After purchasing a used 2001 Chevy Impala, the radio stopped working after a few months. The display comes on so that I can see the radio stations and the CD player works but no sound comes out. No matter how loud I turn the volume up, there is silence. Once in a while, sound will come out and it will work fine for a day or two or even sometimes a month or two if, I am lucky.....but then it will stop out of no where. Any suggestions?
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Re: 2001 Chevy Impala Radio - No Sound
Sound like you have loose connections. Start at the rear of the radio and inspect the connections. Then move to each speaker in turn and do the same. When you find any disconnected or loose connections make them good.
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On a Chevy Impala or Monte Carlo with indirect TPMS, a totally
different reset procedure is required. You can use the light switch or
radio to reset the system. With the light switch procedure, turn the
ignition on (engine off), the turn the light switch from OFF to parking
lamps three times within five seconds. With the radio technique, turn
the ignition on (engine off). With the radio off, hold the DISP button
until “SETTINGS” is displayed. Use the SEEK button to scroll down the
menu until you see “TIRE MON.” Press the PREV or NEXT buttons until
“RESET” is displayed. Then press the DISP button again. You should
hear a chime and see “DONE” to indicate the TPMS system has been
successfully reset. Use the SEEK button to scroll through the menu
until “DONE” is shown, then press DISP once more to exit from the learn
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