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

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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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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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What kind of port/connector is this?

I just bought honda fit also known as jazz 1.3 hybrid 2011 from japan.But its manual is in Japanese and i just want to know what kind(name) of port/connector it is. Its under cigarette lighter and av ...
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Does the Citroen C4 2012 Bluetooth audio system play music and connects the phone?

I know that Citroen C4 can come equipped with a Bluetooth audio system, which can connect your phone too. I was wondering is anyone tried playing music from the iphone to the audio system using ...
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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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Does the Mitsubishi Pajero io 2006 have an AUX input?

The radio on this Mitsubishi Pajero io (2006) has aux listed as an input source option but I don't see an aux plug anywhere.
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Calibra 2400W Amp sound goes up and down

I jut installed Calibra 2400w amp, a sub and calibra 7" x 10" speakers on 2010 Hyundai i20. When the car is idling the sounds goes up and down on an amp( seems as if amp cut out) but when the car ...
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Can I Use The Stock Honda Pilot Subwoofer On an AF Headunit

I'm thinking about getting the Pioneer AVH-X5800BHS headunit for my 2005 Honda Pilot EX but I want to keep costs as low as possible, so can I use the stock subwoofer by tapping into the Sub+ and Sub- ...
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BMW head unit losing memory after some time

I have bought an aftermarket head unit and a harness adaptor for the BMW. I'm not great with cars but thought I'd give this a go myself. The harness has a flying red wire which required connection to ...
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BMW 118d RADIO PROBLEM

So I installed a after market radio. Apparently BMW doesn't have a ACC+ wire, only a constant 12V (yes it was weird for me also) I checked all the cables with my multi meter but there wasn't a single ...
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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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2008 Audi a6 anyway to play music from smartphone

Is there any aux inputs on a 2008 Audi a6 I'm going to get one tomorrow and at the dealership, I never checked online I came across a few places saying it does and it doesn't does anyone know if it ...
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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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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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Need help with my cars music system

i own a 2012 Honda Civic lx. This trim does not come with Bluetooth. I was wondering if i can use the usb Port to connect "something" that can stream my music from my phone (like Spotify) to my car in ...
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Ford Radio Code

I have a C series 6000 CD in a 2006 Ford Fiesta originally sold in the Netherlands. None of the online radio code finder services have worked. Please provide the code so I can unlock my stereo. The ...
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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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Static in Double Din Stereo Unit

I recently installed an aftermarket Android based navigation/stereo double din in my vehicle. I have a 2002 camry with JBL. I am using this wiring harness from Metra. Everything works well with the ...
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Series of troubling electrical problems in my '07 Mazda 3. Any ideas?

I'm having a series of what I will call electrical problems with my Mazda 3. I'm not sure if they are interrelated and wanted to get some advice or ideas from you guys. Apologies in advance for the ...
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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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Put in aftermarket stereo and used aftermarket wiring harness adapter… won't work unless connect battery and ACC wire together? Draining battery

I have put an aftermarket Double Din stereo in my 2001 Nissan Xterra and used the correct aftermarket wiring harness adapter kit. I have wired it color for color with the exception of leaving the ...
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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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Kenwood stereo stuck with only “Standby” after battery died

My car battery died, and now my KCD-BT268U only shows "Standby" when I turn it on. No choice to see the Tuner, Aux, et cetera. How do I get it back? I really miss listening to the radio!
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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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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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Aftermarket radio install doesn't turn on. 2009 Saturn Aura XE

I have a 2009 Saturn Aura XE that I'm trying to put a new radio and subs in. I've connected the harness correctly and it doesn't power on. I know I have the correct one because the other one activated ...
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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 2002 Accord re-set after battery disconnect nightmare

I want to get my radio/car alarm re-set and I now have figured out my special code, but am I permanently locked out? The farthest step that I get is to see the serial number (U XXXX and L xxxx, ), ...
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Loss of power to the sound system. Can it be the ground?

I have a 2008 volkswagon rabbit. The sound system has stopped working completely. I've checked the fuses and none of them are blown. It is a stock 2008 vw rabbit 4 door which came with 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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Battery Drain Immediatly

So, I am currently putting in a finalized sound system in a 1998 C5 corvette. I finally put the whole thing together( 4 speakers, hooked to an Alpine amp with RCAs. And a amp included sub box, the ...
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Need color codes for 2016 Ford Transit radio wiring harness

I need the color codes for a 2016 Transit 250 radio wiring harness or a universal car radio wiring harness.
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2009 Kia Rio hatchback radio not working after battery replacement

I drive a 2009 Kia Rio Hatchback. A few days ago the car battery was replaced and I can't get the K100R radio to work. Last time my car lost power and was jump-started, I was able to input a 4-digit ...
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Pioneer stereo parking brake wire issue

I have a 2003 toyota rav4 and I'm trying to install a new Pioneer double din stereo. I've wired almost everything up correctly and it runs without any issue, except the stereo always thinks that I'm ...
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Radio malfunction

I have a 2012 Dodge caliber and my radio plays music, then suddenly stops for a couple seconds, and then plays music again. It continually does this as long as the radio is on and playing some type ...
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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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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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electric motor feedback thru stereo speakers

I just installed a JVC radio in my ELECTRIC Atomic cart. I get really loud motor feedback through the speakers that intensifies with motor speed. I guess it needs a filter of some type but I have no ...
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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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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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2010 Honda Accord with intermittent electrical shut down problem

I have a 2010 Honda Accord EXL with about 74,000 miles and I live in Southern California. For the past 2 months, I've been experiencing intermittent electrical shut downs while driving: Scenario 1: ...
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How to enter the Radio security code

I have the radio security code now I need to know how to enter it. Can you help me please? I have a 2002 Honda Civic
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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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