Hi MeFi, My lights were left running on my Honda Civic 2008 and the battery drained. After a jump from AAA, the car audio hasn't been the same. To clarify.. it sounds much much louder. For example, I used to be able to turn it up to Level 30, right now if I go over Level 5 it sounds extremely loud and bass is very distorted. What could it be? Did battery jump somehow fry my speakers/receiver? Thanks for your help!
What's Wrong with My Lexus Car Audio? Help me solve this audio mystery and improve the sound quality in my my car I bought a 2013 Lexus E300h in September 2013. It came with the "upgraded" Mark Levinson audio system. I was expecting an aural paradise. Imagine my surprise when i realized the sound was worse than my 10 year old trade in with a stock audio system from 2003. [more inside]
I used to have an iPhone. You could listen to music with it. You could plug it into my basic USB car stereo and it would play music. I now have a Google Nexus 4. It will play for about 30 minutes, and then stop. If I'm lucky, it might deign to play a few songs in the car. I must be doing something wrong, right? [more inside]
Thanks to traffic and double traffic due to construction, my 30 minute commute takes 1.5 hours. I want to listen to music of my choosing, pod casts, and language lessons, but my car is an old beater that only has a radio tuner... [more inside]
I want to buy an aftermarket car stereo that supports streaming audio over a USB connection. I want the audio to be streamed over USB so that I can play audio from Pandora and Google Navigation through the car stereo. [more inside]
Used car came with a stereo, but no head unit. What should I do? [more inside]
I think my 1993 Toyota Celica will only last another few years, so I don't want to install a new stereo system in it, but the existing speakers are blown and I gotta have some decent way to play music. Can you suggest other alternatives? Mostly interested in playing music from my smartphone, not really concerned with FM radio or CDs. Thanks!
Is there a way to connect an MP3 player directly into the connectors inside the dashboard of my 2002 Hyundai Accent without having to install a radio? [more inside]
I have a Kenwood component speaker system in my car. The tweeters were recently stolen, and I am looking to replace them. What replacement tweeters should I get? [more inside]
I need a new iPod charger / FM Tuner for a 6th Gen Nano with International Mode. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Do I need to buy speakers? What the hell is an HU? Can someone hold my hand while I try to get the speakers fixed in this pontiac vibe? [more inside]
Today I had a wired fm modulator installed in my 2003 Lexus ES300. The one used was the "Farenheit Phase Lock Loop FM Modulator (EFM-01 / EFM01)." My issue seems to be that when the music is quiet/not busy, it comes through clear, but when the sounds pick up I get some seriously bad buzzing/distortion. [more inside]
What's wrong with the car stereo in my 2003 Nissan Sentra? [more inside]
Car audio filter: How best to split/join thick speaker wire in a subwoofer install? [more inside]
Can I trust the retailers on amazon.com selling me discounted car audio components? [more inside]
I want to put a remote starter in my 2007 Honda CR-V. How, what, who in Chicago and how much? [more inside]
My car's USB adapter makes staticy noises over the radio. Should I replace it, and if so, with what? [more inside]
I want to plug my iPhone 3G into my car stereo using the data port, not the headphone jack. I would also like it to charge the device. [more inside]
car audio filter: Trying to replace the head unit on my car and I'm getting lost in the wiring harness and install instructions. (lots of questions inside) [more inside]
Anyone know of honest car audio shops in or around Philadelphia?
Do car audio amplifiers sound any good using speaker level inputs? [more inside]
Help my boyfriend play his first generation iPod in his car! [more inside]
My car stereo is probably as bad as it can possibly be and still produce sound. But…I think you guys can help me. [more inside]
Why do CD's burnt on my iMac skip in the car? [more inside]
The factory-installed stereo in my car has stopped playing CDs, and my commute is fairly long, so this is essentially unacceptable. I've looked into getting it repaired, but the whole stereo'll have to be sent away for weeks, and it'll end up costing a bunch. But I've yet to find an add-on in-dash stereo for $200 or less that isn't terribly ugly. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good cheap car CD player with CDR, MP3, an audio-in jack, or some combination of the three? [more inside]
I have a 1984 Toyota Tercel, and would like to install some new rear speakers in it. I don't want anything fancy, and don't need advice on what actual speakers to get. [more inside]
What's a good tape adapter for use in my car? I'm using it to listen to my Rio Karma MP3 player. My second adapter is dying, and I need a new one. Both times, the cable seemed to wear out where it meets the plug into the MP3 player. How can I avoid that?