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Car Stereos: nextar nc990c, release button, fuse
release button, fuse: Hi Bruce, This would suggest that the unit is jammed. Unplug/remove the fuse from it for 30 seconds, and then put it back. See if that fixes it. If it doesn t, your only option might to be to disassemble, remove the CD manually, and see if you can...

Car Stereos: P3000IB Pioneer Head deck, amp output, head deck
amp output, head deck, pre amp: Hi Renee, Are you getting no sound out of the rear speakers at all, or are they just playing deep bass notes? If they re just playing the bass, it might sound like they re not working when you re listening from the front seat. If the speakers are playing...

Car Stereos: Power Antenna Relay, fluke 87, power antenna
fluke 87, power antenna, chassis service: Hi Jae, Assuming that you re testing the current draw through the activation wire, and not the main power wire to the antenna motor, then I think the current measurement isn t far from what I d expect. If the wire is triggering a relay coil, then a normal...

Car Stereos: Power and Ground, blown fuse, deck lights
blown fuse, deck lights, power wires: Lawrence, That is bad. Check everywhere for a blown fuse. I think you will find one somewhere. If you do not find a blown fuse, it may be a fried wire, which is much harder to find. If you are sure it was only the ground and power wires that touched, and...

Car Stereos: powered bass tube installation, rca cables, rca input
rca cables, rca input, rca output: Hi, As long as the plug is insulated, so there s no chance of the bare wires coming into contact with anything, then there s no harm in leaving the power wire connected to the battery. If you want to be completely safe, though, you can just remove the...

Car Stereos: quality of sound at higher volume, toyota tundra double cab, 4 ohms
toyota tundra double cab, 4 ohms, signal to noise ratio: James, It depends on what you mean about sound quality. If it starts to sound blarey above 20, it may be that the speakers are only 2 ohms. Most headunits are designed for a minimum of 4 ohms per channel. Any lower ohms would cause the amp (built-in) to...

Car Stereos: Replacing speakers, external crossover, boston acoustics
external crossover, boston acoustics, coaxial design: Hi Mark, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I try to avoid giving brand name recommendations, as much as possible; mainly because this is pretty subjective, and because there are a number of very good brands out there that I haven t had...

Car Stereos: Reverse lights wire, rear view camera, rear view mirror
rear view camera, rear view mirror, dc volts: Mike, The parking brake wire is a safety interlock; it s designed to ensure that you can t watch a movie on the DVD player while the vehicle is in motion. The connection to the factory parking brake wire allows a picture to show on the screen when the...

Car Stereos: radio and speakers shut off, dodge neon, aftermarket stereo
dodge neon, aftermarket stereo, hook up: Hi Joe, If there s an amplifier installed, it s likely overheating or noticing too much clipping and turning off to protect itself. If not, the deck itself is doing it. If you re not turning it up very loud and it s doing it, it will likely need replacement....

Car Stereos: re:4 gauge amplifier lead routing, firewall check, jeep liberty
firewall check, jeep liberty, battery down: Jason, All existing holes are used for one thing or another. The best thing to do is to find a grommet that fits your wire snugly. Once you have the grommet, check and see what size of hole it requires to fit in. Then, find a spot on the firewall. Check...

Car Stereos: rear door speakers in 2004 chevy silverado, 4x6 speakers, rear doors
4x6 speakers, rear doors, chevy silverado: Hi William, I think you have it backwards: the front door speakers are 6-1/2 round speakers. The speakers in the rear doors should be 4x6 , although some of the 4-door king-cab models use 6-1/2 speakers in the rear doors also. Hope this helps!...

Car Stereos: rear door speakers, crossover circuit, chevy silverado
crossover circuit, chevy silverado, crossover filter: Hi William, On the head unit, there s no difference between the front and rear outputs except for the fader adjustment. The speaker size isn t an issue; both outputs carry exactly the same sound. If your front speakers are connected to the A outputs on...

Car Stereos: replace radio?, 2005 buick lesabre, static problem
2005 buick lesabre, static problem, antenna wire: Don, After researching your problem, it has become apparent what the problem is. The OEM radio can be replaced with an aftermarket unit, but it will take a custom install shop to do the job correctly. The shop should be able to use an adapter to keep your...

Car Stereos: Speakers and ratings., sony head unit, watts rms
sony head unit, watts rms, rms power: Mick, you are correct about looking at the rms watts rather than the max ratings. The max ratings are just magical numbers that manufacturers come up with and put on their components. RMS ratings are based on an industry wide testing standard. When...

Car Stereos: Stock Subwoofer for 2006 Hyundai Sonata, 2006 hyundai sonata, stock speakers
2006 hyundai sonata, stock speakers, hyundai sonata: Hi Christopher, Did your installer integrate the factory amplifier when he put in the new head unit, or did he bypass it? According to my information, the factory amplifier in your vehicle runs all the speakers, including the subwoofer. There s no separate...

Car Stereos: Subwoofer box, sound accuracy, ported box
sound accuracy, ported box, port location: Hi Garrett, Porting the box would result in more volume, but your quality and sound accuracy would suffer. The short and untechnical response is: ported = loud, sealed = clean. If you want SQ, you go sealed. As for how/where to port the box, I can...

Car Stereos: smoke from my subs, voice coils, watt amplifier
voice coils, watt amplifier, champion series: Hi Ahmad, If smoke was coming from the subwoofer, it doesn t sound to me like the amplifier is the problem. A defect in the amplifier can cause subwoofer damage, but so can simple over-powering. It sounds pretty certain that the sub has suffered some...

Car Stereos: no sound from my car speakers, car cd player, oem radios
car cd player, oem radios, internal amplifier: Hi, It sounds like the deck s internal amplifier may have been damaged. If so, your best option is probably to seek a replacement. You can often find OEM radios on eBay for very good prices; otherwise, you might look into having an after-market head unit...

Car Stereos: speaker to amp wiring, rca cables, signal cables
rca cables, signal cables, side speakers: Hi Jay, If you re planning to use an amplifier with your new speakers, then they need to be connected directly to the amplifier s outputs and not to the head unit. The amplifier will be connected to the head unit through the RCA cables. It s important...

Car Stereos: my speakers, watts rms, stock speakers
watts rms, stock speakers, pioneer headunit: Jeremy, Great question! Most stock and aftermarket headunits put out about 15 - 20 watts of power. Most aftermarket speakers far exceed this wattage. Most are around 80 - 100 watts rms power handling. If you want better than stock, you can choose just...

Car Stereos: stereo for 1996 jaguar xjr, oem radio, blown fuses
oem radio, blown fuses, blown fuse: Hi Tony, As far as I can tell, there really aren t any installation parts made for your Jaguar; nor did I find a steering wheel control adapter listed for that vehicle. I m afraid you ll probably have to do some custom work for any kind of head unit replacement....

Car Stereos: stereo, speaker connection, speaker wire
speaker connection, speaker wire, amplifier: Hi Mikel, There are two possible causes for your problem: 1. Your vehicle may be equipped with a factory amplifier. In this case, you d need to either integrate the amplifier with the head unit, which may require a special adapter; or you d need to...

Car Stereos: stereo problem, proper tools, ford explorer
proper tools, ford explorer, alfredo: Alfredo, The job is not too tough, if you have the proper tools. I recommend buying stereo from crutchfield.com . They supply all of the things you need to make the change yourself. Plus, they have a tech support line in case you get lost along the way....

Car Stereos: stereo shuts off, 4 ohms, capasitor
4 ohms, capasitor, load meter: Yeah, that may be an option. It is definitely a short somewhere. Possibly a weak or broken power wire may be the weak link. I would be sure your wires are new and intact. If you had a load meter (a voltmeter that could put a load on the power wire), you...

Car Stereos: subwoofer power recommendations, dual voice coil, watts rms
dual voice coil, watts rms, ohm subwoofer: George, From looking at the amp specs, I think it would be a very good match for your speakers and subs. You can use a 50x4 RMS amp with speakers rated for 50 watts RMS. Your subwoofer can handle more than 200 watts, but you can still drive it effectively...

Car Stereos: can't find answer!!!!!, high pitch, geo metro
high pitch, geo metro, demagnetize: Hopefully, you can read this one. Marcia, Your tape player probably has some tape from a jammed tape in its gears, and they cannot turn freely. The only way to fix that problem is to take apart the radio and remove the jammed tape. It would be a good...

Car Stereos: Volume problem, pioneer cd radio, aftermarket stereo
pioneer cd radio, aftermarket stereo, volume knob: Hi Clay, If the deck is visibly showing the volume going down again, then the potentiometer in your volume control is probably shot. Unfortunately, this would mean total replacement (or desoldering the volume knob from the control board, and using the...

Car Stereos: something wrong, radios work, stock radio
radios work, stock radio, radio out: Anthony, yes the black wire should be connected to the tape wire. That is the ground wire and there shouldn t be a ground wire on the wiring harness. Every other wire should have a connection on the wiring harness. Double check all wires, and try it again....

Car Stereos: 02 gmc sierra aftermarket cd player install, onstar system, gmc sierra
onstar system, gmc sierra, stock radio: Hi Kyle, If you re right about the model year, then you shouldn t need any very expensive adapters to install a new CD player. GM full-size trucks do integrate many vehicle functions with the factory radio through the data bus system, but this didn t really...

Car Stereos: 03 Jetta 1.8 T, monsoon system, mono amplifier
monsoon system, mono amplifier, jetta 1: Hi Nick, You can add a sub to the factory Monsoon system, but you ll definitely need an amplifier. The Monsoon amp isn t capable of driving a subwoofer itself, along with all the other stock speakers. One option is an amplified subwoofer, which is...

Car Stereos: 1997 grandcherokee, infinity gold, gold system
infinity gold, gold system, pen tip: Hi David, I m not certain if the audio system in the UK Grand Cherokee is much different from the North American version. Most of the cartridge-style CD changers I ve seen in these vehicles have been dealer-installed add-ons that use a separate control...

Car Stereos: 1999 Yukon CD Player, gm trucks, single cd player
gm trucks, single cd player, size trucks: Hi Frank, The single CD player of the size and type in your Yukon is only found in full-size GM trucks and SUV s; there s no after-market replacement available. However, you should be able to obtain a replacement through your dealer s parts department;...

Car Stereos: 2 subs - mono block, kicker amp, two subs
kicker amp, two subs, voice coils: Hi David, Your subs are a dual 2-ohm voice coil design, so they can be wired in a way that presents a 2-ohm load to the amplifier. This would be an ideal power/impedance match between the subs and the amplifier. To this end, you d want to wire each...

Car Stereos: 2000 Passat Cd player problem, vw passat, rectangular hole
vw passat, rectangular hole, bestbuy: Carla, Perhaps there is a cd changer in the trunk and it has a big rectangular hole in it with nothing in it. The cds are loaded into a magazine, and the magazine is loaded into changer. If the magazine is missing, you will not be able to load cds into the...

Car Stereos: 2000 Pontiac sunfire stereo, pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire, pin switch: William, I d be willing to bet that the driver s door pin switch is the source of the problem. The solution is to replace the switch; this is a small and inexpensive part, and should be fairly simple to replace. It s located in the door jamb at the front...

Car Stereos: 2001 Buick Century 2din head unit, jensen vm9022, double din head units
jensen vm9022, double din head units, old radios: Hi Keith, Unfortunately, the only real answer is to do some cutting: at the rear of the radio cavity, for mounting depth, and on the dash panel opening, for faceplate clearance. Most double-DIN head units that I install into this type of vehicle use a...

Car Stereos: 2001 Celica radio, rca outputs, stock speakers
rca outputs, stock speakers, factory speakers: Hi, The problem is that your Celica is equipped with a factory amplifier. Vehicles with amplifiers have a single plug at the stock head unit, and the head unit output is low-level with a common signal ground. This isn t compatible with the after-market...

Car Stereos: 2004 Celica - Pioneer CD Player Replacement, pioneer cd player, pioneer head unit
pioneer cd player, pioneer head unit, rear speakers: Hi Percy, I m not sure why you d have a problem with rear speakers in a Celica. Some Celica s are equipped with factory amplifiers, but if it s equipped, the amplifier drives all the speakers and not just the rears. So that s unlikely to be the source...

Car Stereos: 2004 Jeep Liberty Amplified Infinity Speaker Blown, alpine speakers, watts rms
alpine speakers, watts rms, infinity speaker: Hi Craig, The rear speaker wires--both the input wires from the head unit, and the output wires to the speakers--will all be present in the factory amp plug in the door. All that s required is to connect the input wires directly to the output wires. ...

Car Stereos: 2005 monteCarlo, input gain, body shop
input gain, body shop, car accident: Hi Jake, My guess would be that a connection got loosened, or the gain on the amplifier is screwed up. Try checking your amp s input gain first and make sure it s set up correctly incase someone hit a switch back there or moved the adjuster trying to...

Car Stereos: 2005 toyota corolla, 2005 toyota corolla, toyota corolla
2005 toyota corolla, toyota corolla, rca output: Hi Crystal, I m pretty certain your factory radio is NOT equipped with RCA output jacks. These are almost never found on factory head units. You can still connect an amplifier and subwoofer to your stock system, but you ll need an amplifier that has a...

Car Stereos: 2006 g6, stock radio, market radio
stock radio, market radio, factory stereo: Hi Tyler, You d need to purchase a special radio mounting kit that includes a built-in information display, along with the circuitry to work with the vehicle s data bus system. Right now, the only such kit I know of is made by Metra; the part number is...

Car Stereos: 96 Toyota Avalon Radio replacement, toyota avalon, proper interface
toyota avalon, proper interface, stock stereo: Hi Jenny, If your Avalon is equipped with a 6-speaker or 7-speaker audio system, then it has a factory amplifier. If so, there s a single plug at the back of the head unit. On the other hand, if it s a 4-speaker system, then there should be two plugs behind...

Car Stereos: RE: Aftermarket system installation for 03 GMC Envoy WITH Bose System, gmc envoy, bose speakers
gmc envoy, bose speakers, gmrc: Hi, I don t think that routing the speaker wire next to the RCA cables is likely to induce any significant noise into either one. Unfortunately, without hearing it, I can t make a very good guess on the source of the speaker noise. If the interference...

Car Stereos: Amp Class, class d amplifier, rms power
class d amplifier, rms power, mono amps: Hi Jeff, Can any amp go with any sub as long as the impedance and rms power match? Yes. Class D amplifiers are used almost exclusively as subwoofer amps. They tend to be highly efficient, and can produce lots of power without generating as much...

Car Stereos: Amplifier, fuse holder, capacitor
fuse holder, capacitor, resistor: Hi Mike, Sorry for the delay in answering this question. It s not unusual to see a spark when you re making the final connection to an amplifier, so I don t know whether what you re seeing is out of the ordinary or not. Generally, I prefer to wait...

Car Stereos: Amplifier will not power back on, car fuse, power fuse
car fuse, power fuse, fuse holder: Hi Greg, Even if the amp was defective, I d still expect to see voltage on the power wire. It sounds like you have a power line problem, and the fuse is the prime suspect. You can verify this by using your meter to test the voltage on both sides of the...

Car Stereos: Antenna Base, fender applications, antenna base
fender applications, antenna base, replacement antenna: Hi Kristina, I m not sure where the antenna is placed, on your Celica. If it s mounted in the rear fender, to one side of the hatch, then a typical universal replacement antenna should work. These are designed to fit into a 1 hole in the sheet metal,...

Car Stereos: aftermaket sound system, accessory source, amplifier
accessory source, amplifier, amp: Hi Jenifer, It could be any number of things. The first thing I d check would be if whoever added the sound system to the car jumpered the 12V constant to the amp remote turn on. This would cause the amplifier to be on when the car is off. If it...

Car Stereos: amp, inline fuse, amp
inline fuse, amp, radio: Hi Karreem, The more likely scenario is that you blew a fuse. If the deck still works, check the remote wire for an inline fuse. If there is one, it s likely fried. If not, your deck s remote power wire might be fried and you ll have to get a remote...

Car Stereos: amp and sub compatibility, dual voice coils, ohm voice coils
dual voice coils, ohm voice coils, watts rms: Hi Jeff, When you have a sub with dual 2-ohm voice coils, then you have two wiring options: you can wire it in a way that results in a 4-ohm load for the amplifier, or you can wire it so that it becomes a 1-ohm load. Provided that you wire the voice coils...

Car Stereos: amp/sub hookup, sony xplode amp, ohm impedance
sony xplode amp, ohm impedance, ohm stable: Hi Brian, You can t use the amp with a 2-ohm load if you re using it in bridged mode. The minimum impedance for a bridged amplifier is 4 ohms. The amplifier is only 2-ohm stable in stereo (2-channel) mode. The best way to use this amplifier with...

Car Stereos: Car audio, mp 3 player, portable cd player
mp 3 player, portable cd player, inline fuse: Hi Amy, If you re getting a power light on the amplifier, then it s not likely to be a fuse or remote wire problem. You can test RCA wires with a multimeter set for AC volts. Place the red probe on the center pin of the RCA cable, and the black probe...

Car Stereos: Car Stereo Line out converter?, volt power source, line output converter
volt power source, line output converter, factory speakers: Hi Javier, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. There are a few different possibilities, depending on the type of factory audio system that s present in your Mustang, and on the way you re using the new amplifier. If your Mustang is equipped...

Car Stereos: Cd player, 2002 acura rsx, acura rsx type s
2002 acura rsx, acura rsx type s, acura rsx: Hi Casey, My suggestion would be that whoever installed the aftermarket equipment might ve done it wrong. My theory is that they used the deck s power antenna output to send the remote signal to the amp to tell it to turn on when they installed the...

Car Stereos: Choosing subs, kenwood kfc, watts rms
kenwood kfc, watts rms, watt amps: Oliver, I would go with the xbx1200 kit. It looks like it has everything you need to get some additional bass. The other setup won t be any louder, and you would not be able to add more power to your door speakers in the manner that you would like. Either...

Car Stereos: car sterio sound/amp issue, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokees
jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokees, stock speakers: Hi Robert, The wiring harness should have a blue wire in it. I m sure you connected this to the blue wire coming from the Kenwood plug, but this is incorrect: the blue wire activates the Infinity amplifier, so it needs to connect to the Kenwood deck s...

Car Stereos: car subs and speakers, car subs, 4x6 speakers
car subs, 4x6 speakers, factory speakers: Hi David, It s true that I m not really familiar with the interior of an El Camino, and I didn t realize you had that much space to work with. However, I d stand by my original recommendation: I don t think you need more than a single subwoofer. My general...

Car Stereos: cd player in 2004 dodge durango, dodge durango, odd problem
dodge durango, odd problem, car audio store: That s an odd problem Debbie. I m not a repair technician, I m an installer, but I still doubt that an eject issue would be related to a battery replacement (normally eject problems are associated with transport problems) but I suppose it could be possible....

Car Stereos: cd player has no sound, 2002 acura rsx, acura rsx type s
2002 acura rsx, acura rsx type s, acura rsx: Hi Casey, It sounds like there s an amplifier in the system--either an after-market amplifier, or a factory amp. Right now the amplifier is only turning on when you select tuner as an audio source, but not when you re playing a CD. The most likely reason...

Car Stereos: chrysler 300, factory speakers, chrysler 300
factory speakers, chrysler 300, factory radio: It is very possible. In fact, factory stereos are some of the best made stereos out there. The factory speakers, on the other hand, are not made very well at all. If you are willing to replace the factory speakers with nice new ones that can handle the...

Car Stereos: Display Screen Won't Light Up, remote starter installation, clock radio
remote starter installation, clock radio, remote start: Hi Erik, What kind of vehicle do you have? I haven t heard of a problem related to a remote starter with the factory display screen in any vehicle, but there are three possibilities: 1. The installers may have damaged the screen, or damaged a wire...

Car Stereos: Dual Voice Coils, dual voice coils, dual voice coil
dual voice coils, dual voice coil, fosgate power: Hi Jason, There s a part of the model # that s missing from your message. The 12w3v2-d2, -d4, and -d6. I presume by your message you mean the -d2, but it could also be the -d4, which, when wired with each coil in parallel, yields 2ohm. The possibilities...

Car Stereos: DVD, rear seat entertainment system, overhead dvd player
rear seat entertainment system, overhead dvd player, pioneer avh: Hi Chris, Metra makes a RSE integration harness that I think should work for your Explorer. The part number is 70-5520AV, and you can find it at a number of online vendors. You won t retain some of the integration features that worked with the factory...

Car Stereos: IN dash Dvd Bypass of Parking break, honda accord, hot wire
honda accord, hot wire, road trips: Josh, There are a couple of ways to run the bypass. My favorite is to either leave it disconnected. If that doesn t work, then just connect it to the red or yellow power wire that powers the radio. Either a dead wire or a hot wire will make it work....

Car Stereos: EQ Install, pioneer deh 7800mp, eq settings
pioneer deh 7800mp, eq settings, rca output: Hi Allyn, You can use any of the head unit s pre-amp outputs for the equalizer input, provided it s a full-range signal. This means you can connect the front, rear or even the sub output--provided the sub output is switched to non-fader in the deck s...

Car Stereos: EXcelon kenwood kdc-x 815, kenwood kdc, kenwood ca
kenwood kdc, kenwood ca, pioneer head unit: Hi Stephane, There are two options for adding an auxiliary input function to your Kenwood head unit: First, you can use a Kenwood CA-C1AUX adapter. This is the less expensive option; it will convert the CD changer port on the back of the head unit to...

Car Stereos: Fabric Stereo Silverado LTZ08, chevrolet cheyenne, power antenna
chevrolet cheyenne, power antenna, antenna wire: Hi Eli, If by fabric you mean factory stereo, it is unlikely to have a remote wire. Your best bet will be to tap into either the accessory, or power antenna wire if there is one (and check to make sure that it doesn t turn off when you go from AM/FM to...

Car Stereos: Factory Amp?, internal amplifier, clarion dxz865mp
internal amplifier, clarion dxz865mp, speaker outputs: Hi Bill, I ve never seen a Cavalier with a factory amplifier, and it sounds very much like a power problem. Basically, when you re using the deck s built-in amplifier, it draws more current through the power line as you turn up the volume. If there s...

Car Stereos: 2001 Buick Century 2din head unit, poineer, park ave
Car Stereos: 2001 Buick Century 2din head unit, poineer, park ave

Car Stereos: 2001 Celica radio, celica 2000, series speakers
Car Stereos: 2001 Celica radio, celica 2000, series speakers, 2003 celica gt

Car Stereos: 2004 Jeep Liberty Amplified Infinity Speaker Blown, input signal, crossover
Car Stereos: 2004 Jeep Liberty Amplified Infinity Speaker Blown, input signal, crossover, jumper

Car Stereos: Headunit wiring, inch subs, carshop
Car Stereos: Headunit wiring, inch subs, carshop, wich

Car Stereos: need help with cd deck, fuse box, wire cd
Car Stereos: need help with cd deck, fuse box, wire cd, orange wire

Car Stereos: Sony MEX BT2700 Memory resetting, radios, radio
Car Stereos: Sony MEX BT2700 Memory resetting, radios, radio

Car Stereos: how to fix sub, new ford fiesta, ford fiesta in india
new ford fiesta, ford fiesta in india, level converter: Hi Timothy, What you need is a low-level converter. It is a device that you will connect to your high-level speaker outputs, and it will convert it into a low-level and remote wire you can connect to your amplifier. Something like this is what you need:...

Car Stereos: GM-5400T, dual voice coil, watts rms
dual voice coil, watts rms, ohm load: Hi Shawn, Your amplifier can produce 380 watts RMS into a 4-ohm load when bridged; so if you re looking for a single sub, then the ideal match would be one that can be wired for 4-ohms, and can handle around 400 watts RMS. This could be a 4-ohm single...

Car Stereos: Head Unit, pioneer head unit, butt connectors
pioneer head unit, butt connectors, lincoln continental: Hi Mike, The likely scenario is the simplest one: some wiring is likely wrong and/or incomplete. Make sure you used an aftermarket wiring harness, and just join up the like colours. Also, soldering + heatshrink is ideal. Butt connectors work too....

