Hey guys, well i figured id respond here on the car audio forums, since few u guys have had problems with ur voltage regulators before..... My car broke down on me today badly, and i thought i would try to see if the cause would be a bad voltage regulator on my iraggi possibly which is around 5-6 weeks old i suppose.
Today on the way back from the gym (15 min away) toward the end of the ride my system would turn on and off rapidly, like my radio and amps would cut out completely and my headunit would go black. 1 sec later it would come back on, it did this back and fourth for 4 - 5 times withen a minute. I saw my battery light on earlier and figured id pull out dmm later that day on it to get some readings. So i turned off the stereo and pulled ac down lower figuring maybe a low battery. drove home and tried restarting car after i turned it off. just clicked and wouldnt start so i was like sure enough dead battery.
Later today going to meet some people for lunch and got in again, figured hey batterys sometimes rest and u can start up after they sit for awhile. and it did, so i was like ok just cant run alot of stuff and let my big iraggi charge the ol battery up. well pulled out of my development and drove 3 min down road to a red light, turned green and im going good, i hit 3500 rpms then and i start to feel my car pulsing and surging foward and back and my rpms jumping from like 3000 - 3500 to about 1500 - 2000 or so...... i couldnt go faster than like 30 mph and i notice my car starting to kick out. so im pulling over trying to get side of road and i did. couldnt restart the car. so i was like **** it.... ill jump it later tonight after it sits.
Well after i called mechanic. told him situation, he thought immediately one could be electrical issue withen the new alternator he installed recently, maybe bad transmission due a gear slip or so and causing the surges. so im having it towed tomm to the toyota dealer he works for.
so i came home and googled some **** typing my symptoms and saw on a volvo site they named all my symptoms and everything and they linked it to a bad voltage regulator. after reading this i remembered hearing iraggi having lot of problems with the voltage regulators and searched and sure enough they have been having problem with regulators.
Here the link to the site with the symptoms listed...
most symptoms were last two but the pulsing lights could be to low voltage which could be causing my stereo problems.
What everyone think. ill be shooting dom an email shortly if someone could provide me the email address that he doesnt give out on ebay and such the one he responds quickly too.