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How do I reset my car stereo?

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    Reset your car stereo under the following conditions:

    • Before you operate your car stereo for the first time.
    • After you replace the car battery.
    • After you change the connections or wiring.
    • If your car stereo malfunctions.

    Before you start:

    • Data loss: Performing a RESET procedure will erase the clock settings and some stored content. 
    • Some models don't have a designated reset button. Check your manual for which buttons you need to use to reset. 


      My device doesn't have a Reset Button

      1. Depending on your car stereo, press
        • DSPL and (back) /MODE or 
        • DSLP and CALL button, or
        • SOURCE/OFF button for more than two seconds.
      2. Turn on your car stereo.

      My device has a Reset Button

      1. Remove the faceplate from your car stereo.
      2. Press the RESET button on the front panel using a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen.


      • These steps are for the in-dash car stereo receivers that have removable faceplates and may vary slightly based on your specific model number.
      • For car stereos that have Bluetooth wireless features, it would be necessary to perform the BT Initialise procedure to reset it completely.