Car Stereos: Head Unit- Lincoln Continental, pioneer head unit, correct connections
pioneer head unit, correct connections, lincoln continental: Mike, it sounds like either a wrong wiring harness adapter or no wiring harness adapter is being used. Be sure you have a wiring harness adapter that is made for your car, and you should be able to make all of the correct connections to get it working properly....

Car Stereos: Head Unit- Lincoln Continental, pioneer head unit, lincoln continental
pioneer head unit, lincoln continental, channel outputs: Hi Mike, It definitely sounds like the speaker outputs are reversed, one way or another. Did you use an adapter harness to install the new head unit? If so, do you know the brand and model of the adapter? Here s what I m thinking: usually, a Continental...

Car Stereos: Headunit wiring, max output level, woofer box
max output level, woofer box, internal amplifier: Hi Ismael, 1. No, you cannot combine the front and rear speaker outputs in this way. This would result in the deck s internal amplifier shutting down for protection, or in lots of distortion. You cannot combine any of the speaker leads on this head unit....

Car Stereos: Install Amp, mono amplifier, double din radio
mono amplifier, double din radio, honda ridgeline: Hi, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. In your vehicle, the factory subwoofer is driven directly by the stock head unit. This is a pretty uncommon setup; usually when you have a factory sub, there s a stock amplifier to run it. In your...

Car Stereos: Intermittent car stereo output, 1996 infiniti j30, radio cassette cd
1996 infiniti j30, radio cassette cd, infiniti j30: Tom, This intermittent problem is usually based on a short where the rear connector attaches to the circuit board of the radio. Normally, the radio must be removed and repaired by a professional. That is where I would start. Hope this helps, Scot...

Car Stereos: install, infinity system, infinity sound
infinity system, infinity sound, radio harness: Hi, An 08 Dodge Durango does not have a true remote wire for an after-market amplifier. If it s equipped with an Infinity sound system, then the factory amplifier is activated through computer data commands, not through a switched power wire. A Durango...

Car Stereos: install speakers, oldsmobile alero, 1999 oldsmobile alero
oldsmobile alero, 1999 oldsmobile alero, speaker work: Many different cars have many different types of speaker sizes, locations, and covers and I do not have the means to record them all. Instead, I would refer you to an online forum setup for your make and model car. They will have an electronics or radios...

Car Stereos: installin avh p3100 with gmcr-01 harness, 2002 chevy cavalier, rear view camera
2002 chevy cavalier, rear view camera, wire colors: Hi Rod, Yes, you should be able to just match the wire colors on the head unit to the wire colors in the harness. Usually, I ll connect the after-market deck s orange/white wire to the harness orange wire in these vehicles, although either will work....

Car Stereos: installing amp and subs to stock stereo, stock stereo, level outputs
stock stereo, level outputs, chevy impala: Hi Alex, Your options are to replace the deck, get an amp that does high level input, or buy a high level to low level output converter, in which you ll still have to splice some wires (to tap into the high level outputs going to your speakers. Justi...

Car Stereos: interface for 2000 buick lesabre limited, 2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre
2000 buick lesabre, buick lesabre, factory radio: Hi Rob, The dock-and-lock radio in your LeSabre is similar to the one used in the 2000+ Bonneville, and 2001+ Olds Aurora. I would think that a radio removed from any of these vehicles should work in your car, but you ll need a dealer s assistance. GM...

Car Stereos: JVC head unit only turning on for a few seconds., honda civic ex coupe, blown fuse
honda civic ex coupe, blown fuse, fuse box: Hi Butch, From what you re describing, the CD player is getting power on the yellow constant power wire, but not on the red accessory power wire. Basically, this means that it doesn t know when you ve turned your key on. Normally, I d suspect a blown...

Car Stereos: jvc car stereo, electronics repair, car stereo
electronics repair, car stereo, radio: Aaron, As I have mentioned in many previous answers, it is very common for a new installer to accidentally leave a wire uncovered or loose or not securely connected. This causes a short inside the radio, and it must be taken to an electronics repair shop...

Car Stereos: lincoln ls stock stereo to amp, rca cables, 2002 lincoln ls
rca cables, 2002 lincoln ls, stock stereo: Corey, I do not have much knowledge in specific model information, but I have found the internet to be very helpful in finding all the information I have been looking for. I would suggest doing a search for an online forum for your make and model car. They...

Car Stereos: low to high converters, bass tube, actuallity
bass tube, actuallity, level inputs: Hi JR, The purpose of low-level is to transfer audio signal to an amplifier to amplify and send out the signal. The purpose of a high-level is to transfer the actual amplified signal to a device to make the sound. Your Pyle tube only taking high-level...

Car Stereos: after market head unit, grand am gt, fitment
grand am gt, fitment, grand am: Mike, There are a few dvd players with slide out screens that are 7 inches. They fit in a single DIN slot, so fitment is not an issue. You will need a model specific wiring adapter to help connect the radio to your car. I would suggest going to crutchfield.com...

Car Stereos: do i need same brand?, pioneer radio, old pioneer
pioneer radio, old pioneer, wire harness: Amy, If he took his radio, he surely took the part of the connector that connects to that radio. The connector that is left in there, is your car s connector. When you buy a new stereo (of any brand), you will get a connector with the new radio. You will...

Car Stereos: need help with cd deck, fuse panel, saturn sl
fuse panel, saturn sl, radio harness: Hi Tyler, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. Is it too late to use an adapter harness to connect to the factory radio plug? Using the correct adapter is, by far, the best way to install an after-market head unit; it eliminates all the...

Car Stereos: i need help wiring a cd player into a car, sony cdx, orange wire
sony cdx, orange wire, ground wires: Ryan, Be sure the black wires are plain and have no stripes on them. That should solve that problem. If not, you will need to check the wires to see which one is the ground wire. Then, just connect the ground wires, and you should be good to go. Hope...

Car Stereos: Pioneer avh-p4100, 2005 dodge caravan, pioneer avh
2005 dodge caravan, pioneer avh, dodge caravan: Hi Cedric, Unfortunately, the factory radio in your Caravan is considered a 1.5-DIN chassis. I ve never tried to fit a double-DIN head unit into one of these, but I suspect it would require some dash modification and cutting. There s certainly no adapter...

Car Stereos: Power randomly turns off, dodge grand caravan, grand caravan
dodge grand caravan, grand caravan, patty patty: Patty, Sounds like you have your hands full. I remember those days well. You are correct in assuming the problem is the headunit and/or its added monetary value. The unit will need to be removed and repaired, and it should work just fine again. Good Luck,...

Car Stereos: Problems Installing Amp and subs, digital multimeter, dc volts
digital multimeter, dc volts, type fuses: Hi Jason, Amplifier power is pretty simple; if you have 12 volts on the power and remote terminals, and a good ground connection on the ground terminal, the amp should turn on. The best way to verify the power connections is to use a digital multimeter,...

Car Stereos: Protect light flashing, rockford fosgate amp, load impedance
rockford fosgate amp, load impedance, speaker output: Hi Mitch, Sorry I m so late in answering this question. Generally, a protect light in an amplifier usually means there s a problem with the subwoofer or the sub wiring. The light can be triggered by a subwoofer load impedance that s wired too low, or...

Car Stereos: No power, amp shutdown, factory amps
amp shutdown, factory amps, radio connector: Hi Bryan, In most cases, I d suspect a problem with a factory amplifier in a case like this; but all the information I can find on the LeSabre tells me that they don t come with factory amps. All the speakers in the vehicle should be connected directly...

Car Stereos: what power source an current do i need, volt dc power, rockford fosgate t10001bd
volt dc power, rockford fosgate t10001bd, volt dc power supply: Hi Bob, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. As I m sure you re aware, you can t just connect the amplifier directly to the wall socket. You need a 12-volt DC power supply, with enough current capacity to keep up with the amplifier s output....

Car Stereos: Radio blown up because of installation?, radio chassis, metal brackets
radio chassis, metal brackets, pioneer radio: Hi Dave, I m not quite clear on exactly what happened with the navigation. Was the navigation function built into the Pioneer deck, or was it a separate component? In either case, I don t see why re-grounding the head unit should have affected it. ...

Car Stereos: Radio Reception in my cargo van, chevy express cargo van, factory antenna
chevy express cargo van, factory antenna, radio interference: Hi Mike, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. I m not sure that it s really practical to change the antenna ground point without changing the antenna; the factory antenna is simply grounded through its mount on the fender. They can try...

Car Stereos: Right Side Channel Periodically works, using a digital multimeter, factory radio
using a digital multimeter, factory radio, power wires: Hi Brian, I d say if all the speakers on the right are failing at the same time, then the problem really has to be the factory amp--it s responsible for driving all three speakers on that side. If you want to keep all the speakers working, then you ll...

Car Stereos: RX8 Speaker, factory radio, dear scott
factory radio, dear scott, constantinos: Constantinos, I would say that your problem is definitely a shorted wire to the front speakers. Since you have had the rear unit opened up already, you may double check all connections and check for bare wires. Otherwise, The wire is probably shorting in...

Car Stereos: radio, pioneer cd player, pioneer unit
pioneer cd player, pioneer unit, cadillac sedan deville: jr, I would replace the original unit, and see if it makes sound still. Then, I would take the Pioneer into a stereo shop and have them test the unit. If the original unit still made sound in the car, and the Pioneer unit passed inspection; then I would...

Car Stereos: replace door speakers, mounting bracket, avalanche
mounting bracket, avalanche, screws: Russell, Most door panels and partial panels just pop off. The problem is that the mounting points are very weak, and break easily. I recommend using a special tool to reach in under the panel to the mounting bracket to keep the bracket from breaking. Then,...

Car Stereos: rewiring a 1991 Caprice Classic with a bose system, factory amps, rear view mirror
factory amps, rear view mirror, bose radio: Since it is questionable that I know what I am talking about, I would suggest looking up an online forum setup for your make and model car. There are tons of these forums on the web, and I am sure there is one for caprices. You should be able to find an...

Car Stereos: Saab Cd Changer, silver surfaces, clarion cd
silver surfaces, clarion cd, saab 900: Scott, Unfortunately, in 97, they did not support mp3, so your changer probably needs the standard cd format. Also, some of the early units can not read the dark green surfaces, so be sure and get cd-r s with the lighter gold or silver surfaces. Hope this...

Car Stereos: Sony MEX BT2700 Memory resetting, vw golf rabbit, butt connectors
vw golf rabbit, butt connectors, sony mex: Hi Mark, If it comes on sometimes, but not others, that would almost certainly rule out a fuse. A fuse either works, or it doesn t. Rarely does it go and come back sporadically. You re definitely dealing with some loose wiring. When you tested the...

Car Stereos: Speakers dead/ low-line system no amp/ ipod interface installed, pioneer deh, rockford fosgate
pioneer deh, rockford fosgate, interface cd: Hi Fred, If you don t have an amp, then your deck is amplifying for you, and then sending the signal in a high level wire to the speakers. Where did you test continuity of the speakers to the deck? At the harness? If so, you might have an issue with...

Car Stereos: Speakers stop working when car turns on, 2003 honda crv, internal amplifier
2003 honda crv, internal amplifier, jvc kd: Hi Bo, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. Hopefully this arrives in time to do you some good. Generally, when you have a head unit that loses all audio output, but keeps the display working like normal, then it s likely to be a speaker...

Car Stereos: Speakers in my Tiburon, rear speakers, front doors
rear speakers, front doors, seat cushion: Hi Tracie, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. I can tell you that you won t be able to remove the speaker grills alone; you ll need to remove the entire door panel to get to the front speakers, and the entire side panel to access the rear...

Car Stereos: STEREO, fuse panels, blown fuse
fuse panels, blown fuse, yellow wires: Hi Eric, You should have an aftermarket deck harness for your car. In which case, you just line up each like colour. It s pretty easy that way. If your door locks and inside light aren t working, you almost certainly have a blown fuse. Pull and test...

Car Stereos: Static in car radio, antenna wire, antenna connection
antenna wire, antenna connection, stress point: Margaret, Unfortunately, your problem is probably your antenna wire. The antenna wire is similar to a coax wire. It has a very thin inner wire surrounded by insulation then a woven outer wire and more insulation. Often times that thin inside wire is very...

