Questions tagged [audio]

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

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2009 BMW 335i sedan

Hello I recently bought a 2010 335i that was built early in 2010 and I don't have audio Bluetooth but I heard if you have a usb in the center console you could do a system update but I don't have one ...
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Is there a way to search music in a 2005 BMW 320D Touring

Is there a way to search music in the BMW 320D Touring menu? I also can't scroll through the music list in a cd/dvd. Only lets me scroll through the songs already on screen. How can i scroll ...
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How to fix/replace a SEAT Toledo's radio?

My 2001 Toledo got flooded the other day and the radio stopped working. Went to the mechanic, who fixed the flooding issues but told me the radio was dead and had to be replaced. Im an electronics ...
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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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Adapt a tablet as a double din car stereo

So this is the current Dash on my Honda Fit 2008: I want to fit a Tablet (doesnt matter why but lets say costs and capabilities) and my main and only concern is for the device to charge when the car ...
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Replacing VW 6 CD Changer with an AUX port

I have a 6-CD CD Changer (Same as this one 1DINCDC) in my MK5 Golf (04 reg) which lives in the armrest compartment. Is it possible to install an AUX port/cable to replace the CD changer somehow? The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Keeping radio/stereo unit powered to save pre-set preferences?

In my previous cars I could save certain radio stations, volume levels, etc. on my stereo and they would stay saved (unless the battery went dead). I'm using the same stereo head unit in my latest ...
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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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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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VW Golf mk4 stereo no longer has power

I recently swapped my Kenwood stereo for a new one, also Kenwood. As the adapter was the same it was relatively easy to swap them over. Everything was fine for a day. However, the unit always asks ...
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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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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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8 pin aux audo cable into cd-changer port on radio?

I have a VOD Dayton MS 4150 car radio: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/185772/Vdo-Dayton-Ms-4150-Rs.html?page=4#manual with a 8-pins CD changer port (C3 on the manual). The radio does not have an aux ...
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2008 Audi A6 - How to play music via smartphone?

Is there a way to play music from your smartphone in an Audi A6 from 2008? I am looking for anything, such as devices or other gadgets, that may make this possible. I have looked all over the web for ...
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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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Car audio wattage quesions, rated vs. peak, vs. RMS

I'm shopping on Sony's site for all the parts I need for a car audio system, and they have me confused on their power statistics. I understand what peak power is, and I know that I don't want my amp ...
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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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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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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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Second battery for Android Stereo

I have an android head unit that suffers (like most stereos) a power drop/fail on starting the car. While the unit is engineered to retain OS power for a few seconds, the dvd player has to restart, ...
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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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Car Audio remote volume control

Okay, I have 2 amplifiers in my truck. One powers the subwoofer and 4 door speakers. The second powers 2 tactile transducers, 1 mounted to each of the front seats. I have remote volume control of the ...
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Radio Wiring diagrams and/or color codes?

I've got an older Nissan truck (1994) that did NOT come with a factory radio. A previous owner had an aftermarket style radio installed, and the installers used one of these universal radio ...
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Is unlocking radio without code possible?

I bought Ford Mondeo 2004 but I forgot about the radio code. After unplugging the battery the radio now requires code and is locked. What options do I have now? Is it in essence possible to unlock a ...
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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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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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Need help installing Pioneer car stereo in 2006 Hyundai Sonata (power antenna)

I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata and am switching over my brand new radio from my old car. The radio I have is a Pioneer AVH-2800BS. According to Crutchfield (which I know and trust by heart!), it says "...
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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 Car Stereo Not Saving Stations

I have put in an aftermarket stereo into my car. (Pioneer DEH-4500BT). I hooked it all up ok and it was all working. However i noticed that it did not turn off with the engine. Before i had brought ...
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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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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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Car Stereo and separate clock keep resetting when car is turned off

Car Stereo and separate clock keep resetting when car is turned off. I bought recently a 2005 Kia Spectra. Car had several previous owners. Stereo is aftermarket pioneer. The stock clock in the car ...
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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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Can I install a bluetooth dongle on my car's audio system?

I have installed an Alpine CDE-171RM dashboard on my car. Since it features an usb port, I was wondering if I could just plug a bluetooth usb dongle, or something similar, to have bluetooth audio ...
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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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Car radio stopped working

Hi I'm 16 years old and have just bought my first car. It's a 2001 Mazda protoge. Today while I was driving I plugged in a USB charger for my phone and the radio shut off. Now the radio won't turn on ...
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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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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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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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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?