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Car Stereos: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring, 2007 chrysler pacifica, chrysler pacifica
2007 chrysler pacifica, chrysler pacifica, car stereos: Hi Mike. So what you want its to change the radio or add quality sound?. a new radio wont do it if you want a full sound you might wanna think on maybe getting an amplifier, subwoofer and replacing the door speakers for aftermarket speakers and maybe amplify...

Car Stereos: 2000 Monte Carlo SS, monte carlo ss, rca outputs
monte carlo ss, rca outputs, computer reset: Hi Tony, It should work OK; the car s computer doesn t matter much in this particular case. Where did you get RCA power? Does the factory deck have them? If so, what were they hooked up to before? If nothing, it might be a case of the factory deck...

Car Stereos: 2004 Maxima CD player, check disc, 2004 maxima
check disc, 2004 maxima, maxima: Hi Ed, It could be something as simple as a system reset being needed. Disconnect power from the unit for 20 minutes and reconnect it. If it continues, try a cd lens cleaner, as the issue could be a dirty lens. If that doesn t do it, it s probably...

Car Stereos: 2007 Impala, chevrolet impala, question thanks
chevrolet impala, question thanks, gm: Hi Tim, At this point, you ve gone beyond my expertise. The likely scenario is you cannot. Although programming is pretty straightforward, you *might* be able to find a stealership that s willing to help you out over the phone without wasting any of their...

Car Stereos: '92 Ford Explorer speakers don't work, market radio, ford explorer
market radio, ford explorer, fuses: Hi Carolyn, Many aftermarket decks have separate fuses for their internal amplifiers. If this fuse has died, you ll get no sound output. Another option is if it s an aftermarket system, is there also an aftermarket amplifier? Check that aswell. ...

Car Stereos: 95 toyota cd player, toyota avalon, battery radio
toyota avalon, battery radio, dash cd: Hi Tonya, First thing to try is to disconnect the battery again as long as you have the code. Wait 20 minutes, and reconnect. Sometimes that s all it takes to reset cd changers and make them work again. Unfortunately, with E01, if that doesn t do it,...

Car Stereos: aftermarket stereo in a silverado, chevy silverado, factory radio
chevy silverado, factory radio, bose system: Hi Royce, An aftermarket system shouldn t be an issue. If it were impedance, and half decent aftermarket deck (heck, even the cheap ones) have a protection mode they d jump into to keep from that sort of thing happening. And if you have a Bose system,...

Car Stereos: aftermarket stero in 02 galant W INFINITY SYSTEM, infinity system, watt amp
infinity system, watt amp, factory integration: Hi Cam, Put the original wiring back, and get a wire harness to tap into. If you want to leave your Infiniti deck, then get a high output to low output converter and use it for input to your amplifier. If you want to use the aftermarket deck, you ll...

Car Stereos: amp for 2001 MontiCarlo, monticarlo, rocker switch
monticarlo, rocker switch, amp: Hi Carolyn, If your amp is staying on all the time when the car is off, the remote wire has been hooked up incorrectly. If you look at the amp, there is a remote wire that goes into it and tells it when to turn on. It sounds like it s been hooked...

Car Stereos: bass sounds backwards, amp settings, boom boom
amp settings, boom boom, watt amp: First, your friend is right. You want the subs to be pounding in to air space, not the back of a seat. As for the quality of the amp, it s possible, but you re going to want to make sure everything is hooked up 100% correctly first, or changing amplifiers...

Car Stereos: Car amplifier one channel is acting up, car stereo installations, car amplifier
car stereo installations, car amplifier, cursory check: Hi Jason, This goes a little beyond the scope of car stereo installations, but outside of the replacement coponents, all you should need are a good multimeter to test the components. The most common scenario in blown amps is overheating frying components....

Car Stereos: car audio, gauge wire, smart idea
gauge wire, smart idea, charging system: Hi Tre, If the new battery is hooked up to the car s factory charging system, then it will be charged along with the rest of the system. Adding another battery for the stereo is a very smart idea, and is often a better choice than a simple capacitor. ...

Car Stereos: car radio wiring, car radio wiring, broken key
car radio wiring, broken key, hi tim: Hi Tim, Absolutely. The battery is designed to output 12V. So youll need to have something to charge it, or it ll just drain the battery and eventually die. Just connect deck ground to negative, and the ignition as well as constant to the positive on...

Car Stereos: car stereo, chevy malibu, lens cleaner
chevy malibu, lens cleaner, ashish: Hi Ashish, If the lens cleaner didn t work, you probably need to replace the deck. You can get an inexpensive aftermarket deck that will be far better than factory including hardware installed for $200. You can do it yourself for approximately $100....

Car Stereos: Dual Voice Coil, dual voice coil, rca splitter
dual voice coil, rca splitter, rca outputs: Hi Ryan, If your amplifiers handle 2ohms, then hook up each speaker bridge on the amp with the coils hooked up in parallel which will provide 2ohms of resistance. Put an RCA splitter on each of the L & R RCA outputs coming off the deck and run both inputs...

Car Stereos: Installing a new CD player and speakers in a 94 Corolla!, control knobs, hvac control
control knobs, hvac control, spring clips: Hi Alex, First remove the HVAC control knobs. Then, remove the AC button (gently pry). Then you remove the centre console by gently prying it. There s 4 spring clips holding it in place. Then, remove the screws holding the deck in place, and pop the...

Car Stereos: illumination on stereo, 2004 nissan titan, nissan titan
2004 nissan titan, nissan titan, aftermarket radio: Hi Pete, All illumination wires do is change the brightness on the deck (the ability to turn it down). With it not connected, the deck should light up with full illumination. If it s not lighting up, you likely have a power problem. Ensure the accessory,...

Car Stereos: JBL amplifier keeps messing up, 4 ohms, internal speakers
4 ohms, internal speakers, resistance test: Hi Chymyt, You probably have a fried speaker or some shorted wiring going to one of your speakers. Get a multimeter and test the resistance across the speaker leads for each speaker. You should be getting at least 4 ohms of resistance across each circuit....

Car Stereos: JVC KD_G340, lincoln mark vii, jvc kd
lincoln mark vii, jvc kd, infinity speakers: Hi Wayne, The easiest way to find the lead for each of your speakers is to use an every day AA battery. Disconnect the +/- from each speaker at the harness, and test them all against one another with a multimeter to ensure there is no power in them and...

Car Stereos: JXP340 Amp. No Power., inline fuse, amp input
inline fuse, amp input, jumper wire: Hi Nick, First thing, it is VERY important that you have a ground that is correctly sized for the amplifier. 12g is not the correct size. Second, make sure the remote wire isn t the issue. To verify it isn t, just put a jumper wire from the 12V power...

Car Stereos: Locating ACC Wire, rear view camera, rear view cameras
rear view camera, rear view cameras, daytime running lights: Hi Chris, You might be able to use the power going to your daytime running lights, as they ll inevitiably be on whenever the car needs to have something like rear view cameras on. The downside to this is some vehicles only turn on the DRL when the car...

Car Stereos: Lots of Fog lights and power needed?, watt amplifiers, fog lights
watt amplifiers, fog lights, stock battery: Hi Jason, The factory alternator will quite comfortably handle a healthy bit of extra draw. Exactly how many extra sets of lights and what kind of wattage are you looking to draw from them? A lot of people put 5-600 watt amplifiers in their cars which...

Car Stereos: MIL, jeep tj, factory stereo
jeep tj, factory stereo, intake exhaust: Hi Melanie, Your car s MIL is there to notify you if there s something wrong in the engine, intake, exhaust, evap, or emissions system. Not your stereo. If putting your stereo in caused it to come on, it s likely you simply knocked something loose or...

Car Stereos: new audio help, gmc envoy, white stripe
gmc envoy, white stripe, scosche: Hi, To install an amp, you ll need to run a power wire from the battery to the amplifier, a ground wire from the amp to the chassis, and the remote wire from the Alpine deck to the remote power lead on the amplifier. It will almost certainly be blue or...

Car Stereos: PROBLEM, stock stereo, speaker cone
stock stereo, speaker cone, aa battery: Hi Jose, I don t have a wiring diagram for the speaker, but an easy way to tell is once you re sure you have the -/+, connect a AA battery to the two leads. When you tap the wire to the battery, if the speaker cone moves OUT when its touched, then the...

Car Stereos: Radio swap, ford f 150, single cd player
ford f 150, single cd player, radio swap: Hi Scott, There s a number of factors which will affect whether it will work or not. As for straight plug and play, probably not, dependent on what kind of factory system each of the vehicles came with. Your best bet is to probably splice the wires...

Car Stereos: Replace powered sub + amp, pontiac g5, pioneer system
pontiac g5, pioneer system, level inputs: Hi Vito, I haven t had a chance to deal with the G5 yet as they re too new. That said, the amplifier is almost always either mounted behind the glove box, under one of the front seats, or mounted in the trunk on the roof. The easiest thing to do would...

Car Stereos: how to run a monoblock amp and a dvc sub?, monoblock amp, voice coils
monoblock amp, voice coils, 4 ohms: Hi Zayne, If the amp is rated to do 2ohm stable, and the sub has 2 coils that are 4ohm each, then connect the + on the amp to the + on both coils, and the - on the amp to the - on both coils. That should be it. If it s failing, you need to take it back...

Car Stereos: Setting My Amp, kicker amp, line contour
kicker amp, line contour, signal to noise ratio: Hi Blain, There is no correct answer here. Basically, you just need to find what sounds good to you. Usually, I keep the bass & treble gain on the deck flat, as I let the music sound the way its producer thought it should. And don t turn the bass up...

Car Stereos: Spooked Stereo!, jeep liberty, volume knob
jeep liberty, volume knob, disc drive: Hi Kay, First, you re going to need a young priest, an old priest, a bell, a bible, and a candle. If only it were that easy. The likely scenario is that there is a short in the stereo, and the short is at or near the volume knob causing it to short...

Car Stereos: STereo fuse, hyundai santa fe, stereo fuse
hyundai santa fe, stereo fuse, fuse panel: Hi Al, All of the fuses should be labelled on the backside of the cover that houses the fuse panel. If none of them are clearly marked radio , you might be looking at something that has a cryptic name like interior accessories or something. Justi...

Car Stereos: Subwoofer makes a loud thump, loud thump, car receiver
loud thump, car receiver, amplifiers: Hi Randy, Is it a cheaper amplifier? Some amplifiers will let a pop out when they turn on that doesn t get filtered and ends up being output as sound. Another thing you can try that *might* work is to turn the volume way down before you turn the system...

Car Stereos: sound installation, amp output, channel amp
amp output, channel amp, level converter: Hi Hennie, If the deck you have doesn t have preouts, you ll have to use high level inputs on your amp if it has them, or a high level to low level converter. Then you ll hook up the RCA wires from the deck/converter to the amp, run a power wire from...

Car Stereos: One speaker loss sound, nissan 240sx, alpine cda
nissan 240sx, alpine cda, aftermarket stereo: Hi Richard, If there was sound before you removed it, the most likely scenario is that you simply missed a connection or didn t make a connection cleanly enough. The speaker wire leads out of the aftermarket deck should be labelled; try just jostling them...

Car Stereos: speakers front, blown speakers, connectivity
blown speakers, connectivity, crack: Hi Ron, The likely answer is yes. Check the connectivity to them first to make sure all of their connections are clean and that wiggling the connections going into them and coming off the deck doesn t cause the popping and cracking. If it does, you might...

Car Stereos: 03 maxima bose, acura tl, bose stereo
acura tl, bose stereo, wattage: Hi Levi, The Nissan systems usually have 1 tweeter in each front door pillar, 1 speaker in each of the 4 doors, and an 8 subwoofer in the trunk of the car. The wattage on these systems is in the range of 3-400 watts. Nothing overly remarkable, but certainly...

Car Stereos: 03 maxima, L Channel cuts out, factory cd, bose system
factory cd, bose system, loose wire: Alan, The loose wire could be anywhere between the radio and the speaker. If the whole left side (front and back) is gone, then the short is definitely inside the radio, and it will have to be removed and repaired. If you remove the radio yourself, the...

Car Stereos: 2000 Jaguar XJ8L radio, jaguar xj8l, jaguar dealer
jaguar xj8l, jaguar dealer, salvage yard: I looked at your model and there is not a really nice looking conversion plate to make an aftermarket radio look factory. I would suggest using your factory stereo, if it is equipped to control the trunk mounted changer. If so, there may be wiring already...

Car Stereos: 2002 trailblazer 6cd changer, radio works, cd changer
radio works, cd changer, one of two things: Hi, There s one of two things going on here. Either the CD Changer is confused about what s in it, and what s not, and is not working as a result, or the cd changer is completely fried. To see if it s #1, disconnect it for 20 minutes, and reconnect...

Car Stereos: 2004 Impala CD Player, best cd players, dust and scratches
best cd players, dust and scratches, cd player cleaner: Well, the best fix is to replace the unit. Factory stereos from the mid-90s did not have the best cd players. They are very susceptible to dust and scratches on the lens. You can try to use a cd player cleaner, but it will probably show very little improvement...

Car Stereos: 8" rear bass speaker, chevy tahoe, custom brackets
chevy tahoe, custom brackets, factory speakers: There is not an aftermarket speaker especially made for that replacement. Your best bet is to buy the next largest speaker that will fit in the space (6.5 round), and have it installed by a local stereo shop. They will make custom brackets to attach the...

Car Stereos: Alternator whine, stereo installer, audio express
stereo installer, audio express, radio shack: Hi Roland, The fact that they were so quick to jump to band-aid solutions suggests to me they weren t very clueful in the first place. Your next step, then, is to check the speaker wires themselves. Remove the door panels, and disconnect all of the...

Car Stereos: Amps and Subs, infinity kappa, kappa 6
infinity kappa, kappa 6, channel amps: Hi Michael, I think in this case, separate amps would be your best option. If you were using a single subwoofer, you could use a 4-channel amp and bridge two of the channels for the sub. That s not as practical for a 2-sub setup, though. I d suggest...

Car Stereos: add an amp, factory radio, speaker wires
factory radio, speaker wires, level input: Hi Reg, There is no specific part # per se. There s a number of different hardware pieces you can use. You can use a high-level to low-level output converter, and tap into your speaker wires to get the signal to the amp, or you can use an amp with a...

Car Stereos: alot of static, alpine cda, cd player
alpine cda, cd player, subs: Hi Paul, If it was professionally installed and a brand new deck, then you should have a warranty on its installation and components. I d suggest you take it back to them and show them what s happening instead of messing about it with yourself. Justi...

Car Stereos: amp, spare battery, hot wire
spare battery, hot wire, 1 farad: DJ, Yes, you can hook it up to a spare battery, and it may fix your problem. You will want to wire to your new battery together with the old to keep it charged by the alternator. There is a much cheaper and simpler solution to your problem. You can buy...

Car Stereos: amp install, speaker wires, stock system
speaker wires, stock system, silverado: You can always add an amp to a stock system. Instead of going to the stereo to pull the wires from, you need to go the speakers. Track the speaker wires back to where they come together. Hook your amp up right there. You can use the switched power wire...

Car Stereos: amp install, power antenna, antenna wire
power antenna, antenna wire, fuse box: Hi Jay, The remote wire should be hooked up to the deck itself. The remote wire just acts as a switch to tell the amplifier when to turn on, so it should only be turning on when the deck itself is on. All aftermarket decks have a remote wire coming out...

Car Stereos: BMW 530i Car Stereo, volume control knob, bmw 530i
volume control knob, bmw 530i, volume knob: It sounds something like a short inside the radio, or connected with the volume control knob. If there is a volume control knob, you might try blowing around the knob, making sure there is no dust in behind the knob. If there is no dust or volume knob, then...

Car Stereos: my blazers radio, best bet, common ground
best bet, common ground, stereos: Some factory stereos are wired using a common ground wire, or go to a seperate amplifier located elsewhere. The best bet is to buy the aftermarket harness for about $10 and use the instructions that come with it. It probably will loop a couple of wires back...

Car Stereos: buzzing noise from my radio, dash radio, stereo shop
dash radio, stereo shop, power filter: That is interference from your alternator. There are two things to fix the problem. First, you want to make your ground wire as short as possible to a steel part of the car. Be sure there is bare metal where it is attached. If there is still buzzing, you...

Car Stereos: Car amplifier one channel is acting up, car stereo installations, car amplifier
car stereo installations, car amplifier, cursory check: Hi Jason, This goes a little beyond the scope of car stereo installations, but outside of the replacement coponents, all you should need are a good multimeter to test the components. The most common scenario in blown amps is overheating frying components....

Car Stereos: Car deck off - After discharging 100% Car main battery, fuse tester, sony cdx
fuse tester, sony cdx, fuse panels: Hi Chandra, It s still almost certainly a fuse. Check again. There is usually 2 fuse panels. One near your legs near the steering column, and one under the hood. Test them fully with a fuse tester or multimeter. Just looking isn t good enough. Justi...

Car Stereos: Car radio, pushing buttons, mode button
pushing buttons, mode button, mute button: Rick, If the stereo was working fine before you shut it off, I do not see why it would stop working after you turn it back on. I would guess that maybe it is not in the correct mode, or something else is keeping it from making noise. There is not a separate...

Car Stereos: Cd player, 2001, mitsubishi
2001, mitsubishi, factory amplifier: Hi Tim, The factory amplifier just has the normal inputs any other aftermarket amplifier would have. Just make sure that your new deck has at least 2 sets of pre-outs (front and back) and get the correct harness from whereever you buy your stereo, and...

Car Stereos: car amplifier, passive crossovers, channel amp
passive crossovers, channel amp, car amplifier: Certainly, that s possible. If you just want the speakers connected, not the sub, that makes things easier. Your amplifier has speaker connections labeled L and R, each with a (+) and (-) terminal. Just connect your left speaker to the L terminals, and...

Car Stereos: car audio, watt amp, stock radio
watt amp, stock radio, ground wires: There are many things that could be causing the problem. 99% of the time, it is not the speakers. If they do not have little circuit boards right where you hook up the wires, the speakers have no option to not work. They are mechanical. So the problem...

Car Stereos: car audio, off chance, jetta
off chance, jetta, monsoon: Joanne, It sounds like a faulty radio. There could be an off chance that a button is stuck pushed in or a knob is overturned. Double check all the buttons and knobs, and make sure they are working ok. If so, then the problem is probably in the radio....

Car Stereos: car radio, antenna connection, saab 95
antenna connection, saab 95, loose connection: AM is generally a little more sensitive than FM, so the problem may seem greater on AM. This type of issue usually is caused by one of two issues. Sometimes the antenna connection or wire has become compromised. It may be a lose connection, a kink in the...

Car Stereos: car sound problems, car cd player, acura integra
car cd player, acura integra, stereo shop: It sounds as if the radio has some sort of short inside of it. Most times, if the player is not responsive at all, these shorts are fairly easy to fix by a professional. With yours, it sounds like it is a heat issue, not quite a full short, so it may be...

Car Stereos: car speaker, ford explorer eddie bauer, explorer eddie bauer
ford explorer eddie bauer, explorer eddie bauer, eddie bauer edition: Hi Matt, The rear speakers are 6x8 . Don t buy factory, since you ll almost certainly pay more (unless you get them from a wrecker) and they won t be as good quality as aftermarket. Buy any 6x8 aftermarkets that catch your fancy and install them both...

Car Stereos: car speakers, pioneer car speakers, subaru impreza
pioneer car speakers, subaru impreza, pioneer premier: Yeah, it definitely sounds like the speaker if the fronts are working fine. It is pretty difficult to repair speakers, so I would recommend buying a new set of speakers. Perhaps a better quality such as Alpine, Infinity, or Polk Audio. These will definitely...