Car Stereos: sattelite radio antenna, portable cd players, antenna input
portable cd players, antenna input, fm antenna: Hi Bob, Most Sirius radio kits come with an FM output extension wire, which is meant to be routed as close as possible to the factory AM/FM antenna. This sometimes helps improve the performance of the built-in FM transmitter, but it s still hit-or-miss,...

Car Stereos: setting the clock, pioneer website, users manual
pioneer website, users manual, whole lot: David, I do not have a whole lot of model specific information, so I would recommend looking on Pioneer website for an online version of your manual, or possibly a pioneer online forum where someone may know more about your model. Hope this helps, Scot...

Car Stereos: no sound aftermarket radio, amp fuse, hyundai tiburon
amp fuse, hyundai tiburon, 2003 hyundai tiburon: Hi Victoria, If your Tiburon is equipped with an Infinity sound system from the factory, then it does have a factory amplifier. It s pretty easy to make the amplifier work with the new head unit; you just have to make sure the amplifier activation wire...

Car Stereos: no sound from speakers, hyundai santa fe, sony cd player
hyundai santa fe, sony cd player, amp fuses: Chase, The number one cause for the problem you are having is when people use the blue or blue/white stripe wires coming from their radio to remote turn-on their amps. Somehow the wire is connected badly or gets pinched somewhere or something and gets a...

Car Stereos: no sound from speakers, hyundai santa fe, sony cd player
hyundai santa fe, sony cd player, amp fuses: Hi Chase, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. When you connected the after-market amplifier to your head unit, did it power on? Did you get any sound from the subs? The Monsoon amplifier needs to be activated through a remote wire,...

Car Stereos: No sound speakers/ipod interface/aftermarket head unit, rockford fosgate, pioneer deh
rockford fosgate, pioneer deh, ac volts: Hi Fred, Sorry about the wait in getting back to you on this. From the sound of it, you got at least ten years of service from your old head unit, which is about as much as one can reasonably expect. I doubt that the blue wire was responsible for the...

Car Stereos: speaker placement & sound quality, infinity speakers, mtx subs
infinity speakers, mtx subs, 5x7 speakers: Hi Stephanie, You can put speakers whereever you want, really. If you want to properly be able to control each speaker s level for optimal listening, though, I d suggest getting a deck that has a per-channel volume control, or a good crossover. Another...

Car Stereos: speaker wiring, stock speakers, factory speakers
stock speakers, factory speakers, input impedance: Hi Jason, I m assuming your Mustang doesn t have the stock Mach 460 audio system. Either way, though, your rear speakers should be 6x8 , not 6x9 . Usually there s a factory amplifier in these vehicles; depending on how the deck was installed, your factory...

Car Stereos: Left front speakers on Jeep Cherokee, radio cd cassette, jeep cherokee
radio cd cassette, jeep cherokee, rear speakers: Tom, Usually, this problem occurs, because the driver s door is used the most. The speaker wire that powers the woofer and tweeter goes through the door jam. With that moving part, the wire wears in a certain spot and shorts out. The wire will need to...

Car Stereos: all speakers pop and static when turned on, fiberglass door panels, pioneer head unit
fiberglass door panels, pioneer head unit, rear speakers: Hi Alani, I m not quite clear on the system setup: are the front and rear speakers connected to an amplifier, or just the rears? And are you hearing the crackling and static through the subwoofers as well? If your front and rear speakers are both running...

Car Stereos: Upgrading F150 sound system, powered speakers, quality speakers
powered speakers, quality speakers, gallon bucket: Hi Tim, It s a common misconception that a speaker with a higher power rating requires more power to run effectively. This really isn t true. A speaker s power rating just specifies the maximum power level that the speaker can handle without damage. ...

Car Stereos: Whine noise from speakers, daytime running lights, automatic lighting
daytime running lights, automatic lighting, speaker wiring: Hi Gary, Sorry it took so long to get to your question; unfortunately, this is one I can t start to answer without a lot more information (and probably not without having the car in front of me). What kind of vehicle is it? Do you have a stock audio...

Car Stereos: Wiring Question, jeep grand cherokee laredo, jeep grand cherokee
jeep grand cherokee laredo, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee laredo: Hi Dustin, My suggestion is to put back the factory harness, and go buy an aftermarket connector harness. It will relieve you of all of your issues. Otherwise, you ll need to go online, find a colour schematic for your radio, or sit there with a multimeter...

Car Stereos: Wiring up subs., mono amplifier, 4 ohms
mono amplifier, 4 ohms, voice coils: Hi Garrett, To be honest, I wouldn t recommend adding another subwoofer to the system unless you use a different amplifier to run it. Mixing different speaker types with different impedances on the same mono amplifier is seldom a good idea; and wiring...

Car Stereos: wire splicing, worst case scenario, best case scenario
worst case scenario, best case scenario, kenwood kdc mp225: No, that wouldn t be safe. By running them together, you d be running them in parallel, which would effectively half their resistance across the circuit (assuming they re the same resistance), which would probably fry your deck in a worst-case scenario, or...

Car Stereos: wiring a stereo, blown fuse, cigarette lighter
blown fuse, cigarette lighter, fuse box: Hi Martin, If you re not getting power through the yellow wire in the adapter harness, the most likely cause is a blown fuse in the vehicle s fuse box. The yellow wire and red wire are each fused separately; often the constant power circuit (which supplies...

Car Stereos: 04 toyota tundra ac non jbl to jbl?, jbl system, toyota tundra
jbl system, toyota tundra, best bet: Catherine, Good thinking! Your solution was one I hadn t thought of, but it makes sense that the same CD changer mechanism would be used in both players. I m glad you got it fixed, especially as (in response to your earlier follow-up question) you d have...

Car Stereos: 12v to 24v, 12v batteries, 12 volt
12v batteries, 12 volt, radio system: I would not change a thing. If you want to power a 24 volt radio system in your car, I would buy a power inverter to step up your car s 12 volt system to 24 volts just for the radio. Then, you do not have to change anything else. Hope this helps, Scot...

Car Stereos: 12v to 24v, 12 volt batteries, volt electronics
12 volt batteries, volt electronics, 12v batteries: Hi, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. I have to admit I haven t worked with 24-volt electronics, so yours is a problem I haven t had to deal with before. A lot depends on just how much current is required to run your audio system. ...

Car Stereos: 12v to 24v, 12v batteries, voltage regulators
12v batteries, voltage regulators, conversion factors: Sorry for the delay. It s been very busy at my job! I have to ask where you re finding 24V equipment? I know it s illegal in most competition sanctions, so I m curious why you are doing a build including it. Were your amplifiers modified? Converting...

Car Stereos: 2001 Monte Carlo stereo amp, stereo amp, wire colors
stereo amp, wire colors, rear speakers: Hi Travis, Are you replacing the amplifier with another OEM factory amp, or installing an after-market amplifier? Not every Monte Carlo was equipped with the factory amp. If you have one, it should be mounted under the rear deck, right in the middle...

Car Stereos: 2003 grand am monsoon head unit, typical light, grand am
typical light, grand am, light bulb: Hi Ryan, This is an extremely common problem with GM and especially Pontiac radios. There s a web site that sells a replacement bulb kit, and offers illustrated instructions for installing them. Note that you ll need to be willing to solder the new bulbs...

Car Stereos: 2004 Nissan Maxima w Bose, 2004 nissan maxima, rear view mirror
2004 nissan maxima, rear view mirror, nissan maxima: It sounds like there is some sort of problem with the center subwoofer in the rear. It may be the amplifier or subwoofer itself, but probably just a connection somewhere between them. I would check the wiring going to the amplifier and in between the amplifier...

Car Stereos: 99 GMC Sierra amp and sub question, rca cables, gmc sierra
rca cables, gmc sierra, stock speakers: Hi Dylan, You can find vehicle-specific subwoofer boxes for your truck, available in single or double versions. Atrend is one manufacturer for this type of box; you can see their lineup at http://www.atrendusa.com . In addition to the box and subwoofer(s),...

Car Stereos: amp, digital multimeter, ac volts
digital multimeter, ac volts, dc volts: Hi, I d need a lot more detail on your problem before I could give you any kind of meaningful answer. In general, if you re trying to do any troubleshooting in a car audio system, you ll need to have a digital multimeter available. Without this tool,...

Car Stereos: axxess adct2 LOC install, pontiac g5, stock headunit
pontiac g5, stock headunit, battery depletion: Hi Robert, Given that the converter is working properly, then there s no problem connecting it to a constant power source; that s exactly what it s designed for. I ve seen issues with this particular converter where it doesn t shut off after the radio...

Car Stereos: CAR STEREO SPEAKERS QUIT PLAYING, jeep grand cherokee, car stereo speakers
jeep grand cherokee, car stereo speakers, grand cherokee: Keith, It sounds like a short issue inside the radio. Many times, radios will have connectors that attach to the circuit board. These connectors get bumped or shaken around too much and they work a wire loose from the connection, then speakers stop working...

Car Stereos: Car Stereo installation, car stereo installation, watts rms
car stereo installation, watts rms, channel amps: Hi William, I ve found mixed information on the front door speakers in your Sportage, but it looks like you ll want to use 4 speakers for the front doors and 6-1/2 speakers in the rear. One source listed 5-1/4 speakers for the front doors, but you can...

Car Stereos: Car stereo compatibility, rms power, channel peak
rms power, channel peak, amp output: Hi Bruce, You won t see much difference between different after-market head units when it comes to output power specs. Most manufacturers list a power rating around 50 watts per channel peak , with an RMS power rating around 15-20 watts per channel. ...

Car Stereos: Car stereo Fiat Bravo 2007, fiat bravo 2007, constant power
fiat bravo 2007, constant power, press button: Someone has messed with the wiring to the radio. The switched power wire has been replaced/switched with a constant power wire. If so, repair the wiring and it should work properly. Otherwise, the radio may be malfunctioning and not working properly. Then,...

Car Stereos: Car stereo Fiat Bravo 2007, fiat bravo 2007, factory radio
fiat bravo 2007, factory radio, market radio: Hello, Unfortunately, I don t have access to wiring information for European vehicles. Your Bravo is not sold in the North American market, so it s not one that I m familiar with. In some vehicles, the radio is designed to stay on after you turn off...

Car Stereos: CD Player, gm dealer, factory radio
gm dealer, factory radio, data bus: Hi Michael, You re going to have to visit a GM dealer. The factory radio in a 2003+ Silverado uses an anti-theft system called Theftlock. In this vehicle, the radio can communicate directly with the vehicle through the data bus system. It can detect...

Car Stereos: car stereo problems, jeep wiring, aftermarket radio
jeep wiring, aftermarket radio, factory radio: I still think there is something overloading the system. If you unhook the sub amp, you should be able to eliminate that as the problem, if the problem keeps occuring. If the problem stops, then you know there is a problem with the sub amp connection. Hope...

Car Stereos: cut rear speaker wires on a 2001 grand am, factory speakers, 6x9 speakers
factory speakers, 6x9 speakers, 6x9 speaker: Hi Dave, The Monsoon system is unusual, because it uses rear speakers that are really two speakers in one. The Monsoon amplifier has separate outputs for the woofer and the tweeter, and they re wired separately on each 6x9 speaker assembly. This can...

Car Stereos: FM Modulator, again!, buick le sabre, antenna line
buick le sabre, antenna line, knee panel: Hi Devin, I m not sure whether adding a relay would work out for you or not. It depends on whether the source voltage and trigger voltages are present in the relay socket. You wouldn t be able to just tap into a slot without a relay; the relay itself...

Car Stereos: 12v to 24v, amp sound, alternator
Car Stereos: 12v to 24v, amp sound, alternator, volts

Car Stereos: Car stereo Fiat Bravo 2007, power option, menu button
Car Stereos: Car stereo Fiat Bravo 2007, power option, menu button, u press

Car Stereos: Car stereo Fiat Bravo 2007, menu button, radio
Car Stereos: Car stereo Fiat Bravo 2007, menu button, radio, audio button

Car Stereos: cut rear speaker wires on a 2001 grand am, grandam gt, woofer
Car Stereos: cut rear speaker wires on a 2001 grand am, grandam gt, woofer

Car Stereos: rear speaker installation, monte carlo ss, 4x10 speakers
Car Stereos: rear speaker installation, monte carlo ss, 4x10 speakers, ebay

Car Stereos: factory installed 6 cd changer, ford taurus, factory cd
ford taurus, factory cd, original factory: Hi Maria, I m assuming that this is the original factory CD changer in your Taurus. If so, you don t have to look far to check the connection: it should be plugged into the factory tuner/amplifier, mounted on the back of the driver s side rear wheel well,...

