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

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Help with speaker installation [closed]

I have a 2004 Chevy cavalier coupe, also bought speakers for the back. Now in order for me to put the rear speakers in I basically need to take the rear end apart. If you can help me step by step on ...
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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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Need to find replacement light bulb for '60s Delco radio

I need to replace the light bulb for the radio in my '65 Buick Wildcat. The radio is a Delco Sonomatic 7289734 (U7N137), AM only, no wonderbar, and is part of a fairly common family of radios ...
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Power level of stereo in Honda Element 7-speaker system

The Honda Element in United States offered a factory stereo and 7-speaker system with subwoofer, at least in the early years such as 2004. What is the power output from that stereo to the speakers? I ...
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Radio static with wheels at certain position

I have a 2002 TJ wrangler and the FM radio has a severe static problem. When the vehicle is in motion, there is a pulsing static that increases in frequency the faster I'm going, as if it is the ...
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Aftermarket Radio Issues

So I have a 2007 Honda Pilot. The radio has been replaced by an aftermarket one, the Pioneer FH-X700BT. When I turn the car on the first bit, the whole system works wonderfully, no glitches. However, ...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Stereo Wires Different [closed]

My Aftermarket Stereo Doesn't match the colors of my truck. I don't have the Yellow or black wires like as the aftermarket radio has it.
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Is it possible to wire an aux cable directly to the radio wires under the dash of an automobile?

Two problems: 1) I don't have a car stereo installed because the harnesses don't match 2) Due to my destructive curiosity, I refuse to buy a $10 adapter So I want to know if there is a way to ...
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Reversed ignition and constant wires

This afternoon I replaced my cars build-in radio (Sony CDX-S2050 for a Polarlander JSD-520). Everything works fine except for storing presets such as radio-stations and the clock. It stores as long as ...
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Is is possible to stop a GM radio theft lock light from blinking

This question is about a 2004 Chevy Colorado Pickup with a CD radio. I was asked to find out why there's a light that blinks constantly when the ignition is turned off. I think I've identified it as ...
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Car stereo wiring for illumination

A friend gave me the Toyota PZ071 stereo head unit. He installed a different set in his car and the original head unit he gave to me. Unfortunately, the installer left the original connector harness ...
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Why such a large difference between car stereo & speaker power?

There are so many speakers rated at 50W RMS (and 250W PMPO), while absolute all head units are about 14-22W RMS per channel (50W max). What am I missing? Could it be that those aftermarket speakers ...
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2005 Honda Pilot Subwoofer Lower Wattage than AF Headunit

I have a 2005 Honda Pilot EX and I want to buy a Pioneer AVH-X5800BHS headunit for it and I heard in another StackExchange question that it had a 70W subwoofer output but I heard that my car has a 50W ...
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Add an extra speaker to car stereo?

My car stereo is very low volume and I listen to alot of live music. I know nothing about cars and am looking for a way to get louder speakers without having to take anything apart. Is there any kind ...
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Radio Stations overlaying and interfering

I've purchased a car a few months back and it's radio has been driving me crazy. Whenever I start up particular radio stations in the morning, I can also hear another radio station in the background. ...
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active noise cancelling for buses [closed]

I am looking at active noise cancellation system for buses. I have found systems that have been developed by car manufacturers, but I am looking especially for systems designed by coach and city bus ...
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Keyless fob and radio dead on Pontiac Vibe 2005

Today I went out to my 2005 Pontiac Vibe and the keyless fob wasn't working at all (none of the buttons and my wife's wasn't working either so it's not the battery of the fob) and the radio unit was ...
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6 Cd Changer to Aux Out in 2005 Honda Pilot

I am thinking about replacing my 2005 Honda Pilot's stock stereo with a Pioneer AVH-X5800BHS stereo but I want to keep my 6 Cd changer. Is there a module that will plug into the harness coming out of ...
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How do I find a cheap car stereo with aux? [closed]

I have an 20 000 km car that will break down soon, don't want to invest in it. The antenna is broken and I just want to listen to some sweet tunes and pods from my phone, but the car doesn't have a ...
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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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fitting steering wheel controls to polo mk5

Does anyone know if you can get aftermarket steering wheel controls fitted for my 2012 Polo? Knowing VW it'll be a gazillion pounds if it is even an option. By fitted I mean actually integrated and ...
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Adding audio accessories that are always powered (independently of ACC)

BMW E46 Android head unit A little context: I have a head unit, that I want to have constant power through ACC. Basically, it's an android tablet customized for my car, but the manufacturer (...
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Aftermarket Head Unit (HU) on Grand Prix 2008

I just finish installing a China brand Android Aftermarket Double Din. The unit has steering wheel controls built in so no extra adapter is required as long as your vehicle does not have a canbus ...
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Upgrading the Bluetooth Audio on 2012 Honda Civic?

I have a 2012 Honda Civic EX with built-in bluetooth audio support. It has the controls in the steering wheel, etc. Generally it works OK, but I have taken several extended trips in a 2014 Chevy ...
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2006 Honda Odyssey: input radio security code with broken buttons?

