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#10 of 19 Re: HHR radio 
Nov 29, 2006 (5:56 am)
unfortunately you will probably find a faulty radio doesnt qualify under a lemon law, but the fact that you have starting issues might......dont see how the radio and start issues are connected unless if involves the ECM.....yuo might want them to investigate the ECM....electronic control module...which is basically the cars brain..which controls all functions...good luck
#11 of 19 Re: HHR radio [pao]
Nov 29, 2006 (6:23 am)
For what they replaced for radio, I think its likely they replace BCM (Body Control Module), it has its fingers in a lot of electrical stuff (but not engine management). If you haven't done it yet, you might want to ensure all the fuses in underhood fuses box are properly seated, many have found they are not and could cause some troubles. For the no start problem there is a tsb thay may come into play:
TSB #06-06-04-045 and it describes main wiring harness maybe getting chafed or cut by evaporative emmision canister purge solenoid valve bracket. It applies to 2.2l's built before 4/27/06 and 2.4l's built before 2/20/06 and can cause drained battery, long crank and other things.
Also if battery is run down (for whatever reason), it could cause strange things to happen as electronics can be sensitive to voltage flucuations.
#12 of 19 Re: HHR radio [pao]
Nov 29, 2006 (6:31 am)
Today they are looking at the ignition. They had already replaced body control module and the radio. I am on vacation next week and don't want the car to not start Thanks for your support.
#13 of 19 The Radio Problem
Jun 09, 2007 (7:49 am)
Mine also suddenly acts like the mute button was depressed, however the only thing that you can hear is the XM radio sample channel...and this problem seems to occur after about 10 min. of playtime. It NEVER did this till I de-activated XM radio.
#14 of 19 Radio just stopped working...?????
Oct 01, 2008 (6:18 am)
OK.... I have already had my HHR in the shop three times already within the past 6 months (Purchased Jan 08) because it would just stop running while I was driving. They finally determined it was an electrical problem and now.....just this morning on the way to work....I was listening to the radio and it just faded away....At first I thought it might be the radio station fading out....because the sound went down but I realized all the sound faded to the back speakers.....After about thirty seconds, the sound finally faded away completely. Has this happened to anyone? What was the cause?
#15 of 19 Upgrade?
Feb 22, 2009 (3:59 pm)
I just recently bought a 2007 HHR, the standard LT edition. I am thinking about putting a sound system in the car, however I don't really want to switch out the stock sterio with an aftermarket, because I like the setup of the stock one. I was just curious if anyone knows whether the stock sterio has RCA connections or not? I'd rather see if anyone else knows first, instead of taking it all apart to see. Can anyone help me out?
#16 of 19 Re: Radio Problem Question [r_jane_c]
Sep 13, 2011 (5:31 pm)
RUN FROM THIS CAR AS FAST AS YOU CAN.........DONT ASK.....KEEP RUNNIN....WISH I DID
#17 of 19 HHR audio system problem
Dec 21, 2011 (4:14 pm)
The speakers in the car all stopped working about three days ago. the only thing that works is the tweeters. The fan on the stereo unit does not seem to work but it plays cds. mp3's, and all the rest of the features work. It all started with the front speakers coming off and on but then they went off completly and so has the back ones and they have not come on since. the dealership said it was the speakers needing to be replaced and the wires in the front? I don't see how it would be the speakers. All the audio related fuses seem to be fine also. What should i do?
Dec 22, 2011 (10:45 am)
I own a 2006 HHR. My during damp weather only the tweeters will work on my radio. After the car sits in the sun or its dry for a day or two one or two of the speakers will come on. If its dry for a few days possibly a third speaker will come on. Almost never all 4. This car does not have the optional large speaker in the cargo area. Only the 4 door speakers and the two tweeters. When the car sits out over night and its damp or raining the same process starts over again. I have taken a door panel off to look at one of the speakers to see if it has been wet but it looks like brand new. This car has over 100,000 miles on it and I'm not anxious to spend a lot of money dealing with the problem. I can't help but thinking there is a connection somewhere that is damaged from earlier leaking problems that were worked on under warranty.
#19 of 19 Re: johnh16 [johnh16]
Dec 26, 2011 (9:50 am)
now that you mention it the speakers did work the other day when it dried up. One of them came on. Idk chevy hhr's seem to have a common problem with their speakers. They all suck and go out around 100,000 miles, its astonishing they don't fix their crappy job for us.