Car Stereos: car stereo, stereo rca, stock stereo
stereo rca, stock stereo, factory stereo: Yes, there is a line level adapter that you can buy. If your aftermarket amplifier does not have a built-in adapter, they do make adapters that you plug your speaker wires into one side, then RCAs come out the other side, and these adapters are usually adjustable...

Car Stereos: car stereo, aftermarket stereo, stereo unit
aftermarket stereo, stereo unit, prongs: Oh yeah, that is a big problem. Those tiny screws that were behind the faceplate are holding the radio together and inside parts in certain positions. Removing them has caused the inside stuff to become loose and move around. I would say, definitely, you...

Car Stereos: car stereos, factory speakers, car stereos
factory speakers, car stereos, kenwood kdc: Hi Ian, I used to own an MK3 Golf years ago, and I had 9 speakers in it. So to answer you question, yes you most certainly can. You just gotta be willing to do the work to install it. I would suggest running the smaller speakers ( = 3.5 ) off of...

Car Stereos: cd player, 2004 nissan maxima, nissan maxima
2004 nissan maxima, nissan maxima, butter knife: Listen closely to the player when you push the eject button. Does it sound like it is trying to eject the cd? If so, there is a good chance you can use a butter knife to pry open the slot and perhaps get the cd out. If there is no noise while trying to...

Car Stereos: chevy tahoe speakers, chevy tahoe, loose wire
chevy tahoe, loose wire, plan of attack: The first plan of attack is to determine where the problem is. Was the old Blown speaker making noise, before it was removed? Or was it silent as well? If it was silent, then the problem is probably in the wiring from the radio or the radio itself. If...

Car Stereos: Delco cd player clock, chevrolet lumina, cd radio
chevrolet lumina, cd radio, delco: Hi Brett, In the bottom right hand corner of your deck, there should be an H and M button for hour and minute. Press and hold both of those buttons for 3 seconds. I m doing this from memory, so if I m wrong, feel free to attach a picture of your deck...

Car Stereos: dvd for 2009 dodge journey, composite video signal, rca cables
composite video signal, rca cables, dodge journey: Hi Loyd, There won t be standard RCA-type outputs on the back of the DVD unit. The video and audio signals are among the wires in the factory plugs. The signal type itself is fairly standard; there will be a composite video signal and video return, each...

Car Stereos: 8" rear bass speaker, theft deterrent, ohm
Car Stereos: 8" rear bass speaker, theft deterrent, ohm, jl

Car Stereos: ? about ground cable, ground cable, distribution block
ground cable, distribution block, max length: Hi Ryan, The length of the power wire going from the distribution block to the amps isn t very important as long as they stay away from anything that will generate EMI and get good clean connections. The ground wire should be kept to 18 or so if possible....

Car Stereos: installation, sony radio, car wiring
sony radio, car wiring, new radio: Yes, it is best to get an adapter wiring harness. It plugs directly into your car wiring plug, and it provides you with the schematic, so you know which colored wire goes to which wire from your stereo. If you didn t get the adapter harness, you would have...

Car Stereos: JBL 6cd in-dash cd changer, toyota camry, factory radio
toyota camry, factory radio, dash cd: I know the Toyotas come with JBL branded stereos, but they are not compatible with aftermarket JBL stereos. If you wish to add the JBL 6cd changer to your car, you need to buy a scoche interface which lets you hook up your new stereo and keep all the other...

Car Stereos: Kenwood studio, turn up the volume, circuitry
turn up the volume, circuitry, fuse: Hi, If you re not turning the system up louder than you reasonably expect it to be able to be turned up without blowing up, first check the fuse that it s blowing to ensure that it s rated correctly for its application. If it continues to pop, you might...

Car Stereos: Monsoon car stereo troubles, alpine speakers, alpine stereo
alpine speakers, alpine stereo, factory speakers: Rod, That sounds like just what I would have done. Apparently the problem is in the stereo. Sometimes, when stereos get used some parts just get worn out or dirty. I would guess that your stereo amplifier (inside the unit) has got some serious dust on...

Car Stereos: Radio Intermittent, aftermarket radio, gm truck
aftermarket radio, gm truck, stock stereo: Actually, yes this is a common problem with the GM truck radios. It is not repairable, and you can either replace with another stock stereo that may short out again, or just install an aftermarket radio and forget about the factory stuff. Hope this helps,...

Car Stereos: RCAs, rca output, rca input
rca output, rca input, active crossover: No, it will not hurt anything to hook them up that way. You may want to double check the amplifiers RCA outs are not affected by the amplifier settings. Usually, they are not, and it is easiest to just daisy chain them as you have described. I would not...

Car Stereos: Speaker mounting, infinity speakers, infinity sound
infinity speakers, infinity sound, factory speakers: I would recommend using some good high end full range speakers to replace your factory speakers. Yes, they do make adapter harnesses that will plug into the factory wiring, and have pigtails to wire your aftermarket speakers to. I would recommend looking...

Car Stereos: Stereo not on, fuse boxes, frontier sports
fuse boxes, frontier sports, fuse box: Hi Ron, Did you test them with a multimeter? An eyeball check isn t enough. If the car has a factory system though, there s likely to be a fuse in the factory amplifier aswell that could be blown. The factory amplifier will either be mounted to the...

Car Stereos: Stereo, monte carlo ss, decent stereo
monte carlo ss, decent stereo, stereo shop: It sounds like the radio has a short in it, and it will have to be removed to be repaired. If you take it to a decent stereo shop, they should charge you about $150 to remove, repair, and reinstall your radio. If you go to a dealer, they will probably want...

Car Stereos: setting radio clock, plymouth voyager, radio clock
plymouth voyager, radio clock, factory radio: I am pretty sure on this one. There should be a display button, which toggles back and forth between the station and the clock. While the display is on station, press and hold that button. The clock should pop up, then after 2 or 3 seconds, it should blink....

Car Stereos: static on Am channels, antenna amplifiers, satelitte radio
antenna amplifiers, satelitte radio, radio port: Hi Trevor, I was positive I already wrote up a response to this and sent it along, but apparently I m insane. If pushing the antenna helped, you might simply have a loose connection. Perhaps try removing it, cleaning the connections, and putting it...

Car Stereos: stereo, factory stereo, shop time
factory stereo, shop time, radio cd: It sounds as if your stereo has a short inside the radio. Most of the time with this type of problem, a connector soldered on the inside of the radio has come loose. The radio will have to be removed and taken apart to repair the connections. Most of the...

Car Stereos: subs, single coil, 1996 ford explorer
single coil, 1996 ford explorer, ford explorer: Hi Matt, You can actually replace it with whatever you like. If you want the same size/fitment, you ll have to ask the dealer for the sizes/dimensions, as most factory subwoofers are 8 or 10 . But you can chuck a 12 in there in a new box if you want....

Car Stereos: vr3 400 watts 4 channel, flashing light, watt amp
flashing light, watt amp, tight spots: Luke, Sorry for the delay. I went out of town for thanksgiving, and I just got back in. Apparently the red flashing light is trying to tell you something about your system. Sometimes, the flashing light means there is some short in your wiring, and...

Car Stereos: XM Radio Installation in 2008 Subaru Outback, subaru outback, decent chunk
subaru outback, decent chunk, text capabilities: Hi Betsy, Unfortunately, I m unaware of any aftermarket hardware that ll allow you to use the Subaru controls and factory deck with an XM system. That said, a decent chunk of the pricetag for the install that Subaru wants is probably for their ovepriced...

Car Stereos: Two 12" 300w rms subs and one 300w rms monochannel amp, 1000 watt amplifiers, watts rms
1000 watt amplifiers, watts rms, kenwood amp: Hi Jaymes, I think you might have overlooked the different power rating of the amplifier with a different load impedance. I don t know the model of your Kenwood amp, but the current line of Kenwood 1000-watt amplifiers carries a set of RMS power ratings...

Car Stereos: 1989 Town Car Amplifier, car amplifier, factory radio
car amplifier, factory radio, trunk liner: Hi Don, Sorry, I don t have a definite answer on where you can purchase a replacement amplifier or have yours repaired. It s actually pretty common to see replacement JBL factory amplifiers offered on eBay. A quick search came up with this one: ...

Car Stereos: 1990 cadillac seville factory stereo, 1990 cadillac seville, bose amplifiers
1990 cadillac seville, bose amplifiers, bose speakers: Hi Shaun, Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with factory amplifiers, depending on whether it s equipped with the optional Delco Bose system. If you have the Bose radio, then you should see the Bose logo on the radio or speaker grill. A Bose...

Car Stereos: 1996 jeep grand chreokee limited with infinity gold pkg, infinity gold, wire colors
infinity gold, wire colors, factory speakers: Hi Mike, You can certainly bypass the factory amplifier; it s not very hard to do. However, you ll either have to give up the dash speakers or install in-line crossover filters to keep them from getting bass signals. The factory amp is located under...

Car Stereos: 1999 jeep no spark, car stereos, distributor cap
car stereos, distributor cap, coils: Carl, This does not have anything to do with car stereos, but I can help a little bit. First, coils hardly ever go bad. If the coil is not putting out a spark, there are two causes. First, and probably your problem, the computer fails to signal the coil...

Car Stereos: 2 speakers, 1 sub, 1 amp., dual voice coil, component speaker system
dual voice coil, component speaker system, watts rms: Hi Rodd, You can do this pretty easily using a 4-channel amplifier. This is often called a 3-channel configuration. Two channels are used to run the two front speakers in stereo mode, and the other two channels are bridged into a mono output for the...

Car Stereos: 2001 F150 Factory Receiver Info, 6x8 speakers, rear doors
6x8 speakers, rear doors, tapedeck: Hi Jim, Unfortunately, information like original wattage and power is usually unpublished and not something I d know -- without an aftermarket amplifier, I can tell you simply, not much. As for speaker sizes, the 01 F150 Supercrew has 6x8 speakers in...

Car Stereos: 2002 mits montero infinity radio, infinity radio, pioneer radio
infinity radio, pioneer radio, factory speakers: Hi Adrian, I ve yet to personally met a Best Buy installer who has any idea what he s talking about. As long as you use the correct integration harnesses and your current speakers work correctly, then you do NOT need to bypass the amplifier nor replace...

Car Stereos: 2004 Chevy Tahoe stereo wiring, chevy tahoe, 2004 chevy tahoe
chevy tahoe, 2004 chevy tahoe, chevrolet tahoe: Before cutting and splicing wires, I would recommend buying an adapter harness to make changes to the system, so the factory wiring isn t disturbed. However, if you just want to know what they are for, here it is: 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Car Stereo Radio...

Car Stereos: 240-watt Harman/Kardon audio system + problems, rover freelander, salvage yards
rover freelander, salvage yards, aftermarket radio: Christopher, It sounds as if your cd player is jammed. Either there is a cd stuck during ejection, or one that it is trying to read and it is not letting it eject. Either way, it is the cd player which is malfunctioning, and there are 2 things to try....

Car Stereos: 6 disk changer in subaru doesn't work, hook ups, crazy steven
hook ups, crazy steven, subaru impreza: Steven, That does sound odd. Assuming the removal had nothing to do with the radio, I would suggest double checking hook ups and be sure ground is still good. Unless there are some bare wires in behind the radio, I wouldn t think there is any type shorting...

Car Stereos: 99 cavalier radio removal, machine screws, fuse box
machine screws, fuse box, dash pad: This vehicle is a tricky one to disassemble. You do have to remove the front dash plate (the part that surrounds the radio, climate controls, instrument cluster, and so on). Unfortunately, the front dash plate can t be removed until the top dash pad is removed....

Car Stereos: Acura TL factory sub wont power on, acura tl, pioneer head unit
acura tl, pioneer head unit, pioneer player: Hi Gevaldo, I m going to have to do some research to give you a useful answer to your question. From what I can tell, the power and signal wires for your vehicle s sub amp are found in a separate, black 12-pin plug at the back of your head unit. You might...

Car Stereos: Amps and Subs, monoblock power amplifier, watts rms
monoblock power amplifier, watts rms, rms power: I don t think there are any amps that will do better than the PDX1.1000, but it s pretty pricey. Here are some other amps that would match up well with those subs: Alpine MRP-M1000 Kenwood KAC-9103D Kenwood KAC-9104D Kicker ZX1000.1 JL Audio G-MAX...

Car Stereos: adding an aux input in a Ford Expedition, 2004 ford expedition eddie bauer, overhead dvd player
2004 ford expedition eddie bauer, overhead dvd player, pie store: Hi Doug, A company called Precision Interface Electronics (PIE) makes an adapter interface that should work for your vehicle. The model number is FRDN-AUX/S and it s sold by various online vendors. Here s a link to the manufacturer s web site: http://www.pie.net/pie_store/shopexd.asp?id=10&bc=no...

Car Stereos: aftermarket head unit powers but no sound, dodge ram 1500, infinity sound
dodge ram 1500, infinity sound, antenna connection: roger, That is strange. Usually the wiring harness adapter is pretty easy to read and straight forward, so it should work to the instructions. Unfortunately, sometimes there are more wires than we know what to do with, and there are some wires that need...

Car Stereos: aftermarket speaker substitute, infinity speakers, infinity speaker
infinity speakers, infinity speaker, cone woofer: Jim, There s no reason you can t replace the factory Infinity speaker with an after-market replacement, but it s hard to predict what effect it will have on the sound. After-market Infinity speakers don t have much in common with OEM factory Infinity speakers....

Car Stereos: amp, hifonics amps, channel amp
hifonics amps, channel amp, pioneer premier: Bryce, It sounds like you have a pretty good handle on things. I would not recommend one amp for the whole system. The first amp that I would get is a 150 - 200 watt sub amp. Your head unit, with its 20-35 watts should give the highs and mids enough power...

Car Stereos: amp problem, olds alero, monsoon system
olds alero, monsoon system, channel amps: Okay, if I m understanding you correctly, you had to put a Y-adapter on the left RCA cable and connect it to both inputs on the amp, to make your right side speaker output work. Is that correct? If so, it sounds as if you don t have any audio signal coming...

Car Stereos: amp in stereo to dvc kicker, ohm load, channel amps
ohm load, channel amps, 4 ohms: Hi Justin, Sorry about the delay in answering. Basically, you have three options for wiring this sub: First, you could wire the voice coils in parallel and connect it to the amp in bridged mode. This would result in a 2-ohm load for the bridged amp,...

Car Stereos: amp/sub, rca cables, crossover filter
rca cables, crossover filter, crossover frequency: Hi Bryce, That s an odd problem. It might go back to whatever you re using as a source for the RCA cables. Are they plugged into a CD player? If so, which output are you using? The function of the low pass filter is to cut out anything above a certain...

Car Stereos: Will this amp work with these subs, watts rms, polk momo
watts rms, polk momo, 4 ohms: Hi Adam, It looks like a good match to me. When you connect two of those subs to the amplifier, the final impedance at the amp will be 2 ohms. The amplifier can produce 500 watts RMS at 2 ohms. The power output is divided evenly between the two subs,...

Car Stereos: over amplifying a subwoofer, watt rms amplifier, watts rms
watt rms amplifier, watts rms, rms power: Hi Steven, No, I don t think there s any real merit to that idea. Generally, I recommend an amplifier that s rated between 50 to 100% of the subwoofer s rating. A 400-watt RMS subwoofer will work well with a 200 to 400 watt RMS amplifier. I don t...

Car Stereos: Blown 2002 Jeep Liberty speaker, ohm models, infinity speakers
ohm models, infinity speakers, factory speakers: Yes, any speakers that fit the hole will work. Yes, the factory infinity speakers are better than the regular factory speakers, but any factory speakers, whether they are infinity, bose, or polk are made very cheaply. They are the weakest link in the factory...

Car Stereos: Car amplifier and ohms, bandpass speaker box, bandpass box
bandpass speaker box, bandpass box, channel amp: Hi Josh, I d strongly suggest getting another amp to run all that, since you can t (reasonably) run 4 4ohm speakers on 2 channels unless you want to really lower the power, or run two speakers off of 1 channel bridged (even the non-subs). If you choose...

Car Stereos: Car stereo problems, delco model, cadilliac
delco model, cadilliac, matter cause: C.W. At first, it seemed that the problem could have been that your antenna was simply lose or shorted somewhere and causing the radio to not get any signal, but you mention that it jumps from FM to AM sometimes. This would not be caused by a lose antenna....

Car Stereos: CD Changer, source button, load button
source button, load button, number 0: Kait, I, too, am a little new to this type of problem. I have been getting more and more questions on this, and the answer seems to be the same most of the time. It appears that most new manufacturers are putting theft protection on their radios. Once...

Car Stereos: CD player for 2001 Corolla, spade connectors, toyota corolla
spade connectors, toyota corolla, factory radio: Hi Rob, I m sorry, but I wasn t able to find enough information about the design of your Corolla to give you a useful answer. In the US, installing a replacement CD player in a 2000-2001 Corolla would be a fairly simple task. I did find a link to a fascia...

Car Stereos: CD volume goes in and out, radio volume does not, nissan maxima, radio volume
nissan maxima, radio volume, professional attention: My wife has a 2000 Maxima, and she loves it and it s radio. Fortunately, we have not experienced any problems with the sound system. From what you are telling me, I would say your cd player has a problem. Either the lens is dirty, or the mechanism is malfunctioning....

Car Stereos: Chrysler Crossfire, chrysler crossfire, infinity car
chrysler crossfire, infinity car, aftermarket manufacturers: Jan, I totally agree. If your factory unit does not have the features you prefer, it is a good idea to upgrade. Unfortunately, most aftermarket stereos are not as good as factory stereos. You must be selective in your choices. If there is an optional...

Car Stereos: Clarion internal amp error code, speaker terminals, speaker wires
speaker terminals, speaker wires, bare metal: Hi Donna, This error will happen in one of two scenarios. If there s too little resistance across the speaker terminals causing the amp to think that the speaker wires are grounded . To eliminate this as a possibility, just disconnect all speakers...

Car Stereos: Custom Box build, chevy tahoe, tape measure
chevy tahoe, tape measure, interruptions: Kurt, The size of the box is based purely on your building abilities. I have built many different boxes for many different vehicles, and it boils down to how much work I want to put into the box. If you just want to build a rectangular box, it works the...

Car Stereos: car amp, rca cables, mono amplifiers
rca cables, mono amplifiers, factory radios: It works best if your CD player has separate RCA outputs for the rear speakers and the subwoofer. Connect the rear RCA cables to the channel 1 and 2 inputs at the amp. Connect the sub RCA cables to the channel 3 and 4 inputs. Connect the left rear...

Car Stereos: car audio - factory Mazda Protege (98), mazda protege, best buy
mazda protege, best buy, wits end: kren, I appreciate the research and detail you have provided. As you mentioned about the cd player working sometimes and sometimes not, I would be sure there is no cd loaded in the unit before writing it off completely. If there is no cd loaded, and there...

Car Stereos: car audio problem, original radio, circuit city
original radio, circuit city, everthing: Kerry, your problem does sound like an intermittent short to the speakers. I have found it easiest to run new wires my own way. Many times the factory wires are bunched together with other wires and taped up to make less mess. The short is usually where...

Car Stereos: car radio, infinity system, dodge caravan
infinity system, dodge caravan, band eq: Hi, Yea, it is possible since the vehicle likely came with two completely different systems. One premium, one not, and they may very well not be compatible. Your options are just to go aftermarket with a factory integration harness, or to bypass the...

