Kia Picanto Radio Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/06/23 •  3 min read

Kia Picanto Radio Not Working

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Radios are part of every Kia Picanto, and they are connected to the car battery using electrical cables.

The radio automatically turns on automatically when you start your Kia Picanto; it is possible that you might not see the radio when you start your car; but it is possible that when you start your car and you change the battery, it is required that you take a step to turn on the radio.

It is possible to change the radio station by clicking on the button on the dashboard of your Kia Picanto.

If the radio has stopped working after you switch the key in the key fob on top of the dashboard of the Kia Picanto or if it still is not working after you change the battery, you can try the following steps to make it work.

Turn On the Radio

If you are able to turn on the radio with the key in the ignition, the indicator on the instrument panel of the Kia Picanto should turn red and you can choose the frequency you want to use.

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If it is automatic that the car radio will not start when the engine is switched off in a certain model of Kia Picanto, it may be possible to solve this problem by changing the wiring of the car. Depending on the configuration of your radio, the radio may not start automatically, but if this happens, you may try using a different power source and battery or changing the connection.

It is possible to start your car by pushing the starter button once and then releasing the brake pedal by pushing the starter button again, allowing you to hold down the brakes and start the engine at the same time as you start turning on the radio.

Change the Connections

If you remove the red contact, the radio will automatically turn on. If you want to turn on your car stereo while you are not in the engine room, you will need to replace the wires that are attached to the radio.

Now you need to start connecting the wires. Start connecting the wires by connecting the purple wire to the gray wire. This way the car stereo can be connected to the battery of the vehicle that you are using because the plug is in the dashboard of the car.

If you have this problem, you should replace the fuse that controls the power supply to the radio. There are 4 different kinds of receivers that will accept the wires that are coming into their receivers to transmit information to the car radio. There should be a red receiver to get power after contact and a green receiver to get power permanently.

Replace the Fuse Box

If it does not work then the fuse for the radio is probably faulty. We recommend that you read the following articles carefully, to make sure that fuses for your Kia Picanto are installed in the correct boxes.

If it is not the fuse but the radio connection is not functioning as it ought to then it is very likely the car radio is not communicating with it correctly.

You should make sure the wires supplying the power (if any) are connected properly to the receiver. The red wires supply the power (if any) when the red or green receiver is plugged in and connected to the transmitter.

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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.