Range Rover has some amazing features including an awesome sound system. But if the volume is not working, it all goes to waste.
So, if your Range Rover volume not working, what should you do?
First, check the stereo fuse and inspect it for any damage. Replace it if necessary. If that doesn’t work, perform a hard reset by disconnecting the negative and positive terminals of the main battery. Do the same if you also have an auxiliary battery. Next, check the amplifier for loose connections and consider replacing it if needed.
In the next sections, we will be discussing the troubleshooting steps in detail.
Range Rover Volume Not Working
If your Range Rover’s volume is not working, you can fix it by following the below steps-
Step One: Check the Fuse
The first step should be to check the fuse for the stereo. These are the steps to follow-
- Locate the fuse box: The fuse box is typically located behind the glove box on the passenger side of the vehicle. In right-hand drive models, it will be on the left side as you face the glove box.
- Identify the stereo fuse: Consult the fuse box diagram, which is usually provided on the inside of the fuse box cover or in the owner’s manual. Look for the specific fuse related to the stereo system. It is commonly labeled as “Stereo,” “Audio,” or “Radio” and may have a designated number or symbol (e.g., F53, 15 amp).
- Remove the fuse: Using pliers or a fuse puller tool (if available), carefully grasp the stereo fuse and gently pull it straight out from its socket. Take caution not to damage the fuse or the surrounding components.
- Inspect the fuse: Examine the fuse visually to determine if it is blown. Look for a broken or melted metal strip inside the transparent portion of the fuse. If the strip appears intact and continuous, the fuse is likely not the cause of the volume issue.
You should also check the fuse with a multimeter to see if it’s blown.
- Replace the fuse: If the fuse is blown, replace it with a new fuse of the same rating. Ensure that the new fuse has the correct ampere (amp) rating as specified in the fuse box diagram or owner’s manual. Align the new fuse with the socket and gently push it in until it is securely seated.
Note: If the fuse blows again immediately after replacement, there may be an underlying electrical issue causing the problem. In such cases, it is recommended to seek professional assistance.
Also, because of a blown fuse, your Range Rover’s USB may also not work.
Step Two: Perform a Hard Reset
Performing a hard reset can sometimes help resolve electrical glitches and reset the stereo system. Follow these steps to perform a hard reset on your Range Rover:
Remove the battery cables: Locate the negative terminal on the main battery. Use a wrench or a socket set to loosen the nut securing the negative cable. Once loose, carefully remove the negative cable from the battery terminal and position it away from the battery, ensuring it does not make contact.
If your Range Rover is equipped with an auxiliary battery, disconnect the positive terminal in the same manner as described above.
- Wait to discharge capacitors: Allow the vehicle to sit for approximately 30 minutes. This waiting period allows any capacitors in the system to discharge fully.
- Use jumper cable: Connect the positive cable to the negative cable using a jumper cable. Take caution not to touch the battery terminals directly. Use a jumper cable to connect the positive cable to the negative cable. This connection bypasses the batteries and helps discharge any remaining electrical energy.
Leave the jumper cable connected for about 5 minutes. Keeping the jumper cable connected for a few minutes allows time for any residual energy to dissipate.
- Remove and reconnect: Remove the jumper cable and reconnect the battery terminals.
When you perform a hard reset, it may limit your Range Rover’s SOS functionality.
Step Three: Check the Amplifier
If steps one and two didn’t work, you need to move to step three, which is to check the amplifier.
- Turn off the vehicle: Before inspecting the amplifier, make sure the vehicle is completely turned off, and the ignition key is removed to prevent any electrical mishaps.
- Locate the amp: The amplifier is usually located in the trunk or under a seat. The exact location may vary depending on your Range Rover model. Consult your vehicle’s manual or documentation to determine the precise location of the amplifier.
- Disconnect the amp: Once you have identified the location of the amplifier, remove any necessary panels or covers to gain access to it. Use the appropriate tools, such as a screwdriver or trim removal tool, to carefully remove any fasteners or clips securing the panels.
- Check the amp: Inspect the amplifier connections. Carefully examine the connections on the amplifier for any signs of loose or disconnected cables. Ensure that all cables are securely plugged into their respective ports on the amplifier. Pay attention to any visible damage or wear on the cables or connectors as well.
- Reconnect loose cables: If you find any loose or disconnected cables, firmly reconnect them to their corresponding ports on the amplifier. Ensure the connections are secure and snug, but be careful not to overtighten or force any connections.
- Replace if necessary: If the connections appear intact and no obvious issues are found, it is possible that the amplifier itself is faulty. In such cases, it may be necessary to replace the amplifier with a new one.
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Note: If you are unsure about working with the amplifier or if you are uncomfortable with the process, it is recommended to seek assistance from a qualified technician or contact a Land Rover dealership for professional support.
Otherwise, you may cause a bigger problem, like a fault with the transmission.
Even after all these steps, the problem does not go away, it’s time for you to call a mechanic.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
How do you reset the sound on a Range Rover?
To reset the sound on a Range Rover, start by ensuring your vehicle is in Park. Then, press and hold the media power button until the touchscreen goes blank and displays the brand logo. Release the media power button at this point. You will then see the start-up screen, indicating that the system reset is complete.
What is Range Rover Sound system?
There are three main Meridian audio systems offered in the new Range Rovers: the Meridian Signature System, Meridian 3D Surround Sound, and Meridian Sound System. These audio systems are designed to deliver high-quality sound and enhance the in-car audio experience for passengers.
How many speakers are in the Range Rover?
The Range Rover SUV is equipped with 35 speakers as part of its sound system. The 2021 Range Rover features a 1,600W Meridian Signature Sound System that utilizes these 35 speakers to deliver a high-quality music experience.
If you encounter issues with your Range Rover’s volume not working, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem. Check the stereo fuse, consider a hard reset, inspect the amplifier, and seek professional assistance if needed. Ensuring proper functionality will enhance your Range Rover experience.