You start another normal day. Get up, have some breakfast, get in your car, turn on the ignition and… silence. You do a double-take and stop your car and turn it on again. You look at your car stereo and see that it has power. It looks to have power because the light is on. You try turning up the volume and changing the radio stations. None, nada, zilch.
One of my friends bought a second-hand car. He shared that one day, he noticed that the car stereo won’t turn on but has power. Normally, he just starts the engine, and the stereo would blare music from the speakers. But, on that day it was utter silence. What happened then?
I had a similar problem, too when I installed a new car stereo but it won’t turn on. It had power, yes, but for some reason, it just wouldn’t function. It took me a day to install and get the problem fixed. Well, better than not having music while driving.
There are a lot of possible reasons why the car stereo won’t turn on. A good sign is that it has power, so it means it’s not busted. Since the car is bought second-hand, there may have been underlying problems that weren’t detected.
Now, let’s get to the bottom of this and determine the possible causes behind why the car stereo won’t turn on but has power.