Kia Sorento Radio Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/18/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Sorento is a full-size SUV with sporty handling, a sporty engine, and nice exterior design. This is one of the most popular vehicles in the United States. The Kia Sorento is sold with a standard yet high-quality sound system, but some people find that it does not have the best sound quality for its price range.

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In fact, users have complained in the past about their Kia Sorento radio not working. If this is a common problem for you, it may be because there is something wrong with your car’s audio system. Read through this article to learn how to fix this problem.

Common Issues for Kia Sorento Radio Not Working

Blown fuse

Having a blown fuse causes your car radio and windows to stop working. They both run on electricity so they are safe to use. These are usually due to too much current being sent through a car’s electrical system. This may be caused by loose wires or by corrosion on connectors, or even by mechanical damage. Blowing a fuse can cause other problems, such as loss of steering control.

Unit’s protection mode

Some cars come with a feature that stops working when the power goes out. When a car battery is fully charged, the radio shuts off automatically and the car goes into a state of protection mode. This feature comes in handy when someone steals your car. If the car is stolen, you would have to enter a code according to the car’s manual to get the radio working again. This will enable you to get the head unit working again, and you can also turn on your radio.

Bad speakers

Sometimes speakers just stop working – they may be old or they may have blown up while playing louder than recommended. As the condition of a speaker decreases, it’s normal that it’ll become quieter or start to crackle. Some speakers will sound harsher or cause crackling noises. These are typical warning signs that your speakers are about to be replaced.

Dealing with Kia Sorento Radio Not Working

If the speakers keep popping and crackling, switch the channel to see if the noise still occurs. If the crackling noise is not fixed no matter which channel the radio is on, that means the speaker is broken and needs to be repaired or replaced.

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If your car speakers suddenly stop working, make sure there is enough airflow around your amplifier. If not, you may need to replace the amp. Airflow keeps the amp cool and prevents sudden noise cuts. It is also good to check the wiring of your speakers to see if they are connected properly.

If the radio stops working in your car, that means a fuse has blown. If you hear the radio stop working, that means that the fuse has blown. You can test the fuse using a multimeter to see if it has been blown. If a fuse is blown, you can use a bright test light to locate the fuse. Buy and install a fuse that has a higher current rating to fix this problem.

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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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