+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Reload Thread: Intermittent loss of sound --> Full loss of sound --> unhappy Kolme

  1. #1
    Kolme's Avatar
    Kolme is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Plano, Tx
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Intermittent loss of sound --> Full loss of sound --> unhappy Kolme

    Hey guys - looking for a little help solving an electrical issue

    About 4 weeks ago my car's audio stopped suddenly stopped playing music (no power to speakers at all). I pulled some fuses, they all looked good, put em back in and... boom.. the sound was back....

    Well it happened again about 1 week ago. I tried the same thing again but it didn't work this time. Later that day, after the car sat out in the hot Texas sun, the sound came back... for the last time...

    Heres what I know:
    - I cannot tell if the Stock amp is on or off, but the aftermarket amp is completely off.
    - The Radio turns on and performs as it normally would (without sound obv.)
    - All fuses in the engine compartment are good.
    - All Amplifier fuses are good - Aftermarket amp and Stock amp.
    - Inspection of HU Harness and Amp wires with disconnection/reconnection did not help.
    - Battery disconnection did not help.

    Thoughts/Questions:
    - I find it strange that the Aftermarket AMP would be dead since it really should only need a 1. Remote, 2. P+, and 3. N- right?. I just realized that the Remote connection for both amps comes from the same source: the power out from the HU. Could this be the cause?
    - Could a bad ground for the aftermarket amp cause all these issues?
    - Also, if a neg and pos speaker wire were to make contact or a positive to contact the grounded car, would it also cause these symptoms - including the aftermarket amp being dead?

    Ive had this setup in my Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 for about 4 years with no issues up until now - 6 speakers w/ JL 13.5 shallow mount

    Thanks tons for the help,

    Kolme







  2. #2
    garychoffmann's Avatar
    garychoffmann is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    726
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: Intermittent loss of sound --> Full loss of sound --> unhappy Kolme

    I'm guessing you have an aftermarket head unit. I would check the installation. See if it was soldered, crimped or just electrical taped. Depending on the head unit, it sounds like a bad connection on your remote out. Have you checked the remote out?




  3. #3
    Kolme's Avatar
    Kolme is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Plano, Tx
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Intermittent loss of sound --> Full loss of sound --> unhappy Kolme

    Gary,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes it is an aftermarket HU. I did check the remote out from the HU and saw two remotes connected to it. They were crimped on but I undid the connection and tested it with no luck.




  4. #4
    Side Show's Avatar
    Side Show is offline Bringin The Noise



    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    3,326
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Intermittent loss of sound --> Full loss of sound --> unhappy Kolme

    check your earth for your aftermarket amp..... is the factory amp bypassed?




+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Intermittent sound from 3 out of 4 speakers
    By Headache in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-19-2012, 12:32 PM
  2. Loads of Dimming and Voltage Loss
    By zimmer82 in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-30-2005, 08:55 PM
  3. Sound deading on roof of car
    By DrG in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-03-2004, 05:55 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-16-2002, 07:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum