connect this to either the Power antenna wire, or the amp turn on wire. Is there a way I can ...
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'91 Ranger Radio Circuit Board

I want to disable the tape deck from my '91 Ford Ranger factory stereo, and solder an AUX cable in its place. I took the radio apart, and to to get to the top of the board and find the labeled ...
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How to know the radio size for a Toyota Corolla 2018?

I want to buy an aftermarket stereo for my Toyota Corolla 2018 SE, and on some website to check compatibility, I have the choice of a 6 inches, or a 7 inches stereo. I really don't know what this ...
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Radio frequency

I got a problem with my radio of Honda Accord Euro 2010. It’s not showing up AM frequency. FM is fine MW is fine but not AM (kHz). Can anyone please help me that What to do? Thanks

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