head unit

  1. T

    Troubleshooting audio system

    Having an issue in my 2017 base wrx, factory audio system. One day driving most of my audio cut out. Seems as though everything but the driver door speaker and driver tweeter cut out. Checked fuses and everything checked out. Wanted to come here before I start taking my door panels off. Thinking...
  2. Brassmonkey

    Advice and help - could it be head unit?

    Looking for some help - recently got a 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser - i think I’m 3rd or 4th owner. This is what I know Upon arrival I could see that there was an aftermarket Kenwood KDC-HD545U Head Unit installed - I believe it’s a 2010 model. 4 speakers two fronts two rears And abandoned wires...
  3. SamCSF556

    Head Unit installation issue (12V ignition)

    Recently got a aftermarket head unit for my 07 GMC Canyon. During the installation I had to splice the ignition wire into another wire that had 12V during ignition. Decided to splice into a wire from the AC unit. This worked out and everything seemed fine until I tried using both the AC and head...
  4. DonJohnson

    Car Stereo wiring help

    Hey guys, I am attempting to swap out old aftermarket stereo with new stereo. The existing wiring is a bit of a nightmare. I am not sure what the wires heading off to the right and left are for. Perhaps the wire to the right goes to battery for constant power but what are the wires going...
  5. L

    Radio displays at night time! Help please

    I have an XY Auto Android Radio. During day my phone connect and music works, and I can use steering wheel to control volume. That’s it though. When it get around 8pm the radio display turns on and I can use it like normal. During the day, if I tap the screen, it shows settings for like screen...
  6. R

    No sound after blowing radio fuse

    Hey guys, I have a 1 sub, 2 speaker set up running off an aftermarket head unit and amp. Everything was working great for a few weeks. The other day I unplugged the head unit and accidentally sparked the main power wire when it touched some metal in the dash. This blew the radio fuse under the...
  7. mibz.1013

    Head unit is shutting off

    Well I’m lost, my hu has been shutting off once the bass hits but turn right back on, however if the truck isn’t moving and Is in park it won’t shut off even if I turn the music up (same song) not sure if its a lack of power from the alternator or a bad ground what do y’all think ?
  8. nathanp203

    need help on wiring new system

    hi all, im very new to this yet i have a decent exposure to audio outside of cars just bought this equipment and obtained an old amp: 1 pair pioneer TS-G1020F speakers in front dashboard (4 Ω max pwr 210w nominal input 30w) 1 pair pioneer TS-G1730F speakers in rear (4 Ω max pwr 300w nominal...
  9. P

    Need help ATOTO Gen2 S8 Lite in 2013 Nissan Altima SL (Bose)

    Hello everyone, super noob here, but doing my best to learn. I have a 2013 Nissan Altima SL...This model comes with BOSE sound system but no gps. I have purchased a DOUBLE Din ATOTO Gen2 S8.Lite (10.1") <--click for link to product. I have tried looking online myself. and have contacted several...
  10. K

    Volume Sensitivity

    I have a kenwood excelon touch screen similar to the ddx6906s but i think it’s a bit older, for some reason when it gets to higher volumes the volts from the amp (measured w multimeter) will jump by 4-6 volts per volume level and wherever i set my gain it only plays within even 6 volts of max at...
  11. M

    Better quality android headunits?

    Hi all, sorry if this has already been discussed. I did a quick search looking for android head units on the forums and found stuff about mostly android auto. But I was wondering whether anyone has anyone had any luck with good quality all android head units that would compare in all aspects to...
  12. J

    Custom Raspberry Pi Head Unit Amplifier Advice

    Hello all, I am aware that this is an out of ordinary post for this forum, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am building a custom, Raspberry Pi (small single board computer) based head unit for my 2005 Ford F-150. It will run a custom software called OpenAuto Pro, and outputs...
  13. MilitiaRobbo

    Diodes on Head Unit’s Negative?

