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Chevrolet Bose Amplifier/Speaker and Car Stereo Repair
BOSE Single Channel amp repairs have Lifetime warranty, car stereo one year.

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Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair
'90-91 Corvette Stereo
(Gray face / orange letters)
Cass 16080771 / 16144141
Cass/CD 16080781/16144151
'94-96 Corvette Stereo
(Black face / white letters)
Cass 16208161
Cass/CD 16208171
Corvette Radio Repair, Removal, Install and Troubleshooting Guide iPod or Aux-in
We add direct audio input to this audio system
'92-93 Corvette Stereo
(Black face / orange letters)
Cass 16160751 / 16160741
Cass/CD 16160741
16160751 / 15150761
16160771 / 16160791
European 16145631, 16160791, 16208191
Japan 16145621, 16160771, 16208181
Troubleshooting Corvette Bose
or speak with our lead Corvette techs,
Jim or Bob at (800)428-1909.

NOTE - Setting Clock
Ignition on, stereo off, push the "Set" button. Light should appear above set button. Push the "Tune down" button for hours and the "Tune up" button for minutes. Push the "Set" button to disengage or turn your stereo on.

Corvette Bose Removal Guides

Back lighting for display dim in spots or out. CD does not work, or will not accept CD the first five+ times then it will, or CD works according to the weather and temperature, or car stereo will not eject CD, $190-250.
Back light only, $85. Clock stuck at 1:00, see CDM.

Repair - '90-91 Corvette, we also suggest sending CDM (Tuner Box), when sending these Corvette radios for repair.
Repair - '93-96 Corvette, all stereo functions work, intermittent audio all speakers, power antenna up and down with audio in and out? See CDM below.
   
Corvette iPod input, aux-in input, audio input

iPod or Auxiliary Input Adaptor
Direct audio input,
NO cassette adaptor,
NO antenna adaptor,
NO tuning to a specific FM radio station.

Device hooks directly to CDM (Tuner/Receiver) box.
With CDM repair add iPod $100, without repair $150

Corvette / BOSE Amplifier Repair

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair
89 Front Bose Speaker/Amplifier Enclosure
Right Front 16022301
Left Front 16022311
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair
90-96 Front Bose Speaker/Amplifier Enclosures
Right Front Speaker Enclosures
16144171, 16144191, 16152051, 16152091
Left Front Speaker Enclosures
16144161, 16144181, 16152061, 16152101

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair

89-96 Rear Bose Speaker Frames with Amplifiers

Bose speakers/amplifiers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, hum, low or no volume, repair of these amplifiers at speakers is $80 each with lifetime warranty.
Left Rear Speaker Enclosures
16065961, 16080891, 16152081, 16152121, 16174501
Right Rear Speaker Enclosures
16065951, 16080901, 16152071, 16152111, 16174481

Older style Bose Amplifiers, mid '88 and older do not carry lifetime warranty, repair rate $100.

BOSE AMPLIFIER NOTE - Okay, we have seen Bose amplifiers for Corvette on Ebay. In reality, they are Cadillac Bose amplifiers. These amplifiers have a label placed on them for your Corvette application, front or rear. These Cadillac amplifiers are working, not repaired, they do not provide the correct crossover points, have different output levels, front and rear amplifiers are mixed. They are not for Corvette!
   
   
See our Shipping page before sending for service
   
90-96+/- Corvette BOSE Stereo CDM
(Tuner Pre-amplifier) Box
Corvette Bose
USA 16083220, 16087100, 16145221, 16169541, 16178351, 16178741, 16178751
Non-Bose 16083220 / 16178341
European 16141266, 16142606, 16169531, 16178371
Japan 16089520, 16142616, 16169531, 16178361

Stereo unit powers up, no or distorted audio, no FM, display on "Control Head" stuck at 1:00, some/all speakers work intermittently, or the system is down.
Repair rate for CDM box $125.

2 NOTES
(1) '93-96 CDM boxes encounter water damage. With time and age, the weather stripping around the rear hatch shrinks and allows water to enter into the rear pockets.
(2) Rare occasions, display locked at 1:00, may be a control head problem, (more common in '93).

   
Repair rates for CD player repair may seem confusing for the same stereos. GM/Delco/Delphi have similar looking stereos with a variety of different CD mechanisms. We have done our best to supply specific model numbers for each repair.
   
Chevrolet Single CD Player
Matsushita

Chevrolet CD Player Repair
Chevrolet Matsushita
CD Player
25842777 / CQ-JG4681YC
CD player loads and ejects, reading error or focus error, repair rate $175.
   
Chevrolet 6 CD Changer
Delco

Delco / Delphi

09374704 / 12246889 / 10357886
15183817 / 15184935 / 15184939
15198715 / 21003405 / 10359677 
28022765

CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, or will not accept or eject CD's, repair rate $295. However, before thinking of repair, disconnect one of the main car battery terminals for several minutes then reconnect. This can act as a "Reset" and may bring the changer back to working. Otherwise, this is a repair issue.

