Hi, I have a 2001 Chevy Impala and the stereo suddenly started acting strange. The stereo powers on but i don't get any audio. At first sign of trouble the audio would go in and out. Now there is completely no audio. I checked fuses and even replaced the Big fuse under the hood (60amp). I'm figuring maybe the audio plug behind the stereo came loose, but i don't know how to access the stereo's rear,its encased in the dashboard. Someone suggested to remove the top of the dash, but I'm not sure how that comes off. All i see are to screws located under the top of the dash near the speedometers window. Any help would be great appreciated.
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The original wires in the 95' thunderbirds are a pain, trying to figure out how to take out factory stereo and replace with aftermarket Sony cd player, have no clue because the wires don't match up, some do and they will load and unload discs but won't power up any suggestions...?!?
First you need to get a wire harness for the Chevy (check Ebay) then follow the wiring instruction inside the package on how to join the spliced wires togother. After joining the wires togother plug the harness in and stuck the JVC into the recess where the old stereo was and thats it, it should play if not you don`t have a good ground, ground the body to the frame.
This is a problem I have seen on several occasions. This stereo communicates with the car's computer. I'd suggest disconnecting the car's battery for 15-20 minutes. This can act as a reset and may remove any glitch in the system. I have seen amplifier problems also be the cause.
Hoang00, to change the time on JVC's i believe you hold down "source" for a while and a menu pops up. SSwaim, sounds like a grounding problem. Check the connections behind the dash, possibly a couple came loose. I would say possibly a bad car battery but the headlights thing points to a grounding issue to me.
you'll need a small 12 v lamp to figure out which one has the power terminals. after mapping that out you need to find a small battery and hook it up to a pair of wires to figure out to which speaker the wires go to.
note : new car radios don't use the chassis ground as common (negative).. the head unit has a negative and positive wire for EACH speaker.