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Why does my Subaru not select my paired Bluetooth phone automatically after restarting the car?

OK, a month later I figured it out! Here's what finally worked: Delete all duplicate audio devices in the Bluetooth menu Pair the phone using the hands-free system via the steering wheel "off hook" ...
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Music stops playing when pressing the clutch down

I read on a forum that the issue could be down to certain earth wires. When depressing the clutch pedal, you may be earthing a electrical line going to the sound system which in turn stops the music. ...
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Ford radio unlocking

There are two types of locks - if you have entered an incorrect code too many times it may be a garage visit (Lock13) Lock10 is when you have entered an incorrect code 10 times (I think) and can be ...
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What is needed to put a stereo into a Silverado?

Things you will need: Head unit Steering wheel audio control adapter compatible with the head unit. Example for your truck Dash kit. It allows for the radio to fit in the non-standard opening.Link to ...
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1-2 sec delay between phone video and car audio connected to phone via bluetooth

Not wanting to necro a dead thread, but this is a known issue with Honda Bluetooth audio. There is a bug in the bluetooth handshake that results in data-only transmission. Proof. This means then ...
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Noise in stereo that changes pitch with engine RPM

For anyone who has similar issues I had a similar issue however I don't think it was exactly same. I tried the steps in the accepted answer with no success. Research on my own I tried different ...
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Is it possible to change the language of a 2009 Mazda Axela stereo and navigation system from Japanese to English?

You might want to try if your メニュー option (Menu) has a 設定 (Settings) option and inside there, a 言語 (Language) option. If it does, then most likely you can switch between the default 日本語 (Japanese) and ...
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Running cables from rear camera and parking sensors to car front in a Honda Fit 2015

A common way to run cabling from the back of the car to the front is tucking it under the floor carpet near an edge, where passengers' feet don't frequently stomp. For example you could route it ...
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Radio and Charging Outlet Stopped Working

They are typically on the same fuse. Charging outlet should be listed as a cigarette lighter.
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Power on issues - Car radio

You need to test with a Digital Multi Meter (DMM) because there is no way we can help you diagnose an issue. I would: Remove the dash and test at the harness (picture below of a headunit ...
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Battery drain when car is inactive

The battery will loose charge even if it has no loads connected. This happens due to the nature of the chemistry of lead acid type batteries. A fully charged battery will fully discharge in a few ...
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Crossover amp selection question

Based on the details you have provided, your system is as follows: 4 Ohm coaxial speakers rated at 60w RMS (4) 4 Ohm subwoofer rated at approximately 400w RMS SVC (1) Your options include those you ...
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Multiple issues with AUX input (Mazda 3 2007)

Your problem could be caused by two things. A shitty car charger, they are not all created equal, or a ground loop. As far as the charger goes try several different ones, name brand ones tend to be ...
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What type of Stero Cord / Port do I have here?

It looks to be the connector to the external DSP, pictured below the stereo here. Specifically, the second and fourth ports from the left. The stereo should have included two 20' cables for these. ...
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Where can I find a power adapter to run a car stereo from a wall outlet?

Your car Audio should work well in your garage .Mine has been running for 17 years now .The 12 V DC power supply needs to be rated for the job as others have commented .If you use a switchmode ...
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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a 2000 Honda Accord?

Not difficult really, if you're handy with a screw driver. Hondas are usually pretty easy to pull the dash apart on, and this guide will help you with that. Then, it's just a case of installing your ...
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Is is possible to stop a GM radio theft lock light from blinking

My '04 Chevy has a similar light; I don't think it's possible to disable it. If it is bothersome, I would just mask over it with a piece of non-clear tape. You could use Blu-tac as well. The nice ...
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Is it possible to wire an aux cable directly to the radio wires under the dash of an automobile?

In short NO. The speaker outputs are not compatible with line inputs on say a subwoofer amplifier. The speaker output puts out too much power and has the wrong impedance. Connecting this to an ...
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Is an aftermarket amplifier really necessary for standard applications?

Yes, the gain in quality is significant, even when you're not looking for an increase in volume. Why having an amplifier matters The stock system can only output about 15 W/channel (*). That's not ...
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Audio System Noise-supercharger whine

This has less to do with the audio signal, than it does with grounding. What you have described is a ground loop. You likely have a grounding issue somewhere. Obviously we are not able to tell you ...
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Should ground wires be fused?

I have fitted many accessories to cars, trucks and agricultural vehicles, some taking less than 1 amp and others several hundred or more. I have never put fuses on the earth or ground side. If the ...
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Should I connect the "power antenna" wire to the "auto antenna" wire?

Yes, these two wires should be connected together. This is what allows the radio to retract the antenna when it isn't being used. Just because your wiring harness has a connection for this wire, it ...
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What info can be displayed with aux in

The Aux port is simply an SPDIF (3.5mm headphone) port that turns your car stereo into an expensive set of speakers for your MP3 player. It doesn't do anything fancy like "communicating" with your ...
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Series of troubling electrical problems in my '07 Mazda 3. Any ideas?

By far the most common electrical problem, especially in cases like this where "mysterious" things happen, is a bad ground. They're usually very hard to find but very easy to fix once found. Basically ...
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Upgrading the Bluetooth Audio on 2012 Honda Civic?

I have to agree with crasic's old comments. Bluetooth capabilities are usually integrated into the entertainment system / stereo head unit. This was as true in 2013 as it is now (moreso now). On ...
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Why do some cars have their radio antennas in the windscreen?

They get damaged less (think automatic car washes) and I would say a car looks cleaner with it in the window.
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2013 Nissan Rogue USB audio not working with iPhone 6 with iOS 8.1.1

Had the same issue with my Nissan Rogue 2011. This listed below will fix it... 1) Go to General > Restrictions > Carplay -- Make sure Carplay is DISABLED. (The new IOS 8 enables this on default) ...
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Audio noise when laptop connected to power inverter and the car's 3.5mm audio jack

Your problem is probably a ground loop. This means that the ground path from the laptop to radio has less resistance than the ground path from the laptop to the cigarette liter. This causes the laptop ...
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Radio volume slowly decreases to silent

It sounds to me like the speakers are not wired correctly, which is causing the amplifiers to overheat. As they heat up, they are probably lowering their output to try to stop themselves burning out. ...
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Is there a way to search music in a 2005 BMW 320D Touring

There is no search feature on the 2005 BMW 320D Touring OEM stereo. As well, when selecting a playlist you cannot browse individual songs as you can if you select songs and browse through them.
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