How do I reset my car stereo?
IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.
Reset your car stereo under the following conditions:
- Before you operate your car stereo for the first time.
- After replacing your car battery or connections.
- If your car stereo malfunctions.
WARNING! There's a risk of data loss. Performing the RESET procedure will erase the clock settings and some stored content.
Some models don't have a reset button. Check your manual for model-specific information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
Devices with a reset button
- Remove the faceplate from your car stereo.
- 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 Initialize procedure to completely reset it.
Devices without a reset button
- Depending on your car stereo, press DSPL and (back) /MODE, DSLP and CALL button, or SOURCE/OFF button for more than two seconds.
- Turn on your car stereo.