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

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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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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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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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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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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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1-2 sec delay between phone video and car audio connected to phone via bluetooth

When I drive my kids they often watch cartoons on my android phone with the cartoon's audio coming out of the car speakers, connected to the car's audio system via bluetooth. Unfortunately, there is a ...
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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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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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2009 Ford E350 Econoline Passenger van OEM Navi upgrade w Ford Sony Factory Amp

I purchased used Factory OEM units for my E350 Van, but not sure how the wiring harness attaches from the vehicle to the Amplifier to the Navi. The Amp is Sony 18B849 and the Navi is OEM Ford Model (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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 ...