I have the upgraded radio in my 1996 Dodge Ram pickup. The volume will not adjust.When turning the nob up or down it only wants to get louder. Can this be an easy fix? If needed, how do I get the radio out of the dash?
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Re: Radio volume will not adjust.
Hello. If this is repairable, the radio will have to be removed anyways. Some radios can be removed with a butter knife. If you pry off the front dash panel, there will be 4 screws holding on the radio. If you don't have the 4 screw type look for and tabs on the radio that are pryed up on the insides, pry them down with butter knife. Pull out stereo and disconnect the clip on wire harness.
You can try blowing out the unit and the knob if you purchase a can of "Air Duster" (compressed air and c02 in can) If this radio is equipped, remove screws and cover to gain access to inside. Blow out the entire unit, especially the knob. The knob should also come off to spray inside.
If cleaning doesn't help, I suggest going to the junk yard and get another one for $15, otherwise WalMart, Kmart, sell them for $35+
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Do yourself a HUGE favor. Drop $8 on a radio wiring harness connector. You wire it to the aftermarket radio while sitting at your kitchen table. When done, yank the factory radio and simply PLUG IN the new radio directly into the truck's wiring harness. Done! No cutting of your truck's wires, splicing, taping or hanging upside-down making connections. Plus, when it's time to sell the truck - you can pull out your radio and dump the factory radio back in the truck in no time.
had that problem on my 1996 ram,I pulled the radio out and on top of the head unit,in the middle of the unit there is a little hole.Look for the screw and turn it clockwise or counter clock wize a little,it should start working again
I have the same SUV, the only thing that would make it do that is the circuit within the stereo that makes it return to a low volume after restart ( when you are blasting the music then turn the car off, next time you start your car it resume a normal state of volume). So your stereo unit is faulty. I am about to uninstall mine to upgrade, let me know if you want it, it will plug right in, no wiring mess. The other thing to consider is the amp (which I am also upgrading), try to notice if you are only losing volume, or if you are losing sound quality. I am 100% that you need to replace your stereo though.