Worried about a Volvo XC90 radio no sound issue?
Perhaps you turned your car radio on, only to realize that no sound came out of it. If this is the case, you may be wondering why this happens and what to do about it.
If you encounter this exact problem with your car radio, there are a few things you can do to get it fixed. Today, we’ll talk about the common reasons why your radio has no sound and the best ways to troubleshoot this issue.
Causes Of Volvo XC90 Radio No Sound
It can indeed be quite frustrating when you turn your radio on, yet no sound comes out of it. However, this is not a rare scenario and there are many reasons why this problem occurs. Here are just some of them:
- Wiring connections/ short
- Damaged wires and/ or speakers
- Blown fuse
- Fault with the input
Not having audio is not a rare instance. In fact, there are a few reasons why you may encounter this problem. This is why it is important to take a look at the most common causes of this problem and what you can do about it.
But first, you may want to check a few things before going too deep into the repair process.
- Is the audio output volume turned all the way up?
- Do you have your wires connected?
- Did you select the correct source, whether it is USB, Bluetooth, radio/ tuner, and AUX?
- Is the source working properly? Consider changing CDs, radio channel, or the songs you are playing
If your issue is resolved quickly by trying out the options above, then it should be good to go. Otherwise, you may want to explore a few other options to determine what car radio part is not working as it should.
When identifying the component that causes the problem, you need to begin at the source of the audio or the speakers and then work through to check if you are able to fix the issue as you proceed.
First, check if the sound plays without needing to plug it into the car stereo. Do you have the volume turned all the way up? When you change the radio station, are you able to hear anything or no?
Then, inspect your cable. Do you have your cable plugged in correctly and tightly, or is it connected loosely? Is it able to work with a different device?
Now, when your radio powers on, yet there is no audio, you may be confused why this is happening since there is power and the lights flash. You may even see notifications on your screen.
But the best thing to take note of is that your radio is not broken since it is able to receive electrical power. On the other hand, you have to determine which component is broken or not working.
If you are experiencing this issue, then you will have to first make sure that the issue lies not on the speaker such as a blown fuse or broken amp. Consider these tips:
1. Do a master reset
In some instances, there are people who have resolved this problem by doing a simple master reset. This should easily fix the problem of no audio. It depends on the model of your stereo or car.
Before doing a full master reset, start with a soft reset. This means, simply turn your ignition off and power your car down. You may also lock the vehicle to power it down completely, quite like when you switch your phone off.
2. Do a software update
It is also possible that you will need to update your software to the latest version, which should fix the problem.
3. Work on the fuse clip
Additionally, you may try unplugging and replugging your fuse clip. It is found right underneath the steering wheel and at the pedals level. There should be a plastic clip surrounding it. Simply unplug and then plug your radio fuse, organize the wires and then try powering on the radio and see if there is audio this time.
4. Check the audio control module
When you have tried the tips above, and yet nothing fixed the issue, then there may be some other components that you need to work with, which is the audio control module. Reflash this component or replace the part completely.
When fixing a Volvo XC90 radio no sound problem, it is always best to start with the simplest troubleshooting steps such as checking your connections and then making sure that the wiring is done correctly.
However, if there are deeper issues involved, you may need to change the fuse, conduct a soft or master reset, and then several other techniques to completely and correctly fix the problem.
This is why it is always best to have an expert diagnose the problem with the right tools, so you can prevent further issues and to make sure that issues are addressed appropriately and without any extensive damage to your car radio and other components.