See our car Stereo Repair Video for worn or chipped knobs and "Reset" for CD Changer, before thinking of repair.

See our Shipping page before sending for service
   
Chevrolet Single CD Player
Delco / Delphi Electronics

Chevrolet Malibu
12240591 / 12247391 / 15243194 / 15255023 / 15255025
15777349 / 15806594 / 15921647 / 22723439 / 22734878
28000618 / 28016917 / 28019291 / 28019298
89047146 / 28061752
 
Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, will not eject CD, CD garbled, CD Skips, $175. This repair rate includes repair of back lights.
Chevrolet 6 CD Changer
Delco / Delphi Electronics
Chevrolet Malibu CD Changer Player Repair
Malibu and Others
12247371 / 22734876
Six CD Changer, CD's jammed, will not accept, will not play and/or will not eject CD's, $250. This repair rate includes repair of back lights.
   
Chevrolet
Single CD / MP3 / No Cassette
Delco / Delphi Electronics

Chevrolet Colorado
28039654 / 15837848
28008720 / 15216905
Chevrolet Silverado
15104156
Chevrolet Trail Blazer
15104156 / 15164155
Chevrolet Tahoe
21003402 / 10359566

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, or will not eject CD, $175. This repair rate includes repair of back lights.

See our car Stereo Repair Video

Other models
20918429
20934592
20968153
25941919

See our car Stereo Repair Video for worn or chipped knobs.

Chevrolet Single CD / Cassette
Delco / Delphi Electronics

Chevrolet Silverado and Tahoe
10356164 / 12244939
15198700
15295372 / 28025947
 
Chevrolet 2500
151041564
 
Chevrolet Others
09394159 with RDS
12247371
15104156
15184933 with RDS

15243194
28019298
22734876
21003402 / 10359566
28025947 / 15295372

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, or will not eject CD, $175. This repair rate includes repair of back lights.

"Clean" in display? To clear from display, push and hold eject button, insert a cassette, continue to hold eject button till screen clears.

See our car Stereo Repair Video for worn or chipped knobs.

See our Shipping page before sending for service
   
Chevrolet Single CD / NO Cassette
Delphi Delco Electronics

Chevrolet Delco / Delphi
Chevrolet 2500
10359576 / 21003401
15184932
Chevrolet 1500
15104155 

Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, or will not eject CD, $175. This repair rate includes repair of back lights.

See our car Stereo Repair Video for worn or chipped knobs.

   
Chevrolet Single CD
Delco / Delphi Electronics
Chevrolet Cobalt Car Stereo Removal, Repair and Service
Chevrolet Cobalt
15851729
Single CD player, will not play CD, and/or no display. Repair rate $185.
   
Chevrolet Single CD / MP3
Delco / Delphi Electronics
Chevrolet Car Radio Removal, Repair and Service
Chevrolet
15868181
Chevrolet Equinox
15868182 / 28046576
Single CD player, will not play CD, CD clicks when attempting to eject, or will not eject CD, $175.
   

Chevrolet Equinox 05-06
Chevrolet Equinox Car Stereo Repair and DIY Car Stereo Removal
Chevrolet Equinox

15798240 / 28032054
10384398 / 28001011

6 CD changer jammed, will not play CD's, or will not accept or eject CD's, repair rate $295.
   
Chevrolet Delco Stereo

Chevrolet Avalanche
15071234
Chevrolet Camaro
16210141

 
Missing sections of back lights on buttons, $85.
CD player inop, will not accept and play CD's, $195.
See our Shipping page before sending for service
   
Chevrolet
Delphi / Delco Electronics

 
Buttons worn. These buttons are available, we do not sell them.
Delco / BOSE Amplifiers
Bose Gold SerieS Amplifiers
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco Bose Gold series amplifier - Bose repair

Caprice Classic
Bose Silver Series Amplifier
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco Bose Silver series amplifier - Bose repair
CHEV 300 AMP
Part #'s 16155131, 1616011, 16166801

Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output.

Gold Series, amps at speakers $80 each.

Lifetime
warranty on Bose amp repair.


Silver series,(1-4 channel amp), located in trunk $275. one year warranty.

See our Shipping page before sending for service
   
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Amplifier

Matsushita / Panasonic
CY-BG2912ZC / 10309547
CY-BG2912ZC / 10432571
 
Speakers work then drop out, one speaker snaps/crackles/pops, or no sound, amplifier gets very hot to the touch. This is a relatively inexpensive amplifier from the dealership.

NEED Chevrolet Stereo Code? Must have "Hr" and "Min" buttons on face of car stereo.

Car Stereo Removal Instructions
Supplied by Car Stereo Removal, LLC.