Car Stereos: Head has power but front speakers have no sound., inch speakers, nissan pickup
inch speakers, nissan pickup, speaker outputs: Hi Chris, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. From what you re describing, my best guess would be that you have a shorted speaker wire. Most after-market head units have a built-in protective cutoff, which will kill the sound to all the...

Car Stereos: Head Unit Installation, jeep cherokee sport, alpine cda
jeep cherokee sport, alpine cda, toyota landcruiser: Hi Andre, If there s not enough wire left on the cut-off plug to re-attach it to the vehicle wires, then you can purchase a replacement plug. These are often called reverse harnesses in the after-market. The wire colors on an after-market reverse harness...

Car Stereos: Hyundai Xg350 2002, hyundai xg350, sony xplod cd player
hyundai xg350, sony xplod cd player, internal amplifier: Dustin, Usually, this problem is linked back to inexperienced wiring. I don t want to say that you didn t wire correctly, but you may have forgotten to cover a hot wire and shorted out the internal amplifier. Every wire must be connected properly and securely,...

Car Stereos: hooking jbl changer to jvc car stereo, factory radio, factory cd
factory radio, factory cd, cable plug: Hi Paul, I ve seen adapters that are designed to let you use an after-market CD changer with a factory radio, but I ve never seen one that lets you keep a factory CD changer working with an after-market head unit. It s not just a matter of adapting the...

Car Stereos: indash, double din head unit, chev
double din head unit, chev, cavity: Hi Andy, Installing a double-DIN head unit into your truck would require some custom work. The radio cavity is (barely) large enough to accommodate a double-DIN unit, with a bit of modification; but the dash bezel would need to be cut out as well. It...

Car Stereos: installation problems, stereo hookup, factory radio
stereo hookup, factory radio, gm vehicles: Hi Will, Just about all newer GM vehicles have the vehicle warning chimes integrated with the factory radio, so it s not an uncommon problem. Your car s installation will be more challenging, because of the factory radio design. Instead of a wire harness...

Car Stereos: Jeep Grand Cherokee Converter, jeep grand cherokee, rear cargo area
jeep grand cherokee, rear cargo area, 2005 jeep grand cherokee: Hi Matt, Connecting the line output converter in your Grand Cherokee might be tricky, because some of these vehicles are equipped with a data-controlled factory amplifier. If your vehicle has the amp, then you won t be able to connect the converter at...

Car Stereos: loc, line output converter, gm vehicle
line output converter, gm vehicle, channel converter: Hi Trevor, It sounds like your line output converter has a remote trigger feature. This means it can generate a remote output voltage, for activating your amplifier, whenever it receives an audio signal through the speaker wire inputs. This is a handy...

Car Stereos: low line converter install, rear cargo area, line output converter
rear cargo area, line output converter, radio harness: Hi Derek, In a typical Trailblazer with Bose, you can use a standard line output converter to add an amplifier to the factory system, but you cannot connect the line output converter at the radio harness. Instead, you ll have to find the speaker outputs...

Car Stereos: need a sub for my amp, rms power, car amplifier
rms power, car amplifier, yes channel: Steve, there are many subs that can handle that much power, and much more. Many different brands out there will do the job perfectly. If you are solely looking for dbl, I would suggest looking into sub drivers. If you want a decent sounding sub, I would...

Car Stereos: oem stereo, chev trailblazer, replacement cd
chev trailblazer, replacement cd, factory cd: Hi Gavin, A dealership is more likely to sell you a replacement CD player than to fix the existing one, and local electronics repair shops might have a hard time with a data-controlled deck like the one in your Trailblazer. There are some companies that...

Car Stereos: Possible clipping or loose voice coil?, alpine amp, alpine type x
alpine amp, alpine type x, gasket material: Hi Chad, When you say high frequencies , do you mean high volume levels ? Or is it happening when the sub is playing upper bass tones? If so, you might be able to control the issue by reducing the crossover frequency. Unfortunately, it s hard to...

Car Stereos: pac swi-jack install, using a digital multimeter, infinity speakers
using a digital multimeter, infinity speakers, knee panel: Hi Eric, Unfortunately, I haven t installed a steering wheel control interface into a newer Impala yet, so I don t know the wiring layout. You should be able to find the wire you need in the bundle that runs up into the steering column. To do this,...

Car Stereos: No power to aftermarket CD player, amp fuse, power fuse
amp fuse, power fuse, fuse box: Hi Brian, It s very likely that your Expedition has a factory amplifier, but that wouldn t make any difference as far as the radio power wiring was concerned. The first thing I d check is the constant power fuse. This is located in a very small fuse box...

Car Stereos: R A P relay 02 buick century, fm modulator, gm vehicles
fm modulator, gm vehicles, buick century: Hi Guy, If I were installing an FM modulator in this vehicle, I d probably tap the accessory power wire in the factory radio plug. Unlike some GM vehicles made around this time, the Century has a yellow wire in the radio harness that works with the retained...

Car Stereos: radio, broken radio, kenwood radio
broken radio, kenwood radio, ground wires: There needs to be 2 wires with power. The constant power (yellow) and the switched power (red). If the switched wire does not have power, the radio will not switch on. If the constant wire does not have power, the radio will not switch on. If they both...

Car Stereos: rear speaker installation, chevy montecarlo, montecarlo ss
chevy montecarlo, montecarlo ss, speaker holes: I have not seen such an adapter. They do make adapters to make larger speaker holes smaller, but not to make small speaker holes larger. I would just drill holes in the spots where the 6x9 s would bolt in. Then, if you really wanted to make some work, you...

Car Stereos: rear speakers buick century, plastic spacers, stock speakers
plastic spacers, stock speakers, rear speakers: Hi Joe, As you re finding, most GM sedans require you to remove the entire rear deck cover to replace the speakers--you can t just pull off the grills. Depending on the model year of your Century, you ll probably need to remove the rear seat before you...

Car Stereos: Sirius Radio Avalon 2001, top of the line models, alpine radios
top of the line models, alpine radios, radio avalon: Dan, Changing out a factory headunit should be solely based on whether the unit is broken ,or if there are features not present on the factory unit. Then, it should be replaced. It shouldn t be a question of sound quality, because most factory radios are...

Car Stereos: Speakers keep shutting off at a certain volume point, factory speakers, aftermarket radio
factory speakers, aftermarket radio, speaker wiring: JJ, I would think if the subs are still working, the problem lies with the factory speakers or the factory speaker wiring. Many times the wires going into door jams wears a bare spot into the wire, and causes a short. I would start there. If you can t locate...

Car Stereos: smoked subwoofer problem, ohm subs, loudness controls
ohm subs, loudness controls, sony xplod: Hi, According to the links you provided, it looks to me like the amplifier is simply far too powerful for the subwoofers. When comparing amplifier and subwoofer power specs, you should always look at the RMS or rated power, and ignore max or peak...

Car Stereos: speaker adapters, chevy montecarlo, gm vehicles
chevy montecarlo, gm vehicles, speaker adapters: Hi Bridgitte, The stock speaker in your Monte Carlo is a 4 x10 , not a 5 x7 , which explains why you re having trouble finding an adapter. As far as I know there s no adapter for installing a 6 x9 speaker into a 5 x7 opening. You can still find the...

Car Stereos: stereo issue!, stereo issue, radio harness
stereo issue, radio harness, factory radio: Hi Cody, It really sounds like the head unit is just defective, but there are a few things you can check. If you have a deck with a detachable face, make sure it s properly attached. Also, check the ground wire connection; depending on the vehicle, you...

Car Stereos: Troubles with car audio set up, sony head unit, premium sound system
sony head unit, premium sound system, jeep cherokee: Hi Danielle, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. This is a common problem in Jeep and Chrysler vehicles, and it s a very easy fix. Your Jeep is probably equipped with an Infinity premium sound system, which includes a factory amplifier....

Car Stereos: VRVD640G Help, chevy s10 pickup, s10 pickup
chevy s10 pickup, s10 pickup, pen tip: Hi Alex, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. Unfortunately, I m not personally familiar with the unit you re using, but it certainly sounds like an internal problem, not a wiring issue. You might check for a reset button on the front of...

Car Stereos: 02' Sierra regular cab interior side panel removal, gmc sierra, no screws
gmc sierra, no screws, interior side: Hi Bill, In your truck, the panels should just pull off. There are no screws holding them in place, just clips. The first thing you ll need to do is to remove the sill panels, running along the bottom of the door opening on each side. Next, pull off the...

Car Stereos: 03 lesabre wiring, new radio, wiring harness
new radio, wiring harness, good luck: Well, first, you should never cut out the factory plug. Since you did cut out the factory plug, I would recommend replacing it, and then buying a wiring harness adapter to hook up your new radio. Your other option, which I do not recommend, is to go to www.modifiedlife.com...

Car Stereos: 1990 Chevrolet truck radio, antenna wire, chevrolet truck
antenna wire, chevrolet truck, chevy truck: I would guess the problem is in the stereo itself. There is a small chance that the antenna may have a break in the wire, but it would need to be checked to see if that were the cause. If the problem is intermittent, it will be hard to check the antenna...

Car Stereos: 2004 dodge neon sxt radio wire color codes, please, dodge neon sxt, 2004 dodge neon sxt
dodge neon sxt, 2004 dodge neon sxt, knowledge base link: Hi Tony, One of my favorite sources for vehicle wiring information is the Knowledge Base at Crutchfield.com. They have a number of very accurate wiring diagrams for a huge number of vehicles. Here s the link: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Support/SupportHelp.aspx...

Car Stereos: 2005 Silverado Amp Installation, brown wires, radio harness
brown wires, radio harness, small subwoofer: Hi Jake, You won t want to connect to any wires in the factory radio harness. Instead, the best option is to connect to the stock subwoofer wires, located under the center console. Your truck should be equipped with a very small subwoofer, located at...

Car Stereos: 2010 dodge ram stereos, dodge ram 1500, factory antenna
dodge ram 1500, factory antenna, hey bud: Hi Jesse, I apologize for the long delay in answering this question. Hopefully you found the information you needed through other sources, but if not: You can fit just about any head unit into your truck if you purchase the correct adapter parts. You...

Car Stereos: Alpine 7292ET & T7179EZ, sanity saver, wiring schematics
sanity saver, wiring schematics, wiring diagrams: The only internal wiring diagrams that you are gonna get from Alpine are gonna be given to you by Alpine. They do not publish internal wiring schematics. You should go to Alpine website and contact them. Ask them for a copy of the wiring diagram. I do...

Car Stereos: Bose stereo in Maxima, disc changer, cd r discs
disc changer, cd r discs, maxima: I had the same problem with my maxima, and I bought the more expensive gold backed cd-r discs. That solved the problem for me. I had heard the dark green backs are harder for the players to read, so I tried the lighter ones and my problem was solved. Hope...

Car Stereos: Car Audio Quality, thumb drive, adapter cable
thumb drive, adapter cable, woofers: Hi Josh, This isn t a problem I ve heard of with these head units in the past. I m wondering if you might have a problem with the USB cable or iPod adapter cable that connects your iPod to the unit s USB port. Are you using the cable and adapter that...

Car Stereos: car stereo, power antenna, chrysler vehicles
power antenna, chrysler vehicles, car wiring: Hi, It sounds like your vehicle is equipped with a factory amplifier, and the amp is only being activated when you have the Tuner selected. This usually means that the amp activation wire is connected to your head unit s power antenna output. This is...

Car Stereos: car stereo, antenna element, cadillac cts
antenna element, cadillac cts, radio antenna: Hi Teresa, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. Your radio antenna is built into the rear window glass, though it s actually separate from the defrost grid. There should be a set of contacts on the window (probably underneath the surrounding...

