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

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Radio sound issues

I have a 2003 acura mdx. Radio worked but CD player n tape player did not work only radio. I went to a junkyard where I found the same vehicle and pulled the radio plugged it in just as the other ...
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2001 Chevy Impala Radio problem

I am trying to put a new stereo in and my alarm goes off when I hook it up. Why does it do this, and how can I fix it?
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Toyota Avensis 2003: Convert ancient phone cradle to AUX?

I've removed the ancient handsfree cradle in my 2003 Avensis. It was originally installed by a Toyota garage. I've put a DAB+ adapter where it used to be, and plan to power it using the 12 V DC ...
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Speaker bass buzz

I am having some major troubles. I installed a custom sound system into a C5 Corvette. The deck is a KVT-7012BT Kenwood ( I used speaker wire to ground the RCAs). The speakers are Pioneers; two ...
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Vehicle audio system cuts off

So I've lately had a problem with my vehicle where my car's entire audio system will cut off for a brief period of time whenever I apply brakes (brake lights turn on), or when I use my turn signal ...
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Can I swap speakers from current car to new car?

Just bought a new car(Civic em1 1999) but it has horrible quality sound. Pioneer system though so I imagine speakers just need changing. Old car has good sound. Instead of buying new speakers, if I ...
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car stereo connectors

I just bought a new stereo for my Honda CRV and now I would like to buy a connector to avoid rewiring. Unfortunately neither of the two plugs are standard connectors. Does anyone know what these ...
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Av input Citroen c5 break

So I have found this av input in my Citroen c5 break 2.0 vtr in the glove compartment. I fail to find in the manual what it is for and google is not being much help either. Does anyone know what it ...
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How to avoid (if possible) equipment damage when mounting a gramophone on a car

This is a question on the verge of general DIY/engineering and car modification: I am planning to mount a turntable/gramophone either in my car, or (an even stranger idea I know) on the exterior, i.e. ...
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How to find a replacemen car stereo display

I am trying to replace the radio module on my Qashqai+2 2010. I have found some online stores, where you can get radios, but no information about which radio is compatible with what car. Can I just ...
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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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Can you please help me identify the pins that are of audio out and for the subwoofers?

The image below is of the BOCSH navigation system that is pre installed in my car. I was not able to find any information about the pins from manual nor the sticker with this info is placed on ...
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How can I identify the connectors for my stereo?

I have a 1996 Volvo 850 and the stereo has two connectors, a rectangular one and a circular plug. Are these connectors to a common standard, or it is some vehicle-specific wiring that need to find a ...
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Do i need a separate powerswitch for amplifier besides remote

I have a Ford Fiesta 2010 model. Its fitted with JBL GT5-A402 amplifier with 240 watt. It is connected to a Pioneer head unit. Rem wire is working fine. Amplifier is powered directly by the battery ...
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After few minutes, car radio extremely heat up and right side of speakers stop working

I have a car radio, like on images, radio goes 4-5 months without problems, and after 4-5 months I start having problem that after about 10-15 minutes of using the radio extremely heat up and right ...
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(UPDATED 8/29) 2006 Hummer H3's radio (Pioneer NEX 4200) turns back on after the car is off

I am having an issue where after my car is off for a while the radio will turn back on and stay on until the battery is drained. I have had a large Chevy dealership along with Best Buy's automotive ...
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Ford Mondeo mk3 Radio 6006e ISO adaptor

I need to replace a radio-cd 6006e and I need the ISO adaptor. I don't know what is it or where to find that information. Thanks,
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Should I connect the “power antenna” wire to the “auto antenna” wire?

I have a new radio (Clarion cx501) for my 2005 Mazda 3. I bought a special wiring harness to make the installation easier. I have two wires that I'm not sure if I must connect. They look like the same ...
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2004 ford focus Dual Radio loses memory like the time every time the car is shut off?

I just replaced the radio in my 2004 Ford Focus to a Dual Radio and now every time the car shuts off. The time and memory erase and I have to program it again when the car is running. Please help?
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Alternator whine with perfectly run wires

I know a fair bit about car audio, and so does my friends. We've installed probably 10-20 big time audio upgrades, meaning new speakers all around and medium to insane subwoofers in the trunk. However,...
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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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Toyota corolla 2004 with Kenwood KDC-BT510U problem

I just installed a new radio on my Toyota Corolla 2004. The radio is a Kenwood KDC-BT510U. When I have the Auto 2 on the tuner seek you can go through the frequencies that are stored in memory using ...
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Multiple issues with AUX input (Mazda 3 2007)

I experience a bunch of problems with my 2007 Mazda 3's electrical system: The most annoying issue is that I hear [a rather loud] engine noise when I connect a phone to the AUX (3.5mm audio jack) ...
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Problem turning on my radio

Hello I had to replace my battery on my 2007 Honda Accord after I replaced it my radio won't turn on.
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How can I connect an Aux input to a 2004 Honda Jazz stock stereo?

Just bought a used Honda Jazz 1.4 SE for my wife, and although it has a CD/Radio with an Aux button on it, there is no external connection I can see. As she wants to be able to connect her iPod, I am ...
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Ford Falcon 1999 Radio won't let me press any keys to enter security code

This was actually an issue before the reset. All of the buttons on the radio stopped working except for the volume knob. I figured this was a battery problem. It's a pretty old car and maybe not ...
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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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Best way of power desktop speaker in car

I want to power up my Sony SRS-D9 multimedia speakers in car. The speaker system powered by an adaptor which having input : AC 120V-240V~50/60Hz 60W out put : DC 18V 2.6A I am living in India. Here ...
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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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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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