16051921 / 16075071 / 16126996 / 16138181 and Others
16058406 and Others
The following is a list of common problems for Bose, Symphony Sound and Non-Bose Stereos.
Display remains on with ignition off. (May drain car battery).
One or more speakers do not work.
Weak speaker or speakers with
snap, crackle, pop, sound blown, distorted
or do not work? (Usually right front speaker first, for Bose system see amplifiers).
Tape stuck, will not accept tape, or tape auto reverses then ejects (Blaupunkt Cassette Mechanism).
No or intermittent power, defective On/Off Switch.
No or intermittent FM and/or AM.
Display stuck at 1:00 or 10:00 o'clock.
Back lights on front panel not fully lighting.
Radio static, no display? Does cigarette lighter, dome light, horn and door chimes work? No, check for blown fuse, some cases you may find a coin or metal object in the cigarette lighter or shorted dome light, otherwise repair is needed.
Set Clock - ignition on, stereo off, push "Set". Use "Scan" for hours and "Seek" for minutes.
Want to upgrade to CD? The '94-96 Chevrolet Camaro AM/FM/CD Bose stereo
physically fits the opening of the original stereo. However, there is a wire
harness adaptor needed along with a modification to the wire harness and
6 CD changer - jammed, will not play
CD's, will not accept or eject CD's. Before repair, disconnect one of the main car battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This can act as a "Reset" and may bring the changer back to working. Otherwise, this is a repair issue.
All RDS radios
are VIN Locked and require seeing the dealership for UnLock.