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

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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?
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How to get a CD out?

I just put a new head unit in my '06 Chevy Silverado pick-up. I did the unthinkable of leaving a CD in the unit before I pulled it (yah, got a little excited to get the new head unit installed!). Is ...
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Aftermarket radio problem

I self-installed a Kenwood DNX4230BT Headunit into a 2003 Mercedes clk with stock factory speakers. Before I installed the Kenwood the audio was crystal clear and perfect with the wold merc Headunit, ...
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Stereo buzzing noise when lights not on; recently installed reversing camera

I have an Xtrons stereo head unit. I have attached a reversing camera that switches the camera image to the head unit automatically when I put the vehicle into reverse and switches back again when I ...
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Radio intermittently drops out or looses settings (2009 Lexus ES350)

1) The radio in my 2009 Lexus ES350 periodically goes silent. This happens, typically, every fifteen minutes or so, and the silence lasts anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. This happens ...
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2006 Hummer H3 incompatibility bug with aftermarket radio - need advice on swap out

I have a 2006 Hummer H3. I had a new radio installed this summer, the Pioneer 4200NEX. I love the radio, but overtime some issues started to arise with my vehicle. Most notably, the car accessories ...
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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 ...