Do you have a JVC car stereo fitted in your car? If you do, you need to know how to properly reset it, as you may one day need to do it.

Read on to find out what are some of the reason why you might need to perform a reset as well as an actual tutorial on how to reset a JVC car stereo.

Method 1

Reset your stereo by pressing the “ON” and “Select” buttons down at the same time for 6 seconds. It’s the simplest way to erase the internal chip memory and return your JVC car stereo to factory settings.

However, take care not to press the buttons down too hard, as this may damage internal components!

Method 2

To reset the stereo without the use of buttons, this method is necessary.

Step 1: Take the front control panel off your stereo in a careful way with appropriate tools.

Step 2: Find the reset button. In most JCV scar stereo models it is usually placed next to the CD slot.

Step 3: Turn the stereo on and use a pin, toothpick or a similar tool to press down the reset button. Be careful not to push too hard on the button as it is quite sensitive and doing so may damage the stereo. Remember that if this method is supposed to work, your stereo must be on. If switched off, pressing the reset button will not perform the desired task.

Why you might need to reset your JVC car stereo?

So why do you even need to know how to reset your car stereo? Although the reset task is not something that needs to be done on a periodic basis, there are multiple situations when it may be required.

For example you might choose some wrong settings on your stereo and not be able to change them back, simply because you choose the wrong language or forget how to do it.

To return everything back to normal, a reset might be your only option. Also, a reset might be the quickest fix if something in your sound system starts malfunctioning without a good reason. If your radio is not tuning properly, not playing CDs or not picking up a Bluetooth signal, it might be good to check if a reset is a simple fix.

Happily, the resetting process is simple and can be performed in just a few minutes, if you follow our tutorials. There are actually two ways to perform a reset on your JVC car stereo and both methods are described below. It’s worth noting there are multiple different models of JVC stereos that you may find in your car. It is always recommended to the follow the manufacturers guidebook regarding the specific model, as the reset task may vary slightly.


As explained, resetting your JVC car stereo is an incredibly simple task. However if any help is needed, please leave a comment with your question. We will gladly help you out.

Points to remember:

To reset JVC stereo:

  • Press and hold “ON” and “Select” buttons for 6 seconds


  • Remove front panel
  • Find reset button
  • Switch stereo on
  • Press reset button
Vincent Talbot