Factory Car Stereo Repair

"Let's keep it original"

 

 

 "Why is keeping it factory the best?"
(or at least a very good idea!)
Shouldn't I just buy a used one?

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In Dash 6 Disc Changer

    Some of the problems that we have repaired are:

  • Not switching to CD Changer when you press the CD button
  • Won't eject, load, or play CD's - what to do to get my cd's out?
  • Loud clicking each time you start the vehicle
  • Loads then says error and ejects the cd
  • I used a cd with a label or sticker on it (from library, church, or other) now jammed
  • Coins and other stuff put in cd changer
  • Error Codes  
  • Skipping or Pausing of CD being played
  • Other problems (E-mail us with specifics)


Easy steps for the repair.

  • You have many options with something that isn't working properly. The first step is to understand why you would want to repair instead of replace the unit. See "Why is repairing a good option"

  • Verify where the problem is and what needs to be repaired. Many times this is obvious (like on cd players that skip) but sometimes not so clear like sound that comes and goes (is it speaker, the amp, or stereo). Email a tech if you need help with figuring out where the problem is.

  • Review our estimate info here.

  • Remove it or have someone remove it for you. 

  • Print off the Send in form to enclose with the changer (all info needed is on the form, address, email, etc.)

  • Wrap it good with some bubble-wrap to protect.

  • All the carriers deliver here (UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.) Allow under 1 week for the repair, we'll contact you if need a few days longer for parts ordering.

  • Note: We will return everything that is sent in whether it's cd's or brackets, all will be kept together.

 


Here are general removal tips, specific tips are linked from the vehicles model page when available.

OEM Stereos do not require removing the knobs or faceplates as they did decades ago. They generally come out to the front as a complete stereo. The brackets that hold them in are usually just hidden by the dash trim that surrounds it. These panels generally have a couple well hidden screws holding them and then they usually will unsnap off, carefully. Once the stereo is out away from the dash you will see the connectors have a tab type lock to squeeze and release to unplug them.

 

 

 

 

BOSE CD (single)
Won't play CD's
Volume won't change
CD Skips
Won't eject CD's
Plays but has static

Removal tips: 1999 Millenia These come out using prongs to push in the holes along the edge. That releases the stereo to slide straight out. The prongs can be purchased at an auto parts store or the dealer parts dept. Notice along the edges of the stereo is a slim cover that pops off and exposes the holes for the prongs. 

1997 Miata - This stereo has side brackets that hold the stereo in so you will need to remove the plastic dash around the stereo in order to see the side mounting brackets.

Bose Stereo Cassette and CD

Sound goes off and on or out totally (can be in the stereo)

Bose rear 6X9's need replacing after about 7 years, see units for sale

Rear Speaker Removal Tips

Removing rear speaker grills and glove box in between the rear speakers on back deck.
Open the glove box and notice the 4 plastic round clips that hold glove box down. Use a small tool to lift the center plastic round pin, then with it up the dime size outer clip will snap out. (with the center pushpin down it locks the clip down). With the 4 push pins out of there then box will lift out. Remove the 4 large phillips screws directly under the glove box, along the large hole where the box was removed from. Now the oval shaped plastic piece that holds the grills, will unsnap up. We find it easier to look at the clips from the trunk side and use pliers to squeeze and help out of the metal, to unsnap up. Just squeeze each snap and push it out. Now you'll be able to lift it out of there to expose the 6X9's which are just screwed down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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