Article ID : 00026806 / Last Modified : 02/18/2020Print

How do I reset my car stereo?

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    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

    1. Remove the faceplate from your car stereo.
    2. 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

    1. Depending on your car stereo, press DSPL and (back) /MODE, DSLP and CALL button, or SOURCE/OFF button for more than two seconds.
    2. Turn on your car stereo.