Within the last year the '1' and '4' preset buttons on my radio stopped working - at first you could play around with them & moosh them a little harder and they sometimes worked, but now they seem ...
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Speaker setup in Subaru Impreza

I recently had an Alpine INE-W960A Navigation head unit and SPR-60C component speakers installed in my 2016 Impreza hatchback. As my budget was limited I did not replace the rear door speakers at the ...
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How is Double Din / 2 Din Audio System is better than Single Din

How is Double Din / 2 Din Audio System better than Single Din? What are some scenarios where the Single Din Audio will prove to be more beneficial? Appreciate if you can also highlight the very basic ...
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install software after HDD changed

how to install software on Toyota HDD Navigation (NHDN-W56g) after I've changed HDD? should I purchase it or can I dowload it and install using usb memory stick? thanks.
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Car radio that I can develop for

Is there a such thing as a car radio that I can develop software for? It can run Windows or Linux OS. I have a radio that currently runs Windows CE but I can't find an easy way to load any software ...
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How do the audio controls on the steering wheel communicate with the radio?

Do they use some sort of wireless protocol, such as Bluetooth? I can't imagine there is enough room to have physical connections for all of the controls that would also allow for the full rotation of ...
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How to amplify car speakers without stereo?

I have a 1980 VW Dasher with its original speakers but no radio. It has an unusual (erroneous?) electrical configuration where most accessories (e.g. lights, cabin fan, etc) still run even with the ...
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Battery drain when car is inactive

My 1990 Vanagon camper has an after market Kenwood radio NOT wired through the ignition circuit but instead wired directly to an auxiliary battery which also powers other domestic camping stuff like ...
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Change clock to 24-hours mode on radio in Honda Element

Is there a way to change the settings on a factory-installed CD-radio unit that came with my 2004 Honda Element to display the clock in 24-hour mode? Looked in the owners manual, but no mention there....
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Toyota Raum Radio memory loss

Can you help me Unlock Toyota Raum 2003 Radio to its normal state? My battery ran flat, resetting my radio. I am getting some method on the internet about pressing the tuning Up and 1 buttons, but ...
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bluetooth not shutting off audio when answering the phone

2016 Subaru Outback won't shut off audio book when answering the phone. Tech at Subaru dealership said it was because I was using one click digital and I needed to switch to audible. I don't believe ...
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How to connect an iphone to a Honda Civic?

I hope this isn't off topic but I am really clueless about cars. I just got my license recently and have been struggling to connect my iPhone to my car. I own a 2011 Honda Civic. I bought this cable ...
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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a Ford Focus 2012?

I currently run a 2012 Ford Focus Zetec which has a radio system built into the console as shown in the picture below. The version I have does not have built in navigation, and I would like to ...
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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a 2000 Honda Accord?

I have a 2000 Honda Accord LX. The radio works but the tape deck does not. I'm thinking about replacing it myself. I'm not looking to spend much on it overall so please let me know if this is ...
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Options to cheaply connect MP3 device to car stereo

I have an old work car ('04 Intrepid) and I'd like to connect my MP3 device to the car stereo so I can listen to Podcasts. However, since it is an old work car I don't necessarily want to spend a ton ...
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Best way to add amp and sub to car [closed]

I just got my first car, a Chevy Cavalier 2000 base, and I would like to put in a new radio, a decent amp and sub to drive the speakers and sub. I am right now looking at this radio. I would like to ...
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Where can I find a power adapter to run a car stereo from a wall outlet?

I have a car stereo head unit that I'd like to repurpose as a radio for my garage. Given that, I'm looking for some kind of power adapter / transformer that I can plug into a wall outlet and splice ...
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Power on issues - Car radio

I'm not if someone here has any experience with car radios or if I can even ask diagnosis questions? I have a dual din DVD player. It's an Absolute DD-3000ADT Problem it's having is the display ...
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Why does my Subaru not select my paired Bluetooth phone automatically after restarting the car?

The car is a Subaru WRX 2012 with the base radio. It did reconnect automatically for the last two years until I changed phones, deleted the old phone profile, then paired the new phone. It does work ...
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Sound system volume fades in/out erratically

I recently got a 2006 Mercedes e350, passed it's Mercedes certified check up a week ago so it's electrical should all be in working order. The last couple days I noticed the volume of the sound ...
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Wireless headset standard for Dodge Van

I just got a 2016 Dodge Caravan that has the DVD entertainment system in it. It comes with 2 headsets to start with but I'm wanting to get a few more. It uses a IR interface. What is the standard ...
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BMW - what happens to car bluetooth phone if I connect audio from iphone via A2DP adaptor?

BMW 328i Cab - if I get an A2DP adapter to connect audio from iPhone to the car aux, will I still be able to view contacts, receive and make calls on the car's bluetooth hands free system?
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Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?

I just bought a 2009 BMW 528i. It’s my understanding that the car doesn’t support A2DP which is a technology that would allow me to connect to my stereo system via Bluetooth and stream music ...
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What type of Stero Cord / Port do I have here?

I'm having difficulty with a stereo cord that I have. I wonder if this might be some kind of USB. Does anyone know what kind of cord/connection this is?
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Replacing a very old radio by a slightly less old one

I have an old Daewoo car (from 1995) with a non working stock radio unit (a Philips DC508D). I got a "slightly less old" Pioneer DEH-2000R (from 1998) as a replacement. None of them has any kind of ...
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Amplifier is causing battery drain

Okay I'm driving a 1998 Honda Civic EX and I have an audio system in my car that is about 7-8 years old now. I had done some work on one of the terminals on the subwoofers, and melted plastic in ...