Car Stereos: car radio problem, chevy pickup truck, sony xplod
chevy pickup truck, sony xplod, chevy pickup: Hi Adam, To start with, get the wiring harness for your truck and don t bother splicing the factory wires. Until you do that, troubleshooting what s wrong is near impossible and pointless. Beyond that, it should just be a case of plugging the antenna...

Car Stereos: car speakers, sound clarity, speaker construction
sound clarity, speaker construction, linear output: Hi Shaun, A speaker s job is to reproduce a wide range of sound. A single speaker is required to play very low frequencies and very high frequencies. It s not possible for a single speaker cone to reproduce such a wide range of sound, so the speaker...

Car Stereos: car stereo, battery change, dash cd
battery change, dash cd, security features: Ricky, From what I understand about some of these new systems, the players lock-up until a code of some sort is entered into the system by a factory dealer. It seems to be a fairly common problem nowadays. Many people have told me the same problem with...

Car Stereos: car stereo, antenna wire, bare wire
antenna wire, bare wire, car stereo: Adrian, Usually when FM goes out, there is a bad connection with the aerial. Since you have replaced the radio and replugged in the antenna wire, we know it is not just loose. So, I would say there is a wear spot or a broken spot in your antenna wire....

Car Stereos: Deck doesn't hold memory, red hot wire, amp fuse
red hot wire, amp fuse, blown fuse: Hi Kevin, There s definitely a constant power wire present in the factory radio plug, represented by the yellow wire in the adapter harness. It should match up with a factory wire that s green with a yellow stripe. If the factory constant power wire...

Car Stereos: In dash video, double din head unit, factory radio
double din head unit, factory radio, gm vehicles: Hi Trisha, There s no reason why not. The dash opening is large enough to accommodate a double-DIN video unit, although you ll want to use a mounting kit to install it. You can also install a single-DIN, flip-out system with a motorized screen, but...

Car Stereos: 1999 jeep no spark, hey honey, lmao
Car Stereos: 1999 jeep no spark, hey honey, lmao

Car Stereos: 2004 Chevy Tahoe stereo wiring, wire colors, pin harness
Car Stereos: 2004 Chevy Tahoe stereo wiring, wire colors, pin harness, stock stereo

Car Stereos: Blown 2002 Jeep Liberty speaker, infinity speakers, stereo shop
Car Stereos: Blown 2002 Jeep Liberty speaker, infinity speakers, stereo shop, factory speakers

Car Stereos: After-market mp3+blue tooth for '05 Civic, avic, streaming audio
Car Stereos: After-market mp3+blue tooth for '05 Civic, avic, streaming audio, bluetooth

Car Stereos: smoke from sub:(, orion xtr, work horse
Car Stereos: smoke from sub:(, orion xtr, work horse, car audio

Car Stereos: wiring diagram, gm car, connector port
Car Stereos: wiring diagram, gm car, connector port, donor car

Car Stereos: factory cd player in 04 chevy Tahoe, chevy tahoe, factory cd
chevy tahoe, factory cd, cd player: My guess is that the cd mechanism is wore out, and possibly bent. When they stop operating properly, there is usually little that can be done to repair them. Sometimes, if it is just an error code or something, they can be cleaned, but when something physically...

Car Stereos: GMC Canyon 2 door Pick up aftermarket stereo installation HELP!, panasonic car audio, mp 3 player
panasonic car audio, mp 3 player, type mp: Hi Katrina, There s certainly nothing wrong with the Panasonic deck or Polk speakers you ve chosen. My only concern would be the USB input, and what devices you plan to use with it. The USB plugs on CD decks aren t compatible with all USB devices. For...

Car Stereos: Head unit, rear view camera, portable gps units
rear view camera, portable gps units, pioneer unit: Hi Jake, Adding a rear-view camera to your head unit is easy; Pioneer makes a pair of camera models designed for use with AV decks like yours. The model numbers are ND-BC2 and ND-BC20PA. Cameras from other manufacturers should be compatible as well; the...

Car Stereos: Ipod adapter options, oem interface, bose system
oem interface, bose system, acura tl: Hi Joy, There are a few different options for your vehicle. Several different manufacturers make iPod-direct OEM interface adapters that will work with your car. One of the less expensive models is in this link: http://www.logjamelectronics.com/blitzhonmlink1dmxv1.html...

Car Stereos: jammed cd, aftermarket radio, butter knife
aftermarket radio, butter knife, cd player: There is no clear cut answer for this problem. Normally, the mechanism gets wore alittle and gets loose. It doesn t take much for a cd to slip out of the groove and get stuck. I have had best results using a butter knife to stick in the slot and try and...

Car Stereos: jensen cd player, power speakers, q power
power speakers, q power, mono block: Justin, You do not think the hard hitting bass can cause the cd to skip? It can and usually does in lower end players. You have to get a nicer player that has skip memory and will make up for times when the cd skips. I would recommend any Alpine unit....

Car Stereos: kenwood 7202 amp, two subs, bridged mode
two subs, bridged mode, light flashes: Dave, I don t know if it s the cause of your problem, but if you have two subs connected to your amp in bridged mode, the impedance is probably too low for the amp. Your amp is rated for a minimum 4-ohm impedance when bridged. If your Kenwood subs are...

Car Stereos: After-market mp3+blue tooth for '05 Civic, alpine iva, double din head unit
alpine iva, double din head unit, civic hybrid: Certainly, it can be done. Replacing the head unit in a Civic Hybrid isn t significantly different than replacing the head unit in a standard Civic. The radio and accessories all work with the standard 12v system. You can replace your factory radio...

Car Stereos: after market stereos, panasonic stereo, buick century
panasonic stereo, buick century, wire harness: Hi, That s commonly called a wire harness , and you should be able to find it online, or order it directly from Panasonic. Try the site www.partstore.com first. If you know the model number of your stereo, you might be able to find the part there....

Car Stereos: mk3 golf right channel problem, active crossover, side speakers
active crossover, side speakers, spectrum signal: david, If the car is setup equal and you put your head in the middle of the car, both sides should sound the same loudness. If the right side is noticeably quieter, then I would recommend rewiring both sides of your door speakers. Rewiring front speakers...

Car Stereos: monsoon radio/cd/cassette 2003 jetta gls, radio cd cassette, factory radios
radio cd cassette, factory radios, car stereos: It is strange that it plays exactly 2 cds, then has error on third. With todays factory radios, it is hard telling what the exact cause is. I think your problem can be repaired. I would call a local electronics repair shop and see what they say. Most car...

Car Stereos: Need instructions on hooking system up to factory cd player, rca cables, rca outputs
rca cables, rca outputs, factory radio: Hi Grant, The main difference between the after-market head unit and your factory deck is that the factory radio doesn t have RCA outputs to provide a low-level signal to the amplifier. To get around this, you ll need a device called a line-out converter....

Car Stereos: do not have onstar, gmrc, door chimes
gmrc, door chimes, amazon: Hi Katrina, If you use the GMRC-01 harness in your link, the vehicle warning chime functions will be retained and the new radio will work like the factory one does (staying on after the key is off until you open the door, for example). The door chimes...

Car Stereos: Panasonic head unit, cd changer &, cd changer control, rca cables
cd changer control, rca cables, panasonic cq: Are you sure there isn t a third set of RCA plugs, on a pigtail that comes from the back of the deck? I wish I had the owner s manual, but I did look at an owner s manual of a deck that I think is comparable. That deck had two sets of RCA jacks (front and...

Car Stereos: PIONEER FH P404 STEREO, preset button, google
preset button, google, fh: Bill, Most radios require you to turn to the station that you want, then just hold the preset button you want for that station. Once the station has been set to memory, the sound will mute for a second. That should be it, just turn to another channel,...

Car Stereos: Pioneer head unit in a 2008 subaru impreza, pioneer unit, pioneer head unit
pioneer unit, pioneer head unit, pioneer avic: Hi Chris, Metra Electronics makes a double-DIN mounting kit for your vehicle that should work perfectly with the AVIC-F900BT. The model number of the kit is 95-8902. You ll also need the 40-SB10 antenna adapter and the 70-8901 wire harness. Using these...

Car Stereos: Pontaic Grand Am 2004, pontaic grand am, voltage fluctuations
pontaic grand am, voltage fluctuations, car starter: Hi John, I m assuming you mean the LEDs in the head unit. Is it normal that it d fail at the same time? Not necessarily normal , but it is possible. LEDs almost always die as a result of voltage fluctuations or cold solder joints, as they rarely get...

Car Stereos: Power, but no sound from aftermarket stereo., external amplifier, stock speakers
external amplifier, stock speakers, factory speakers: Hi Chris, There are three possibilities. First, your vehicle may be equipped with a factory amplifier. In this case, the amplifier needs to be activated when the after-market deck is turned on. Different vehicles have different methods for integrating...

Car Stereos: pioneer 3000ib, wiring connections, gf
wiring connections, gf, ricky: Ricky, just trade your girlfriend radios and be done with it. Seriously, your problem is a little tough. I would double check all wiring connections and be sure they are right and tight. After making sure they are good, the only other fixable problem is...

Car Stereos: pioneer fh-p404, radio size, gmc truck
radio size, gmc truck, factory radio: Hi Jerry, That unit would require some custom work to fit into a 1998 GMC full-size pickup. The factory radio size is 1.5 DIN, and the FH-P404 is a double-DIN. It would require cutting of the radio cavity and the front dash plate to make it work. You...

Car Stereos: power cable through the firewall, self tapping screw, wiring loom
self tapping screw, wiring loom, cable clamps: Hi Calvin, Unfortunately, I d need to have that car in front of me to find a good firewall access. I haven t worked on enough 90 s Corollas to remember how they re laid out. In general, if I m looking for a way through the firewall, I find out where...

Car Stereos: power but no sound!, auto repair technicians, light fuse
auto repair technicians, light fuse, new radio: Daniel, Apparently your neon experiment burned up more wires than just the fuse. Double check all fuses, and be sure they are all good. If the glovebox wire and stereo harness share the same ground, perhaps the ground wire has been dislodged. Make sure...

Car Stereos: Radio doesnt have sound, speaker wires, car stereo
speaker wires, car stereo, radio: Bryan, It sounds like there is some type of short somewhere in the speaker wires. Probably in the door that you open. Test it by opening another door. Does the sound come on? If not, then the short is in the original door, and must be found and fixed before...

Car Stereos: Radio doesnt have sound, speaker wire, grommet
speaker wire, grommet, easiest thing: Hi Bryan, If closing the door makes the stereo stop working, you probably have a short or a frayed wire in the grommet that connects the door wiring to the car. When it s closed, it shorts on metal, and the deck goes into protect mode. I d strongly...

Car Stereos: Radio has know sound!!!, bose system, cadillac deville
bose system, cadillac deville, original radio: Hi Charles, A Cadillac Deville would normally have used a separate factory amplifier to run the speakers. The amplifier is usually located in the trunk, under the liner on the right side. If the original radio was removed, it s possible that the factory...

Car Stereos: Rear speakers in the passenger and back door dose not work, rear speakers, pink wire
rear speakers, pink wire, factory radio: Hi Danny, The Tahoe is often equipped with a factory amplifier for the rear speakers. When you install a new head unit, you have to be sure to activate the factory amp turn-on wire. Make sure the blue wire in your adapter harness is connected to the...

Car Stereos: Replaced woofers, blown speakers, multimeter
blown speakers, multimeter, amplifier: Hi Michael, One of two things are going on here. Either the subwoofers that ve been put in place are shot (you can test this with a multimeter.. ensure that the connection across the wires being sent to the amplifier (WHILE DISCONNECTED FROM THE AMPLIFIER)...

Car Stereos: re-install, chrysler jeep dealer, jvc cd player
chrysler jeep dealer, jvc cd player, kenwood dealer: Hi Donna, Actually, this is the first I ve heard of a JVC CD player that uses an anti-theft code. I ve installed lots of JVC decks, but none used an anti-theft system. Is the CD player displaying an enter code or locked message, or is it just not...

Car Stereos: remote start wiring, saturn vue, remote start
saturn vue, remote start, color codes: Hi Brian, There are a couple of alarm manufacturers who make vehicle wiring information available on their web sites. You can get your van s wire color codes at: http://www.bulldogsecurity.com or http://techservices.audiovox.com (Free registration...

Car Stereos: removing a factory fitted radio from a 95 landrover discovery, landrover discovery, european cars
landrover discovery, european cars, stereo shop: Jan, Your car parts guy had the right idea. Sometimes, different manufacturers come out easier than others. Most European cars use the same little rods. The little rods pry little tabs out from the radio. Sometimes, you must push in a bit on the radio...

Car Stereos: replaced 93 Honda accord Car Radio, honda accord car, digital multimeter
honda accord car, digital multimeter, honda accord: Hi Ranier, Is the stereo model you re installing a factory Honda unit, or an after-market replacement? If after-market, what s the brand and model? I m doubtful that your problems are caused by an anti-theft system. All of the in-dash stereos I m familiar...

Car Stereos: Sony CDX GT310 Wiring, sony cdx, sony manual
sony cdx, sony manual, vw bora: Hi Chris, I have to say that I m not all that familiar with European vehicles and head unit wiring. From looking at your installation manual, it appears that the Sony unit comes with ISO-connectors for the power and speaker wiring. In the US, the included...

Car Stereos: Sony CDX GT310 Wiring, sony cdx, sony manual
sony cdx, sony manual, vw bora: Chris, I understand that you want to wire the aerial booster to the dark blue wire of the radio. Since this wire is a hot wire while the radio is on, many manufacturers loop them or put connectors on the end of them to keep them from touching a ground...

Car Stereos: No Sound, mercury sable, amp settings
mercury sable, amp settings, factory speakers: Friends don t let friends work on their radios (unless they are willing to make it right). Just kidding, I run into this all the time. I a have a couple suggestions for you. First, the wires coming out of the new amp must be spliced into the wires going...

Car Stereos: No Sound!!!, chevrolet aveo, stock radio
chevrolet aveo, stock radio, crazy thing: Your problem may be a short in the speaker wire that goes to the speaker in the door. If there is a short when the door is closed, it will keep the radio from functioning properly. Many times it would blow a fuse, but the short goes away when the door is...

Car Stereos: Sparatic FM, jeep grand charokee, antenna wire
jeep grand charokee, antenna wire, stock stereo: It sounds like a short or loose connection in your antenna wire. Your radio does not use the antenna for AM stations. The short could be where the wire attaches to the antenna, where the wire attaches to the radio, or at the point where the wire goes through...

Car Stereos: Static InSpeaker, channel amp, fround
channel amp, fround, ground wires: Although there are many things that may be causing this, I would start with your ground wires. It is very important to run big ground wires to the nearest ground point in the car. The shorter the ground, the less interference will be heard. After that,...

Car Stereos: smoke from sub:(, watts rms, rms power
watts rms, rms power, puff of smoke: Ryan, Your original amplifier link didn t work, so I didn t look closely at the amp you re using. However, for your latest question I did some researching and it looks like you have the Clarion APX2181, or something similar. I assume you re using the...

Car Stereos: speakers, load impedance, range speakers
load impedance, range speakers, car speakers: I wouldn t advise adding more than one set of tweeters, somewhere where they ll help your front sound stage. Tweeters set in the rear are just distractions from the sound stage (unless you re trying to improve the sound for rear seat passengers), and using...

Car Stereos: stereo, crysler voyager, fuse box
crysler voyager, fuse box, radio harness: Hi, I m sorry, but I don t have any experience with vehicles made for the UK or European market, nor do I have any resources for researching them. In a Chrysler mini-van made for the US, there would often be a factory amplifier. If you install an after-market...

Car Stereos: sub box is smoking:(, puff of smoke, bandpass box
puff of smoke, bandpass box, nieghbor: Hi Ryan, They re both likely right. You ve burnt the coil, but because it s bandpass, you can t hear how bad it s sounding as bandpass doesn t tend to hit very cleanly or accurately in the first place. You ll likely need to replace your subwoofer. ...

Car Stereos: What subs can i use with my amp?, alpine type x, signal to noise ratio
alpine type x, signal to noise ratio, amp power: Hi Colton, With an amp like that, you have lots of options for subwoofers.. almost everything. You can go too HIGH on resistance, you just can t go too low. So with a 1ohm amplifier, you can put 2 ohm, 4 ohm, 8 ohm, whatever. It s fine. You just can...

Car Stereos: subwoofer wiring, mtx amp, ohm subs
mtx amp, ohm subs, kicker l7: Hi CJ, The best way to wire the two subs is to wire each sub s voice coils in series, then wire the subs to the amp in parallel. This will result in a final impedance of 2 ohms at the amplifier. To do this, wire the (+) terminal of the amp to the (+)...

Car Stereos: subwoofer wiring, rubber grommet, inline fuse
rubber grommet, inline fuse, size hole: It sounds like you are on the right track. There is not a hole already in the firewall for your amp wire, so you will need to drill one. First, you need to find a rubber grommet that will fit snugly over your wire (more lose than tight). Determine what...

Car Stereos: subwoofers and amps, watts rms, ohm subs
watts rms, ohm subs, two subs: Actually, most amps that you look at will have different power ratings for different load impedances. Most 2-channel amps can operate with 4-ohm or 2-ohm loads in stereo mode, and they ll usually have different power ratings for each. For example, look at...

Car Stereos: uninstalling a car radio, kia sportage, factory radio
kia sportage, factory radio, car radio: Hi Nat, Metra Electronics makes a mounting kit for installing a new head unit in your Kia. The instruction manual for the kit includes detailed, illustrated instructions for taking the dash apart and removing the factory radio. Here s a link for the document;...

Car Stereos: VW stock radio/6 disc changer, volkswagen cd changer, stock radio
volkswagen cd changer, stock radio, radio 6: Hi Charley, You can replace the stock head unit, but unfortunately I don t know of any way to keep the separate 6-disk changer working with an after-market head unit. To my knowledge, there s no after-market head unit that s compatible with the Volkswagen...

Car Stereos: wiring diagram, lr brown, brown ant
lr brown, brown ant, lt blue: Harold, Sounds like a basket case. I would look for another one with wires and plugs intact. I did find a GM wiring diagram and will paste it below. I hope it has what you need. -Scott MEM ORANGE + PWR YELLOW + GND BLACK - ILL GRAY + DIM...

Car Stereos: wiring subs parallel, dual voice coils, kenwood kac 7202
dual voice coils, kenwood kac 7202, mb quart dwf 304: Hi Erik, My favorite vendor of amplifier wiring kits is www.knukonceptz.com. They are an online-only vendor, but they offer excellent quality wiring at very good prices. You have to be very cautious when purchasing amplifier wiring online, because many...

Car Stereos: wiring trouble, continuity tester, blown fuse
continuity tester, blown fuse, accessory power: Hi Tanner, The remote is the only wire that will activate your amplifier when you turn the deck on and off, but a second-best choice is to activate the amplifier with the key switch. You can do this by connecting the remote wire to the red accessory power...

Car Stereos: 05 grand prix, stock radio, gm vehicles
stock radio, gm vehicles, onstar: Hi Alexa, Unfortunately, they re telling you the truth. All recent GM vehicles (especially ONstar equipped ones), have all sorts of extra information that goes through the car stereo. This includes your door chime, seatbelt warnings, onstar data, etc....

Car Stereos: 1990 cadillac sedan deville, rear headrests, cadillac sedan deville
rear headrests, cadillac sedan deville, rear speakers: Hi Gary, Unfortunately, as far as I recall, you have to get at the speakers through the top, and the only way to get at them is to remove the rear headrests (there should be two screws holding them in place and then untucking the carpet mesh over the speakers....

