How much does it cost to fix a car’s audio system?

I need to get some work done on my car’s stereo, but I’m worried they’ll come back to me with a huge bill. How much does it cost to fix a car audio system? Will this cost a fortune?

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Answer provided by
Matt Terzi
Answered on Feb 11, 2022
There’s nothing worse than getting to the good part in the song, only to have everything go wonky.
Car audio system repairs can vary wildly. Some will cost $10while getting a super crazy high-end sound system with every possible bell and whistle could run you $10,000. It’s going to boil down to what’s wrong with your audio system. And if you’re putting a new one in, it’s a question of how far you want to go with it.
Some of the more common types of car audio system repairs you might run into:
  • Replace the head unit: The labor will generally cost between $75 and $200. The head unit itself can cost anywhere from $100 to $3,000. If you’re driving a newer car with an infotainment system, expect the repairs to cost more.
  • Replace a broken antenna: $100 to $300 or thereabouts
  • Replace the amplifier: $30 to $300 for the part, and $50 to $200 for labor
  • Replace a speaker (woofer or subwoofer): $50 to $500
  • Remove a stuck CD: Try removing it yourself to save money!
Here’s the rub: you can replace a car stereo system entirely for around $200 to $500, while $1,000 to $3,000 will buy you a top-of-the-line system. But that’s only if your car doesn’t have a custom-built infotainment unit, which can eat up that cost on its own. In that case, you’re looking at expenses in the $1,000 to $5,000 range.
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