My wife's 2001 Pontiac Aztek has the factory radio. The volume control is a knob (not buttons or slider). It's becoming increasingly erratic; you turn the knob down, and the volume goes up, or sometimes doesn't change at all. I've found that if you turn the knob very, very slowly, it usually mostly works, but can still take a long time to actually change.
I've tried taking the knob off and using one of those spray cans of air to try to clean it, but no good. Is there any way that this is user-fixable, or should we just buy a whole new radio?
This is a common problem for this series of Pontiac radios. The volume control is a digital encoder rather than a variable resistor. There are services that will repair this for $50 to $100. Do a web search on "fix pontiac radio volume control".
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The blue wire from your aftermarket radio that connects remote for a amp has to go to factory harness purple wire there is two purple wire so you need to try either or and it will work i just did one on an 2004 aztek
i have a pontiac grand am 2001
and behind/ on top of the radio there are these plugs that hook up to the hazard button and the traction button .
when you unhook those none of those things work either
i suggest getting a new switch for the hazard button
that controls the turn signals too
thats what i did and it worked
i hope this works.
Unless you had replaced the BCM on your Aztek there is no reason you will need a code to unlock your radio. You can not unlock the radio by just entering a code. The dealer has to program it and it is done threw the internet. Approx $95.00 will program your Aztek.
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
Ours did the exact same thing. It eventually did the 'disco effect' where the head lights were flashing constantly and horn honking. It would only stop if we took the fuse for the Body Control Module out for 30 seconds. Only that was a temporary fix. It finally got so bad that the car locked itself down and we had to take it in. The BCM had to be replaced (cost us $350) and it seems to do a lot better, but the radio is still locked but it might just have to be reset. Hope it helps!