View Full Version : pioneer pico fuse?
06-20-2009, 11:23 PM
Do all of them have it. My hu has worked flawless since installing it with no alt whine or AC fan noise. Today I pulled it out to hook up the mic for time alignment and when I did it made a loud scratchy noise. Ever since then only when the car is on I get alt whine and AC fan noise through the speakers. When the car is off it sounds great. P980bt is the hu in question. Thanks
06-20-2009, 11:43 PM
yes they all have it and they ****. you can send it in to get fixed or just ground 1 set of rca's to the chassis of the deck and fix it your self.
06-20-2009, 11:58 PM
Does that sound like what happened?
06-21-2009, 12:00 AM
Does that sound like what happened?
did you unhook the rca's while the deck had power running to it?
06-21-2009, 12:06 AM
Yes when I pulled the deck out the rca came out. Does it make since I only have the sounds while the has the engine running?
06-21-2009, 12:08 AM
yes that is correct the alt isnt running if the car isnt..
06-21-2009, 12:11 AM
The ac fan also.... I am pissed off. Any idea of turn around time and cost or can you supply a link to the grounding of the Rca's to the chassis?
06-21-2009, 12:15 AM
I have the rear set not in use..
06-21-2009, 12:16 AM
stinger ground loop isolator works wonders takes like 90%-95% of the noise out. i had a DEX-P1r and a PrsX-720 and the combo was loud until i did the isolator it kicked ***.
06-21-2009, 12:17 AM
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06-21-2009, 12:21 AM
If all else fails I will go that route. Rather try and fix it instead of masking it if grounding them is easy enough. Thanks for the heads up though.. Last resort or do a lot of guys run ground loop isolators?
06-21-2009, 12:22 AM
DIYMA has a tutorial on fixing/replacing it, otherwise ground the RCA's to the radio chassis and be done with it.
06-21-2009, 12:27 AM
I heard it's like $90 and about 2-3 weeks. the pic above is what you need to do but you can also do it in a cleaner fashion.all i did was unscrew my rca a little pinched the wire in it and tightened it back up then hooked it to the chassis.just dont ground the center pin of the rca
06-21-2009, 12:29 AM
oh yeah my deck had a huge problem when going from 0-1 on the volume there was a loud thump and then it wouls make like a sinewave though my woofers like I was burping my van and this fixed it for me
06-21-2009, 12:30 AM
i guess you cant solder by the way you are talking but the fuse is like $1
06-21-2009, 12:32 AM
That may be a pita. My rcas are not like that but connect with a plug on the end. Ther are 3 separate but they attach with wired if you understand what I am saying.
06-21-2009, 12:52 AM
So can I put some wire in the rca connection I am using if it does not touch the center prong and then fasten that to the chassis? If not can I solder wire around the rear set and attatch that to the chassis?
06-21-2009, 12:53 AM
yup, the outside is the negative or ground
06-21-2009, 01:03 AM
Hell that easy enough. Would you do that or solder around the un used one. Putting it in the outer sleeve seems like the fastest as easiest for sure.
06-21-2009, 09:41 AM
yup thats what I did took me a whole 5 min to fix mine
06-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Going to go out and try this out in a few....
06-21-2009, 11:22 AM
Thanks guys... 5 min fix and I am good to go again...
06-21-2009, 11:25 AM
Yet another reason I am probably going to stick with alpine. I am getting a pioneer in a few days because of a trade I will install it and probably not like it or get noise and than sell it, and than get my 9887
06-21-2009, 12:12 PM
Mine makes absolutely zero noise again. I would just ground the rca from the beginning and forget about it.