Car Stereos: my front speakers arent putting out any sound, interface adapter, interior light
Car Stereos: my front speakers arent putting out any sound, interface adapter, interior light, best buy

Car Stereos: frequency response, crossover frequency, subwoofer crossover
crossover frequency, subwoofer crossover, rear speakers: Hi Jesse, I don t really have an answer for that one. If I were troubleshooting, I d use a multimeter set for AC volts to verify that there s an audio signal on the input wires connected to the factory speaker wires. If you verify an input signal, but...

Car Stereos: hummer aftermarket system, 2006 h3, two subs
2006 h3, two subs, stock radio: Hi Colin, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. I ve seen a few sub boxes designed for the H3, but I haven t found an under-seat box made for two subs (just singles). You might want to visit a local custom car audio shop and see if they...

Car Stereos: i installed a new radio but now the speakers dont work, antenna amplifier, wire colors
antenna amplifier, wire colors, rear speakers: Hi Ashley, Sorry about the delay in answering your question--it seems to have slipped through the cracks. Sometimes these vehicles are equipped with a factory amplifier. If you have the stock amp, it s not enough to connect the speaker wires correctly;...

Car Stereos: JVC stereo/DVD player installation, factory antenna, external amplifier
factory antenna, external amplifier, boston acoustics: Hi Kym, There are three different types of adapters you ll need to install most after-market head units into your vehicle. First, you ll need a mounting kit. This allows you to mount the after-market deck securely into your dash opening. Look for a...

Car Stereos: Kenwood Head Unit Won't Start, factory default settings, pen tip
factory default settings, pen tip, volume buttons: Hi John, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. If you look at the front face of the head unit, between the ATT/power button and the volume buttons, you ll see a very small, recessed button that s meant to be pressed with a pen tip. This is...

Car Stereos: kenwood Xcelon KDC-X491 sat radio wont work, internal amplifier, digit security code
internal amplifier, digit security code, dc resistance: Hi Katherine, Sorry about the long delay in answering this question. When a Kenwood head unit displays a protect message, it s not related to the anti-theft code. It s telling you that the unit s internal amplifier has been shut down for protection....

Car Stereos: PAC SOEM-T, radio harness, wire colors
radio harness, wire colors, stock radio: Hi Brandon, Sorry it s taken so long to answer your question. The SOEM-T requires connections to the factory speaker wires, as well as power and ground connections to activate the built-in amplifier activation circuit. The best place to find all these...

Car Stereos: no power locks, fuse box, power locks
fuse box, power locks, factory radio: Hi Rick, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. I m guessing there s a good chance you ve gotten your problem fixed by now, but if not, the first thing I d do is check all the vehicle fuses, including any fuse box located under the hood. If...

Car Stereos: am radio reception, kenwood cd, factory radio
kenwood cd, factory radio, radio reception: Dan, The AM receiver does not use the antenna, so if your dash has extra amounts of wiring and metal in it. It is probably not getting as good of a reception as one would hope. If you are wanting a good AM reception, you may need to replace the radio with...

Car Stereos: No Sound, protection circuits, factory radio
protection circuits, factory radio, speaker wiring: Hi Chase, After-market head units often have pretty sensitive built-in protection circuits, so it s not unusual for a speaker wiring issue to cause an after-market deck to shut down when a factory radio will still play. It definitely sounds like a speaker...

Car Stereos: Speaker Layout, acura tl, size speakers
acura tl, size speakers, speaker layout: Brian, the best way I found to find what specific size of speakers are ina certain car is to go to crutchfield.com . They have a tool to fill in your own car, and it tells you what size speakers, radio, accessories your car has and what supplies are needed...

Car Stereos: Speaker placement., stars in the night sky, ford pickup
stars in the night sky, ford pickup, stars in the night: Personally, I would bounce the sounds off the windshield. The front of the dash is angled down somewhat, and you will be limited on how far you can angle them upward. Either way should be no obstructions, so either way should work. Hope this helps, Scot...

Car Stereos: Subs in an Envoy, rear cargo area, rca cables
rear cargo area, rca cables, line output converter: Hi Marc, Aside from the power and ground wiring, you ll need to find a way to get an audio signal from the factory radio into the amplifier, and to turn the amplifier on and off at the right times. You can install an after-market amp and subs and still...

Car Stereos: sony xplode radio to a 1997 z3, bmw z3 1997, sony xplode
bmw z3 1997, sony xplode, bmw z3: Hi Oscar, Your Z3 includes a factory amplifier, which needs to be activated. This is done by connecting a wire in the radio harness. Right now, it sounds like the amplifier s activation wire is connected to the Sony deck s power antenna output. This...

Car Stereos: No sound, dodge ram 1500, stereo head unit
dodge ram 1500, stereo head unit, infinity sound: Hi David, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. It sounds like your truck is equipped with the factory Infinity sound system. In this case, you need to activate the factory amp by connecting the blue/white wire in the adapter harness (hopefully...

Car Stereos: No sound from aftermarket stereo installation, chev trailblazer, speaker wiring
chev trailblazer, speaker wiring, 9 times out of 10: Keith, 9 times out of 10, there has been a short made during installation and it has caused the radio s internal amp to be shorted out. The radio will need to be removed and bench tested somewhere to determine if it is still in working order. Hope this helps,...

Car Stereos: speaker grill on 1983 Mercedes 380SL, speaker grills, small screws
speaker grills, small screws, spring clips: Hi Mike, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. Unfortunately, I don t think I can offer much help--I ve never personally worked on a car like yours, and I can t find much information on it. I m wondering how the speaker itself is mounted....

Car Stereos: speakers, dodge neon sxt, dodge neon
dodge neon sxt, dodge neon, vr3: No radios are made for more than four speakers. No worries. Buy the correct wire harness adapter to match your car, and just wire it accordingly. It will plug directly into your car s plug and power all 6 speakers just fine. You will see. Hope this helps,...

Car Stereos: speakers, internal amplifier, blown fuses
internal amplifier, blown fuses, radio harness: Hi Travis, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. If I m understanding you correctly, your subwoofer is working but the front and rear speakers are not. Are these speakers connected to an amplifier, or directly to a head unit? When a head...

Car Stereos: my front speakers arent putting out any sound, problem thanks, stereo system
problem thanks, stereo system, different things: Hi Brian, There are a few different things that might be causing your problem. I ll need more detailed information to help you, though. Can you please submit a follow-up question, and tell me: -What s the year, make and model of your car? -Do you...

Car Stereos: stock jbi, rca cables, line output converter
rca cables, line output converter, speaker wiring: Hi John, You can use a device called a line output converter to connect an after-market amplifier to a factory audio system. The converter is meant to be attached to the factory speaker wiring; since you re installing an amplifier for a subwoofer, the...

Car Stereos: stock stereo, line output converters, car audio accessories
line output converters, car audio accessories, rca input: Hi John, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. You can certainly connect an after-market amplifier to a stock head unit. There are two common ways to do this, but both involve making connections to the factory speaker wiring. In your vehicle,...

Car Stereos: 04 tundra with jbl system, entry level models, rockford fosgate
entry level models, rockford fosgate, jl audio: Hi Jerry, You can certainly connect a new amplifier to the outputs from the factory amp, but it won t be as simple as just connecting a 4-channel line output converter or a set of high-level inputs. The problem is that the JBL amplifier is a 6-channel...

Car Stereos: 2000 ford escort zx2 amp aftermarket repacement, ford escort zx2, premium sound system
ford escort zx2, premium sound system, factory speakers: I would just add an amp between the factory amp and the new speakers. If you really want to replace the factory amp, I would go to an online forum for ZX2 s and see if anyone there has experience with replacing them. I am sure it is pretty cut and dry, but...

Car Stereos: 2000 Taurus CD Changer Problem, salvage yard, cd changer
salvage yard, cd changer, suspension system: Hi Chris, I honestly don t know whether your replacement changer would work with the factory system or not. All the Taurus changers I ve seen have been vertically mounted in the trunk; they connect directly to the amplifier/tuner pack on the back of the...

Car Stereos: 2001 Chevy Siverado Car Radio, alpine radios, chevy siverado
alpine radios, chevy siverado, bestbuy: All of the normal DIN sized radios (2 ) will fit. They use a mounting kit to adapt the smaller radio to the larger hole, but it looks like it belongs. They do make radios that are 1.5 DIN , that fit perfectly. Usually those radios aren t as nice as the...

Car Stereos: 2002 tahoe stereo, tweeter components, balance controls
tweeter components, balance controls, front doors: Hi Jay, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. Your description doesn t really sound like a speaker problem; if you have speakers that aren t working, it shouldn t be difficult to pick them out individually when you re adjusting the fader...

Car Stereos: 98 lincoln continental, factory amps, amp fuse
factory amps, amp fuse, rubber grommet: Hi Charles, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. You might be able to get away with using the factory amplifier power wiring if you re installing a relatively small after-market amp. I don t have very specific information on the power supply...

Car Stereos: Alpine CDE-103BT, alpine head unit, chrysler intrepid
alpine head unit, chrysler intrepid, stock stereo: Hi Bill, You re on the right track, but not quite correct in the details. In fact, the blue wire in the adapter harness needs to be connected to the blue/white wire from the Alpine head unit. The brown wire in the adapter harness should not be connected...

Car Stereos: AX-ADCT2 converter install, pontiac g6, electrical device
pontiac g6, electrical device, power source: Hi Joseph, The best way to generally install a new electrical device that has the potential to draw a fair bit of energy is to wire a fresh wire off of the battery to it (with a fuse in-line under the hood), and then use a relay off of a switched power...

Car Stereos: Bazooka Amp Issue, amp input, pioneer stereo
amp input, pioneer stereo, signal wires: It sounds like a short somewhere. Try the front signal wires in the rear connection of the amp. Then, try the rear signal wires in the front part of the amp. If the funky sounds come out of the rear speakers (while the front signal wires are connected),...

Car Stereos: Choosing a new car deck, car deck, best buy
car deck, best buy, l300: Hi Heather, Sorry about the long wait in answering your question. Unfortunately, I m not sure about the model of your car; I m not familiar with a Lexus L300. Could you have meant an ES300? My guess is that you can find a mounting kit that would...

Car Stereos: Chrysler 300 head unit, 2007 chrysler 300, acoustic amp
2007 chrysler 300, acoustic amp, rear speakers: Hi Chad, It s definitely an odd problem, especially since all the speakers--front door, dash and rear--are getting the audio signal from the same front-channel outputs at the head unit. If there was a problem with the head unit connections, it s hard to...

Car Stereos: car speaker replacement, toyota sequioa, stock speakers
toyota sequioa, stock speakers, factory speakers: Hi Mario, Sorry about the extreme delay in answering this question. Your front speakers in the Sequoia should be 6-1/2 . This is the most common speaker size out there, so you ll have plenty of replacement speakers to choose from. I certainly wouldn...

Car Stereos: car stereo, stereo cassette player, fm modulator
stereo cassette player, fm modulator, antenna wire: The cd player is probably connected through an FM modulator. Either the antenna wire conection with the modulator has come loose from the radio (likely), or the modulator has failed and needs to be replaced. More than likely, it is just loose, and you should...

Car Stereos: dash disassembly, alpine head unit, gmc canyon
alpine head unit, gmc canyon, factory radio: Hi Dallas, The dash disassembly in your truck is actually quite simple: just pull off the dash panel that surrounds your radio and climate controls. There are no hidden screws or other obstacles; the entire panel is just held in place with pressure clips....

Car Stereos: car speaker replacement, jbl speakers, inch speaker
Car Stereos: car speaker replacement, jbl speakers, inch speaker, sequoia

Car Stereos: sub blown?, ppi amp, ohm stable
Car Stereos: sub blown?, ppi amp, ohm stable

Car Stereos: GPS navigation installation kit, garmin gps, pioneer unit
garmin gps, pioneer unit, double din head unit: Hi Tracey, Unfortunately, you wouldn t be able to install the AVIC-X920BT into a 2002 Liberty without a lot of custom work. The Pioneer unit is a double-DIN head unit, meaning that it s approximately 4 high and 7 wide. The factory radio in your Liberty...

