Tesla Speakers Not Working with No Sound [Solved]

Unlike usual cars, the Tesla contains special systems and parts. Sometimes the speakers face terrible errors.

The culprit of Tesla speakers not working is software bugs, issues on the computer, loosen-up main amplifier plug, avoiding updates, and dust in the speaker grill. In Model X, the Active Road Noise Reduction can cause this kind of sound error too.

Here’s how to fix it –

  • Perform a soft & hard reset.
  • Plugging the main amplifier.
  • Update the software.
  • Clean the speaker grill.
  • Deactivate Active Road Noise Reduction.

Continue to scroll if you are interested to discover the steps that explain these solutions.

Tesla Speakers Not Working with No Sound

5 Possible Reasons Why Tesla Speakers Not Working & Solutions

Tesla’s speakers sometimes randomly don’t work where the screen show music is playing but no audio comes. 

It’s a serious error that occurs due to internal or external trouble. To know why it is acting weird, take a look at all the reasons below:

Reason #1: Internal Software Bugs

The car’s internal software bugs can cause speakers to not operate properly due to malfunction. 

It happens when the Tesla is unable to catch the command. Due to that, it can’t access the speaker and ensure the audio system when needed.

Reason #2: Issue In The Computer Screen

A lot of Tesla users go through the no audio from speaker problem as the computer show negative results. It occurs when the computer fails to operate due to an error in the system or software.

Reason #3: Active Road Noise Reduction Reduces The Sound

In the Model X cars, Tesla offers a rare feature that adjust sound based on the terrain and exterior environment to lessen road noise. 

Due to this rare characteristic that uses speakers to make that happen, it can cause no sound issue. This option is only on the Model X series!

Reason #4: Loose Plugging Of Main Amplifier

A lot of times the Tesla Model 3 rear speakers not working which happens on other series too. By and large, the issue is occurring due to the loosen-up amplifier. 

That causes the computer to short and speakers to not operate as it does in the usual state.

Reason #5: Need Software Update

Neglecting software updates can cause this kind of issue with the speakers. As a matter of fact, the update comes to fix the bugs which Tesla faced before. It’s possible for the car to not correctly catch the command when the computer needs an update.

Reason #6: Dirt In The Speakers

The last reason which I find causing the speakers to act weirdly and not working is the dust inside the speakers. It’s a very rare condition in case you don’t clean often.

Tip: If the speaker not working when you answer the phone call on the Tesla, press the red phone icon on the screen to end the phone call. It sometimes fixes the stereo audio!

How Do I Fix My Tesla Sound? Try These Fixes!

Troubleshooting Tesla speakers is possible if you do little changes step-by-step. No worry if it’s a new thing to you since I’ll explain the solutions separately. Here I Go:

Fix #1: Do A Soft & Hard Reset of The Computer

By doing reset, it’ll fix the internal software bugs and errors on the computer screen. But how do you reset the sound on a Tesla?

 Here’re the directions:

  • Use your one foot on the brake and hit it.
  • Bring your both hands to hit the scroll wheels on the steering wheel in Model 3 and Y. in the Model S and X, the buttons are on either the left or right side of the steering wheel.
  • Hold and continue pressing the buttons for 10 – 12 seconds.
  • The driver’s dash aka screen will start reboot by going all black in Model X and S. On Model 3 and Y, the center screen will turn off.
  • Let it sit there for some while and don’t take off your foot from the brake pedal.
  • The screen will turn on to confirm the restart procedure.
  • Go to Controls> Safety then clicks on the Power Off bar.
  • Wait for 2 – 5 seconds as all the systems including interior light, screen, and others. Keep on waiting until the car doesn’t make noise and goes silent.
  • Let it be like this for 5 – 6 minutes.
  • Press the brake pedal to wake it up.

Fix #2: Turn Off The Active Road Noise Reduction

  • Open the Media Player on the screen.
  • Go to the Audio Settings icon> Options and then there you’ll find Active Road Noise Reduction.
  • Turn it off.

Note: During the procedure, do not roll down the window, open the door or activate the fan.

Fix #3: Plug The Main Amplifier Properly

  • Go to Controls> Safety> and hit Power Off.
  • Wait for it to turn off for 5 minutes.
  • Now, reach the main amplifier location by unfolding the subwoofer.
  • Wear electrical gloves and rubber footwear.
  • Unplug the main amplifier (basically 2 plugs) one after another.
  • Let it sit for 2 minutes.
  • Plug the main amplifier back into the unit.
  • Adjust the subwoofer and start your Tesla.
  • Check if your car’s speaker works or not.

Fix #4: Update The Software

  • Click on Controls> Wi-Fi icon.
  • The monitor screen will begin to scan for the Wi-Fi router so wait for it to finish.
  • Select the right Wi-Fi from the list and enter the proper passcode.
  • Click on Confirm.
  • Locate a yellow clock icon on the Controls screen. Click on it and schedule the time to start the update. If this seems confusing, then go to Controls> Software and check the Software Update Available bar.
  • If it has, start the update using your phone’s Tesla app. Press the Tesla app> Software Update and click on Install.
  • Wait for some while for it to complete the update.

Fix #5: Clean The Speaker Grill

  • Grab all the cleaning stuff like brush and rag.
  • Power the Tesla off.
  • Locate the passenger speaker grill and pull it out. To do that, gently strip it out by pulling it in the bottom-to-side motion using spudger tools. Keep on doing it until it pops open.
  • Wipe the dust using a toothbrush or paintbrush. Then, clean the Tesla speaker interior using brush or rag based on your reach.
  • Put the speaker grill back in its place.
  • Do the same thing on other speakers if you locate dirt on others.

Here’s How Do You Unmute a Tesla!

Method 1

  • Mute the volume by pressing the left scroll button on the steering wheel.
  • Again, click on the same button to unmute.

Method 2

  • Go to the Controls screen.
  • There you’ll see in the corner-right side Volume bar. It might look mute where the volume contains a cross.
  • Hit it one time and you’ll find volume control to raise or lower the sound.

Note: During the phone call, hitting the left scroll button can mute the sound and microphone.

Also Read: How Can You Add Subs to A Tesla

Wrap Up

Fixing the Tesla speakers not working issue might take around 5 to 10 minutes based on the level of damage. The trouble is real which will take a huge price to fix via an expert. In fact, some can’t be able to fix the error since it’s hard to solve.

I would suggest you take care of your Tesla speakers once in 4 months and do a soft restart regularly per month. Also, do not miss the update schedule.

Hope you find this guide a tiny bit helpful to solve your problem. If it doesn’t help, be sure to fix the trouble via Tesla service care’s help!

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