Car Stereos: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee radio has no power., jeep grand cherokee, correct colours
jeep grand cherokee, correct colours, yellow wires: Hi Hector, Actually, the software acted weirdly, and I mis-clicked. I meant to click on answer this question , but their javascript autosubmitted the form when I clicked the homework button. It was completely unintentional, and I sent a message after...

Car Stereos: 2004 Cavalier, replacement interface, stock radio
replacement interface, stock radio, car deck: Hi Peter, In short, no, you don t NEED this item, but it s almost definitely worth having in the car. Without it, your car loses its door chimes, the ability to let you know when the doors are open, the low fuel notification warning, as well as other...

Car Stereos: 2005 Chevy Tahoe, chevy tahoe, power antenna
chevy tahoe, power antenna, antenna wire: Hi Jay, The remote wire that goes to the amp probably doesn t exist on the factory radio. You can tap into the power antenna wire if there is one, or the accessory wire. Unfortunately, the colour scheme on pretty much every vehicle and every year is...

Car Stereos: 2005 Chevy Tahoe, chevy tahoe, antenna wire
chevy tahoe, antenna wire, factory radio: Hi Jay, I m not entirely sure I understand your questions, but I ll try and respond. First, there is no antenna wire to your amp; the antenna wire comes from the antenna of the car and goes into the deck, so there should be no antenna hookup on the amp....

Car Stereos: Auto sterio of Honda civic 2001 doesn't play, honda civic 2001, honda civic
honda civic 2001, honda civic, sterio: Hi Priti, For what it s worth, if I picked up a car at a dealer 2 months ago, and the stereo stopped working so quickly, I d be going back to the dealer to yell at somebody. :) If it s ejecting the CD, it means it s not seeing it as a valid CD. Either...

Car Stereos: ac controls not illuminated..., stereo head unit, warning lights
stereo head unit, warning lights, cavalier: Hi John, It almost certainly sounds like during the installation process, some wires got crossed and/or disconnected. It s entirely possible that their connections were already weak and/or corroded, and this was just the final tap they needed to die. ...

Car Stereos: amp on protection, protection mode, power amp
protection mode, power amp, ur time: Hi Ray, An amp going into protection mode is almost certainly not due to too high of a gauge power wire. It means either the speakers it s hooked up to are busted, or the amp is shot. Get a multimeter, and test the the resistance across the wires you...

Car Stereos: amp settings, sony xplod, amp settings
sony xplod, amp settings, mid volume: Hi Nick, Do you have the subs hooked up in parallel or in series? If in parallel, 2 4ohm coils will produce 2ohm of impedance. If they re in series, you re looking at 8ohm. Either way should be fine with your amp since it s 1ohm stable. To properly...

Car Stereos: antenna motor, power antenna, aftermarket radio
power antenna, aftermarket radio, toyota truck: Hi Sami, If the aftermarket radio was just installed, and the antenna worked before with the factory deck, and the antenna never worked with the new deck, then it was almost certainly not installed correctly. Aftermarket decks usually have a power antenna...

Car Stereos: audio system turning itself off, radio cd cassette, connectivity issue
radio cd cassette, connectivity issue, 2000 buick lesabre: Hi Patricia, First off, I would suggest that if it s turning off on its own and making popping sounds, that you don t use it until the issue is rectified. It sounds like a bad wire or connectivity issue, and could result in a fire. I would even suggest...

Car Stereos: Car Stereo Compatibilites, rear deck lid, toyota corolla
rear deck lid, toyota corolla, car stereos: Hi Ben, The 94 Corolla s stereo holding space is a standard ISO DIN size. This means that just about any single DIN ISO stereo will fit in it. Almost every aftermarket single DIN deck on the market is ISO, so to make a long story short, the answer is:...

Car Stereos: cadillac sedan door removal, cadillac sedan deville, front doors
cadillac sedan deville, front doors, tweeters: Hi Jason, Yes, you ll need to remove the door panels to get the 5 1/4 out at least. The tweeters you might be able to get at without it. Unfortunately, I don t know the 94 Cadillac very well, so instructions on removing the panel is something I wouldn...

Car Stereos: No Display California Gold CG8800 car stereo, hyundai excel, rust free
hyundai excel, rust free, black lead: Hi Steve, If the cd eject motor is working, but nothing else is, that would suggest that there s a bad connection on the accessory wire. This wire is responsible for providing +12V to the deck when you turn the car on, or put it into accessory mode....

Car Stereos: 2004 Cavalier, diagnostic systems, cavy
Car Stereos: 2004 Cavalier, diagnostic systems, cavy, acura

Car Stereos: audio system turning itself off, buick le sabre, metal siding
Car Stereos: audio system turning itself off, buick le sabre, metal siding, best buy

Car Stereos: Radio, first three digits, fifteen seconds
Car Stereos: Radio, first three digits, fifteen seconds, three digit number

Car Stereos: wiring harness, car harness, bose sound
Car Stereos: wiring harness, car harness, bose sound, monsoons

Car Stereos: factory stereo i.d., dodge ram 2500, infinity factory
dodge ram 2500, infinity factory, infinity system: Hi Kyle, Usually, the Infinity system has Infinity written on the factory grille over the speakers. If not, your only other option is to look at the speakers themselves and see if there is a small amp hooked up to them. The speakers in the Infinity system...

Car Stereos: harness/wiring, chrysler seabring, factory radio
chrysler seabring, factory radio, speaker wires: Hi Hal, It d make sense to ensure you can get the speakers working before replacing the deck so you aren t left guessing as to what exactly the issue is. First, is all of the system factory at this point? Factory harness plugged into factory radio,...

Car Stereos: My honda passport 2001 6 cd changer is jammed, what do I do?, honda passport, stereo installer
honda passport, stereo installer, cd changer: Hi Nikki, They re probably just jammed. First, don t jam anything else in there to get them out. :) Jamming is pretty common in changers. Unfortunately, the next step if the eject button isn t working will be to pull the changer open and fetch the...

Car Stereos: infinity system to sony system, mitsubishi eclipses, infinity system
mitsubishi eclipses, infinity system, female rca: Hi Jordan, Buying a harness is the smartest thing you could have done; cutting wires makes a mess of everything and the wires are rarely labeled in the car, so finding out which wire does what is tough. Now, with the Infinity system, things get a little...

Car Stereos: How to install around Nissan/Clarion stock system, nissan 240sx, stock system
nissan 240sx, stock system, integration kit: Hi Chris, It depends on whether you want to keep the factory amplifier around or not. If you do not, then the best suggestion I would have would be to run fresh speaker wire from the deck to the speakers, and just bypass all of the aftermarket amplification....

Car Stereos: iPod in 96 Infinity, infinity i30, premium sound system
infinity i30, premium sound system, channel transmitters: Hi Gary, From what I can gather, there are no aftermarket kits you can use to put an iPod on your factory system. Your best bet is going to be an FM modulator. You may want to look into an FM transmitter that has a wire that clamps onto your factory antenna...

Car Stereos: Mach(Ford) radio repair, ford radio, radio repair
ford radio, radio repair, cd player: Hi Jason, If the display and buttons don t work, but the CD player and volume do, that d suggest that something inside the deck has gone bad, and would require pulling it open to find out what. It could be something as simple as a cold solder joint, but...

Car Stereos: After market car radio installation, car stereo store, mercury sable
car stereo store, mercury sable, factory radio: Hi Antonio, Without a DIN key, I wouldn t even know how to remove your stereo. You can use a universal DIN key which should be available at any car stereo store for $5 or so, though. As for the factory amp, I believe in that car it is mounted to the...

Car Stereos: Possibe dead short in 2002 Lincoln Navigator factory subwoofer, pep boys auto store, amp fuse
pep boys auto store, amp fuse, pep boys: Hi Robert, Unfortunately, the bad news is, yes, a short in a subwoofer can kill the deck. Especially if it s a factory deck, and any subwoofer amplification is done in the deck, or if it s a self-powered subwoofer. Many decks have a circuit fault interrupter...

Car Stereos: a question about what a fuse stands for, 2000 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier
2000 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier, fuse box: Hi Scott, Yes, you will most certainly need an amp to run it. You ll need to check your factory stereo to see if it has RCA pre-outs. If it does not, you ll need an amp that can do speaker level input and tap into the wires running to the speakers and...

Car Stereos: Radio, ac delco, model number
ac delco, model number, cars: Hi Bryan, To the best of my knowledge, each AC Delco deck has a different lock code. What you ll need to do is get the model number, and the code off of the front and back of the deck. Then, call a dealership that deals in the cars that the deck originally...

Car Stereos: Repalcing car amplifier, car amplifier, car audio system
car amplifier, car audio system, battery drain: Hi Carol, Sorry for the delay; I ve written a nice long answer to this question on a few different occasions, and the allexperts site has messed up in one way or another preventing me from sending it, so lets try this again. To start, having the fuse...

Car Stereos: removing face plate and install car radio, toyota 4runner, 4runners
toyota 4runner, 4runners, face plate: Hi Caleb, Unfortunately, my experience with 2000 4runners specifically is limited. Most newer Toyotas dashes are held together using only clips that can be removed, but up until about 1998, I know the 4 runner required removing most of the dash to get...

Car Stereos: Speaker box, chevy silverado, chevy tahoe
chevy silverado, chevy tahoe, two subs: Basically, with two subs with a divider, you d need double the space. There are plenty of websites on the Internet that will give you the dimensions you need to build the box -- I can t just throw numbers out to you because it depends on the type of wood...

Car Stereos: no sound from speakers only static, speaker wires, component type
speaker wires, component type, antenna: Hi Marcos, Yes I ve seen this before, but it was a car that had a factory amp in it, and the speaker wires weren t wired correctly. Unfortunately, beyond that, there s not much else I can tell you. I d suggest putting the factory harness back, and buying...

Car Stereos: stock cd/add amp, gm vehicle, rca cable
gm vehicle, rca cable, stock cd: Hi Chad, Whether or not you ll need more hardware and whether or not an aftermarket CD player would be better depends on your car and the quality of the factory system. There re various things that come into play including whether or not the factory...

Car Stereos: subwoofer wiring, watts rms, coil version
watts rms, coil version, voice coils: Hi Kevin, It depends on whether you have the 2ohm per coil or 4ohm per coil version of Kicker s L7 12s. If you have the 2ohm per coil version, you can get 2 ohms by running each coil in each sub in parallel, and then hooking up the subwoofers to the...

Car Stereos: Unlocking factory Toyota audio system, toyota land cruiser, toyota dealership
toyota land cruiser, toyota dealership, land cruiser: Hi Jean-Marc, Unfortunately, your only options on this one are to either to replace the stereo, or take your car s VIN #, as well as the model number off the front of the deck and call your local Toyota dealership. They should be able to get you your code....

Car Stereos: wireless modulator, high power, fm modulator, fm transmitters
fm modulator, fm transmitters, rca inputs: Hi Mike, It s usually a case of getting what you paid for. Most FM transmitters are in the $20-$60 range. The one the other guy had was likely a fair bit more expensive than that. Those types of transmitters with that kind of range are usually in the...

Car Stereos: wiring harness, monsoon system, butt connectors
monsoon system, butt connectors, connector2: I m assuming you re talking about putting an aftermarket deck into the car. What you ll need to buy is an aftermarket harness, which you will connect to the harness for the aftermarket deck (via either soldering or crimp connectors), and then the aftermarket...

Car Stereos: wiring speakers to amp, wiring speakers, rcas
wiring speakers, rcas, speaker wires: Hi Julie, Your options depend on how many speakers are in your car, and how many channels are on your amp. If your car has 4 speakers, and the amp has 4 channels, you run the RCAs off of the deck to the amp, and then each speaker goes to each channel...

Car Stereos: 1990 Accord radio static, alligator clips, karaoke system
alligator clips, karaoke system, speaker wires: Hi Eric, I would find something else I can use like an old stereo or an old karaoke system or something and connect it to each speaker s lead using alligator clips in the factory harness to see if there was still static. If there was, then I d get the...

Car Stereos: 1999pontiac grandprix, bose system, speaker wires
bose system, speaker wires, iwant: Hi Tony, The Bose system in your car likely uses a common ground for its speakers, and carries the speaker signal on wires that look like regular amplified speaker wires, but are actually pre-amps. You ll need a product like: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?i=127OEM2...

Car Stereos: 2002 chevy cavalier double din, 2002 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier
2002 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier, kenwood dpx302: Hi Nick. Yes, it will work. and yes you are going to need some parts, like an antenna adapter, a data bus interface and the installation kit. you can go to http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TdmkZ9Vo5bc/app/car/mycar.aspx they have everything you need...

Car Stereos: 2003 Trailblazer Radio, oem radios, oem radio
oem radios, oem radio, fm modulator: Hi Pete. If you are looking to change the radio just for the ipod function, you dont have to, there is several different companies that make ipod interfaces for OEM radios, you can get also a plug and play FM modulator for your ipod, this device transmits...

Car Stereos: 2005 envoy rear speakers, rear speakers, bose system
rear speakers, bose system, xuv: Hi Steven, So when you set the fader on the stereo to rear, and disconnect any headphones back there, there s no audio at all? Is it the factory deck, and does it have the Bose system? This introduces more possibilities, like amplifier problems. ...

Car Stereos: 92 DeVille, Aftermarket Sound System, cadillac repair, radio facility
cadillac repair, radio facility, aftermarket stereo: Thats a hell of an answer. ive worked on devilles before and never did encounter with that situation, but even then there is ways to get around it, ive never heard of systems like that on older cars like yours, i know that on newer cars like chevy implemented...

Car Stereos: 96 Infinity I30 Replacement Stereo?, infinity i30, premium sound system
infinity i30, premium sound system, roger clemens: Yea, I once had a Nissan that had a premium system in it, but it was only a slight offshoot of an I DIN, and I thought they were the same. As for the value of the Pioneer, I can t honestly answer that, as I have no experience with it. It s just the type...

Car Stereos: Amp in protection, inline fuse, protection mode
inline fuse, protection mode, hi john: Hi John, Protection mode is what amplifiers do to protect themselves from damage when they detect something is wrong in the circuitry. This is usually because a speaker it s been hooked up to is providing a lower resistance than the amp can safely handle,...

Car Stereos: Amp want turn off, chevy monte carlo, line switch
chevy monte carlo, line switch, fuse: Hi Phillip, This means you ve used a 12V constant wire as an accessory wire on the amp. Your options are to either move the remote wire from that wire onto an accessory wire (any where that loses 12V power when the car is off), or wire an in-line switch...

Car Stereos: Amplifier Cutting Out, awg wires, awg wire
awg wires, awg wire, channel amp: If it continues to cut out when the gain is down and it s not cranked, the likely scenario is that your amp is simply dead. If it s relatively new, I d imagine there might be some warranty coverage on that. The downside is that amplifier warranties are...

Car Stereos: amp hook-up, amp power, hot wire
amp power, hot wire, car battery: Hi Charles, Your amp power lead should go straight to your car battery (with some inline fuses in between). You need to make sure that the remote wire from the deck is in the remote turn on connection on the amp, or it will stay on even when the car...

Car Stereos: amp location, 2003 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier
2003 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier, sky is the limit: Hi Jimmy. Well it will depend on the size of the amp. if its small enough where you can mount it on the middle console. Of course almost everywhere you mount it outside the trunk we are talking about building custom, mounting surfaces. sky is the limit...

Car Stereos: Brake lights staying on, brake fluid reservoir, brake light switch
brake fluid reservoir, brake light switch, stereo section: Hi Dave, You seem to have posted this question in the wrong section; this is the car stereo section. :) That being said, the parking brake light staying on despite the lever and light being properly operational is usually a warning that you re low on...

Car Stereos: Cable cord for stereo, antenna cable, radio
antenna cable, radio: hi Chris. When u say aux cable cord, are you referring to the antenna cable?. if they ripped the antenna cable im afraid that your gonna have to replace it for a new one, you dont have to take it off completely you can just run a new one from the antenna...

Car Stereos: Car stereo, infinity radio, jeep cherokee
infinity radio, jeep cherokee, power antenna: Hi Dustin The power and speaker wires needed to connect the new radio are attached to the connector of the wire harness located inside the vehicles dash. i strongly recommend using an optional snap on wire harness that is specifically designed to snap...

Car Stereos: Car stereos, chevy cavalier, car stereos
chevy cavalier, car stereos, bus interface: Hi, First thing, you ll want to make sure you have the GM replacement data bus interface, as the factory deck provides some functionality you ll likely want to keep that you ll lose without it (door chime, light warnings, etc.) Beyond that, it s pretty...

Car Stereos: Choosing the right amp, monoblock amp, sony xplod
monoblock amp, sony xplod, watts rms: Hi Patrick, There isn t much more specific to go beyond my original post. Ideally you ll get a 2ohm stable class d monoblock amp supporting 5-800 watts of RMS power. Stay away from the cheap stuff. Good brands include: Phoenix Gold, Alpine, Clarion,...

Car Stereos: my car audio, car stereo system, cd rom drive
car stereo system, cd rom drive, speaker line: Hi Mevin, I m not sure what you mean by your computer s CD reader. If you want to hook your laptop up to your car stereo, that might be possible. If your car has an auxilliary input, you can plug into that with the speaker/line out on your laptop and...

Car Stereos: car radio, bmw m3, matching numbers
bmw m3, matching numbers, car radio: Hi Caroline. Best thing to do would be calling to the dealership, they can tell you more accurately and step by step how to do it. Im sry i couldn t help you much on this one, im sure ive done it in the past, its just too hard for me to remember exacly...

Car Stereos: car radios, fuse panels, toyota camry
fuse panels, toyota camry, car radios: Hi Ari, If I remember correctly, the 99 Camry has two fuse panels. One is by the driver s left knee underneath the steering wheel, and another is under a plastic cover on the driver s side of the engine compartment. The radio fuse should be in the one...

Car Stereos: choosing the right amp, sony xplod 1200 watt amp, sony xplod amp
sony xplod 1200 watt amp, sony xplod amp, impedance ohms: Ok not a problem, see an amplifier will do its max power at a certain impedance (ohms), there are 2channel amps and monoblocks (1 channel), Some 2 channel amplifiers are bridgable, when you bridge a 2 channel amplifier its called mono signal, when you...

Car Stereos: color coding, car stereo store, nissan frontier
car stereo store, nissan frontier, wireing harness: Hi Andrew, The colours you ve explained are the standard for aftermarket harnesses. Instead of cutting your factory wires, you ll want to buy an aftermarket stereo mating harness from your local electronics/car stereo store instead of cutting your factory...

Car Stereos: colour code for delco cassette stereo in 1995 buick le sabre, buick le sabre, dark greens
buick le sabre, dark greens, radio antenna: Hi Jay, If you re putting a factory deck into the factory car, the colours shoudly simply match up. In the case of extra wires off the deck, look around for cut wires/missing harnesses beyond that, since some cars have extra wires that don t go into the...

Car Stereos: Display works, sound doesn't!, channel amp, vw bug
channel amp, vw bug, dealer option: Hi Nick, I m thinking you just didn t notice when the gremlins ran off. They can be sneaky little buggers and have a strange ability to stay out of eyeshot. On the back of the deck, near where the harness clips in, check to see if there are any fuses....

Car Stereos: all dashboard lights off, dashboard lights, wire harnesses
dashboard lights, wire harnesses, fuse panel: Hi Dan, I don t know off-hand the dash wiring in the 95 Corolla, but the fuse panel should be by the driver s left knee when seated in the car. If you pull out the cover from the panel, it should be labelled. What I d figure happened is that you ve...

