Question about Sony Car Audio & Video
I have owned the car from new. It has 50k miles on it. I rarely use the radio but my son has been driving it for a 2 days a week for a couple of years and winds the volume up high. I have cleaned the contacts on the faceplate but it made no difference. It happens on CD and radio sources. Any help would be very much appreciated.
it sounds as if your i/o relay for the control face is toasted and part of the relay is welded and carboned. you will need to replace it or chances if this burnt therre may be more behind this such as the amp if equiped. gl
Posted on Jun 13, 2007
SOURCE: no sound
you simply have a speaker shorting in your car. Either an old speaker with a bad voice coil (short) or a speaker who's contact(s) are touching metal. This type of short or grounding will cause the internal audio amplifier to shut off to protect the radio's output circuit. To diagnose which speaker is the culprit, you'll need to disconnect all speaker leads from the radio and one by one re-connect them until the output shuts down again. The safe way to check is with a voltmeter. If you connect one side of your voltmeter to ground and test each speaker wire lead for continuity, you'll hear an audible "beep" whe you find the grounded wire/contact. A professional car audio shop can diagnose this for you if you're still having difficulty. Hope this information was helpful.
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
Hey jshaff, try taking off the detachable front, and you will see a reset button, press and hold in for 10 secs, this should solve your problem. if it doesn't work first time keep trying. you must have power to the head unit for this to work. you will hear the cd make a noise and that should be that, try and let me know.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
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