Author: Berts Njoroge
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

How To Turn off Pioneer Touch Screen Car Stereo

Driving can be therapeutic for individuals wanting to enjoy their commute. Sometimes you would want to blast the car stereo to enjoy music. Other times, you would want to enjoy a silent drive. The last thing you need is to fumble around trying to turn off your Pioneer touchscreen stereo in your car.

There are several steps to turn off your Pioneer touch screen in your car stereo. Using buttons is the easiest and most common way to do it. Various car stereo models may come with manuals to direct you on how to do it. The manual comes in handy if you are new to using the stereo and have not figured out how to turn it off.

Do you want to know how to turn off the Pioneer AVH-1300NEX, AVH-1330NEX, AVH-2300NEX, Pioneer AVH-2330NEX, Pioneer MVH-2300NEX, and AVH-3300NEX? Read on.

How To Turn off Pioneer Touch Screen Car Stereo

Pioneer has been around since the early 1980s. They've had their share of ups and downs over the years. Today they are known for their high-quality audio equipment.

The company was founded by two brothers who wanted to create a better stereo system. Their goal was to provide consumers with a superior sound experience at a reasonable price.

How To Turn off Pioneer Touch Screen Car Stereo

Turning off the Pioneer car stereo is pretty easy; a manual book guides you on how to do it seamlessly. However, you may only sometimes have the book, so this guide is the perfect replacement for the manual.

Without further ado, here are the instructions.

Pioneer AVH-1300NEX: Turning off this car stereo model is easy; you press and hold the "Home" button for about 5 seconds. Doing this switches the entire system off, including the touchscreen display.

Pioneer AVH-1330NEX: To turn off this pioneer touchscreen model in your vehicle, repeat the same process as the Pioneer AVH-1300NEX.

Press and hold the "Home" function for a few seconds until the system shuts down. Hence, you have turned off the car stereo and the display on the touch screen.

Pioneer AVH-2300NEX: The manual with this Pioneer touchscreen car stereo model also outlines using the "Home" button for turning it off.

Press the button for a few seconds until the display screen is inactive. Doing this also indicates you have turned off the car stereo.

Pioneer AVH-2330NEX: The on-screen demonstration for turning off the Pioneer AVH-2330NEX indicates the "Home" button.

Like the other models demonstrated above, pressing and holding the button turns off the car stereo. It is easy, and you don't have to fumble around trying to identify how to turn off your Pioneer car stereo.

Pioneer MVH-1400NEX: The "Home" button on the touch screen is where your answer lies about switching off this model. Press the button to turn off the system, including the car stereo's display.

Pioneer AVH-3300NEX: As with the models we have demonstrated above, you hold down the Home button on the Pioneer AVH-3300NEX for a few seconds to turn the system off.

Sometimes, you want to listen to music without the stereo's system display distracting your focus while driving.
So how do you turn it off?

How to Turn off Pioneer Touch Screen Display

How To Turn off Pioneer Touch Screen Car Stereo

The Pioneer radio has lights that some car owners may want to turn off lest they distract them from the road.

The good thing about this car stereo is that it is easy to operate; you can turn it on and off at your convenience. All you have to do is to touch the "Display" button on the touch screen. It powers off the entire system down, including the stereo lights.

Do you want to turn on the system again? It is pretty simple—press the "Source" button to power up the stereo again. No hassle at all!

Alternatively, you can turn off the display but still have the car stereo active and the radio playing.

So how do you do it?

How to Turn off the Display Without Switching off the Entire System

The Pioneer touchscreen has a "Go back" button. Press the button for about 5 seconds to turn the stereo display off.

The display will shut down, but your car stereo system remains active. Hence, you can enjoy music while driving with the Pioneer stereo display off.

This demonstration works for the following Pioneer models:

Pioneer AVH-1300NEX

Pioneer AVH-1330NEX

Pioneer AVH-2330NEX

Pioneer AVH-2300NEX

If your stereo system isn't among the above models, there is also a way to turn the display off without interfering with the radio or music.

You don't have to use the "Go back" button for other Pioneer car stereo models. Press the "Display" button, and the screen will turn off without stopping the car stereo from playing.

If you are new to using the Pioneer car stereo, you may notice it running a demo mode after you first turn the radio off.

The demo mode shouldn't be much trouble because you can turn it off easily and enjoy driving your car without it on the touch screen.

So how do you turn it off?

Steps to Switching off Pioneer Demo Mode

How To Turn off Pioneer Touch Screen Car Stereo

The first step is to touch the "Source" button. It switches off the Pioneer radio tuner.
The second step is to press down the volume control knob until you see a setup menu on the touch screen.
Third, turn the volume control knob until "System" displays on the screen.
Turn the volume knob until "Demo off" displays on the Pioneer car stereo screen. When it displays, twist the Volume control knob again to confirm "YES," and the demo will switch off.
The next step is to back out to the AM/FM source. You can do this by clicking on the arrow back key.
Lastly, press down the "Source" key for a few seconds. It switches off the Pioneer radio, and you will see a clock display on the screen.

This demonstration works for the following Pioneer car stereo models:

Pioneer MVH- S420BT
Pioneer MVH- S320BT
Pioneer MVH- S522BS
Pioneer MVH- S322BT
Pioneer MVH- S620BS
Pioneer MVH- S720BHS
Pioneer DEH- S4200BT
Pioneer DEH- S5200BT
Pioneer DEH- S6220BS
Pioneer DEH- S4220BT
Pioneer DEH- S6200BS
Pioneer DHE- S7200BHS
Pioneer MOSFET 50WX4
Pioneer DEH-150MP
Pioneer FH- S722BS
Pioneer FH- S720BS
Pioneer FH- S52BT

How to Solve the Pioneer Car Stereo Randomly Switching Off

How To Turn off Pioneer Touch Screen Car Stereo

It is normal for machines to malfunction. The same applies to your Pioneer car stereo, but you shouldn't be alarmed because the malfunction may occur without you being at fault.

The major reasons for your car stereo turning off could be:

1. Your car has overheated, prompting the stereo to turn off automatically.

2. There could be a wiring malfunction in the system.

You should take the car to a professional repair service to troubleshoot and solve the problem. It will save you time and money rather than trying to repair the stereo yourself, which may cause further problems to the vehicle, especially if you lack mechanic experience.


That's it; you can turn off the Pioneer touchscreen car stereo easily by pressing the "Home" button for a couple of seconds. Pressing the button shuts down the entire car stereo system, including the display. 

Also, use the other tutorials in the article to do various things like turning off Pioneer Demo mode and switching off the stereo's display without interfering with the music or radio.

Are you having trouble using your Pioneer touchscreen car stereo? Contact us today for stereo repair services, and we are happy to help.

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