Car Stereos: display only turns on with headlights, no sound, wire harnesses, toyota corolla
wire harnesses, toyota corolla, pioneer cd: Hi Kevin, If it s only working when the lights are on some wires have definitely been crossed and hooked up wrong. I d suggest repairing the factory harness back to the way it was (by matching the colours back and putting it back together, and buying an...

Car Stereos: Frustrated w/ installing Pioneer!, 2002 chevy trailblazer, chevy trailblazer
2002 chevy trailblazer, chevy trailblazer, bose system: Hi Krissy, There are actually 2 different adapters for your car based on whether or not it has the Bose and/or Onstar system or not. If the harness you bought doesn t easily clip into the factory harness that went into the factory deck, you likely have...

Car Stereos: 2003 Trailblazer Radio, ipod, connector
Car Stereos: 2003 Trailblazer Radio, ipod, connector

Car Stereos: 2005 envoy rear speakers, rear speakers, fuse
Car Stereos: 2005 envoy rear speakers, rear speakers, fuse, amp

Car Stereos: colour code for delco cassette stereo in 1995 buick le sabre, resistance value, stripe color
Car Stereos: colour code for delco cassette stereo in 1995 buick le sabre, resistance value, stripe color, steering wheel

Car Stereos: all dashboard lights off, fuse box, foot pedals
Car Stereos: all dashboard lights off, fuse box, foot pedals, corolla

Car Stereos: factory Monsoon system on pontiac g6, grand prix gt, lot one
Car Stereos: factory Monsoon system on pontiac g6, grand prix gt, lot one, better luck

Car Stereos: Installing Amp on OEM HU on 2005 Silverado, truck security, luck dave
Car Stereos: Installing Amp on OEM HU on 2005 Silverado, truck security, luck dave, delema

Car Stereos: factory Monsoon system on pontiac g6, pontiac g6, monsoon sound system
pontiac g6, monsoon sound system, monsoon system: Ok Ryan, That system is driven by amplifiers, first thing u need to check is if the amps are turning on, but for that you need to have the dealership check them, unless u find a good car audio place where they can check them, it sounds like one of the amps...

Car Stereos: factory stereo, chevy malibu, factory stereo
chevy malibu, factory stereo, expert input: Hi Lori, The good news is, yes, you will almost definitely be able to use it. The bad news is, it ll probably cost you some money to make it so. You ll need to contact a local dealership with your car s VIN #, and the deck s model number (and possibly...

Car Stereos: GM wiring harness, gm bose, bose system
gm bose, bose system, boss radio: Hi Steve. Im afraid that radio wont work on your system, because a bose system will be run by amplifiers, so the deck is ussually Dead wich means no power its coming from it, if your pick up right now its not equipped with a bose system then the boss...

Car Stereos: Hi Ed, followup to Car Radio Question, retaining clips, car radio
retaining clips, car radio, release button: Hi Andrea. Please go here. http://xplodtest.kollins.com/files/manuals//CDX-GT210_Owners_Manual.pdf page #4 please. As far as i can see, to detach the front panel just push the release button and pull towards you, there is no fancy mannouvering...

Car Stereos: Hissing noise?, ground loop isolator, conventional speakers
ground loop isolator, conventional speakers, rear hatch: Hi Caleb. There are a few things ya need to check. First reinstall the factory radio and check for noise, if the noise persists, get an ohm metter and check the old speakers, some of those systems work on 2ohm so if you bought conventional speakers for...

Car Stereos: hi, woffers, model number
woffers, model number, amplifier: Hi Xavier. They will fit as long as you load them on the right enclosure for your car (not too big) since you dont have that much room on the trunk, as far as the amplifier i would need to know the specifications and model number on the subs. Regards....

Car Stereos: Infiniti Bose CD left track, cd decoder, personal preference
cd decoder, personal preference, track question: Hi George, The unfortunate part in this situation is replacing the deck for this particular deck won t look very factory unless you replace it with another Bose G35 deck. Beyond that, it s all about personal preference. I like Pioneer decks mostly because...

Car Stereos: Infinity factory amp compatibility, maximum input voltage, wattage output
maximum input voltage, wattage output, infinity factory: I wouldn t worry too much about wattage since the factory amps are generally only around 300 watts or so. Anything in that area or higher should be fine. Remember, if you get one that has MORE power, you can always just use the volume knob. :) As for...

Car Stereos: Installing Amp on OEM HU on 2005 Silverado, chevrolet silverado, fuse block
chevrolet silverado, fuse block, gm factory: No, there shouldn t be anything that needs to be reset. The most likely scenario is simple that you ve either not replaced a fuse in the right place, or blew one in the process of swapping them out. Some fuses don t look blown even when they are. Not...

Car Stereos: Installing head unit in Dodge Durango, sony head unit, dodge durango
sony head unit, dodge durango, hi adam: Hi Adam, Sound plays OK in radio but not CD/USB/iPod mode? That is the weirdest thing I ve ever heard in my entire life. :) Anyway, first thing to try is to check if your deck has a source level adjustment menu. Some decks have the ability to change...

Car Stereos: Installing new cd player, power antenna, alpine cd
power antenna, alpine cd, mp3 ipod: Hi Jason, The illumunation and power antenna lead are unnecessary if your car doesn t have a matching connection for them, and the deck should work without them connected. Just make sure they re capped off in some way so as not to short out with another...

Car Stereos: Installing a sub in a 04 malibu, level inputs, speaker level
level inputs, speaker level, speaker wire: Hi Chris, You need to buy a deck that has speaker level inputs , and then run regular speaker wire off of the wires going to the speakers in the car into the amp. It shouldn t draw too much juice from them, as it doesn t need the amplification, just the...

Car Stereos: Land Rover Discovery DVD, land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery
land rover discovery, 2004 land rover discovery, fm modulator: Hi Jon. Fm frequency on the dvd player s Fm modulator would be a good place to start looking, check if its on, and what station is set on, if its on, and you still cant get any audio, it might be a problem with the modulator, take the car back and have...

Car Stereos: I need a amplifier, mono amp, channel amp
mono amp, channel amp, sure what kind: Hi Brian, Because it s a 4ohm, 150RMS sub, your options are plenty. Almost any amp will do the trick. A class D mono block would be the best amp for you since it ll be a mono amp that only outputs 1 channel with a low frequency response, which will...

Car Stereos: Pioneer deck stops working after leaving lights on, best case scenario, wire harness
best case scenario, wire harness, fuse: Hi Marcel, The first thing I would do would be to reinstall the deck properly, which includes the accessory wire hooked up so the deck turns off (or *would* turn off, anyway) when the car is off. Then you can be sure that everything is in order and start...

Car Stereos: Power cuts off, alpine stereo, heat dissipation
alpine stereo, heat dissipation, watt amp: Hi Terry, It depends on what kind of shutoff it is. If it s a hard shutoff that basically says, OK, output has exceeded X watts, shut off now! then no, there s nothing you can do about it. However, if it s a thermal cutoff that s being hit as a result...

Car Stereos: my pioneer deh p3600wont play cds and i need help finding a part, ribbon cable, pioneer deh
ribbon cable, pioneer deh, best bet: Hi Ryan, Your best bet is to look on ebay and local websites for old busted decks (you d probably do well to post a looking for ad on craigslist). The likely scenario is that most (if not all) pioneer decks share that same part. People will likely be...

Car Stereos: pioneer super tuner 3, pioneer super tuner 3, decks
pioneer super tuner 3, decks, screen saver: Hi Jackie, The Super Tuner 3 is actually just a technology featured by many Pioneer decks, and not the actual tuner model. Pioneer has the manual online for its decks, so you might find what you want there. Alternatively, provide me with your deck s...

Car Stereos: Radio, position preferences, track radio
position preferences, track radio, power wires: Hi Salvador, There are two power wires that go into a radio (aside from ground.) One is (usually) yellow. It is the constant . There should be 12V on that stereo at all times, even when the car is off. This is the wire responsible for keeping your...

Car Stereos: RCA jacks, signal interference, level converter
signal interference, level converter, input option: Hi Derrick, If your amp doesn t have a speaker level input option, or if you don t want to use it, you can buy a high level converter such as: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=721&i=142SLC4&tp=2001 With this, you connect the...

Car Stereos: am radio noise, Ford, quality radios, grand marquis
quality radios, grand marquis, radio noise: Hi John, Static/whine in proportion to engine RPM is usually a result of ground looping. Unfortunately, fixing it can be very time consuming. If you re really serious about getting rid of the noise, try disconnecting the ground from the factory harness,...

Car Stereos: Speaker problem., rattling sound, resonant frequency
rattling sound, resonant frequency, broken pieces: Hi Nate, The issue is probably something of loose trim somewhere in the car, or near the speaker. It doesn t necessarily have to be bass that does it, as higher frequencies just might hit the resonant frequency of whatever it is that s loose or broken....

Car Stereos: Sub Install, enclosure volume, volume size
enclosure volume, volume size, bass series: Hi Ray, 8 subwoofers don t need much airspace. It also depends on the sub type, frequency response, and box type. For sealed, 8 would do well with right around 1 cu ft of airspace (per sub). You ll wanna make sure each sub has its own sealed airspace,...

Car Stereos: stereo stuff, stereo shop, wire harness
stereo shop, wire harness, antenna: Hi Heather, You will need to buy a wire harness, and possibly an antenna adapter, depending on your car make & model. Visit a local stereo shop and simply tell them you bought a new Pioneer deck, and your car s year make and model, and they should be able...

Car Stereos: sub in back of 05 GMC Envoy XL, gmc envoy xl, gmc envoy
gmc envoy xl, gmc envoy, bose system: Hi Steve. Ok did you check underneath the middle center console?. I believe thats where the subwoofer its located on those cars. Of course please understand it is hard for me to remember exacly every aspect of every car that i ve worked on, now if the subwoofer...

Car Stereos: subwoofers and amps, ohm subwoofer, 4 ohms
ohm subwoofer, 4 ohms, kicker s15l7: Hi Lori, 4 ohm and 2 ohm is just the impedance of the actual speaker coil in the subwoofer. There is no musical/volume difference between a 1000 watt 4ohm subwoofer vs a 1000 watt 2 ohm subwoofer. What it comes down to is how you intend to have them hooked...

Car Stereos: traffic pro for porsche, antenna adapters, antenna wire
antenna adapters, antenna wire, traffic pro: Hi Nick, Unfortunately, antenna wires are INCREDIBLY sensitive, and the slightest increase impedance in the wire will cause your radio reception to go down the drain. Generally, you want to replace any broken wires, and install antenna adapters for any...

Car Stereos: which wire goes where?, ford windstar, colours
ford windstar, colours, ford: I would strongly advise you spend the ~$10-15 and buy an aftermarket harness so you just match up the colours between the aftermarket harness and your new deck s harness, and then just clip them together. Don t try to cut your car s factory wires. Justi...

Car Stereos: wiring, gm factory, gm vehicles
gm factory, gm vehicles, power antenna: Hi, I m not personally familiar with the 2002 LeSabre factory radio. That said, there s a few options. If your car has a power antenna that goes up when the stereo is turned on (and doesn t go down in cd/tape mode), then you can tap into its wire which...

Car Stereos: XM Radio - receiver installation, honda pilot, honda dealership
honda pilot, honda dealership, receiver installation: Hi Len, In the Honda Pilot, various models had an XM tuner built in, which would require nothing more than an activation. That was NOT a standard option on the EX (but it was on the EX-L), so unless you specifically asked to have it added, and your bill...

Car Stereos: 07 Nissan Maxima Bose Hissing Noise, costumer care, bose system
costumer care, bose system, nissan maxima: Yes you can keep the factory radio, the only thing i would do its just bypass the factory amps and replace them for new aftermarket ones, you can also keep the stock speakers, and if you want add a 3rd amplifier and get a subwoofer, if you think factory sub...

Car Stereos: 1991 ford econline van stereo wiring, kenwood cd player, ford mercury
kenwood cd player, ford mercury, econline: Hi Ryan, The plug your van takes is a standard 1987-up Ford/Mercury harness. If that s not working, I d suggest the issue you re dealing with is likely the deck itself. Ensure the volume is up, the in-deck fuse(s) (if any) aren t blown, and it s tuned...

Car Stereos: 1991 ford econoline van stereo, no sound
no sound: Hi Ryan. Your van stereo system most likely has a premioum sound or a factory amplified system, so what you need to do is connect the blue/white wire from your radio to the blue/white wire on your aftermarket harness to turn on the factory amplifiers, your...

Car Stereos: 1992 toyota tercel stereo change PT2, 1992 toyota tercel, cheap portable cd player
1992 toyota tercel, cheap portable cd player, portable cd player: Soldering isn t tough at all; if you take a look on google, you ll probably be able to find some full video instructions on doing it, and making a clean connection. Basically, all you need to do is connect the wires, and then take a hot soldering iron, and...

Car Stereos: 1992 toyota tercel stereo change, fuse boxes, 1992 toyota tercel
fuse boxes, 1992 toyota tercel, crackling noise: Hi Kristina, No, it should say radio on the fuse. It will almost certainly be a 15A fuse. I *believe* it s in the fuse box inside the car, but I m not positive. As for the harness, you have to buy a harness specific for your car. You ll connect...

Car Stereos: 2000 tahoe custom center console, pioneer avic n3, double din head units
pioneer avic n3, double din head units, crutchfield: Hi Avi. There are kits available for your vehicle, that will hold the new radio when replacing the old radio. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-iJBepmgOPxA/app/car/mycar.aspx here is a link to the part that you need, that way ull have an idea on how it...

Car Stereos: 2004 dodge durango aftermarket stereo installation, chrysler factory, infinity system
chrysler factory, infinity system, factory integration: Hi Justin, If the deck isn t turning on or off by itself, that would suggest you don t have the 12V accessory wire hooked up correctly, and so the deck doesn t know when the car is in accessory/on and when it s off. Which means you probably didn t use...

Car Stereos: 2004 Nissan Xterra Stereo, 2004 nissan xterra, nissan xterra
2004 nissan xterra, nissan xterra, fuse panel: Hi Mark, Your issue is more than likely in fact a fuse. When you pull the panel off of the fuse panel, flip it over and look at it, it should tell you which fuse does what. Find the radio fuse, pull it out, and check it. If it keeps popping after you...

Car Stereos: 2005 3.4 Impala radio DIC, stock radio, radio interface
stock radio, radio interface, center settings: Hi HornSmoke?. As far as i know, there is nothing available yet, if you take the factory radio out and change it for a regular aftermarket, you will lose all those functions, the GM harness adapter that you bought its only to retain the door chimes. i personally...

Car Stereos: 2005 Envoy SLT Subwoofers, watt amplifier, gm vehicles
watt amplifier, gm vehicles, level inputs: Hi Edgar, If the only inputs your amplifier has are the RCA type (like the ones that go to your TV), then you need to buy a high to low input signal converter, as running the wires straight from your deck to your amp like that won t work and the sound will...

Car Stereos: 6 disk CD changer, mercury cougar, disk error
mercury cougar, disk error, cd changers: Hi Kayie, The problem with CD changers is they are very finicky and are prone to giving up after a while. If there are any discs stuck in it, try opening it, (or having someone who knows what they re doing open it), and removing them, cleaning any moving...

Car Stereos: 95 jeep wrangler speakers, rear pillar, plastic runners
rear pillar, plastic runners, jeep wrangler: Hi Brad, There should be 4 rear pillar speakers in your car. If there aren t, then you can simply run regular speaker wire from the back of your deck to where you want to put new speakers. You can choose to make it pretty and run them under the plastic...

Car Stereos: 99 hyundai excel hatch, stock speakers, speaker holes
stock speakers, speaker holes, hyundai excel: Hi Michael, The front door speakers are 6 , and if your car has rear deck speakers, they should be 5.25 . You might have to do some drilling to make aftermarket speakers fit since the speaker holes might not line up, but it shouldn t be too tough. Good...

Car Stereos: Alpine 9852, rca output, alpine 9852
rca output, alpine 9852, subwoofer output: Hi, First, make sure you go through the settings and menus for the deck itself, as many decks have the ability to turn on an off the subwoofer pre-out, as well as control their output level. Also, if you re using a rear or front RCA output instead of...

Car Stereos: accessory and constant, car stereos, chrysler 300
car stereos, chrysler 300, constant power: Hi Joe, You ll have to simply locate the accessory wires and hook them up -- if you used an aftermarket harness, this should be simple as it will be labelled. If you didn t, you should put back the old harness and get an aftermarket harness. ;) It will...

Car Stereos: amp and subwoofer, max ratings, wattage
max ratings, wattage, rms: Hi Pogi, The wattage on amps and subwoofers today are not really fair numbers, since they do all sorts of things to bend those numbers and they re max ratings anyway, not actual RMS. That said, yes, it certainly is possible to blow a subwoofer with...

Car Stereos: BMW328 stereo malfunction, constant power, car radio
constant power, car radio, corroded: Hi Ana, It sounds like you ve got a loose/corroded power or ground wire to your system. What s happening is as long as the connection stays, it will work, behave as it s supposed to, etc. As soon as it loses it, it turns off. Then, when it comes...

Car Stereos: bose car stereo system, car stereo system, laser cleaning
car stereo system, laser cleaning, laser cd: Hi Jill, If you ve tried cleaning discs and a laser cleaning disc, your only options remaining are to pull the deck open and gently clean the laser with a q-tip and a VERY SMALL amount of rubbing alcohol. Allow it to dry itself (don t use anything to dry...

Car Stereos: Car Stereo, hyundai sonata, oem system
hyundai sonata, oem system, hi mike: Hi Mike, Whether or not the light can be replaced depends on whether or not its an LED or just a bulb. If it s an LED, it s unlikely it can be easily replaced. If it s a bulb, then you can probably just put a new one in, but either way, it s going to...

Car Stereos: CUT OFF!!!, ford escort wagon, car stereo equipment
ford escort wagon, car stereo equipment, fuse panels: Hi Corey, If the other deck you tried doesn t even turn on, I d say it s definitely a fuse somewhere. Perhaps you replaced the incorrect one, or the car has improperly or poorly labelled them. It s also possible that there is more than one fuse for...

Car Stereos: car amplifiers, car amplifiers, fool proof
car amplifiers, fool proof, heat sinks: Hi Philip, Almost 100% of amplifier failure happens due to overheating. Whether it be being installed in places that are too poorly ventilated, or simply being overused. Most amplifiers don t have any active cooling (only passive heat sinks), and cannot...

Car Stereos: car speakers, cardboard material, factory speakers
cardboard material, factory speakers, baby shampoo: Hi Rita. I understand how you feel, i personally take out the speakers when i tint the back window, its innevitable to not get any water on the seats and back deck, so i always try to cover them or remove them, tho i use baby shampoo and i know it wont...

Car Stereos: car stereo wont come back on, aftermarket stereo, stereo shop
aftermarket stereo, stereo shop, wire connections: Hi Melissa. If it has shut off, and not even a backlight or clock will come back, there s one of 3 things that ve likely happened. 1) Fuses. You may have checked them, but there might be more, and you may have checked the wrong ones. Check under the...

Car Stereos: Diconnect alarm, stereo section, alarm starter
stereo section, alarm starter, car stereo: Hi Brenda, I think you have the wrong section; this is the car stereo section. Regardless, when cars have thse remote systems, you generally can t disable the alarm without the remote. Without it, you ll have to go to the dealer and have them sell you...

Car Stereos: dual coil 4 ohm kicker l7 no sound, dual voice coil, watts rms
dual voice coil, watts rms, kenwood kac: Hi John. I made a little drawing for you on ms paint http://i25.tinypic.com/2uji7av.jpg thats the link, you need to wire that sub in parallel to get a 2 ohm load going to the amp, that way your amp will do the 500 watts RMS hope this helps. ...