Car Stereos: HELP! no sound after installing Alpine stereo in Hummer H3., alpine iva, hummer h3
alpine iva, hummer h3, internal amplifier: Hi Courtney, From what I can tell, if you don t have the Monsoon system in your H3, then you don t have a factory amplifier. This is supported by the fact that you can pop the speakers from the radio harness; if there s a factory amp in the vehicle,...

Car Stereos: HUMMING SOUND, alternator whine, rear speakers
alternator whine, rear speakers, vehicle alternator: Hi Mandy, I apologize for the delay in answering your question. The alternator whine that you re describing has a number of possible causes, so it s not likely that I ll be able to solve it for you without inspecting the vehicle more closely. From your...

Car Stereos: help with my setup, alpine cda, subwoofer systems
alpine cda, subwoofer systems, dual box: Hi, Sorry about the very long delay in answering your question. The fact is, this is the sort of question I really can t answer very well: I don t know how your current system sounds, what it might be missing, or what your goal is in adding an additional...

Car Stereos: installing 2005 dodge dakota car stereo, panasonic car stereo, purple wire
panasonic car stereo, purple wire, car harness: I had the same problem with my Dodge Ram. The computer controls all the components of the truck. You can buy a wiring harness adapter with a circuit board integrated on it, or you can find a switched wire under the steering column. Apparently, there is...

Car Stereos: Jeep Liberty stereo install, infinty speakers, infinity sound
infinty speakers, infinity sound, factory radio: Hi Russ, If your Liberty is equipped with an Infinity sound system, then it includes factory amplifiers that will need to be activated by your after-market deck. This is done by connecting the amplifier activation wire in the factory radio plug to the...

Car Stereos: JVC wiring terminal, jvc cd player, yellow wires
jvc cd player, yellow wires, stock cd: Hi Max, Sorry about the long delay in answering your question. I m guessing that you ve got this figured out by now, but if not: I usually connect both yellow wires from the adapter harness to the single wire in the deck harness, and both black adapter...

Car Stereos: Line out converter, 2001 olds aurora, two subs
2001 olds aurora, two subs, olds aurora: Hi Chris, I m guessing that you connected your line output converter to the rear speaker wires in the trunk. Try this: adjust the balance all the way to the left or the right. Does the bass get louder when your audio is balanced all the way to one side?...

Car Stereos: loss of right side audio on 2005 dodge ram radio, using a digital multimeter, infinity systems
using a digital multimeter, infinity systems, stock stereo: Hi Vin, Sorry about the very long delay in answering your question. It s really hard to say where the problem is in your truck s audio system. Earlier versions of the Ram, when equipped with Infinity audio systems, used separate amplifiers mounted on...

Car Stereos: pioneer speakers into a 2002 liberty, factory amps, pioneer speakers
factory amps, pioneer speakers, pioneer head unit: Hi Matt, You remove the factory amps and connect all the speakers directly to the new head unit, but you d have to give up the dash tweeters if you do this. That s not really a problem if you re putting a decent 3-way speaker like the Pioneers into the...

Car Stereos: have the power, now the sub., dual voice coil, sony head unit
dual voice coil, sony head unit, watts rms: Hi Brett, Sorry about the extreme delay in answering your question. Your amplifier is rated for 300 watts RMS in bridged mode, but with a minimum impedance of 4 ohms. This means you ll want to look for either a 4-ohm single voice coil subwoofer, or...

Car Stereos: Front and Rear speaker install in a 05 ford taurus, ford taurus, speaker harness
ford taurus, speaker harness, car audio store: Hi Jeff, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. The easiest way to connect new speakers to the factory speaker plugs is to use an adapter harness. In your vehicle, you ll want to look for a Metra 72-5600 speaker harness. These are sold in...

Car Stereos: rca outs, rca inputs, pioneer head unit
rca inputs, pioneer head unit, channel amp: Hi Johnny, Sorry about the long delay in answering your question. It s hard to give you an answer without knowing more about the equalizer; not every EQ is alike. However, typically an EQ uses only one set of RCA inputs, and will provide separate front...

Car Stereos: remote start/ gm passkey2 bypass, remote start, starter system
remote start, starter system, wondering what type: Hi Nick, Thanks for the follow-up; that clears things up a bit. The first thing to do is make sure that the brown wire from the GMBP is connected to the GWR wire from the remote start unit, and that no other wires are connected to the same output....

Car Stereos: replacing radio, jeep grand cherokee laredo, jeep grand cherokee
jeep grand cherokee laredo, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee laredo: Hi Austin, I am not aware of any hardware that would be able to maintain your cd changer functionality as it stands. You d either have to buy another changer, or go without. Most new CD decks can play MP3s anyway, so you can easily rip those 6 CDs (and...

Car Stereos: Stereo Suggestions f/ 2002 GMC Sierra, oem radios, gmc sierra
oem radios, gmc sierra, radio manufacturers: I do not recommend that model. I only recommend high-end brands, because that is what you are replacing. Most OEM radios are made by the best radio manufacturers in the world. Therefore, if you don t replace with a high-end radio, it will not sound as good....

Car Stereos: Subs, alpine headunits, alpine subs
alpine headunits, alpine subs, watts rms: No problem. I am a big Alpine fan myself. I have Alpine headunits and Alpine amplifiers. I have had some Alpine component speakers that weren t too bad before, but not the best , and I have had Alpine subs. The subs were really not comparable to high end...

Car Stereos: sub blown?, dual voice coil, amp fuse
dual voice coil, amp fuse, blown fuses: Hi Mac, Sorry about the long delay in answering this question. Usually, if I m testing a sub I ll use a multimeter, but it sounds like you ve done enough to verify that you have a blown sub--if you substitute another sub, and it works, that s a pretty...

Car Stereos: sub woofer, pitched whine, range speakers
pitched whine, range speakers, problem thanks: Hi Mike, I might need some more specific information to answer this one: what kind of amp and speaker? Are you talking about a subwoofer, or front or rear full-range speakers? Are you only hearing the noise through the speaker that s connected to the...

Car Stereos: subs, rockford fosgate, mono amplifier
rockford fosgate, mono amplifier, mono amps: Hi Conner, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. There are many, many very good subwoofer systems and amplifiers on the market, and I certainly haven t had the chance to sample them all. That s why I try to avoid making specific brand and...

Car Stereos: subwoofer, alpine cda, amplifier
alpine cda, amplifier, top of the line: JBL subs and subamp should be just fine. They are not top of the line, and they are not junk. Pretty good subs and amps for the money. After that addition, I am sure you will be super pleased with your system. There are many other upgrades that you could...

Car Stereos: subwoofers, oem boston, sony xplod
oem boston, sony xplod, stock speakers: Hi Jonathan, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. You can safely connect the subs to the rear speaker outputs (after disconnecting the stock speakers) but I m doubtful that you ll get very good results. Subwoofers rarely sound very good using...

Car Stereos: want a headphone jack output, 2003 honda odyssey, headphone jack
2003 honda odyssey, headphone jack, headphone output: Hi Linda, Thanks for the follow-up. I think that with a bit of custom work and a few parts, you can get what you re looking for. It would be easier with the DEH-P6200BT than with the factory deck, but you can do it with either, and you don t need to...

Car Stereos: wiring in a VR3 VRCD400SDU in my 99 mercury mystique, mercury mystique, white violet
mercury mystique, white violet, green memory: Hi Allen, Sorry about the extreme delay in answering your question. One very useful resource for wiring information is the Knowledge Base at Crutchfield.com. You can search for your year and model of vehicle, and often can get very detailed head unit...

Car Stereos: 04 maxima with navigation, aftermarket radio install, 04 nissan maxima, rca cables
04 nissan maxima, rca cables, nissan maxima: Hi Julio, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. As far as I know, there s no interface adapter available to let you use the factory navigation system with an after-market head unit. It might be possible to find the navigation audio wires...

Car Stereos: 1998 Ford Expedition Amp power cord, side kick panel, speaker crossovers
side kick panel, speaker crossovers, dual amplifier: Hi Jacob, In these vehicles, I usually cheat: I don t run the amplifier power wire through the firewall. Instead, I route the wire through the passenger-side kick panel, up under the front fender (following the factory AM/FM antenna cable) and into the...

Car Stereos: 1998 jeep grand cherokee aftermarket stereo help, jeep grand cherokee, using a digital multimeter
jeep grand cherokee, using a digital multimeter, dc volts: Hi Todd, Unfortunately, this isn t a problem that I could solve very quickly without doing some hands-on testing. From your description, it sounds like the head unit is losing power completely, and the amp is just shutting off because the head unit is...

Car Stereos: 2000 lesabre, car stereos, buick lesabre
car stereos, buick lesabre, ribbon cable: Hi Brian, This can be a tough car for a new radio installation. Do you have the correct wiring harness--ie, the one that fits the factory dock & lock connector? Once you have the right harness and antenna adapter, the problem becomes a lack of space...

Car Stereos: 2001 Escape Sub/Amp hookup, sony xplode, sony amplifier
sony xplode, sony amplifier, rca cables: Hi Taylor, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. You ll almost never find RCA outputs on a stock radio, but it s becoming more and more common to keep the factory radio in place when installing an after-market amplifier. There are two ways...

Car Stereos: 2001 ram truck radio, antenna cable, side fender
antenna cable, side fender, casette player: Hi Les, Sorry about the delay in answering your follow-up. Unfortunately, I don t have any other quick fixes to offer. In a case like this, I d probably try substituting a different antenna to determine whether the problem is in the factory antenna...

Car Stereos: 2002 Ford Taurus Stock Amplifier, steering linkage, ford taurus
steering linkage, ford taurus, stock stereo: Hi Scott, It s not possible to retain the stock amplifier in a 2002 Taurus. This is because the factory amp has no audio inputs, as such; the factory radio tuner is integrated into the stock amp, and the stock head unit up front is just a controller with...

Car Stereos: 2003 Silverado radio swap, radio swap, factory radio
radio swap, factory radio, 2003 silverados: Hi Chris, Sorry, there s no way that I know of. The factory radio in the 03+ Silverado only works with the data bus system, so if you re swapping radios, you can t avoid the Theftlock feature. You ll need to have a dealer reset it for you before it will...

Car Stereos: 2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, wireless fm transmitters, rear seat entertainment system
wireless fm transmitters, rear seat entertainment system, external video source: Hi Don, I m not completely familiar with the rear seat entertainment system in the Expedition. Does yours include a set of A/V input jacks; possibly located on the overhead module itself? Many after-market and factory systems include such jacks; they...

Car Stereos: 2005 dodge durango stereo, 2005 dodge durango, durango stereo
2005 dodge durango, durango stereo, dodge durango: Bruce, Your car has to be told which radio is installed in it to get it to work properly. Yeah, real smart. Anyways, you should be able to take it to the dealer, tell them what happened, and they should be able to reprogram it to recognize your radio again....

Car Stereos: 2008 Chevy Malibu classic, 2008 chevy malibu, chevy malibu
2008 chevy malibu, chevy malibu, malibu classic: Hi Kevin, Do you have a light blue factory radio plug? If so, the correct harness for your vehicle should be a Metra 70-2103. This harness would fit your vehicle s main radio plug, and give you constant power and speaker connections, but you d need to...

Car Stereos: 2008 taurus factory head unit, taurus, factory head unit
taurus, factory head unit: Hi Troy, To answer your question, I m going to give you a link to the instruction manual for the mounting kit made for this vehicle by Metra Electronics. You can find illustrated instructions for the 2008 Taurus on page 3 of this document. Hope this helps!...

Car Stereos: 2009 Challenger Remote Amp Turn on Lead, volt power outlet, fuse box
volt power outlet, fuse box, power antenna: Hi Chris, You won t usually find a remote turn-on wire, of any color, at the back of a modern factory head unit. Even OEM systems that use factory amplifiers often use a different method of activating the amp, rather than the 12-volt remote output that...

Car Stereos: 2010 Corolla - Amp and Sub installation, hyundai elantra gt, 2004 hyundai elantra
hyundai elantra gt, 2004 hyundai elantra, hyundai elantra: Hi Jeff, I don t know about the 2010 Corolla, specifically; I haven t taken one apart yet. However, I have never, ever seen a Toyota stock radio that was equipped with RCA outputs. In fact, I only know of a few factory radios, of any make, that are equipped...

