Article ID : 00170899 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How do I reset the car stereo?

    The car stereo receivers will need to be reset under the following conditions:

    • Before operating the unit for the first time.
    • After replacing the car battery.
    • After changing connections and/or wiring.
    • If you have a malfunction with the car stereo.

    WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Performing the RESET procedure will erase the clock settings and some stored content.

    IMPORTANT: If model-specific information is needed to complete these steps, refer to the instructions supplied with the product.

    1. Remove the faceplate from the front of the car stereo.
    2. Using a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen, press the RESET button on the front panel of the car stereo.


    • 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 (BT) wireless features, it would be necessary to perform the BT Initialize procedure to completely reset it.