Hyundai Kona Radio Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 05/19/22 •  3 min read

Hyundai is popular for being one of the most reliable and durable car brands in the world. The company was founded in South Korea in 1967. Since then, Hyundai has expanded its lineup to include a wide range of vehicles including the Hyundai Kona, known as a popular crossover SUV.

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The Hyundai Kona is a model that has become popular due to its comfortable and spacious interior. The model also comes with impressive fuel efficiency and a number of advanced safety features. Despite being a popular model, it can malfunction at times. For one, your radio system may stop working as it should one day. Fortunately, there are some ways you can troubleshoot your Hyundai Kona radio to make sure it is working properly.

Check the antenna and tuner

If your radio is not working, then you should first check the antenna and tuner. The antenna connects to the tuner and is used to send radio signals from your car to your receiver. If there is a problem with the antenna, then you may need to take it to an expert.

When the antenna has a problem, you may realize that some parts of your car radio are not working, while others like the CD player are perfectly working. If your antenna or tuner is damaged, your basic radio will not work. For the radio to work, it needs a signal from the antenna that is functioning.

Check for a broken or blown fuse

Each unit needs to have at least one fuse to protect it from electrical hazards, such as power surges and other electrical-related problems. The fuse blows off immediately when too much power is inserted into the unit, in order to prevent it from being damaged.

When you replace a fuse, this problem can be solved. However, it’s possible that a fuse is replaced and you discover that the fuse has been blowing off again. That is a clear indication that another electrical problem in the car system is happening.

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Look for bad speakers

If you have a blown fuse and your radio is not working, then you should check the speakers. It is likely that speakers will eventually become obsolete and stop working as they get more wear and tear along with time. The sound may get crackly or tinny. You may need to get it replaced if it has been quite old.

Check for a short circuit

If none of these solutions work for you, then you should check for a short circuit. This means that a problem with the wiring system in your car is happening. A short circuit can be caused by a loose wire or a bad connection. You should check whether the wires are in good condition and that there is no damage to them.

Most car stereos have problems because of the additional equipment that are connected to them. For example, if you added more cameras and steering wheel controls. It is important to note that they were made specifically for use with specific car models that are wired to connect to the rest of the car system.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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