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Tape deck wiring on 1990 chevy silverado 1500 z71 offroad

might have to take the thing out and take its cover off to remove tape cut the tape with razor knife and prize the cassette out

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My radio doesnt turn on but my clock and cigarette lighter and fuse are ok any solutions?

The earth wire (power cable) for the radio has possibly become disconnected. I recommend taking your car to an auto-electrician to have it fixed.
If you want to fix this yourself you will need to remove the stereo head deck from the cars dashboard and make sure the cables are properly connected.

Oct 12, 2011 | 2004 Toyota Corolla

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My radio volume just stopped working but you can see the channels and change from different stations what is wrong with it

If you have volume but cannot control it, this is a common problem. The volume is optical so it may just have dust in it, but I have had zero luck cleaning them. The only solution I know is to replace the whole head unit.
If you have an HK factory stereo with no volume at all, and the four channels went out one at a time, the amp in the trunk has failed. Another common problem. The amp is on the driver side above the wheel well. You have to remove the driver side rear deck speaker to get the trunk lining off without tearing it. The screws that hold in the speaker are beneath the speaker grill in the rear deck. Good luck getting a 15-year-old speaker grill up without breaking the snaps. Slide a putty knive in from the sides to try to release them, but they will break anyway.
If the amp has failed, you can just bypass the amp but you will have no subs or tweeters. I did that while looking for a good deal on a junkyard amp. You can buy a new HK amp from BMW but they are prohibitively expensive. You could buy an alternate brand amp and add crossover circuits to power the subs and tweeters if you are really handy with electronics.

If you have an HK system in your BMW and you replace the head unit, use the antenna power wire from the new stereo as the 'on' signal for your HK amp in the trunk. Your FM may not work quite as well because the BMW head unit communicates with the antenna amplifier. Also, if you have a BMW CD changer in your trunk, no other head unit will communicate with that other than the original BMW head unit.
Other than the CD changer and the antenna amplifier, the wiring adapter that you can get from Crutchfield or from Amazon will make the stereo head unit replacement plug-and-play.
You may need a special five-sided wrench to get the old stereo out. You can buy that wrench on line if you can't force some other tool into those two cap screws that hold the stereo in.

Sep 18, 2011 | 1996 BMW 3 Series

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How do you remove radio, from my 2001 dodge neon, that just went dead, for no reason. I replaced the fuse on the side of dash board. Still nothing.

Safety Precautions
  • Before removing the stereo or any other electrical component, it is vital that you first disconnect the grounding cable from the Neon's battery. The grounding cable connects the battery to the frame or chassis of the vehicle.

    Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the grounding cable's camp from the negative battery lead. Make sure to rest the clamp away from the negative lead post until the removal is complete.
  • Remove the Dash Trim Panel
  • The dash trim panel that surrounds the Neon stereo needs to be removed to access the stereo. The panel contains, but is not connected to, the climate control knobs on the dashboard.

    Grab the panel at the bottom corners and pry it from the dash. You will likely be able to remove the panel without the assistance of a trim pry tool, but if you are having difficulty removing the panel by hand, wrap a thin cloth around a trim panel removal tool or flat head screwdriver to remove the panel.

    Once the lower edge of the panel is relieved from the panel, you can work your hands (or flat pry tool) around the perimeter to separate the remaining edges.

    Since the panel is not connected to the climate control knobs, you will not need to disconnect the wiring to the knobs. The panel, once free, can be set aside until you replace the stereo.
  • Remove the Stereo
  • The Neon stereo deck is held into the stereo mounting bracket by 10 millimeter bolts on either side of the radio. Remove the bolts and store them in the ashtray for safe-keeping.

    Pull the stereo from the dock. The unit will easily slide from the mounting bracket with an even pull from the left and right of the stereo. Pull the stereo far enough to reach the wiring on the rear of the radio.

