How to Easily Fix Your Handsfree If One Side Is Not Working

The handsfree may be one of the most important safety features in your car, but if it’s not working properly, it can cause more trouble than it’s worth. If one side of your handsfree isn’t working, you might think it’s time to buy a new one, but it may be an easy fix that you can do on your own without any special tools or even taking the device apart. This guide will help you easily repair your handsfree if one side isn’t working and get you back on the road quickly and safely.

What Tools Do I Need?

You’ll need a few tools to fix your handsfree speaker. The specific tools you’ll need will depend on what type of speakers you have, but some essentials include a philips head screwdriver and needle nose pliers. In addition, it may be helpful to have an ohm meter available in case there is any confusion about which wires go where when reconnecting them.

For example, in many vehicles there are two sets of wires connected to each side of a stereo system: one set for left-hand functionality and one for right-hand functionality. In such cases, it is necessary to determine which set goes with which side before reconnecting them.

Opening Up the Headset

First, you’ll need to open up your earpiece. Unscrew or pry off any covers that are protecting screws. Once you’ve located them, unscrew them and set them aside somewhere safe so you don’t lose them. When all of your screws have been removed, gently pull apart the two pieces of plastic. If they are stuck together, you may need to use a small flathead screwdriver to carefully pop them apart.

Finding the Problem

To locate the problem, check your device’s wiring. Unplug your handsfree and turn it on. See if there is a red light that lights up when you press power on it. If there is no red light or if both sides are not working, there may be an issue with your wiring. You will need to troubleshoot your wiring by checking for loose connections and other problems.

Once you have fixed any issues with your wiring, plug in your handsfree again and see if one side still does not work. If so, then there may be an issue with your device itself. You will need to contact customer service for further assistance at that point.

Cleaning Up Wires and Soldering Them Together

This is one of those projects that has a relatively high learning curve, so I don’t recommend it as your first soldering project. However, if you have an old hands-free headset laying around and you want to repair it—or if you just feel like learning how to solder something—this is a great way to start. You’ll need a few tools: wire strippers, pliers, needle nose pliers, a small screwdriver (for poking wires through holes), solder (and flux if necessary), and some copper wire.

The basic idea here is that you’re going to clean up all of your wirings by stripping off any plastic coating or covering on each individual wire, then twisting them together. After they are twisted together, you can wrap them in electrical tape for protection before soldering them together. Solder helps conduct electricity better than bare metal does, which means more power will be transferred from your phone to your speakers with less interference from other electronics in your car.

Testing That It Works

Once you have done everything simply put your handsfree jack into your car music player and check them. By following all this process I hope you save your handsfree and again use it perfectly.

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