Ok i did a search and i didn't see this specifically talked about...
I had an Eclipse CD5000 for just about 9 months. When i first got it i noticed that all of the button illumination colors didn't work - features/spec sheet said there should be 5 or 6 different colors. only 3 worked. this wasn't a big deal, i dealt with it.
well all of a sudden i was having major issues with my system, basically any time a low note was sent to my sub it came back through the sub MAJORLY distorted, almost like the VC was rubbing on the sub.
i had my amp sent back to us amps for repair, they tested it working and said a capacitor was bad and it was fixed. it was sent through a rigorus testing phase and they said it should be 100% working no problems (unless i create one)
anyway, after weeks of diagnosing, when i was getting out of my car one night i saw faint lines going through my head unit - almost like an HR on a web page. multiple lines...
so i figured a.) buttons not working b.) distorted sub signal c.) lines in HU display
had it sent back for warranty. after a BUNCH of BS with sonic electronix i got a credit and payed 20 bucks for an upgrade to the CD5100.
here's my question:
When i was uninstalling the head unit, which i did myself, first time doing it - ever, i got everything out but the only problem i had was the amp signal cable. this reallly tiny gray cable that seemed to be intertwined with one of the cables on the HU harness.
it wasn't readily just disconnected, i had to actually cut it with scissors to disconnect it from the HU harness so i could send the head unit back.
i really would rather not pay $40 or $50 to have a shop install this head unit when i get it, so i am stuck
1.) i can get the brackets installed, i can obviously connect the power cable to the head unit, the harness, the rca's... but my problem is i don't know how to connect the amp signal cable back to the head unit... it was intertwined with one of the cables on the harness and a small white cap covered it and it seemed as if it was crimped to keep it intertwined with the harness.
a.) does anyone have any idea what i'm talking about? if you do, how would i go about connecting this amp signal cable to the head unit? it's not like you can just plug it in.. so how do i go about doing this?
any help would be awesome.. thanks guys