    The wiring to the stereo includes the antenna, the power supply and the speaker wires. There may also be patch cables connected if an amplifier is connected to your stereo system. Pull the cables from the stereo. The antenna and power supply are single cables. The speaker wires (and patch cables) will be grouped by wire binders. The plastic wire binders should be pulled as a unit. Do not pull the wires themselves.

    Once the wiring has been disconnected from the stereo, the unit will be completely free from the Neon.

    If you plan to operate the vehicle before installing a new stereo or re-installing the factory deck; reconnect the grounding cable to the negative battery lead. Otherwise, leave the cable away from the negative lead until all of your work is completed.
  • Feb 26, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Neon

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    Changed battery in 1995 honda accord,now i need radio code

    You'll need the serial number from the radio which may require you to take the stereo out of the car. Before you take the stereo out, while the ignition is off, press and hold the 1 & 6 on your deck. While holding the buttons turn the car on (make sure the deck is also on) it may flash two codes on the screen. If that's not the case, use a plastic tool to carefully pull the black plastic trim from around the stereo. Once that's off there will be a few screws to remove. Then write down the info from on top of the stereo (I like to take a picture). Call your local Honda Parts department. Give them the serial number and they will give you a code. Sometimes they will ask for prof of ownership.

    Jan 22, 2011 | 1995 Honda Accord

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    Before removing the stereo you need to ensure that the battery's grounding cable is
    disconnected from the negative lead. Most BMW models have the battery housed under
    the hood while others (a relative few) store the battery on the left side of the
    vehicle in the trunk. Use a 10 mm wrench to loosen the bolt holding the clamp of
    the grounding cable around the negative lead.

    Use a trim pry tool to remove the vent housing above the stereo.
    The vents can be removed to allow access to the stereo or removed completely.
    Once the perimeter of the vent housing is loose from the dash, you can feed the
    wiring that connects to the hazard light button through the front of the vents.
    With the hazard switch pushed forward, simply disconnect the power supply to
    completely free the vent assembly.

    The climate control group at the bottom of the stereo also needs to be removed to
    access the stereo. The climate control housing can be removed by hand. Grab the
    climate control at the bottom and the top. Pry from the bottom and remove.
    The climate controls do not need to be removed completely. When it is free from
    the dash there will be enough slack in the wiring to allow you to place it aside
    to access the stereo.

    There are two screws that hold the factory stereo in its dock. Those screws,
    located on either side of the stereo facing upward, can be removed using
    Phillips-head screwdriver. Once the screws are removed, the deck slides forward to
    allow access to the wiring at the rear of the stereo. The wire groups at the rear
    need to be removed and can be done so in any order. The four wiring groups connect
    to the antenna, the amplifier, the speakers, and the power supply (the battery).

    If you plan to install an aftermarket stereo, most will be compatible with BMW
    wiring. If not, you can connect the wiring groups to a wiring harness adapter
    before connecting to the new unit.

    Take care and good luck

    Dec 22, 2010 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

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    Where is the cd player the radio says that there is no disk

    Most cd players are in the main dash panel. If you do not have a cd slot, you likely don't have a cd player. These vans usually don't come with them and you have to install an aftermarket cd player.
    If you have a cd disc changer, it is likely in the very rear of the vehicle.

    Nov 17, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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    There is no easy inexpensive way to hard wire an MP3 player into a factory stereo from 1994.

    But there are 3 possible solutions and the first 2 should be less than $50.00

    1. Use an FM transmitter that plugs into the headphone jack on the MP3 player, you tune the existing radio to the transmitter frequency.
    2. If it is a cassette deck there are cassette adapters also, uses direct contact with the heads on the cassette deck to play the MP3 -- getting hard to find these.
    3. Have a shop put an FM Modulator in the antenna line that has a plug that will fit the headphone jack of the MP3 player. Most expensive of the 3 solutions but will have the best sound of the 3.

    May 10, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet K2500

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    1997 Saturn After Market Radio

    The Aftermarket Stereo's have a Built in Fuse in the Power line coming from the Head Unit. Check here and let me Know.

    Jan 10, 2009 | 1997 Saturn SL

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