Hyundai Tucson Radio Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 05/07/22 •  3 min read

Hyundai is a car brand known for its reliability and quality. Their Tucson model in particular is also a popular choice for many buyers because of its affordability and eco-friendly nature. Although the Hyundai Tucson is a great car, it is not without its shortcomings. For one, car owners have reported their radio malfunctioning. This is unfortunate, as having a radio is arguably key in a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience.

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Here are some pointers as to the common issues and fixes for a broken Hyundai Tucson radio:

Check if there is a faulty or blown fuse

If the radio is not working, then you should check whether there is a blown fuse. It is very common for radio displays to not work right. When there is a ground or short, and that is why the fuse burns out, the display often refuses to turn on.

When there is a fuse that is blown, the display will not work, and the entire radio will not work. The most efficient way is to take the appliance to the retailer if it is still under warranty. If the fuse has been used for a long time and has expired, then you may want to have it replaced.

Check the mechanical connectors

If you find that the fuse is not the problem, then you should check whether there is a mechanical issue with the connector. The issue may also be caused by a damaged mechanical connector. In the event that your radio display has soldering joints, you might want to inspect if the wire or joint that is connected is loose.

You can try to fix it by cleaning the pins and connectors. It is possible to buy a connector from your trusted repair shop and have it replaced.

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Check for a broken antenna

The radio antenna can be a potential problem when it comes to working properly. The antenna is usually made of plastic and can break easily. When this happens, the radio will not work. The only way to fix this is to have the antenna replaced. You should also make sure nothing is blocking or getting the antenna stuck somewhere it shouldn’t be.

A broken LCD or backlight

So, suppose that you have gone through all the steps that we have mentioned previously, but the radio display is still not working. If that is the case, the problem may be with the radio or with the unit itself.

You may find that your LCD is busted, or that the backlight is not working as it should, or that the unit itself is broken. In that case, you may have to take your radio into a shop to have it repaired or replaced, especially if the warranty is still valid.

Check for a software glitch

Sometimes, your radio may not work because of a software glitch that has occurred on your device. To fix this issue, you should download the latest software updates from Hyundai and try to use it again. If this does not work, then you should contact your Hyundai dealer to see if they can help resolve any issues with your radio display or audio 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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