    Hey Everyone, Robbo here, from Australia. I have been facing a hiss sound with my Nissan Patrol for months. I have taken it to multiple car audio installers and their complete failures owe me nearly $1,500AUD in labour fee’s. To test the theory of it being a faulty head-unit, I took it out of...
  14. circle221

    Head Unit Questions

    Hello, first time posting here I am upgrading the HU in my 2017 Forte for my SQ build. Have narrowed it down to 2 i think, Either the Kenwood Excelon DMX907S or Pioneer DMHC5500NEX. Only real difference it looks like is the Kenwood has 5v Preamp and Pioneer is 4V. I can get the pioneer on sale...
  15. mpiers

    Need Direction

    I have a 2010 Ford Edge Loaded (without navigation). I was wondering what everyone recommends for: Must Include GPS. Maintaining steering controls. Max screen size. Open to vertical if they are reliable. Front camera Rear camera Anyone ever use an around view / birds eye?
  16. ExotiK

    Need help with a head unit

    Hey everyone! I recently bought a '21 Forte EX and it comes with the premium Harmon Kardon system; 8 speakers, a 320 watt amp and a sub. I bought a head unit from ali express ( TEYES SPRO Plus For Kia Cerato 4 2018 2020 Car Radio Multimedia Video Player Navigation GPS Android 10 No 2din 2 din...
  17. A

    Alpine Single Din vs Double Din Connecter

    Hey there everyone, Have a dumb question and wanted to get some help before I purchased anything. I currently have a single din CDE-164BT (https://www.crutchfield.com/S-9KSVbGGeQ3l/p_500CDE164B/Alpine-CDE-164BT.html) installed in my 93 MR2 Turbo. Purchased the correct harness and everything is...
  18. S

    2014 Kia Sportage install questions

    Has anyone installed an aftermarket head unit in a 2014 Kia Sportage with the UVO system? Before I bite off more than I can chew, I would like to ask if anyone has had any issues with removing the stock UVO system and replacing it with an aftermarket head unit. My concerns are: Does this...
  19. T

    HELP! 2010 Subaru legacy head unit wiring

    So I got an aftermarket stereo for my 2010 Subaru legacy, the harness adapter it came with is a 14 pin, and the one that's already on the car looks like a 16 pin. I'm trying to figure out what the best way to wire in the new head unit would be. Do I just cut the wires and try to connect them to...
  20. L

    Kindly asking for advice for audio setup for campervan.

    Dear all, I am trying to build a decent audio system for our campervan conversion (2008 Citroën Jumper (Relay I believe). At first, I was hoping to install 6 speakers (L/R doors, all corners of the 'living area') - but I think that would be overkill. I'm looking for quality sound, not...
  21. N

    Amp Error on my head unit

    I got a pioneer deh-s5010bt, i put an eq in my car the other day and after i it was installed i keep gettin amp errors not even 5 min after playing. I rewired the headunit and eq and it still keeps happening, i think something maybe wrong w the eq but idk just need sum help please. *it was after...
  22. E

    New Head Unit help 2011 Range Rover

    Wanting to upgrade the very outdated factory double din head unit in my Range Rover. Looking for suggestions that will pair well with the factory speakers. looking for either a double din to replace current or replace the CD player with a unit that motorized out into a double din. features...
  23. E

    New member here. Anyone here using the Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX???

    New member here! I recently installed the DMH-W4660NEX myself. I have a couple of issues and am wondering if anyone else are having the same issues. For one, the car will not automatically connect to my iPhones HOTSPOT. I have to go to my iPhone settings and turn off then on the hotspot toggle...
  24. ktuxy

    Bluetooth Suddenly Not Wanting to Auto-Connect?

    Hi, About 3 years ago I installed a new JVC KW-R920BTS Head unit in my '05 Explorer. I haven't had any problems with it until recently. I used to be able to just start the car and after a minute or so, my phone would be automatically connected to the unit for me to stream music. Recently the...
  25. Mgman111

    Help with my new Setup

    So I recently added a subwoofer, amp and a new head unit to my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. I also have The kicker speaker upgrade which are 2 door speakers and 2 sound bar speakers rated at 75w rms each. My new head unit is a Sony XAV-AX5000 and I’m unable to turn the volume up past half without the...
  26. B

    Head unit keeps blowing fuses

    Hi everyone, I installed a cheap head unit ( unsure of the brand at the moment ) both in my wife’s car and mine. Everything worked fine for a little while in my 98 4runner and then one day all of a sudden there was just no power to the radio. I pulled the unit out and checked the 15 amp fuse...
  27. T

    PLEASE HELP!Head unit requires ACC switch on ignition?!

