Question about 2004 Dodge Durango

3 Answers

This morning when I turned on my Durango, the radio volume would not increase when the volume knob is turned manually or with the steering wheel controls. The radio is on, I can change stations and to the CD player, but the volume dos not work. IT goes from 1 to 0 and back and that's it. I've tried turning the truck off, thinking the computer might need to reset and starting it back up, but nothing seems to work. What could it be?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • clcrego Dec 11, 2009

    I am sorry, I do not have the volumn control on my stering wheel. Only the knob on the radio. I copied that question. Everything else is the same. Everything works but the volumn knob will not turn up the radio. It goes from 0 to 1, sometimes. It pushes on and off.

  • clcrego Dec 11, 2009

    This morning my radio would not work. The radio is on, clock is on, can change the stations but the volumn button would not turn up. The button turns the radio off and on, but will not turn up the volumn.

  • clcrego Dec 11, 2009

    I thought that may be the problem and turned the heat up to full blast. Still no volumn. It did this to be yesterday afternoon also. Three hours later it worked. Is there anything to do the keep the made in china knobs working.

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 773 Answers

Try disconnecting the vehicles battery for about 5 minutes.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dodge Master
  • 22,326 Answers

This is no doubt a problem with the components used in the radio ,you will find that when it warms up it will function perfectly .The components used are not of top quality ,but no doubt made in china and when it gets cold the conductivity of the components change causing this problem that you describe ,once the vehicle warms up with the heater on it will work.My made in china car radio does exactly the same but once the inside of the car warms up its perfect.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Dec 12, 2009

    park it in a central heated garage to the made in china knobs working

×

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Dodge Master
  • 80,407 Answers

This problem is caused by the connection point under the steering wheel called the "ROTATING CLOCK SPRING CONTACT" this is a coiled up ribbon electrical contact that allows for the physical connection to the radio from the steering wheel, it spools up and un-spools to preform this feat, after years the plastic filment breaks and you loose the contact to the radio from the steering wheel switches, other symptoms can be no horn, no cruise control and a blinking airbag light, it can be one or all these symptoms, to replace this u will need to disarm the airbag and remove the steering wheel.

How-To Replace a Clockspring
I had once been one of those poor unfortunates who accidentally broke my Clockspring while doing a Steering Wheel modification. I hear many of you have also had a similar problem, and so I bring you this "How-to.."

Clocksprings are a one time deal unfortunatly.. You bust it, its busted; it can't be fixed and they are expensive to replace. They control your Horn, SRS, and keep the Steering Wheel Electronics connected to the rest of the vehicle.

1. Take off the steering wheel/hub-adaptor

2. Remove the two screws that are on the front of the Clockspring and then unplug the wires attached at the bottom of the Clockspring.

3. The Clockspring attaches using 2 Clips (A and B below)
This morning when I turned on my Durango, the - 33a5139.jpg Which slides into a slot like so... c6daed9.jpg 4. Use a Flat Head screwdriver and insert, then lift gently and the Clockspring should pop right out (also relieving Clip B at the bThis morning when I turned on my Durango, the - b5eefc3.jpgmatically.)

b5eefc3.jpg

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

  • 2 more comments 
  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 11, 2009

    5. Lift the Clockspring right out...

    6. Slide the new Clockspring on, clip your wires back on, replace the screws.

    7. Put steering wheel assembly back on

  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 11, 2009

    ATTENTION!!!!!

    Dis-arming the airbag is a must!! it is very dangerous and can kill or seriously injure u.

    to dis-arm disconnect the battery negative cable for 30 minutes prior to start of work.

  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 11, 2009

    Wow that is a wrench in the gears, there is nothing u can do at home to repair this defective volume control, u will need to remove the radio from the truck and send it out to a Chrysler factory authorized repair station, call your local Dodge dealer for a phone number

    go to this link for radio removal instructions, this happens to be a Dakota, they are the same chassis and radio so the instructions are correct for Durango as well.

    http://www.sound-repair.com/index.php/do...

  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 11, 2009

    I would really appreciate if u gave me time to answer the revised problem here before rating me, thanks

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 Thunderbird radio volume goes max


Could the steering wheel mounted volume control be stuck on + ?

don-ohio

Feb 10, 2017 | 2004 Ford Thunderbird

1 Answer

Honda civic issue with radio volume control


try to remove the unit and open it and clean the knob from inside with non lubricant cleaner while you turn knob right and lift
if the problem still presents change the knob with the same one

May 19, 2014 | 1997 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Amethyst ipanda speaker


remote button stuck in the steering wheel (if so equipted) bad chip in the radio..stuck control in knobs..

Jan 01, 2014 | Cadillac Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

On my 2004 X Type Jag only the volume switch works on the radio unit its self cant change stations play cd of use the steering wheel controls as i said all i can do is turn the volume up or down? any ideas...


Did you find the problem with your radio Terry? I have a 2005 X type and the radio has just suddenly started doing exactly the same thing - cant change radio station or use steering controls, only the volume knob works.

Dec 05, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2006 bmw 325i radio/cd volume low


It may be the problem of radio/CD, replace it. know more information of cars and auto diagnostic tool, it is good for protect car.

Oct 29, 2012 | 2006 BMW 325i

1 Answer

Radio volume increases when i turn the steering wheel or it changes station or track


Do you have steering wheel radio controls? Either way (yes or no) you most likely have a wiring issue such as a short to ground or conversely, a bad ground. You could spend hours tracking this one down. You might want to take it to a qualified technician.

Jul 24, 2009 | 2000 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

The volume not does not work on the infinity radio. I can control volume from the steering wheel but not the knob. Is this normal? Can it be fixed?


dear friend-the volume on the steering works from the back of the radio and the knob from the front,they work seperate but both can be used,so the knob on your radio is not working.

Jul 07, 2009 | 2009 Hyundai Sonata

1 Answer

Volume control knob on radio turns volume up at all times


first of all if you live in a cold climate I never turn the radio on until the car warms up if you can remove the knob on the radio spray a light amount of WD 40 and then put the knob back on and turn it back and forth and if you have pop on your hand or water also dry your hands off before touching the radio the lights and the radio will last a lot longer also and also before leaving the car always remember to turn the radio off it will be alot easier on your battery as well

Jan 05, 2009 | 1998 Pontiac Bonneville

2 Answers

Car radio volume control knob is erratic


When I turn on my radio, the volume is on and o.k. but when I try to turn it higher or lower the volume is lost completely. Any comments?

Jul 06, 2008 | 2001 Pontiac Aztek

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Dodge Durango Logo

Related Topics:

225 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

80407 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...