Article ID : 00170899 / Last Modified : 15/06/2023Print

How do I reset my car stereo?

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article before starting these steps.

    If you encounter the following symptoms, please reset your car stereo.

    • Before you operate your car stereo for the first time.
    • After you replace the car battery.
    • After you change the connections or wiring.
    • If your car stereo malfunctions.

    Before you start:

    • Data loss: Performing a RESET procedure will erase the clock settings and some stored content.
    • Some models don't have a designated reset button. Check your manual for which buttons you need to use to reset.

    My device doesn't have a Reset Button

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

    NOTE: The buttons names or menu items may differ depending on the model. For details, refer to the product manuals

    My device has a Reset Button

    1. Remove the faceplate / front panel from your car stereo.
    2. Press the RESET button on the front panel using a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen.
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      Example: Reset button for CDX-GT370S/GT370


    • These steps are for the in-dash car stereo receivers that have removable faceplates and may vary slightly depending on your specific model number.
    • For car stereos that have Bluetooth wireless features, it is necessary to perform the Bluetooth Initialize procedure to completely reset it