View Full Version : Headunit start up delay question.

11-06-2013, 07:42 PM
I have a 99 cavalier with a sony cdx-gs500r headunit. Sometimes when i start the car the headunit takes like 10 seconds before it turns on. But other times it instantly turns on. Also my subwoofer amp will instantly light up after i start car while the headunit hasnt turned on yet? Anybody know why it delays sometimes

11-06-2013, 10:40 PM
That is odd but wait til you see how long the Pioneer Double-Din navi units take to start up :p I'm lucky if I get close to 10 seconds lol.

11-07-2013, 11:28 AM
lol i think the car it's self is just messing with me.

11-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Is your amplifier getting a remote on signal from the head unit or did you wire that to an accessory 12V connenction?

Side Show
11-07-2013, 08:50 PM
sounds like something is wired wrong........ does it happen when you turn the key to accessories aswell as when you start the car?

11-07-2013, 10:36 PM
The remote is hooked to the headunit. I haven't tried when i just turn accessories on. But today i started the car three times and it came rate on all three. But yesturday it would take like 10 seconds. lol I soldered all the wires so there connected good. I honestly think its just the car. It does weird **** all the time. Chevy's for you lol

Side Show
11-07-2013, 10:41 PM
what batterys in the car? does it drop a lot when you start the car/headunit?

11-08-2013, 02:43 PM
it's sad i don't even know what kind of battery is in it lol i just bought the car couple weeks ago. i'll have to go look. But it's nothing fancy just a basic battery. i do plan on upgrading it for a better one when i get my sundown. And for the voltage idk i don't have a gauge to read it. Was thinking about buying a cheap one off amazon that plugs into cigarette outlet to give me an idea.