Car Stereos: Engine noise and whine thru speakers, gauge wires, scion xb
gauge wires, scion xb, mounting bolt: Hi Jason, Some vehicles are worse than others for ground looping. Look around online for ground kits . Some companies sell them for specific models of vehicles. They re basically precut heavy gauge wires that you install in various areas to make the...

Car Stereos: 07 Nissan Maxima Bose Hissing Noise, exact experience, factory radio
Car Stereos: 07 Nissan Maxima Bose Hissing Noise, exact experience, factory radio, informational data

Car Stereos: 2004 dodge durango aftermarket stereo installation, votage, harnas
Car Stereos: 2004 dodge durango aftermarket stereo installation, votage, harnas, climate control

Car Stereos: 2004 Nissan Xterra Stereo, fuse box, amp
Car Stereos: 2004 Nissan Xterra Stereo, fuse box, amp

Car Stereos: Honda 2006 Accord 6 CD changer player Error E, honda cr v, code signal
Car Stereos: Honda 2006 Accord 6 CD changer player Error E, honda cr v, code signal, battery terminal

Car Stereos: Stereo, bare metal, fire wall
Car Stereos: Stereo, bare metal, fire wall, bolts

Car Stereos: no sound from my speakers!!, bmw 318i, woofer
Car Stereos: no sound from my speakers!!, bmw 318i, woofer, fuse

Car Stereos: finding the right amp, voice coil diameter, voice coils
voice coil diameter, voice coils, cerwin vega: Hi Brian just get any amp that will do that kind of power at 1ohm, maybe you will have to get more then one amp. and run each one to each coil or get amps that have the option to be strapped togheter, just stay away from walmart brands, look online for...

Car Stereos: Honda 2006 Accord 6 CD changer player Error E, honda dealership, player error
honda dealership, player error, glove compartment: Hi, As I understand it, error E means that the deck is looking for its unlock code and didn t get it for a number of retries, so it locked you out. You should be able to pull the radio fuse out, wait 30 seconds, and then put it back in, and the deck...

Car Stereos: hooking up a after market radio, factory radio, market radio
factory radio, market radio, crutchfield: Hi Antisus, You need an aftermarket product to hook your car up to the sound in the factory amp to keep your system working correctly as the speakers currently use a common ground, which is a fair bit of work to bypass without it. An example of the product...

Car Stereos: Installing aftermarket audio parts., stock speakers, gm factory
stock speakers, gm factory, factory integration: Hi Nolan, First off, you should be able to fit the 6.5 in the front, and the 6x9s in the back, but without a template/bracket, you might have to do a little bit of work to get them in. The factory ones are likely clipped in, and the new ones might need...

Car Stereos: Installing a new stereo into my Trailblazer, great falls montana, audible warnings
great falls montana, audible warnings, best bet: If you re that far out, your best bet is to buy the hardware online. http://www.crutchfield.com/ Tell it your year, make model, and your options (and make sure you get it right because it s important), and then it should tell you the hardware you need...

Car Stereos: Installing subwoofers in 1994 Toyota Corolla, toyota corolla, subwoofer enclosure
toyota corolla, subwoofer enclosure, stiffening capacitor: Hi Troy, There s a few ways to deal with this. First is to just install the system. Turn it to the way you like, and see if it puts a strain on the system. If it does, you ll see the lights dim, and the car might even sputter a little if it s bad enough....

Car Stereos: install, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee
jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee, best bet: Hi Willy, First and foremost, check the radio fuse in the panel to make sure it didn t get fried in the process. Second, make sure the connections are clean to the harness. Specifically the ground. Another thing to try is to ground the deck out on...

Car Stereos: JVC KD-G700 HEAD UNIT, ebay radio
ebay radio: Hi Bill. Unit seems to be ready to be reinstalled, apparently you got all you need to do it, wire harness is there and also the cage is there so, i dont see why it shouldnt work, if installed properly. As long as you know the unit has no defects and you...

Car Stereos: New Speakers in Avalance, avalance, tweeters
avalance, tweeters, tweeter: Hi Kurt, If you bought speakers that have the tweeters connected, you can simply leave the other tweeters disconnected. As for soldering, you will make a cleaner connection that is less likely to come loose with a good solder joint, but it isn t necessary....

Car Stereos: pioneer cd/ car radio, antenna cable, cb radio
antenna cable, cb radio, stereo installer: Hi, It sounds like a wire has been snapped or broken by the sounds of it. A wire with a little arrow on it is usually ground and needs to connect the ground of the vehicle to the deck. At this point, though, you ll likely want to take the car into a car...

Car Stereos: problems with audi bose system, bose system, audio buttons
bose system, audio buttons, audi a6: Hi Colleen, If the lights in the deck stay on when you turn the car off, but the deck itself doesn t work, it sounds like it s fried itself. Your best bet is to see if you can find a direct replacement for it at a wrecker or something, as Audi will charge...

Car Stereos: Radio, sony cd player, some stations
sony cd player, some stations, decks: Hi John, Opinions on decks is usually just that -- opinion. You ll find people who swear by them, and people who hate them. My experience with Alpine units are that they re simply alright. Nothing special, but not crap either. They seem to work alright....

Car Stereos: AM Radio Static, gmc envoy, abs sensor
gmc envoy, abs sensor, fm reception: Hi Rick, Congratulations, in all my years, that is possibly the weirdest thing I ve ever heard. :) That said, I m not entirely sure there s much you can do about it since the likely scenario is some interference coming from either your abs sensor or...

Car Stereos: radio stopped working 2000 Sable, antenna wire, ussually
antenna wire, ussually, power source: Hi Pete. Did you check the antenna is connected to the radio?. have you had some one work on the car where the radio had to be taken out?. ussually in cases like that, the tuner inside the radio, goes out, so check for that, check the antenna wire is still...

Car Stereos: Stereo, rpms increase, dodge dakota
rpms increase, dodge dakota, chassis: Hi Kyle. Try Running the Rca wires on one side of the vehicle and the power wire on the other side also check the ground these are the common causes for that problem. if you got the ground from the chassis using a screw make sure you peel off all the paint...

Car Stereos: Subwoofers Troublshoot, power fuse, watt amp
power fuse, watt amp, bridged mode: Hi Greg, If the amp is on and the red light is coming on, the most likely scenario is that the amp has died or has gone into protect mode. Disconnect all speakers from it and then reconnect only one on one channel in non-bridged mode. If the sound comes...

Car Stereos: no sound from my speakers!!, factory wiring harness, internal amplifier
factory wiring harness, internal amplifier, factory speakers: Hi Ashley, It is very uncommon for factory systems without amplifiers to share a common ground, so if you d simply misplaced one ground with a speaker ground, not only would the deck not turn on, but there would only be ONE speaker that wouldn t work, as...

Car Stereos: no sound from my speakers!!, stock speakers, car speakers
stock speakers, car speakers, little music: Hi Ashley. Ok let me see if i get this right. You just installed a hu on your car (hoping you used the specific wiring harness for your car and you didnt cut any wires from the factory harness). and now the speakers are not working. But you know they...

Car Stereos: speakers in 2001 monte carlo, rear speakers, dash panel
rear speakers, dash panel, monte carlo: Hi Annette, If I remember these cars correctly, the grill does come off, but unfortunately, it doesn t provide enough access to get at the screws that hold the speakers in place. There might be a section of the door panel you can remove instead of the...

Car Stereos: speakers don't work, factory six, factory integration
factory six, factory integration, speaker wiring: Hi James, It looks like your system has one of those auto set buttons on the front of the factory deck, which means you need a factory integration harness to make it work. An example of that product is: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?i=142C4FDK6...

Car Stereos: static on front speakers only, crackling noise, factory speakers
crackling noise, factory speakers, rear speakers: Hi Jim, Are the front speakers hooked up to the amplifier? If so, it s likely the source of your issue, as there s probably another loose wire somewhere. If not, check the connections on the back of the deck going to the speakers. If they re doing...

Car Stereos: sub box, dodge 1500, box dimension
dodge 1500, box dimension, google: Hi Tabitha, You need to get the specs on the subwoofers, as different subwoofers require different amounts of airspace based on brand/power/etc. Some general rules to follow are: - Don t skimp on space, give them at least as much as they require....

Car Stereos: turn signals wont work, stock stereo, pioneer stereo
stock stereo, pioneer stereo, monsoon system: Hi, I believe the Monsoon system has a subwoofer in the back, and the Onstar you d know since it requires a subscription for use and would have an onstar button in your car on the dash or near the top of the windshield where the cabin light is. These...

Car Stereos: WIRING SCHEME FOR RADIO IN 2000 RAM PU, wiring scheme, e power
wiring scheme, e power, world of pain: Hi Robert, Instead of cutting and matching up wires, it would be ideal to just buy an aftermarket harness. They only cost ~$15-20, and will save you a world of pain. With an aftermarket harness, you can just join the like-coloured wires together, and...

Car Stereos: Wiring a after market head unit into a grand am, wire colors, pontiac grand am
wire colors, pontiac grand am, matching colours: Hi Brian, Instead of going through the trial and error of trying to match colours, leave the factory harness in the car, and buy an aftermarket wiring harness for the new deck. You can get it at any car stereo shop, and it will make life infinitely easier...

Car Stereos: 1992 Cadillac Seville, cadillac seville, 1992 cadillac seville
cadillac seville, 1992 cadillac seville, bose systems: Hi Zach, No you can t just hook the new stuff up to your old system -- you wouldn t want to anyway -- the new stuff is way more powerful than anything the factory bose can do. What you ll want to do depends on whether or not the amplifier has speaker...

Car Stereos: 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, jeep grand cherokee, rubber grommet
jeep grand cherokee, rubber grommet, unused hole: Hi Brenden, You re definitely right to want to put it through the cab -- under the vehicle, especially on a 4-wheel drive wouldn t be a good idea. Get underneath the truck, and look around where the driver sits. You should find a hole (possibly with...

Car Stereos: 1999 Grand Caravan stereo, dodge grand caravan, infinity system
dodge grand caravan, infinity system, grand caravan: Hi Jon, I m not 100% sure, but I believe the factory amplifier on your vehicle is behind the glove compartment fastened to the firewall. Replacing it isn t overly difficult, since it s all clips that plug into it. You should be able to buy a new one (you...

Car Stereos: 2 Amp 2 Speaker Configuration, triumph spitfire, kenwoods
triumph spitfire, kenwoods, speaker configuration: Hi Tom, It s just a standard amp install you need to do. Mount the amp somewhere inconspicuous, (or conspicuous, if you prefer. :)), buy an amp kit and run the power wire to the amplifier, ground it with 18 of ground wire grounded to bare sanded, unpainted,...

Car Stereos: 2001 Chrysler Sebring w/ Infinity premium sound system, chrysler sebring convertible, chrysler sebring
chrysler sebring convertible, chrysler sebring, premium sound system: Hi Jim, In looking through various documentation for stereo removal instructions specific to your car, I came across lots of information regarding the exact problem you re having. From what I can tell, there are no known fixes, and many Chrysler customers...

Car Stereos: 2002 Jeep Liberty w/Infinity 6 speaker premium sound system., tweeter components, alpine speakers
tweeter components, alpine speakers, premium sound system: Hello James. (888)-584-5678 its the electronic lane phone #, Infinity distribuitor. Also, there is no direct replacement for the dash tweeter your factory tweeter size does not match any aftermarket size exacly, This is what you need to do, take the...

Car Stereos: 2008 grand cherokee sterio problem, grand cherokee, turn on the radio
grand cherokee, turn on the radio, sterio: Hi Karen, It sounds like the system has locked solid. Usually when you take the key out it should fix itself. If it doesn t, though, you ll have to disconnect the power from your car s battery, wait 30 seconds, and try again. It will lose all of your...

Car Stereos: Aftermarket Stereo Installation, jeep grand cherokee, power hookups
jeep grand cherokee, power hookups, installation question: Hi Jim, The blue wire coming off of the deck won t be used unless you re putting an aftermarket amp in the car. You can safely ignore it. If it s not powering up sometimes, you ve likely got a loose connection somewhere. You can ground simply to the...

Car Stereos: Aftermarket stereo installation in 2003 Alero, sorry for the confusion, stereo installation
sorry for the confusion, stereo installation, accesory: Hi David. Sorry for the confusion, whenever i sent you, this is a duplicate question message i meant that i ve answered this question in the past, you can look trough my previous answered questions and find your answer. Yes there is something that...

Car Stereos: adding amp to stock radio, stock radio, siverado
stock radio, siverado, converter kit: Hi Charlie, If you re adding an amp and keeping the factory deck, you shouldn t require anything special. All you ll need is the deck unlock code (which you should have received when you bought the truck) to unlock the deck when you disconnect the battery...

Car Stereos: aftermarket stereo wiring, stereo wiring, wiring harness
stereo wiring, wiring harness, chev: Hi Bryan, The issue you re having would simply be a case of either a connection not having been made properly, or a crossed wire somewhere. Another possibility is that a power line touched the chassis or a ground wire during install and popped the circuit....

Car Stereos: alternator whine, engine whine, electrical wire
engine whine, electrical wire, speaker wire: Hi Jay, Engine whine from your speakers even when the radio is off is probably due to an electrical wire which contains a large amount of electricity running through it running too close to the speaker wire. If you had no issues before replacing the...

Car Stereos: audio wiring, radio wiring, factory radio
radio wiring, factory radio, leigh park: Hi Leigh, Park means the parking lights. You ll probably find that when you turn on the lights in the car, the factory deck will dim a litle bit. That s what it does. If you re putting in an aftermarket deck, you can hook it up to the dimmer hookup,...

Car Stereos: aurora car stereo has no power, fuse panel, 9 times out of 10
fuse panel, 9 times out of 10, steering column: Hi Tom, Check the fuses again. With a multi-meter. 9 times out of 10, thats your issue. Aswell, some cars have 1 fuse panel. One in or around the steering column, and one under the hood. Make sure you check both. After that, check the wiring into...

Car Stereos: Car stereo doesn't work all of the time, electrical fire, safety purposes
electrical fire, safety purposes, car stereo: Hi Linda, It sounds like you have an issues that s best suited for a mechanic. Specifically because the mirrors are acting up at the same time. You could have a small short or a bad wire connection that s making contact when it heats up and expands. ...

Car Stereos: CD Jammed KDC Mp428, kenwood cd player, best bet
kenwood cd player, best bet, bad music: Hi Chris, No, unfortunately,there is no easy way to get it out. Your best bet is to remove the player, take it inside, pull it open, and remove the CD by hand. Find a blank CD or a CD containing really really bad music (I use country music) to test...

Car Stereos: CD Player Malfunction, 2005 pontiac g6, pontiac g6
2005 pontiac g6, pontiac g6, janice smith: Hi Janice, Unfortunately, that s likely to be your only option. Remove the deck from the car, disconnect everything, and take it inside. There s usually a few screws on the top holding the panel on the deck. From there, it s held with friction. Then,...

Car Stereos: Cd player, chevy impala, speaker outputs
chevy impala, speaker outputs, car audio store: Hi Josh. There is 2 ways to do this. Some amplifiers have a wire harness thats called High Input you can connect these wires to the speaker outputs on the radio or grab them from the actuall speakers. or you can buy an aftermarket High Low Converter...

Car Stereos: car speakers, audi a6 quattro, alpine usa
audi a6 quattro, alpine usa, factory speakers: Hi Peter, Those speakers should fit in your car, but be warned: you re looking at some work to get them in. The factory speakers are not quite the right size, and you ll have to do some drilling & fabricating to make them fit. That said, these are the...

Car Stereos: car stereo, honda civic hybrid, radio section
honda civic hybrid, radio section, honda civic: Hi Ray. if you look tru your owner s manual look for the radio section, it should come with instructions on how inpu the code, as for the code itself it should be on a little loose card somewhere, or on the same owners manual, under the radio section....

Car Stereos: car stereo, aftermarket stereo, rear speakers
aftermarket stereo, rear speakers, impedance: Hi Ernest, Protect means the deck has detected something wrong with a connection and is disabling itself from running to prevent damage. Make sure that the speakers that are still hooked up are in good working order (test their leads to make sure they...

Car Stereos: How to Find Power Source for Wiring?, inline fuse, using a multimeter
inline fuse, using a multimeter, fuse box: Hi Brad, For the actual power, I d suggest running a fresh power wire off of the battery with an inline fuse in the engine compartment, and another inline fuse somewhere behind the dash. Fuse it a 15A. For ground, I d ground it out directly on the chassis...

Car Stereos: 2002 Jeep Liberty w/Infinity 6 speaker premium sound system., alpine amp, channel amplifier
Car Stereos: 2002 Jeep Liberty w/Infinity 6 speaker premium sound system., alpine amp, channel amplifier, infinity sound

Car Stereos: Aftermarket Stereo Installation, power antenna, antenna wire
Car Stereos: Aftermarket Stereo Installation, power antenna, antenna wire, jeeps

Car Stereos: aftermarket stereo wiring, door chimes, best buy
Car Stereos: aftermarket stereo wiring, door chimes, best buy, onstar

Car Stereos: no sound coming out of any speaker
Car Stereos: no sound coming out of any speaker

Car Stereos: factory amplifier location, premium sound system, boss system
premium sound system, boss system, question factory: -On some they are located inside the rear side panel where the subwoofer its located, it should be mounted on the speaker itself or right next to it. -Yes you can replace it for an aftermarket, but if you do this you might have to change the sub and/or...

Car Stereos: Hissing Noise With Monsoon System Aftermarket Headunit Replaced, speaker sound system, monsoon system
speaker sound system, monsoon system, eclipse avn2210p: Hi Dimitrios. Im sorry but i gotta tell u this, please stay away from Circuit City, its a little hard for me to diagnose problems like these over the internet it can be as small as a lose or bad ground to a defective head unit. I dont really think thats...

Car Stereos: Hyundai aftermarket shut off, new one wont power up, aftermarket radio, fuse box
aftermarket radio, fuse box, radio power: Hi Jonathon, The radio power button lighting up would suggest that your 12V constant is working, but your 12V accessory is not. To test that, try connecting the 12V switched and 12V constant to the current 12V constant. If the decks works like that, you...

Car Stereos: know nothing of sound sytems!!, sound sytems, best buy
sound sytems, best buy, audio displays: Well Alex. Depends a lot on your budget, music preferences, and type of vehicle you drive. I cant recommend any brands since i dont have this info, but my advice to you would be, go to several car audio shops, compare prices, check for prices online, also...

Car Stereos: Lanzar MAXP124D wirind specs., dual voice coils, first coil
dual voice coils, first coil, negative terminal: Hi Corey, The two sets of terminals per coil are simply there for ease of installation, and connect to the same place, so for the purpose of my explanation, I m going to only reference one set of terminals per coil. The best way to hook up your amplifier...

Car Stereos: Memory cable for 1998 rav4, mp3 cd player, panasonic cq
mp3 cd player, panasonic cq, toyota rav4: Hi, There is no such thing as a memory cable. There is simply a 12V constant wire which provides 12V of electricity to the deck at all times -- even when the car is off. With that, the deck is able to store its settings and never lose them. If you...

Car Stereos: MP3 CD stereo compatibility, stock stereo, mp3 formats
stock stereo, mp3 formats, dodge charger: Hi Sarah. It would depend on what kind of sound system your car has but almost all new cars have this capability, if it doesnt there is no way to make it play CD s on MP3 format. You can buy/get blank cds at any electronic store (even at wal-mart) MP3...

