How can you fix a car stereo that has no sound?

I’m planning to go on a road trip soon, but I want to get my car’s radio fixed before then. Is there a way to fix a car stereo that has no sound?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Driving in silence on a road trip certainly isn’t enjoyable, so thankfully, there are a few things you can do to fix a car stereo that has no sound.
To fix your car’s stereo, you should:
  • Make sure the volume is up on the stereo and any input device you’re using, like your phone.
  • Check the stereo settings to ensure everything looks correct and no outputs are at zero.
  • Try a different audio source or auxiliary cable.
  • Consult the owner’s manual for troubleshooting ideas.
  • Perform a hard reset of the system. Instructions for this can typically be found online or in your owner’s manual.
If none of the above work, the issue is likely the result of a blown fuse, a wiring short, or damaged speakers or wires. If that is the case, you should visit a mechanic or audio shop to have the issue addressed by a professional.
Additionally, don’t forget to review your
car insurance
policy before heading out on your road trip to ensure you have all the coverages you may need like
towing and labor coverage
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