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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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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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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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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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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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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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Radio volume slowly decreases to silent

So my friend drives an old, second-hand car in which the original radio has been replaced by the previous owner for an aftermarket radio. His issue with the radio is that the volume slowly decreases ...
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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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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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Ford radio unlocking

I have a Ford Ka and need to re-enter the code. I have removed the radio and have the code (some nice person wrote it on the top of the radio) but I cannot get the "Locked" message off the screen on ...
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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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2012 Pathfinder won't remember radio station or daylight savings setting

My wife's 2012 Pathfinder Silver Edition doesn't remember the radio station or daylight saving setting the majority of the time. This reddit post outlines our issue, but the solutions there haven't ...
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Red and yellow wires to aftermarket stereo system have no power

I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado diesel 2500 4x4. I took my old stereo out which had power to it, and I installed my new stereo. Now the red and yellow wires have no power! (They did before.) I ...
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Citroen C4 video screens, what video input?

I have recently bought a 2011 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso. It comes with video screens in the back of the driver and passenger seat, but no obvious way to use them. The car did not come with the (stock)...
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SONY DSX-A400BT radio forgets its settings at a long standstill in Renault Megane 2

I recently replaced the factory TunerList radio in my Renault Megane 2 (2003) with a Sony DSX-A400BT. Everything works correctly except that the radio forgets the settings, but it is not a problem of ...
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Sound fluctuation after Aerial replacement

I have replaced the Aerial on my car because the original one broke (car wash), the factory replacement is quite expensive, so I replaced it with a cheaper one. The stereo itself seems to work fine, ...
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Radio not playing music through speakers

I have a 2013 Subaru WRX Limited with the touch screen radio. Recently I realized that my radio lost sound just out of no where one day when my car didn't play music. The navigation and everything ...
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Car wont start with the radio on

Its just a minor issue that bugs me. My Ford Focus 2005 1.6 Petrol wont start if the radio is ON. Just cranks. The battery is like 4 weeks old. Brand new. Its not a big deal but that never happened ...
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mazda clarion C9CE car radio

i have this model of a radio in my car but can't change the language from Japanese to English. have tried to look for language change option in the setting but couldn't find it. pleases help
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2017 Nissan Altima Bluetooth On/Off

I just purchased a 2017 Nissan Altima and I was able to pair my iPhone 8 to the Bluetooth, however every time I start my car the Bluetooth feature on my car is off. So if I want to utilize the ...
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I've unlocked my radio but it keeps needing to be reset again!

I have an 03 Honda Accord EX non navigation radio. I've unlocked my radio by holding down the 1 and 6 and also the power button. I know the code number and I entered it and the radio comes on but ...
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Why radio shuts off on start

Can someone explain why the modern car radio, even in a Prius, momentarily shuts off when the car is started? Is it taking up that much current that it had to be disconnected? Does it happen to AC too?...
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Mazda 6 Car audio system

Recently I have purchased a used Mazda 6 (2010). But It has some problem with the sound system. I have noticed that only the rear door speakers are working (front door speakers and the speakers behind ...
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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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Cannot operate car audio system, Only works in reverse gear

From few days in my Honda Fit GP5 2014, the car audio system (pioneer AVH-265BT) can only operate on the reverse gear. If I'm not on the reverse gear setup is fully locked and I can't control anything....
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Power door lock failure when engine is off

I have a 2003 Honda Civic ex sedan and recently the power door lock stopped working. I can manually lock and unlock all the doors and when I turn my engine on and start driving I can use the power ...
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s-max blaupunkt travelpilot nx manual and repair manual

I have been buying a sat/nav from 2012 and my car S-max 2,5 are from 2007, I can not get the climate control to function, any ideas ??
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Is it possible to remove speakers from Camry and put it in a Versa?

So I have a 2007 Toyota Camry with a blown head gasket. I found a company to buy the car and their requirements of what needs to be functional is pretty basic. So I am sure I can take my speakers off ...
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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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Webservice for looking up radio codes for a car?

I've browsed the web a bit, and often come across some shady folks asking donations/free advertising in exchange for getting a radio code to use when connecting a radio to a car, eg. after replacing ...
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Installing in a vehicle with no ACC position

I have a 2008 Ducato with no ACC position on the ignition. Can I still install a Pioneer SPH-230DAB?
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Z3 Woofer Getting an RPM Signal: Thump Thump etc

The car is a 2000 2.8 z3. The audio system is basically original, HK, with a woofer in the center console between the seats. The problem is that the woofer in the center console is getting a speed ...
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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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Odd squeak from axle/bearing area at any speed

My FWD 2001 Ford Focus has an odd rubbery squeak sound combined with a more thumpy sound from inside the vehicle at any speed. There is no sound when accelerating, and a slight sound (much less) when ...
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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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No FM/AM audio output on car radio, RDS and CD working

Strange issue with my 2011 Kia Picanto. When on AM or FM while the radio can scan and find stations, tune to them and display the RDS data for them, there is no sound output. At first it started off ...
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BMW E90 Aftermarket Head Unit Eonon GA9165B Installation Troubleshoot with Auto StartStop Button

I just bought the Eonon GA9165B Android 7" head unit for my 2007 BMW E90 and I think I may have a potential problem with my Auto Start Stop button as I don't think they have considered that some E90s ...
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Newly self-installed stereo system quiet with poor, tinny sound quality

I recently bought a Pioneer stereo system (FH-X700BT) for my 2008 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata still has its factory speakers. The factory stereo was working fine, I just wanted something other than a ...
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Undoing auto select radio stations on a 2016 Honda CRV

I have a 2016 Honda CRV. I had setup my radio station presets on my car. Someone was playing with the controls and "Auto selected" to the strongest radio stations in the area. Is there a way to undo ...
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2 stereos, 1 car… Can it be done

I recently bought a 05 Scion xA and replaced my head unit. It's a Kenwood DPX503BT. I moved it to the lower cubby on my dashboards console leaving the top empty. Now I'm wanting to install a Eincar ...
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Does shortcut with radio's wire harness 12v constant (Yellow) and the red (accesorry 12v) could have damaged car components?

Here is the diagram of Factory radio wiring ... I burned a 10 a fuse linking the radio itself and the Clock. But i didnt removed the battery doing the job si thats why i have shortcut .... Yeah it ...
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What would cause my 2014 Honda Civic Ex radio to require the unlock code?

When I started my car today, it asked for the radio unlock code. I entered the code and everything was normal - the radio worked for the remainder of the trip, and when I turned the car off and on ...
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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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Gm intelilink upgrade

I have a Vauxhall astra excite 2015 plate and i was wondering if there was anyway of upgrading from that horrible orange screen to a more efficient touchscreen, i would normally know these things but ...
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Stereo Headunit resets everytime its switched off/on

Car: Audi TT 2011 Stereo unit: Pioneer SPH DA120 New on here and dont usually need to ask but i cant find an answer to my problem anywhere. Had a huge headache installing my head unit and a new sub ...
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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 ...