View Full Version : Head Unit kicks off when stopped

01-25-2005, 07:47 PM
I have a JVC HU and it works perfectly fine when I'm driving my car. But whenever I come to a stop sign or red light when the bass EQ from the HU is turned up the HU will keep kicking off till I start moving again.. Sometimes I can hold my break in and give alittle gas and the HU doesnt kick off but not always. I noticed when my car is stopped if i turn the HU EQ down to -1 through -6 the HU wont kick off but anything on the EQ 0-6 (6 being max) the HU will kick off till I start moving..

... What is wrong please help thanks

01-25-2005, 07:51 PM
Wild guess...

Not getting enough power.. Maybe your ALT isn't putting out enough power at Idle..

01-25-2005, 08:02 PM
I need to get a new alternator or what? I seriously hope not

01-25-2005, 08:18 PM
I would definitely have your alternator checked. A head unit won't shut off unless it's getting less than 12v, and given your symptoms, it doesn't sound like a wiring issue. If you have a poor head unit ground or resistance on the power wire, though, it might be compounding the problem. First step is to have the alternator checked.

01-25-2005, 08:42 PM

Pep Boys could do that for cheap..

Now if it is your ALT. ha ha ha might not be so cheap..