Pontiac Bose Amplifier/Speaker and Stereo Repair
Oldsmobile Delco
BOSE
Silver series
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Oldsmobile Bose Silver series - Bose repair
Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output.
Silver series,(1-4 channel amplifier), located in trunk $400, one year warranty.
Bose Gold
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Oldsmobile Bose Gold series - Bose repair
Gold Series, amps at speakers $110 ea.
1 Year
warranty on Bose amplifier repair.

NO or DIM Display

   

Erratic Volume Control Repair

 

CLN
in display

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Car Stereo Removal
and more DIY help.

 

No or poor audio, distorted or missing channels.

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Pontiac Bonneville car stereo - Pontiac Bose Audio Repair

Bose Amplifier Repair

 
A LIST OF COMMON PROBLEMS FOR CAR STEREOS
NO LONGER REPAIR THE FOLLOWING RADIOS
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Pontiac CD Player
Pontiac Montan Stereo Service, How to Remove, Repair and Reinstall Factory Car Stereo

CD player does not operate properly, skips, does not eject, will not accept CD.

Siemans VDO / 15224736 / GMT201P

   
Pontiac 6 CD Changer
Pontiac  Vibe Car Stereo Repair

CD changer jammed, will not play, accept or eject CD's. Before thinking of 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.
Delco / Delphi
09374704 / 12246889 / 10357886 / 15183817 / 15184935 / 15184939 / 15198715 / 21003405 / 10359677 / 28022765

   
Single CD / Cassette
Delco / Delphi Electronics
Pontiac Car Stereo Help

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, or will not eject CD, no back lights missing sections.

"Clean" in display? To clear from display, push and hold eject button, insert a cassette, continue to hold eject button till screen clears.

 
Pontiac Delphi / Delco
Pontiac Car Stereo Service, Car Stereo Repair
6 CD changer jammed, will not eject, will not accept, clicking or grinding sound on CD. Before repair, disconnect one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition.
   
Pontiac G6
Pontiac G6 Car Stereo Service, Removal, Repair, and Installation

CD changer jammed, will not eject, will not accept, clicking or grinding sound on CD. Before repair, try disconnecting one of the battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This may act as a "Reset" and bring the changer back to working condition.
6 CD Changer
28031160 / 15793377 / 28016931 / 15777349

G6 Stereo Removal

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Car Stereo Removal

Chevrolet Single CD
Pontiac Car Stereo Repair, Removal and Install

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, will not eject CD, CD garbled, CD Skips.

Player with Aux-input Jack
Delco / Delphi Electronics

15848799 / 28070216

   
Chevrolet Single CD
Pontiac Car Radio Repair, Removal and Installation

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, will not eject CD, CD garbled, CD Skips.

Delco / Delphi Electronics
12247391 / 15243194 / 15255023 / 15255025 / 15777349 / 15806594 / 15921647 / 21003864
22714806 / 22734878 / 28000618 / 28016917 / 28019291 / 28019298 / 89047146 / 28061752

 
Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Car Stereo Repair and Removal

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, will not eject CD, CD garbled, CD Skips.
No or dim display, see video above.

Delphi 10352020

 

Pontiac
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CD - CASSETTE - Bose repair
 

CD does not play, display shows Err or E20. No or dim display.
Dock and Lock Audio Monsoon and others
10317996 / 16265076
Bonneville
25736704

 
Pontiac / Delco
Pontiac Radio Replacement, Removal, Installation and Repair Tips

Stereo dead, CD Err or E20, no CD, no cassette, or display blank or dim... Look for a replacement stereo.
Bass and Treble Sliders
Single CD Players - 09380112 / 16265532 + others
Cassette Player - 09376112 / 09376152 / 16213342

   
Pontiac
Pontiac Radio Replacement, Removal, Installation and Repair Tips

Monsoon / Delco - Stereo dead, CD Err or E20, no CD, no cassette, or display blank or dim... Look for a replacement stereo.
Seven Band Equalizer
09375272 / 16151292

   
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal

No or Intermittent Display

Dealerships quote replacement at $175-340.

Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal These instructions apply specifically to model number 10367041. Although most AC controls are similar. You may be able to recognize the problems with other AC controls by giving them a good visual inspection.
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal 1.1) Remove both knobs from face of AC Control.
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal 2.1) From back of AC Control, remove four screws.
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal 3.1) Remove front panel from AC control.
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal 4.1) Lift display and printed circuit board from back cover.
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal 5.1) Display printed circuit board is attached by wire harness. Lay front panel toward top.
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal 6.1) Locate two sets of two rows of solder connections. This is where the main connectors from the factory wire harness attach.
Corvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and RemovalCorvette Bose GOLD Car Stereo Repair and Removal 7.1) Re-solder both sets of two rows of connections.

Note -  With the pressure supplied to these connectors from the factory wire harness and the continuous vibration from the vehicle, these solder connections become broken or have poor connections.

   
Corvette Bose Audio Intermittent or Static with Treble and Bass Slide Controls
CORVETTE - 85-90 Delco Bose
Pontiac Bose Gold Repair and Removal
1985 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1986 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1987 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1988 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1989 Corvette Bose model 16125781
1990 Corvette Bose model 16125781
Speakers cut in and out intermittently, treble/bass controls have static when adjusting.