    So basically I have a pioneer 5100nex model head unit in my 2001 Audi A6 and I’m trying to figure out if the head unit is messed up or if it’s something else. The instructions for installing the head unit say that it can NOT be installed in a vehicle without an ACC switch on the ignition and my...
  28. K

    Amp turns on when head unit is off

    Okay so Im new to this and I bought an suv with a system in it and it was all professionally installed but sold the existing system for something smaller, anyways so I installed these ds18 12’s with a ds18 amp and and hooked up everything and when I turned on my suv i noticed the amp never...
  29. S

    How do I power all 8 of my speakers (I’m a newbie)

    So I’m super new to car audio and want to upgrade my 2009 Toyota Corolla s. I figured out my car has the 8 channel speaker trim package so it has 4 door speakers (I think they a woofers) 2 tweeters and 2 more speakers behind the back seats (idk if what they are). I think that means I need an 8...
  30. L

    Bridging a head unit that is 50Wx4 so that it gives full power to only 2 speakers

    The Only speakers running off my Head Unit are my woofers in my rear backseat, and i want to give them more power by wiring them to my HU differently. I was thinking about how i can bridge a 4 channel amp to just two speakers by connecting the negative speaker wire to a negative of one channel...
  31. Nick Miles

    Adjusting the gain in my kenwood head unit

    Hey guys I'm fairly new to car audio but I need to find the source of my system having really high pitchy ness when the high notes are hit on just about any song at decently high volume. I talked with a friend of mine he said first adjust the EQ to lower the right part of the line graph down...
  32. L

    pioneer 4400nex sound cuts while driving, head unit on

    Hey all, I recently had a very well respected car audio place in town here install the Pioneer 4400nex in my 2003 trailblazer ltz with the bose sound system.  Now, they say they're going to take care of fixing it, but I would like to try and figure out what's going on incase they try to sell me...
  33. D

    Help needed: Subwoofer settings cause crackle

    Hi guys, so i've had this pioneer unit in my SUV for a while now (years). The other day it started producing a crackling noise in all the speakers (doors, dash, sub). When i go into the settings and turn off the subwoofer the problem goes away and everything sounds perfect.  I disconnected the...
  34. J

    Any suggestions? I have a 2007 Cadillac CTS head unit replacement!!

    Hello peeps hey so I have a bit of a situation,, I have a 2007 Cadillac CTS that I have been installing a system on now for a while it’s a pain but fun car, here is the question the head unit is still oem if you guys don’t know these car have the “driver info” section here as well as other...
  35. K

    Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX Android Auto and other issue

    Hello, I recently bought a Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX from BestBuy and using it from a month in my 2014 Ford Mustang. The radio was decent, but I am having problems with: 1. Android Auto - When I connected by phone (BB Keyone), I always get a message: "To use Android Auto please stop the car and...
  36. P

    HU for 1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2

    I'm searching for a new or nicely used head unit for this car for which I only drive in the summer. I have 2 sets of German Maestro's 6.5 inch coax speakers to go into it plus a Powerbass XMA-4250IR amp, 8 gauge Powerbass OFC wiring kit. I'm looking at the Kenwood KDC-X701 but am open to...
  37. L

    best head units under $300

    want to know what the cheapest android auto head unit is
  38. GearboyOfficial

    Bridging Head unit with dual voice coil speakers?

    Hi ive been looking around for the past week and cant quite seem to find what im looking for. I understand that amps that have a "Bridged" channel is a channel that allows a 1-2 ohms setup. I have my current 5 channel amp running my door speakers at 40 rms and my headunit is sitting idle but it...
  39. R

    running new accessory wires for a second head unit to run trunk system

    howdy, been trying to figure most this out threw google but have some specific little stuff i cant seem to nail down.my rig is being retired so i got a bunch of awesome stuff that needs to be relocated. my girlfriend has a 2017 fusion with sync and the sony system so i dont really want to ****...
  40. scoob8000

    Help me pick a new single DIN HU

    I've always mostly had Pioneers. I'm a big fan of them. But I'm sick of RCA pico fuse issues. I'm replacing a DEH-P7800MP and I'm really gonna miss the multiline screen and menu system. I bought a Kenwood KDX-X998, but I think it's going back. The menus are so clunky and slow to navigate...