Question by  willowtree (55)

How can I troubleshoot car audio problems?


Answer by  JeremiahJohnson (88)

To troubleshoot car audio you need to isolate the problem. For example, if there is no sound check the head unit first, then check the wires, and then the speakers and so on. Test each part separately, if possible with another working system.


Answer by  matt42 (149)

If it as an after market radio the easiest way tho check the head unit is by checking the fuse if its factory equipment take it to a dealer.


Answer by  mrsmyers (474)

You have to first specify what kind of problem you are having with your audio, but most common it's a blown speaker.


Answer by  Disneyphan (529)

Start by taking the radio out of the dash. From here, you can check to see if they wires have come loose. If so, plug them back in!


Answer by  bb (674)

it is best to let a audio tech check for problems.mistakes in wiring can lead to damage to other parts of the car.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, if the problem is persistent, you may need to replace the sound system or the amplifiers. Determine how bad the damage is and ensure why the problem exists. If its a wiring problem, you need to check if the wires are put together well. Otherwise, you may need to replace the parts.


Answer by  dx10 (144)

Start by checking all wiring with a continuity tester, especially if you did it yourself. Remember that speakers are polarized. If your system requires amplification, be sure it is wired correctly. Blown fuses mean a short circuit. Dimming headlights means your alternator is not up to the job.


Answer by  bb (674)

check to see if car stereo has power to it. also check to see if speakers are hooked up properly.

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