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Why did my Subaru radio stop working?

Why did my Subaru radio stop working?

Potential Cause: The most likely cause for a car that runs fine, but the stereo won’t turn on at all, is a blown fuse. If the fuse connected to the car stereo has blown, the circuit will be incomplete and power simply can’t reach the head unit (the part of the stereo in the center console).

Why is my radio not working?

Common reasons for this to happen: Blown Fuse: One of the most common reasons for a car radio to stop working is a blown fuse. A damaged antenna means that your radio isn’t able to receive signal from stations. A damaged tuner means that you’ll most likely need to replace the head unit itself.

Why does my radio turn on but no sound?

If your radio is lighting up and seems to function but you have no sound. The most common reason for no sound is speakers or speaker wires are grounded or shorted to a metal point. Speaker wiring cannot be wired together. Two speakers can not share the same connections.

Why is my Subaru Starlink not working?

The Subaru Starlink infotainment system can be rebooted by pressing and holding the power button for at least 15 seconds. I had to press both nobs and the CD eject for 10 seconds for it to reset.

Why does only one side of my car work?

It could be the speaker wire, any of the wiring connections or a bad speaker. If the speaker has a passive crossover between the amplifier and the speaker this could also be the problem. At this point we’ll need to remove the speaker from the door and test it on the amplifier using short lengths of speaker wire.

What does Subaru Starlink do?

SUBARU STARLINK In-Vehicle Technology STARLINK brings multimedia content, smartphone connectivity, seamless navigation, extra safety, and everyday convenience to Subaru vehicles. This suite of on-board technology helps make every drive more entertaining, confident, and enjoyable.

What fuses are for the radio?

Most low-powered radios can use a 20-amp fuse without any issues. However, for high-powered stereos — those that produce 100 watts of power or more — you may have to use a 25- or 30-amp fuse. You may be able to use a wire clasp or harness already under the dash to secure the wiring from the radio to the fuse box.

Why did my speakers suddenly stop working?

When all of the speakers in a car audio system all stop working at once, the problem is usually in the head unit, in the amp, or in the wiring. In some cases, an issue with the wiring between the head unit and a single speaker can even cause all of the speakers in an entire car audio system to cut out at once.

Is there a fuse for radio sound?

A car radio will have at least one fuse to protect the unit from things like power surges or other electrical issues. If too much current is sent to the audio system, this fuse will blow out and disconnect the circuit to save the main radio. On newer models, there are a variety of fuses for the entertainment system.

Is Subaru Starlink necessary?

The STARLINK app is required to enjoy STARLINK Multimedia content from your mobile device in your Subaru. Remote Services include remote vehicle lock and unlock, remote horn and lights, and remote vehicle locator, all accessible from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Why is my car stereo not working in my Subaru?

The interior of your Subaru could be damaged if you have work done on the audio system anywhere but an authorized Subaru dealer! To give you an idea of what’s in store when you visit, we’ve compiled a list of five common problems your car stereo might have, and five of the most common reasons why.

What should the resistance be for a Subaru radio?

That evening, he pulled the replacement radio and I measured the resistance across each of the speaker lines (4 pairs to each of the four doors) at the radio wiring connector. They all showed about 4 Ohms, which is what it should be. I then checked the resistance from each pair of wires to chassis ground.

Where to start the radio on a Subaru?

The best place to start is at the connector at the radio. (i26 in the attached diagram). Measure between pins 2 and 8, 3 and 9, 4 and 12, and 5 and 13 (the layout is shown at the bottom right).

Why is the voice coil on my Subaru not working?

This wire is glued to the surface of the paper cone, and if the cone cracks in that area it can cause the wire to break. The bad solder connection at the lug terminal can be resoldered to see if this corrects the problem. Repairing the fine wires on the cone, or repairing an open voice coil, is not practical.