 

90-96+ Camaro
Delco BOSE CD player
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CD does not work, or will not accept CD the first five+ times then it will, or CD works according to the weather or temperature, or will not eject CD, CD Err or E20:
1992-Up models $190.
1990-91 models $190-350.
No AM/FM or poor reception, $175.
Erratic volume control, volume drops out, intermittently car stereo changes to balance or fader function, $175.

 

Many radio codes are available by email if you have an "HR" and "Min" button on the face of the stereo and NO RDS. All RDS radios require seeing the dealership. This radio needs to be placed on the car computer to program the stereo to work in the specific vehicle it is mounted in.
 

Z 28 Camaro Bose Amplifier
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Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output, $80 ea.
'93-94 Three Bose amplifier speaker system
'95-96 Five Bose amplifier speaker system

 

 

 

 

Camaro IROC
Bose Enclosures

 
Early '90 Bose system, four speakers. Speakers snap, crackle, pop, sizzle, have high pitch squeal, sound distorted, low or no output, $80 ea. Please remove Bose amplifiers from rear enclosure before sending for repair.
 
 Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CD - CASSETTE - Bose repairChevrolet TAPE STUCK! Will not eject, click and tries to eject.
AM/FM/CASS $115.
*If the cassette mechanism was pried on, up to $200.00.
CD Err or E20, no CD $185-195.


 
Car Stereo Display reads "CLn" when cassette is inserted. Press and hold the EJECT and RECALL simultaneously until display clears. You may have to repeat this process several times.
 
Pick Up Trucks
w/small square AM/FM car radio in dash.
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CDM Boxes, two models.
16072800

 

The CDM box is your AM/FM tuner and amplifier. The common problems seen with this unit is No FM, snap and pop from speakers or loss of speakers, on with no functions. The unit is located under the dash above the gas pedal, $125.

Replacement in rare cases commonly due to major water damage $225.
Chevrolet Slave CD Player
 
 
CD player does not operate properly, 1992-Up $190.
1990-91 models up to $350.
Chevrolet / Delco Car Radio

Bass and Treble Controls

 

No AM or FM $110-135, CD $150-190. One year warranty.

No Display, $85. Warranty on display repair, one year.

Do It Yourself Repair for No Display
Chevrolet / Delco Car Radio


 
No AM or FM $110-135, CD $150-190. One year warranty.
No Display, $85. Warranty on display repair, one year.

Do It Yourself Repair for No Display
 
Delco BOSE Car Radio
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Chevrolet Camaro
16138181

In most cases repair rate ranges up to $200. Several parts are no longer available for proper repair of the cassette portion of this stereo. The following is a list of common problems.

iPod - We add direct audio input to this audio system

   
NOTE - We can change the USA settings to European.
Two varieties:
1) AM 531-1602 with 9k steps, FM 87.5-104.0 with .05 steps.
2) AM 531-1602 with 9k steps, FM 76.0-90.0 with .1 steps.
   
Delco Chevrolet Symphony Sound
Delco Stereo Repair
How to set clock - ignition on, stereo off, push "Set". Use "Scan" for hours and "Seek" for minutes.

No tape, tape ejects, or tape auto reverses on it's own. This tape mechanism is made by Blaupunkt. There is a possibility of a broken drive belt, but most cases this a cassette mechanism has sensor problems and badly glazed pinch rollers.
Weak channel, speakers snap, (usually right front first), crackle, sound blown, distorted or does not work. Repair rate.
Display remains on with ignition off, drains car battery. Stereo has time display, will not turn on. Tape auto reverses then ejects. Weak channel/s, speakers snap, (usually right front first), crackle, sound blown, distorted or do not work.
iPod - We add direct audio input to this audio system


   

Delco
Car Audio with Cassette
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE - Bose repair

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE - Bose repair

Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE with EQ - Bose repair

iPod - We add direct audio input to these audio systems
 

In most cases repair rate ranges up to $200. Several parts are no longer available for proper repair of the cassette portion of this stereo. The following is a list of common problems.

Dead or no power. Before repair, check dome light, cigarette lighter and door chime. If one of these are not working properly there is a blown fuse in fuse panel. (We usually find a coin or metal object in the cigarette lighter.)

Weak channel, speakers snap, (usually right front first), crackle, sound blown, distorted or does not work.

Does not eject tape,. Repair rate of these stereos.

Display remains on with ignition OFF. This may drain the battery. Repair rate for this stereo.

Video for "Upgrading" to a CD Player

The following car stereos are only a list of common problems and possible Do It Yourself repairs.

We no longer repair the following listed car stereos.

  00-03 Chevrolet
12 CD Changer / Pioneer
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair
We no longer repair this Pioneer CD changer.
   
Chevrolet Slave CD Player

CD player does not operate properly, 1990-91 models we no longer repair.
   
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Camaro Car Stereo Repair and Removal
Cassette player does not work, poor audio, parts no longer available for repair.
   
Chevrolet AM/FM/CD

21021216 / Delco
CD error, we no longer repair this stereo.

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