Car Stereos: nissan maxima bose cd player, 2004 nissan maxima, nissan maxima
2004 nissan maxima, nissan maxima, bose stereo: Hi Kimberly, Stuck CDs in CD changers is all too common -- you d think they d have figured it out by now. That said, you might have to remove the stereo from the car completely (it s not too tough, a few screws and clips -- you should be able to find...

Car Stereos: Power antenna for an 89 Chrysler, chrysler lebaron, 1989 chrysler lebaron
chrysler lebaron, 1989 chrysler lebaron, antenna assembly: Hi Ed, It sounds to me like you ve got two wires crossed. The likely scenario are two output wires on a relay. When set one way, it s off, when set the other, it s on. They ve been crossed. Look for wires that are maybe mismatched where you rejoined....

Car Stereos: Power Wire, steering linkage, power wires
steering linkage, power wires, rcas: I d suggest then running it alongside the fender and then along the firewall, and down near where the steering linkage passes through the firewall. Look around that area, and you should find some premade holes in the firewall (they use the same chassis on...

Car Stereos: How much power do I need?, 100w speakers, channel amp
100w speakers, channel amp, cone size: Hi John, Most of your questions are mostly a case of personal opinion. First and foremost, whether or not a speaker needs an amp is usually a better decision to make based on the speaker s cone size. Smaller speakers (say = 5 1/4 ) are acceptable...

Car Stereos: problem with ground loop, brake sound in speaker, ground loop isolator, ground loop problems
ground loop isolator, ground loop problems, kicker amp: Hi JP, Ground loop problems are some of the toughest to solve. If you re getting pop sounds from using your brakes, it would suggest to me that perhaps the wire that powers the electricty going to your brake lights has a bad ground or bad connection...

Car Stereos: Speakers cut out, porsche 911, alpine cdm 7861
porsche 911, alpine cdm 7861, cdm: Hi Mike, You re almost certainly dealing with loose wiring. Try removing the speakers entirely, cleaning their contacts (lightly sanding), and reconnecting them tightly (or even soldering them in place if you can). That should fix it up. Justi...

Car Stereos: Sub Box, kicker amp, air space
kicker amp, air space, sound quality: Hi Greg, It s not so much bad for the subwoofers as it s going to degrade sound quality, make it not as loud -- especially if the subs are connected to different channels. Also, should one of the amps die, it will seriously degrade the performance...

Car Stereos: size subs for truck, dodge ram quad cab, ram quad cab
dodge ram quad cab, ram quad cab, personal opinion: Hi Jay, That s all about personal opinion. How much space are you willing to give up for subwoofers? How much room do you have? What kind of volume and frequency are you aiming to hit with these things? How much are you willing to spend? It s all...

Car Stereos: no sound coming out of any speaker, gmc envoy, rear speakers
gmc envoy, rear speakers, fuse: Hi Roberto, The issues starting with rear speakers and then moving to the front is what s concerning. If it were a fuse, the whole system would have gone at once. What you re looking at here is either overheating, bad wiring, or the deck (or amp, depending...

Car Stereos: sound with fm/am, but none with cd/dvd
Hi Arnold, I read your explanation as to what fixed it -- that s the weirdest wiring I ve ever heard of in a deck. Remind me never to buy JVC. :) Happy to hear you got it working. Justi...

Car Stereos: No sound from speakers on Izuzu Rodeo, speaker wiring, rear speaker
speaker wiring, rear speaker, speaker wire: Hi Erin, If taking out the brake fuse makes the whine stop, you re looking at a fair bit of work to fix it, as it means the issue is either bad wiring to the brake, or poor shielding of the speaker wire. Your options are to find the wiring issue with...

Car Stereos: speaker troubles, glastron boat, well water
glastron boat, well water, idk: Hi Andrew, The only two things remaining are speakers that have too little resistance for the aftermarket deck you ve installed, something hooked up wrong, or a bad deck entirely. If it s brand new, I d suggest using your warranty coverage and having...

Car Stereos: speakers, factory speakers, component speakers
factory speakers, component speakers, mids: Hi Nick, The amount of work involved isn t *too* much, but there is a fair bit. First, you ll need to buy a set of component speakers. The reason for this is that the current front speakers in the car provide the correct resistance for the factory deck,...

Car Stereos: staic in my tweeters, pioneer cd player, legacy amp
pioneer cd player, legacy amp, front doors: Hi Lakisha, Oh man. After 18 months, it s tough to pinpoint such a thing. It sounds above all else that the speaker itself has blown. Check its connections to the stereo and amp (or to the deck if that s what it s connected to. If the connections...

Car Stereos: stock nissan spec v fosgate stereo, rear speakers, amplifier
rear speakers, amplifier, subwoofer: Hi Andy, If you re getting no audio from the front or rear speakers, the first place I d suggest checking is the amplifier mounted to the top of the trunk. It ll be to the left of the subwoofer mounted upside down on the ceiling. Check its connections,...

Car Stereos: VR-3 in dash unit, dash unit, correct source
dash unit, correct source, electrical fire: Hi Andrew, First off, you shouldn t be splicing anything to ground that s carrying voltage to make it go away -- this will at best cause a fuse pop, and at worst, an electrical fire. Find the correct source of the issue and fix it, don t just ground it...

Car Stereos: Wont pick up FM stations, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee
jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee, antennas: Hi Eddie, Losing FM but maintaining AM can often come from losing power to a powered/amplified antenna. That might be worth looking into. Especially if you have one of those shorter rubber antennas. Alternatively, check the antenna s connection into...

Car Stereos: windows left cracked during storm and now car stereo does not work, 1995 volvo 960, audio playback
1995 volvo 960, audio playback, volvo 960: Hi Mike, Sadly, shorting a speaker can take an entire stereo with it -- especially ones that don t have overload protection. The system is pumping electricity out the positive lead, and expecting the speaker to take the load and cause a voltage drop...

Car Stereos: wiring, jetta diesel, jetta tdi
jetta diesel, jetta tdi, external amplifier: Hi Dan, Factory decks don t have remote amp turn on wires, so there s a few options. Because the 06 Jetta TDI doesn t have a power antenna, you ll have to either just run 12V switched power into the remote lead of the amplifier. This would mean the...

Car Stereos: 03 Tahoe Broken CD player, ebay motors, gm factory
ebay motors, gm factory, factory integration: Hi Ashley, Your best bet is almost certainly aftermarket. Not only will it be cheaper, it will also sound BETTER! Even mediocre decks including hardware and installation will run you as little as $150 and sound infinitely better than the factory stereo....

Car Stereos: 1996 Ford Explorer Head Unit Question, ford explorer eddie bauer, explorer eddie bauer
ford explorer eddie bauer, explorer eddie bauer, engine whine: Hi Andrew, I don t know off-hand whether there s a line-out on the deck or not - being factory, it s unlikely. The best way to check is to pull it out and see. Regardless of whether there is one or not, though, you can certainly add an amp and some...

Car Stereos: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan radio removal, dodge grand caravan, phillips screws
dodge grand caravan, phillips screws, grand caravan: Hi Elizabeth. Disconnect the negative battery terminal to prevent an accidental short circuit. Remove the cupholder and unsnap the trim piece located above the cupholder cavity. Remove (2) Phillips screws from the base of the dash trim bezel. Unclip the...

Car Stereos: 2002 Chevy Tahoe non-bose with onstar., beep option, chevy tahoe
beep option, chevy tahoe, orange power: Hi Josh, You will need the harness for your truck, but that is to restore your onstar and door chime functionality, not to make the speakers work. The first thing I would try would be to disconnect the wires to one of the speakers, and hook up an old...

Car Stereos: 2005 Ford F150, ford f150, bottom middle
ford f150, bottom middle, bolts: Hi Robbie, The rear door panel does indeed need to come off. Remove all of the trim pieces from the door panel (they should just pop off), and then remove the screws from the top corners and bottom middle of the panel. Pull out the window control plug,...

Car Stereos: 97 dodge ram audio, alpine cd, hi matthew
alpine cd, hi matthew, dodge ram: Hi Matthew, It is possible, but sketchy. You will have to find somewhere to mount the aftermarket deck, and then have the two decks share power, ground, speaker leads, etc. Only one of them will be able to use the antenna, and you ll need to make sure...

Car Stereos: Amp options?, alpine swe, 4x6 speakers
alpine swe, 4x6 speakers, pioneer ts: Hi Greg. It mostly depends on your preferences and musical taste, my advice to you would be to go to the nearest car audio shop or any store where they have a display room and have them show you different setups, let your ears pick, and your walet decide,...

Car Stereos: Audio installation, kicker amps, amp power
kicker amps, amp power, best bet: Hi Kevin Dual 4ohm wired down to 2ohm would be your best bet. kicker amps are 2ohm stable only so you got to match the impedance on the sub with the one on the amp, if you get a 2ohm sub you can only wire it up to 4ohm because if you go to 1ohm that amp...

Car Stereos: amp install in 88 ford taurus, steering linkage, ford taurus
steering linkage, ford taurus, gauge wire: Hi, If you look near where the steering linkage passes through the firewall, you should find there are some premade holes in the firewall that weren t used by the car company when they built the car. As a result, they would have filled them in with rubber...

Car Stereos: my amp and sub, rca jacks, watt amp
rca jacks, watt amp, rca cable: Hi James, The amp going into protect mode is usually a result of there being a short or too little resistance out its speaker outputs to the subwoofer. Disconnect the subwoofer entirely and turn the amp on. See if it stays on. If it does, you ll know...

Car Stereos: audio dealer, holly hill florida, mantain
holly hill florida, mantain, car audio: Hi Eddy. To be a certified installer you have to go to school, like i went to an Installers Institute in Holly Hill Florida to get certified, but to sell car audio, it just depends on what brands you want to sell, depending on the brand, ej. Diamond Audio...

Car Stereos: Bose 2005 car stero system, car stero system, cd exchanger
car stero system, cd exchanger, import companies: Hi Bari, First thing to do is to get a disc lens cleaner. Try putting that in and running it through the changer. See if it helps. If it continues to do that, you re probably looking at a dead changer; cd changers are incredibly finicky. Justin...

Car Stereos: Camry stereo cut out on the right side, toyota camry, camry
toyota camry, camry, stereo system: Hi Tad, The factory harness for the 01 Camry I believe comes in two pieces, and the right side of the car s wires come on a separate harness from the rest. Try pulling the deck out, and checking the clips in the back of the deck to see if they ve worked...

Car Stereos: Car Speakers, shark fin antenna, antenna connections
shark fin antenna, antenna connections, fm modulator: Hi Lori, What I m thinking then, is that there s either a short, or some interference being brought to your system by the 12V power that is being sent to the antenna when the car is in radio mode. Because of the BMW antenna being so small, it receives...

Car Stereos: CD changer stuck in 06 Pontiac G6 GTP, pontiac g6, exact instructions
pontiac g6, exact instructions, cd changer: Hi, It means the mechanism that s responsible for inserting and removing and changing discs has failed. Either something has jammed up, or it s busted. You ll need to remove the changer from the car, and disassemble it. Exact instructions on disassembling...

Car Stereos: Chrysler Sebring, chrysler sebring convertible, 2004 chrysler sebring
chrysler sebring convertible, 2004 chrysler sebring, chrysler sebring: Hi Steve. The Easiest way to tell if a car has the infinity or premioum sound its to look for the word ¨Infinity¨or ¨Premioum Sound¨imprinted somewhere on the OEM radio or on the speaker covers if it doesnt say anything there and you think there might be...

Car Stereos: car sound system, grand cherokee laredo, car sound system
grand cherokee laredo, car sound system, grand cherokee: Hi Adam, It sounds like either you have a bad ground. Make sure your amp s ground wire is 18 , connected to unpainted metal that is not welded to the car, and the connections are all tight. Also ensure that the wiring running to the amp is not running...

Car Stereos: car speaker, boston acoutics, bookshelf speakers
boston acoutics, bookshelf speakers, 8 ohm speakers: Hi Paul, Box size is different for every speaker, but because they re 2 way car speakers, they re probably not dependent on any specific box size. Whatever fits well will probably be just fine. As for just making them 8 ohm, it s not that simple....

Car Stereos: car speakers, aftermarket stereo, car harness
aftermarket stereo, car harness, pontiac grand am: Hi Alex, For installing an aftermarket stereo, the best thing you can do is to visit your local car stereo shop and buy a harness for your car. It shouldn t cost more than $15 or $20. Reconnect the old harness (just make sure the colours match up), and...

Car Stereos: cd/cassette player replacement, mitsubishi mirage, 1995 mitsubishi mirage
mitsubishi mirage, 1995 mitsubishi mirage, car audio shop: Hi Lucy Duke. Any ¨aftermarket¨ Cd player will work you just need to get a special harness and kit to make it fit and look good. unless you want the factory look i would recomend you to go to the nearest car audio shop and look around for prices try to...

Car Stereos: engine whine and then some, engine whine, sony xplod 1200w
engine whine, sony xplod 1200w, unwanted noises: Hi Jay. Try running the power wire on one side and the RCA wires to the other, then again check the ground, try grounding each amp on different places, and then check that the RCA wires are in good condition sometimes more often then what u think, these...

Car Stereos: Factory Stereo Selection Help, lexus rx, high quality audio
lexus rx, high quality audio, rx series: Hi Greg, The best choice for figuring out what fits where is to visit crutchfield.com and select the car. It will usually give you info on what kind of hardware is involved in replacing it. The biggest issue is in the newer cars that have their climate...

Car Stereos: Factory speaker replacement, bass frequency, physical space
bass frequency, physical space, thump: Hi Chris, It depends on what you mean by too deep. If you mean physical space, then you ll be a better judge of that than I am. You can make a 10 or 12 (or even 15) fit back there, but naturally, with a new enclosure, it ll take up more space than what...

Car Stereos: 2002 Chevy Tahoe non-bose with onstar., tahoe, doors
Car Stereos: 2002 Chevy Tahoe non-bose with onstar., tahoe, doors, speakers

Car Stereos: Chrysler Sebring, oem radio, gtc
Car Stereos: Chrysler Sebring, oem radio, gtc, speakers

Car Stereos: JVC KD-AVX44J DVD playback, safety feature, ring terminal
Car Stereos: JVC KD-AVX44J DVD playback, safety feature, ring terminal, car body

Car Stereos: Head unit playing wut no music coming out, sony xplode, toyota corona
sony xplode, toyota corona, head deck: Hi Chris. Does your car have a factory premioum sound?. i dont believe that radio has a setting like that, sound more like a speaker its messed up and its causing the outputs on the radio to short out, i would probably start by checking the speakers one...

Car Stereos: Help connect amp and sub to computer..., rockford fosgate punch, computer sound card
rockford fosgate punch, computer sound card, rca jacks: Hi Mat. Ok you are going to need a power supply, to power the amp up.you can use a regular car battery for this. the remote wire its the one that turns on and off the amplifier so you can conect this to the positive terminal on the battery and put a toggle...

Car Stereos: hooking up amp and sub, level outputs, speaker level
level outputs, speaker level, level inputs: Hi Brad, No, you can t connect RCAs to speaker level outputs. The easiest option is to go buy an amp that does speaker level outputs, then you can splice and run that to the amp. If you already have an amp, and it doesn t have speaker level inputs, you...

Car Stereos: Installation Kit, aftermarket radio, stock stereo
aftermarket radio, stock stereo, mazda protege: Hello Joseph. You can go to crutchfield.com there is an option called outfit my car where you can input your car s details and it ll show you all you need to install the aftermarket radio plus you can buy everything from them also, and its a reliable...

Car Stereos: Installing factory CD player in a 2000 Dodge Ram, dodge 2500, factory cd
dodge 2500, factory cd, dodge ram: Hi Chris, The deck should respond to *something* -- even if it s locked. Does the power turn it off/on? You might ve received a bad deck. Give Dodge a call and ask them; they should be able to at least tell you over the phone what your next step is before...

Car Stereos: Jammed Cd PLayer, kai tang, bose sound system
kai tang, bose sound system, cd compilation: Hello Kai Tang. Im afraid that if there is a mechanical problem with the radio its neccessary to take the unit off to be serviced, the only way i know to take cds like that without damaging even more the mechanics inside the unit its to take apart the radio....

Car Stereos: JVC head unit install question, vw golf 2, wiring scheme
vw golf 2, wiring scheme, premium system: Hi Rob, I would strongly advise against cutting the harness. Spend the $10 and just clip on an adapter. It s a waste of your time and money to cut the wires, and there is no legitimate reason to do it (other than saving $10.) If you insist on cutting/joining...

Car Stereos: JVC KD-AVX44J DVD playback, jvc kd, dvd playback
jvc kd, dvd playback, alpine: Hi Che. Yes you can, the only thing you have to do its ground the wire that controls that, sometimes though you have to buy some extra parts and or modules to be able to bypass this, like the alpine im not sure about yours though. hope this helps. ...

Car Stereos: mono amp, ohm load, mono amp
ohm load, mono amp, rcas: Hi Travis, I m a bit confused by your question -- the RCAs have no bearing on the load on the amp. The amp s load is dependent entirely upon the hookup of the speaker that s connected to it -- if you re running a 1ohm load from the sub, then the amp is...

Car Stereos: New Rear Car Speakers no Bass or vocal, infinity kappa speakers, kia spectra
infinity kappa speakers, kia spectra, car speakers: Hi William, Issues to check out with the Infinity kappas are the wires being installed backwards, as that will make the audio sound very hollow. Other possibilities are the crossover being hooked up wrong (if your particular model has one), and the simple...

Car Stereos: new audio, pontiac sunfire, 2003 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire, 2003 pontiac sunfire, contrary to popular belief: Hi Will, The gauge is the thickness of the cords. The lower the number, the thicker the cable. You need to ensure you get wires that are thick enough to carry the signal without loss or heat buildup, but with speakers, contrary to popular belief, they...

Car Stereos: new double din touch screen installation, mercury mountaineer, jbl speakers
mercury mountaineer, jbl speakers, clarion double din: Hi Brad, First, to install it with the factory amp, just make sure you buy the correct harness. There is one for your vehicle that is specifically designed to integrate with the factory system. Get that one. An example: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?i=120705008...

Car Stereos: panasonic with static, good measure, car stereo
good measure, car stereo, touch screen: Hi Johnny, That s a weird one. Only thing I can think of is some internal wiring issues in the deck itself causing it to mess up on the last 10 tracks or so since the laser has to shift to the outside of the disk for those tracks. Since it s a touch...

Car Stereos: no power to car stereo, jeep grand cherokee laredo, jeep grand cherokee
jeep grand cherokee laredo, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee laredo: Hi Aaron. You can have the car checked by a professional car audio shop to determine where its shorting out or you can bypass the factory wiring by running new wires to the radio. you can get the constant 12v wire (yellow) directly from the battery or from...

Car Stereos: Radio, scion xb, pioneer radio
scion xb, pioneer radio, pioneer system: Hi Sandy, There could be a plethora of reasons for your issue. Because it has the Pioneer system, it s likely that your amp has cut out. Check all of your fuses to make sure none are blown. If none are, you should still be under warranty since it s an...

Car Stereos: Radio goes comes on and then shuts off, wiring circuitry, dodge van
wiring circuitry, dodge van, dodge: Hi Shirley, Sounds like overheating. Try pulling the radio out, and checking its connectors/harness in the back. Make sure they re tightly clipped in place. If they are, try leaving it out, but plugged in (loosely in its installation position). Turn...

