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Dodge Ram Audio/Stereo Problems



  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,661
    They did change my radio/CD 6-player under warranty (imagine that!!!)...the original unit had exposed bass and treble buttons to raise and lower to adjust them...this unit, different, you press "mode" (I think) and the screen now shows a bass or treble or balance/fade scale...but which button or lever do you use to adjust those settings???...

    Hey, I'm just a simpleminded lawyer, I don't know nuthin' about birthin' no babies working these super duper computer radio CD palyers...

    Sorry, I fell into my "Gone with the Wind" mode... :P ;)
  • My 2001 Ram 2500 quit producing sound from the entire driver side. It has a stock AM/FM - CD - Cassette. All three speakers (post tweeter, driver door, rear door) have no sound. It's not the balance control. I figured since all three didn't produce sound that it might be the radio. I first checked the wires that plug in the back by wiggling them, but that seems to be okay. I replaced the radio with another stock radio and that didn't solve it. It must be between the radio and where ever the wires split up to go off to their respective speakers. Is there a relay or something in there? Any ideas?
  • I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 with the Cummings diesel engine. A few months ago the front speakers started to not work intermittently. Then stopped working at all. I replaced the factory AM/FM cassette radio with a new radio that has a CD player in it. I used a connection kit that allowed me to simply plug into the trucks factory plugs to the radio. After hooking up everything I still do not have front speakers that work. Anyone else had this problem or have any idea where to start to look for the broken connection in the wiring harness? I am confused as to why it would affect both front speakers since they each have a + and - wire going to them.
  • Hi, I have a 2002 1500 Quad Cab with the Infinity stereo system. I was told by Best Buy and another local stereo installer that to replace the head unit in a vehicle with the Infinity premium sound system you either need a specific wiring adapter that costs between $70-$180 (depending on who you talk to) or I need to completely rewire my stereo system. I talked at length with someone from Crutchfield who assures me that their wiring harness for $8.95 will work with the Infinity system on the Ram. Does anybody have experience with this that could tell me what is actually involved? Thanks!
  • Did you ever find out your problem? I have the exact problem, need help. Thanks.
  • Karl42, I am still waiting for someone to answer my post. I still only have the rear speakers that are working however there was an instance where the front ones came on for about 5 minutes while I was driving home one day. It was really hot outside that day but I doubt that had anything to do with it. I keep hoping someone will come up with the answer to our problem. Daniel
  • i am having the same front speaker trouble .it began with factory stereo and when i installed after market stereo it continued.rear speakers not affected at all,but no front.any ideas? thanks.winstonb
  • bloom3bloom3 Posts: 1
    karl, i have same problem with my 02 ram. the problem is in the large fuse box under the hood, loose connections with wires running into the bottom of box. reach under and move them around,see if that works. tap on a couple of the relays and fuses. rod bumps turn my speakers off and on. sorry but it's not the radio.
  • bloom3,
    I tried your suggestion of reaching under the large fuse/breaker box under the hood and moving the wires around. I also tried tapping on the fuses and breakers. I even removed and cleaned the ends of all the fuses and breakers but I still do not have the front speakers working. Can you be any more specific as to where the problem may exist? Also what did you mean when you wrote "rod bumps turn my speakers off and on"? Daniel
  • i have a 2003 1500 quad cab hemi and my radio all the sudden just went to all static, the cd player works fine but i can't get any stations. i checked the antenna and what wires i can see and i can't find the problem. i told my wife the stereo went out (reason to buy a new cd player ha ha ) but i put the new one in and i have the same problem. any ideas what it might be?...thanks!!!
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,661
    If the CD works but the radio gets static, could the antenna be loose, or the antenna wire itself have a break inside, or maybe the wire plug where it plugs into the back of the radio may be bad (short circuit)...

    If the entire unit had a short, or bad ground, would the CD player also not work, so I localize it from the back of the radio to the antenna...
  • Two problems: 1) Unit works but screen goes dark after driving for approx 2 minutes. When car is restarted, does same thing. Any ideas? 2) Zoom toggle switch not working (unit was replaced by Dodge while under warranty for same problem). Any good way to fix without full replacement?
  • msieversmsievers Posts: 1
    edited January 2012
    I have two problems
    1. I just got the truck. The steering wheel controls for the radio do not work. The person who had it before me had an after market radio in it and now it has the stock radio. Does anyone no why it does not work?
    2. I have HID headlights in it they are of high quality. When I turn them on I get static through the radio. If I were to run another ground from the radio would that fix the problem. Or is there some other way I can fix this problem?
  • all you need to do is hook up the rem wire from the after market deck to the blue wire on the wiring adpator and they should work have the same truck and had the same problem. everybody was telling me the same thing but i got them to work. let me know if you need anymore help. alot of things are modify only on the 02 ram
  • Justim, did you ever figure out your problem, I have the same thing happening to me except the CD player does not work at all
  • dapflydapfly Posts: 1
    Just bought 2008 RV on Sprinter chassis. Manual for Sound 5 radio does not explain things very well. When I press button that gives options for tone, there are 2 displays that I do not know what they mean. One says "gal" and the other says "EXT". Any help out there?
  • jhaughjhaugh Posts: 1
    the speakers will shut off at random then a while later just come back on. Sterio stays on just all speakers shut off. we have changed the sterio and same thing is happening HELP
  • sirron64sirron64 Posts: 1
    WAMACKS any luck figuring out the problem, my 2002 has started doing the same things
  • I have A 2001 dodge ram and the same problem did you ever find out an answer for your front speaker problem
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