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Corvette Bose Amplifier / Speaker and Car Stereo Repair
All BOSE amplifier repairs have a 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 (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.
We add direct audio output to this system for iPod and others, $100.
   
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 Repair
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).

CDM boxes can be found under the dash board on the passenger side ('90-92) or in a rear pocket on the passenger side of the vehicle ('93-96). We have seen the units ('93-96) behind the seat submerged in water and have corrosion, also check connectors at the CDM box. When the head unit is turned on and off you should hear a click from the relay inside the CDM box. If you have snapping and popping from some of the speakers you will have to troubleshoot to the defective amplifiers separately. See How to Troubleshoot Your Corvette Bose System.

We repair all Corvette radio problems. We have listed only the most common Corvette radio problems on this page.
  

Chevrolet Delco Stereo
Corvett Stereo Repair, Bose Amplifiers and Tuner / Reciever Box
Chevrolet Corvette
Missing sections of back lights on buttons, $85.
CD player inop, will not accept and play CD's, $195.
   
84-89 Delco Corvette Bose
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair
1985 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1986 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1987 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1988 Corvette Bose model 16041551
1989 Corvette Bose model 16125781
1990 Corvette Bose model 16125781

NOTE - Setting Clock
Ignition on, stereo off, push the set button. "Set" should appear in the top right corner of display. Push the "Scan" button for hours and the "Seek" button for minutes. Push the "Set" button to disengage or turn your stereo on.

Video for "Upgrading" to a CD Player

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.

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.

No tape, tape ejects, or tape auto reverses on it's own, display remains on with ignition OFF (this may drain the car battery), AM or FM intermittent or does not work, speakers cut in and out.

Stereo works, no audio from all speakers in Corvette Bose Audio system? Check all fuses first! If all fuses check good, this may Bose Audio Relay problem. See removal instructions for car stereo and relay. See How to Troubleshoot Your Bose System

Speakers cut in and out intermittently, treble/bass controls have static when adjusting. See DIY Repair

Want to upgrade to CD? The '94-96 Chevrolet Camaro AM/FM/CD player physically fits the opening of the original stereo. However, there is a wire harness adaptor needed along with a small modification to the wire harness. Also see
 

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84-89 Delco Corvette Non-BOSE Radio
Factory Car Stereo Repair - Buick Delco stereo AM - FM - CASSETTE - Bose repair
1984 Corvette Non-Bose model
16029091 / 41YHCF1 / 41YHCF2
1985 Corvette Non-Bose model
16041291 / 16041561
1986 Corvette Non-Bose model
16041561

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.

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

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.)

NOTE - Setting the Clock
Ignition on, stereo off, push the set button. "Set" should appear in the top right corner of display. Push the "Scan" button for hours and the "Seek" button for minutes. Push the "Set" button to disengage or turn your stereo on.

   
Do It Yourself Repair for Corvette
Corvette AC Control - No Display
Corvette AC Control Do-It-Yourself Removal and Repair
 
See DIY Repair
Corvette - Bose Signal Processor
Corvette Do-It-Yourself Removing and Repair of Car Radio
See DIY Repair
   
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 Corvette
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.
   
We purchase BROKEN Bose systems
email fcsr@msn.com
   
     

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Longwood, Fl. 32750

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Dim or no display see Defective Lamp