Car Stereos: Radio Head broke, chevy silverado, 2004 chevy silverado
chevy silverado, 2004 chevy silverado, radio head: Hi Nikolaus, Finding replacement parts, unfortunately, would be near impossible. Your best bet is replacement. It s a sad waste, really, but it s just how it is these days. And yes, you ll get better sound and more features from aftermarket, and even...

Car Stereos: radio turning on, electrical problem, next morning
electrical problem, next morning, decks: Hi Alicia, It sounds like your factory deck might have an internal short in it. Some decks turn on automatically when they receive power for the first time -- is it losing any of your presets? If it is, you probably have an electrical problem which...

Car Stereos: Security Code, kdc, security code
kdc, security code, grandma: Hi Kristen, Unfortunately, it can t be easily overridden. You ll need to contact Kenwood and provide them with the serial #. They should be able to get it unlocked for you. At the expense of giving them some personal information so they know who you...

Car Stereos: Stereo, fuse panel, fuses
fuse panel, fuses, antenna: Hi Greg, You ve probably just got a dead fuse. Check the fuse panel. On the back of the fuse panel cover, there should be a diagram of the fuses. Look for radio, and remove it. If it s dead, replace it. If not, you might have to remove the wiring from...

Car Stereos: Stereo color codes 2009 dodge journey, 2009 dodge journey, orange stripe
2009 dodge journey, orange stripe, factory stereo: Hi Chris, The issue as you are no doubt aware is that the Dodge Journey is a brand new vehicle and so nobody has had a chance to inde the colours, etc, yet. I haven t even seen one on the road yet, much less installed a stereo in it. All you can go...

Car Stereos: No sound, gmc sierra, dash unit
gmc sierra, dash unit, bose system: Hi Collin Did you purchased the recomended wiring harness for your vehicle? that pick up takes a especial harness to be able to keep some functions on your vehicle, does it have a factory premioum sound or a bose system, if it does you can try to conect...

Car Stereos: No sound then no power, panasonic cq, suzuki esteem
panasonic cq, suzuki esteem, loose connection: Hi Rory, If you originally had no sound, and then touching the wires caused no power, I d suggest it is the wires. Try reconnecting the harness, and the wires going to it, and make sure everything is very snug. You ve probably got a loose connection somewhere,...

Car Stereos: subwoofer issues, dual voice coil, crackle
dual voice coil, crackle, impedance: Hi Vito. To verify if the subs are blown get a volt/ohm metter and test the impedance on the sub, if it shows a number that its not the right impedance that the sub had originally then its blown, ej. if the sub its a dual voice coil 4ohm and it shows you...

Car Stereos: 1997 sunfire rigged radio install now clustyer lights and others are messing up, fuse tester, pontiac sunfire
fuse tester, pontiac sunfire, radio power: Hi Kayleb, If a fuse popped before, it means you ve likely got a short somewhere in the system, and that s what s gone wrong. You ll need to inspect all the connections you made and ensure they re clean, and not touching bare metal or other wires they...

Car Stereos: 2001 Windstar Noise Filter, rear hatch, power antenna
rear hatch, power antenna, antenna wire: Hi Kurt, There are no noise filters on the car per se. Losing AM reception is usually a sign of having lost antenna amplification. Newer vehicles, such as the 01 Windstar have different types of antennas that aren t those giant metal things hanging...

Car Stereos: 2002 Saturn SL1 stereo problem, 2002 saturn sl1, fuse boxes
2002 saturn sl1, fuse boxes, saturn sl1: Hi Brett, Get a multimeter (or even a test light), and connect ground (black) to the 12V constant (yellow), and ensure you re getting power, and then connect ground to the 12V accessory (red), and ensure you re getting power when the car is on. If you...

Car Stereos: 2003 silverado 'radio amp' wire location, fuse size, glass fuses
fuse size, glass fuses, chevrolet silverado: Hi Richard, I wouldn t know off-hand what exactly is running off of the wire. Being 30A and going into the dash is extra confusing, since most things that require large power draws are under the hood and only powered by a solenoid on a relay (such as the...

Car Stereos: 2004 grand am, pontiac grand am, rcas
pontiac grand am, rcas, grand am: Hi Troy, When you say does not shut off ever, you mean the power button doesn t work, or it continues to run even when the keys are out of the car? As for the sound, first test the actual speaker leads on the deck and ensure its outputting sound before...

Car Stereos: Audi 2003 A6 Bose Stereo, volume button, buttons work
volume button, buttons work, daughter card: Hi Gary, It sounds like the daughter card that connects the front panel to the rest of the deck has become disconnect or lost its connection. Unfortunately, the only way to check that is to pull the deck apart. At that point, you re probably better off...

Car Stereos: amlifiers, 4 ohm speakers, watt amp
4 ohm speakers, watt amp, wattage: Hi Andy, You needn t match the wattage of the speakers with the amplifiers perfectly. If you ve got 2 100rms speakers and 2 250rms speakers, any amplifier with at least 3-500 watts of power should do just fine. You can go all the way up to a 6 or 800...

Car Stereos: amp on a ttrail blazer, chevy trail blazer, 2005 chevy trail blazer
chevy trail blazer, 2005 chevy trail blazer, hook ups: Hi Edgar, You ll need to either buy a high level to low level converter from a computer shop, or an amplifier that takes high level inputs. In either case, you ll want to tap it into the rear speaker wires somewhere near the deck (where the wires are close...

Car Stereos: ampp for stock speakers, stock speakers, factory speakers
stock speakers, factory speakers, subwolfer: Hi David, As long as you tune the amp correctly to work with the available volume of the factory speakers, you ll be fine. A 1200w subwoofer can overpower even the best aftermarket installation if you turn it up too high; just make sure you set all of...

Car Stereos: amps, watt amp, speakes
watt amp, speakes, watt max: Hi Andy, You don t have to match the wattage of the speakers exactly. You just need to buy an amp that will adequately power the speakers. If you wanted to go 100% on every speaker, you d likely need a ~1000 watt amp, so you could get 250w per channel,...

Car Stereos: amps, wattage output, 4 ohms
wattage output, 4 ohms, aswell: Hi Drew, There s no simple way to answer that question. Most amps broadcast their specifications as (maximum number of channels x highest wattage per channel). So if an amp is capable of 2x200 @ 2ohm, it ll be advertised as a 400w amp. Amps highest...

Car Stereos: amps, jvc kd, level outputs
jvc kd, level outputs, speaker level: Hi Ashton, According to what I m reading, your deck has 2 sets of outputs. One labelled subwoofer, and one labelled line out. Using these, you can hook up two amps. You could also split the outputs, at the cost of lower signal to the amplifiers. Or...

Car Stereos: audio, deck light, grand cherokee
deck light, grand cherokee, thermal shutdown: Hi Sam, Sounds like it s either got a cold solder joint (which means you ll likely have to trash it), or it s overheating. Have a friend help you. Get access to the factory amp, put your hand on it, and have your friend turn on the system. Feel if the...

Car Stereos: Car speakers, infinity speakers, internal amplifier
infinity speakers, internal amplifier, car speakers: Hi Brent, First thing to try is to remove the harness from the back of the deck; most Pioneer decks have a small ~5A or so fuse behind the harness that powers the internal amplifier. See if it s shot. If it is, replace it. (They re available at any hardware...

Car Stereos: Car stereos, car stereos, loose connection
car stereos, loose connection, flake: Hi Sheldon, It sounds like you re dealing with a corroded wire or loose connection. The heat generated by the engine and/or the power draw that comes with the car being on can cause it to flake out. Trace the wire back into the dash as far as you can...

Car Stereos: CD Player, dodge durango, fuel pump
dodge durango, fuel pump, stereo system: Hi Debra, That would suggest that some wiring might have gotten jiggled loose. Definitely not a fuse. I d suggest fixing the place were you had it serviced and advise them that the CD player is no longer function since they serviced the vehicle. It...

Car Stereos: Clarion 6 stacker, stacker, clarion
stacker, clarion: Hi Bori, It sounds like the laser in the changer has stopped working and it s failing reading the discs. Make sure you try a few discs to make sure it s not the specific disc that s having the issues. You might also might want to try a laser cleaner...

Car Stereos: car audio, inch subs, decent system
inch subs, decent system, capacitor: Hi Gary, The only way to find out if a battery will do anything to your system is to hook it up. It won t ruin your battery, but it might draw too much power from the system, robbing other parts in the car from electricity. Turn the car on in the dark...

Car Stereos: cd changer, car battery, murano
car battery, murano, memory: Hi Jameel, First step is to try a CD cleaner. If the lens is dirty, that ll fix it up. Second, disconnect your negative lead from your car battery, wait 20 minutes, and put it back. In the event there s some mode or something that s gotten into your...

Car Stereos: No cd or ipod playback, dodge ram 2500, premium system
dodge ram 2500, premium system, alpine cde 9852: Hi Damian, Did the factory stereo work in the new truck before you pulled it out? Also, does it possibly have a factory premium system that the old truck did not? Finally, and it might sound weird, but make sure that the volume is up, the fade/balance...

Car Stereos: cd player, dodge dakota sport, dodge dakota
dodge dakota sport, dodge dakota, stereo shop: Hi Marley, Because of the size of the factory opening in the 99 Dakota, you can install just about everything under the sun in it -- visit your local stereo shop, and find a stereo you like, and then ask for an install kit to install it into your Dakota,...

Car Stereos: cds jammed, chevy tahoe, fuse
chevy tahoe, fuse, burns: Hi Nicole, Pull the fuse and wait 30 minutes; if that ll help, it requires some time for the memory to properly clear. If that doesn t do it, unfortunately, your next option is to rip it open to get your CDs out, and try again with CDs you don t care...

Car Stereos: choosing right wattage amp, watts rms, rockford fosgate
watts rms, rockford fosgate, rms power: Hi Andy, Yes, the 150 watt rating will be per speaker, and fortunately, the company has reported tham as their true RMS rating, and not some made up 80 BAZILLION WATTS! rating that many companies use to try and sell their stuff now. Armed with that information,...

Car Stereos: Dodge 2001 Neon Factory-Built Stereo, neon factory, dodge neon
neon factory, dodge neon, fuse block: Hi Chad, The fuses probably popped because you reconnected the loose cable backwards or something touched that shouldn t have in the process. Before fixing or attempting to fix anything in the car, make sure everything you ve plugged in is plugged in correctly...

Car Stereos: dual dvd player, dual dvd player, dual in dash dvd player
dual dvd player, dual in dash dvd player, engine swap: Hi Jake, It probably wouldn t get fried by an engine swap or a battery disconnect, but a battery REconnect could have done it. Get a multimeter and ensure you re getting 12V to the accessory and constant lines to the ground wire. If you are, then you...

Car Stereos: Factory bose amp in a 04 chevy monte carlo, bose amp, chevy monte carlo
bose amp, chevy monte carlo, factory speakers: Hi James, You can safely hook up HIGHER impedance speakers to an amplifier. It s going lower that s an issue. Hooking up your speakers in place shouldn t be an issue. You will lose a little bit of power because of the higher impedance, but it ll likely...

Car Stereos: Finding the prefered amp, sony xplod amp, watts rms
sony xplod amp, watts rms, rms power: Hi Shea, Peak power ratings are marketing babble and should be thrown away and ignored entirely. If it were up to me, it wouldn t even be legal to use them because they re so misleading. All you need to care about is the RMS power output. If your...

Car Stereos: Fried Wires?, fuse tester, using a multimeter
fuse tester, using a multimeter, fuse panels: Make sure you properly check the use using a multimeter or a fuse tester, since they can LOOK OK, but not actually be OK at all. Also, some cars have TWO fuse panels. One under the hood, and one in the passenger compartment. Make sure you check both. ...

Car Stereos: cd changer, custom labels, warranty
Car Stereos: cd changer, custom labels, warranty

Car Stereos: Missing car door chime, onstar, kenwood
Car Stereos: Missing car door chime, onstar, kenwood

Car Stereos: Pontiac G5 GT sub and amp hook up, g5, dashboard
Car Stereos: Pontiac G5 GT sub and amp hook up, g5, dashboard, amp

Car Stereos: grand cherokee cd player, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee
jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee, negative terminal: Hi Paul, Something in the deck probably jammed itself. Make sure you have the security code if there is one, and disconnect the negative terminal from your car battery for 20 minutes and reconnect it. That should reset it and make it forget any presets...

Car Stereos: Installing and amp and sub woofer..., dual voice coil, kicker l7
dual voice coil, kicker l7, voice coils: Hi Alex, I ll try and answer these all separately: L7 Kicker subwoofers come in 2 types: 2ohm dual voice coil, and 4 ohm voice coil. Based on your amplifier, and the subwoofers power handling (750 watt RMS each), I would hook up the voice coils in...

Car Stereos: installing a sony car stereo., sony car stereo, installing car stereos
sony car stereo, installing car stereos, aftermarket stereo: Hi Talia, Any local car audio or big box electronics store should sell what you re looking for. You ll need to visit them and tell them you re installing an aftermarket stereo into your car. They ll need to know the year, make and model of your car, and...

Car Stereos: installing subwoofer to 2007 pontiac g5, level converter, speaker line
level converter, speaker line, ground wires: Hi Ben, Your options are to either buy a speaker - line level converter, or an amp that has high level inputs. Then, your best bet is to tap into the rear left and right speaker wires coming off the back of the deck -- this guarantees you re not tapping...

Car Stereos: Kenwood dvd player has power, no sound, antenna wire, dvd player
antenna wire, dvd player: Hi Anthony, First, make sure no wires are touching that shouldn t be. Try to find the source of the melting. Where s the heat coming from? If the Kenwood itself is getting hot enough to burn/melt wires, then there s probably something wrong with it and...

Car Stereos: Missing car door chime, 2004 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier
2004 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier, gm factory: Hi Greg, GM, in their infinite wisdom, routes door chimes and some other vehicle warnings through the factory deck, and as such, as soon as you put an aftermarket system in there, you lose them. You can get them back by buying an aftermarket part from...

Car Stereos: Pontiac G5 GT sub and amp hook up, pontiac g5 gt, metal boxes
pontiac g5 gt, metal boxes, hook up: Hi Derrick, I haven t had the chance to work on a G5 yet, so I m not entirely sure. But it will almost certainly be in one of 3 places. Being GM, the most likely location for the amp is behind the glove box mounted to the firewall. If it s not there,...

Car Stereos: No Power to Radio 98 jeep grand cherokee, jeep grand cherokee, yellow wires
jeep grand cherokee, yellow wires, radio 98: Hi Kevin, Getting no power to the constant line would suggest the fuses aren t in fact fine. Check again. Use a multimeter on them to verify that they aren t fried. Just looking isn t good enough. Also, see if you worked anything loose or broke the...

Car Stereos: my pioneer super tuner wont flip back., spilled coke, rubbing alcohol
spilled coke, rubbing alcohol, q tip: Hi Stephanie, Super Tuner III is actually just one of the technologies the deck uses to get FM signals. The actual model number will likely start with a DEH followed by a series of letters and numbers. Try a q-tip with a little bit of rubbing alcohol...

Car Stereos: Radio Exchange, cassett player, resistance ohms
cassett player, resistance ohms, installdr: Hi Dale, http://www.installdr.com/ has a list of wiring schemes for vehicles. The only issue might be the 83 Nissan. Due to its age, you might have to simply find the wires yourself. It s not that tough. First, get a multimeter, and set it to VDC....

Car Stereos: Replacement speakers, self tapping screws, replacement speakers
self tapping screws, replacement speakers, rear speakers: Hi Richard, Having had a car with the identical speaker set up to yours in the past, I know this car better than most other cars. There actually is no direct match with the factory size anyway, so you have a little leeway. The fun part is modifying...

Car Stereos: Stereo Screws, hyundai elantra, panasonic cq
hyundai elantra, panasonic cq, toyota tercel: Hi Casey, Just take the unit into your local hardware store and go into the section where they have loose screws. Try a bunch until you find one that fits well. Make sure it s not too long; you don t want it making contact with anything inside the deck...

Car Stereos: scion xB radio antenna, signal amplifier, radio antenna
signal amplifier, radio antenna, scion xb: Hi Curtis, Winegard makes a particularly good aftermarket FM signal amplifier that does a pretty good job of differentiating noise and static from signal. All newer cars have smaller antennae they use to pick up signals in favour of sleeker designs and...

Car Stereos: subs and amps, resistance ohms, caigslist
resistance ohms, caigslist, component speakers: Hi Theron, For 2 kicker 12s, you ll simply need an amp that can power them. Check the wattage and resistance (ohms) of the subs, and make sure you get an amp that can reasonably power them. It s all basically personal opinion anyway, and how loud you...

Car Stereos: Wiring my car stereo, inline fuse, power suppy
inline fuse, power suppy, battery terminal: Hi Ashley, The first obvious thing to check is the fuses. If you ve popped a fuse or some fuses, that ll be your issue. Second, if you choose to stick with a wire direct from the battery, that s fine, but MAKE SURE YOU PUT AN INLINE FUSE ON IT! You...

Car Stereos: wiring, fuse boxes, nextar
fuse boxes, nextar, fuse box: Hi Ken. The yellow is 12V constant -- it provides power to the unit all the time. The red is 12V switched -- it provides power to the unit only when the car is on or in accessory mode. The black is ground -- it is the negative lead for the electricity...

Car Stereos: 04 Durango cd player not working, memory issues, mode button
memory issues, mode button, hi john: Hi John, Unfortunately, these issues are all too common. And while if you hadn t had the battery replaced, it s still not technically the dealership s fault in that the issue is likely a low voltage situation having toasted the changer and/or deck. You...

Car Stereos: 05 jeep G.C. stereo no power, fuse boxes, stock stereo
fuse boxes, stock stereo, wiring harness: Hi Josh, If you re not getting any power even to the stock stereo, every fuse probably isn t fine. Check every fuse in the car with a fuse tester (not just a visual check). Also make sure you test BOTH fuse boxes (if there are two; most cars have them...

Car Stereos: 2000 cavalier z24, 2000 cavalier z24, retaining clip
2000 cavalier z24, retaining clip, manual windows: Hi Deb, I don t know the 2000 Z24 specifically, but I have done models *like* it. First, if it has manual windows, you need to remove the retaining clip holding the window roller in place. The best way to do that is to take a cloth, and place the middle...

Car Stereos: 2001 chevy s10 radio, chevy s10, fuse panel
chevy s10, fuse panel, initial power: Hi Bob, The clock not moving forward and the radio not working suggests to me something is loose, and the power to the deck is flickering, so even if you turn the radio on, the flicker happens, and it s shut off again. And the sounds like system is cycling...

Car Stereos: 2004 Envoy XUV left side speakers don't work, side speakers, factory stereo
side speakers, factory stereo, envoy xuv: Hi Damon, Coming back again randomly is one of two things. Either a loose connection, or an overheating issue. To remove the deck to test, instructions for factory stereo removal can be found in: http://documents.victorytechnologies.com//documents/product/929.pdf...

Car Stereos: 2005 camry xle power door does no tunlock all doors, toyota camry xle, 2005 toyota camry xle
toyota camry xle, 2005 toyota camry xle, model toyotas: Hi Leon, You seem to have put your question in the wrong section, as this is the car stereo section. :) That said, being a Toyota owner, I m moderately familiar with these issues, and unfortunately, this seems to be a common issue with some later model...

Car Stereos: 94 caravan lock/light problem, sony head unit, fuse tester
sony head unit, fuse tester, fuse panels: Hi Henry, You re almost 100% certainly dealing with a bad fuse. Even if they LOOK OK, it doesn t mean they are. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery, and TEST the fuses. You can buy a fuse tester at your local hardware store for a few bucks.....