 

   
Pontiac Bose Gold Repair and Removal Adjusting treble/bass slide controls can cause speakers to go in and out with static.
   
Pontiac Bose Gold Repair and Removal This is a simple DIY Repair. Radio Shack sells a "Control Cleaner" with lubricant. Push slide controls down. Spray into top of slide control opening and move slide control up and down to clean and lubricate.
   

NOTE - This model Corvette, 85 to 88 1/2 rarely has a Bose amplifier problem. If cleaning the treble/bass controls does not take care of speaker problems, see How to Troubleshoot Your Corvette Bose System.

   
Pontiac
Pontiac Radio Replacement, Removal, Installation and Repair Tips
Broken or missing knobs.
   
Pontiac Transport
Pontiac Radio Replacement, Removal, Installation and Repair Tips
Delco - CD does not work, or will not accept CD the first five+ times then it will, or CD works according to the weather or temperature, or will not eject CD.

 

   
89-96+/- Pontiac / BOSE / CDM box
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Some common problems, stereo unit powers up, no or distorted audio, no FM, all/some speakers work intermittently, or the system is dead. If you have snapping and popping from some of the speakers you will have to trouble shoot. Is it a defective CDM box or Bose amplifier? Swap working speakers/amplifiers with nonworking speaker/amplifiers to determine if it is the CDM box or Bose amplifiers. CDM box repair $150.  Replacement in rare cases $225.
 
   
90-95 Delco
Single CD Player
CD does not work, or will not accept CD the first five+ times then it will, or CD works according to the weather/temperature, or will not eject CD.

Sunfire
Radio Removal

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Car Stereo Removal.

   

Delco BOSE
Car Audio
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CD - CASSETTE - Bose repair

16129912

Delco Buick Symphony Sound
Delco Stereo Repair

Several parts are no longer available for proper repair of the cassette portion of this stereo. The following is a list of common problems.
No tape, tape ejects, or tape auto reverses on it's own. This tape mechanism is made by Blaupunkt. There is a possibility of a broken drive belt, but most cases this a cassette mechanism has sensor problems and badly glazed pinch rollers.
Display remains on with ignition OFF. This may drain the battery. Repair rate for this stereo.
Display remains on with ignition off, drains car battery. Stereo has time display, will not turn on. Tape auto reverses then ejects. Weak channel/s, speakers snap, (usually right front first), crackle, sound blown, distorted or do not work.
How to set clock - ignition on, stereo off, push "Set". Use "Scan" for hours and "Seek" for minutes.

   

Delco
Car Audio with Cassette
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE - Bose repair

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE - Bose repair

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE with EQ - Bose repair

Several parts are no longer available for proper repair of the cassette portion of this stereo. The following is a list of common problems.

Dead or no power. Before repair, check dome light, cigarette lighter and door chime. If one of these are not working properly there is a blown fuse in fuse panel. (We usually find a coin or metal object in the cigarette lighter.)

Weak channel, speakers snap, (usually right front first), crackle, sound blown, distorted or does not work.

Does not eject tape, repair rate for these stereos.

Display remains on with ignition OFF. This may drain the battery. Repair rate for this stereo.

Pontiac
Chevrolet and Pontiac Car Stereo Repair and Stereo Replacement
We no longer repair this Delco stereo. 16062322  
     
Delco Car Stereo Lamp Replacement

DISCLAIMER - Some technical knowledge is needed for the repair of this car stereo. If you do not have the aptitude for repair or proper tools, please do not attempt these instructions. We are not responsible for any damage you may be incurred in the attempted repair of this car stereo. Our Do It Yourself repair instructions are 99% accurate.

Part number for lamp 16208443
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
 
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
Use a small common screw driver to release tab on all locks around face of car stereo by lifting center of tabs up.
 
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
One tab, on side of car stereo is a lift of entire tab.
 
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
Gently pull face plate from stereo, there is a ribbon cable connected to front display board. It is important that front face plate is removed straight off of car stereo frame. When reinstalling face plate, face plate must be installed straight onto frame of stereo so connection pins are not bent.
 
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
When snapping face plate back into radio, this display lamp circuit board fits into a slotted attachment to the top of the case of the stereo (Slot is shown in next picture). Be sure circuit board fits into slot.
   
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
Not aligning printed circuit board to notch will result in shorting this circuit board and burn circuit and components.
   
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
With small common screw driver or needle nose pliers twist lamp to release. In some cases, this lamp is slightly soldered to the circuit board. Apply pressure to remove lamp.
   
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
Install new lamp and assemble.
   
Bose Amplifier and Radio Repair and Removal
I have the luxury of a test bench to verify a working display. You will have to reinstall car stereo into dash to check.
 
     
Pontiac Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair 12 CD Changer Pioneer - Cd changer locks up, will not eject cartridge or play CD's. We no longer repair this CD changer.
   
Pontiac AM/FM/CD
Pontiac Radio Replacement, Removal, Installation and Repair Tips

CD error, we no longer repair this stereo.

21021216 / Delco

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