Car Stereos: 7" dvd player, chevy blazer, double din dvd player
chevy blazer, double din dvd player, radio size: Hi Tyler, Not without some modification to the factory dash bezel and radio cavity. The stock radio size in a 98 Blazer is 1.5 DIN; I haven t tried to fit a double-DIN unit in one of these, but I m sure it would require some cutting if it could be done...

Car Stereos: Aftermarket radio and speakers 04 jeep liberty, car stereos, power antenna
car stereos, power antenna, jeep liberty: Hi Michael, The factory amplifiers in a Liberty are attached to the front door speakers. Each side (left and right) has its own amplifier; and each amplifier runs the front, rear and dash speaker on that side. Actually, I m not sure how you were able...

Car Stereos: Alpine CDA 7983 Wiring Diagram, alpine cda, wiring diagram
alpine cda, wiring diagram: Hi Ed, I was able to find an owners manual for this head unit, available for download through Crutchfield. The owner s manual includes a wiring diagram. Here s the link: http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/Manuals/500/500CDA7894.PDF Hope...

Car Stereos: Alpine MRP-F600, subwoofer crossovers, passive crossovers
subwoofer crossovers, passive crossovers, two subs: Hi Shane, Tri-mode allows you to connect two 4-ohm speakers and a single 4-ohm subwoofer to a pair of amplifier channels, so technically you could do exactly what you re thinking of: connect four speakers and two subs to the 4-channel amp. However, there...

Car Stereos: Audiobahn 2300HCT, ac volts, loose ground
ac volts, loose ground, ground terminal: Hi Nathan, I m not sure what you mean when you say the amplifier is heating up and melting your ground. If the ground terminal at the amplifier is melting, that s usually a sign of a loose ground connection; possibly in the amplifier, or possibly a bad...

Car Stereos: confuse the impedance of my kicker solobaric L7, kicker solobaric l7, kicker l7 12
kicker solobaric l7, kicker l7 12, dual voice coil: Hi Eddy, I m not clear how you re measuring the impedance of the subwoofer. Each terminal is at one end of the voice coil, so to measure the impedance (or, more accurately, the DC resistance) of a voice coil using a multimeter, you d take a resistance...

Car Stereos: amp installation in 2005 jeep liberty, rubber grommet, jeep liberty
rubber grommet, jeep liberty, loom: Hey Keith, Unfortunately, I don t have the inside of an 05 liberty memorised, so I can t be as much help as I d like. Usually, near the driver s side, where the oem loom goes into the car for the dash sensors and ecu, you can find a rubber grommet with...

Car Stereos: amp and subs, factory stereo, level outputs
factory stereo, level outputs, level inputs: Hi Tyler, You can do just about anything you want with enough time and effort. ;) In this case, yes. You would need to get an amplifier that has speaker level inputs as your factory stereo doesn t do low-level outputs. Then, you d tap into your regular...

Car Stereos: audio system, toyota avalon, compact car
toyota avalon, compact car, trunks: Hi, I don t think you d have any trouble fitting that subwoofer system into your car. A dual-12 box will fit into most trunks, and the Avalon is not a compact car by any means. You should have all the space you need. Hope this helps! Bria...

Car Stereos: Bose stereo without onstar, chevrolet silverado, stock speakers
chevrolet silverado, stock speakers, two subs: Hi Tyler, If you re keeping the stock speakers in your truck, you ll need to keep the stock Bose amplifier working as well. The correct adapter to integrate an after-market head unit with the factory amplifier is Metra s GMOS-04. (This adapter is designed...

Car Stereos: building a system, inch subs, mono amps
inch subs, mono amps, 6x8 speakers: Hi Shane, I think the DPX1851 is likely to be overkill for those subs. If you combine the two WF2510 s, you ll end up with a 2-ohm load at the amp; and you ll have 850 watts RMS divided between two 300-watt subs. You could get away with using a pair...

Car Stereos: Cadillac cts oem amp Replacement, cadillac cts, mono amp
cadillac cts, mono amp, channel amp: Hi Josť, Based on the fact that you re replacing nearly everything, I wouldn t bother tapping into anything -- I d just start fresh and run all new wire to do that. Save yourself the headache of removing OEM stuff and using OEM quality wires (which may...

Car Stereos: Car Audio Cut out, mtx amp, rockford fosgate
mtx amp, rockford fosgate, mazda 626: Daniel, It sounds like the amp is drawing all of the power that your car is making, so when anything else is used or turned on, it doesn t have enough power to stay on. REplacing the battery with a new one may do the trick. Also, be sure and make your ground...

Car Stereos: Car amplifier, unused hole, ford taurus
unused hole, ford taurus, car amplifier: Hi Blane, These cars can be very tricky when you re trying to get a wire through the firewall. Your Taurus shift lever will either be on the steering column, or the center console. If the shifter is on the column, there will be a thick cable that runs...

Car Stereos: Car Speakers Staticy and Cut In/Out, alpine head unit, channel amp
alpine head unit, channel amp, component speakers: Hi Stephen, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. From what you re describing, I d suspect there s a problem with the 4-channel amp, or possibly one of the component speakers has a problem that s affecting the amplifier. A defective speaker,...

Car Stereos: Car stereo/dvd player, face plate, best bet
face plate, best bet, fuse: Hi William, I m not sure what I can answer. Yes, you ve almost certainly blown a fuse. If it worked for a few days, my guess is something wasn t taped off/sealed correctly, and it grounded out and blew the fuse. Your best bet is to pull the deck back...

Car Stereos: Car stereo wiring, car stereo wiring, thanks for your time
car stereo wiring, thanks for your time: Hi, If there s at least 1/2 of wire left on the plug, that s probably enough to solder on some extensions. If not, then you d need to obtain a replacement plug; often you can order one directly from the head unit manufacturer. Hope this helps! Bria...

Car Stereos: CD & NAVIGATION WONT WORK, stereo shop, best bet
stereo shop, best bet, cd radio: Hi June, The problem you re having could be any number of things. Unfortunately, I can only guess. Your best bet is to have it checked out at a local stereo shop. Don t take it to your dealer; they ll just tell you to replace it without doing any real...

Car Stereos: car audio, power short, dodge ram 1500, amp alternator
dodge ram 1500, amp alternator, infinity kappa: I would have to agree with that. There is a reason why we buy the high power equipment, and that is to crank it up. I have seen HO alternators for as low as $250 for 200 amp alternator. First, I would go to your local alternator repair shop and see if they...

Car Stereos: my car is dead after installing an in-dash dvd, control chip, going out of my mind
control chip, going out of my mind, evo 8: Paolo, Many cars are being powered by computers these days, and I suspect this is the problem with your car. If you did not use a wiring adapter with a control chip installed in it, your car may not recognize the current wiring and wont let it function. ...

Car Stereos: back car speakers, 2008 toyota corolla, spade connectors
2008 toyota corolla, spade connectors, factory speakers: Steve, When replacing factory speakers (which I highly recommend), you only need to get ones that are the same size as the ones that you are replacing. They bolt right in. The wiring, however, usually has a factory plug that needs to be cut off and spade...

Car Stereos: car stereo, installing a capacitor, noise filters
installing a capacitor, noise filters, gain levels: Well, You have an open ground. It means there is less resistance for the power from the alternator to get to your radio than it is for the power to get to the battery. Your electronic components need to have a shorter ground wire than the ground from the...

Car Stereos: car stereo, factory radio, button presses
factory radio, button presses, car stereo: Hi Godfrey, The eject and display button working but nothing else working means that the car s accessory wire isn t hooked up correctly (or a fuse has blown). The constant is working, which is why the deck responds to button presses, but then appears to...

Car Stereos: car stereo, fuse boxes, plymouth neon
fuse boxes, plymouth neon, mark test: Hi Mark, Test the fuses again. :) Most cars have two fuse boxes. One under the hood, and one near the steering column. Locate both and test the fuses with a multimeter (don t just look at them). I ll bet you still have a bad fuse somewhere. Justi...

Car Stereos: cd changer to vintage analog car radio, fm modulators, unit conversions
fm modulators, unit conversions, alternative connections: Hi Paul, I apologize for the extra-long time it s taken me to answer your question. It shouldn t be necessary to have a digital FM tuner to use an FM-modulated CD changer; as far as the head unit is concerned, a CD changer modulated to 88.3 FM (for example)...

Car Stereos: cd player in car, wiring error, best bet
wiring error, best bet, settings menu: Hi David, Error codes aren t universal; each manufacturer will have its own set of codes for a particular product. To find out what the error code is telling you, your best bet is to contact the manufacturer of the CD player, or check the troubleshooting...

Car Stereos: clock trouble, clock button, pioneer car
clock button, pioneer car, keh: Zaheer, Most radios have different ways to adjust clock. Pioneer does not even keep the same way for all of their models. The best way to get this info is to look up an online manual at Pioneer s website, or find a Pioneer online forum and post a question...

Car Stereos: confuse the impedance of my kicker solobaric L7, kicker solobaric l7, monoblock amp
kicker solobaric l7, monoblock amp, first coil: Eddy, It sounds like the sub you got has dual 4 ohm coils. Wired in parallel, they create a 2 ohm sub. If you have another 2 ohm sub, you could then wire it in parallel with this sub and create a 1 ohm load to the amp, and it would put out 2400 watts. ...

Car Stereos: DECK INSTALLATION TROUBLE, sony cdx, blown fuse
sony cdx, blown fuse, fuse box: Hi Kelvin, You almost certainly have a blown fuse in the vehicle s fuse box, and it s likely that you have more than one. In most vehicles, there are two fuses that supply power to the radio: one s for the constant power wire, and the other s for the key-switched...

Car Stereos: Door panel removal on 2004 Chevy Silverado Dually, hex screws, chevy silverado
hex screws, chevy silverado, 2004 chevy silverado: Hi Dani, Sorry about the delay in responding to your question. You ll need to remove the entire door panel to get to the stock speaker location, but it s very easy in the Silverado. Start by prying off the plastic triangle at the top corner. Pry...

Car Stereos: double din, lincoln town car, double din head unit
lincoln town car, double din head unit, pioneer head unit: Hi Willis, I haven t personally tried to install a double-DIN head unit into one of these vehicles, so I m not sure what you re likely to run into. If I recall correctly, the air vent runs behind and above the radio cavity, and might limit the clearance,...

Car Stereos: Factory Amplifier, sony xplod, cheap amps
sony xplod, cheap amps, chevy impala: Brian, If your car is equipped with a factory amp, you should replace it with a better one to compliment your new speakers. As for the loss in bass, I would reinstall the factory radio and see if that makes a difference. Factory sound systems have cheap...

Car Stereos: Fader , Balance problems, rca cables, hi adam
rca cables, hi adam, rcas: Hi Adam, The likely scenario is that you just have some wires flipped around. Your best bet is to disconnect all the incoming RCAs, and then set your deck to output front left only. Then, plug in your RCA cables until you have only sound coming out the...

Car Stereos: Ford Premium systems that have an amplifier that powers the speakers, ford econoline van, sony cd player
ford econoline van, sony cd player, ford econoline: Hi JC, Don t worry--cutting off the small 8-pin plug makes things a bit more difficult, but not impossible. With a Ford premium system, you have two options. You can bypass the factory amplifier, so that all the speakers are connected directly to...

Car Stereos: amp installation in 2005 jeep liberty, steering column, guage
Car Stereos: amp installation in 2005 jeep liberty, steering column, guage, hood latch

Car Stereos: gm2000 interface
Car Stereos: gm2000 interface

Car Stereos: Pleease help, bose, slides
Car Stereos: Pleease help, bose, slides, amp

Car Stereos: factory amp. in '03 Dodge 2500, infinity sound, stock speakers
infinity sound, stock speakers, amp radio: Hi Sid, Was the 20-amp Radio Amplifier fuse in the engine compartment fuse box the one that was blowing? It seems likely that an internal defect in the amplifier was causing the problem, especially if the fuse isn t blowing with the amp unplugged....

Car Stereos: factory radio and after market amp, rockford fozgate, subwoofer amp
rockford fozgate, subwoofer amp, rca cables: Hi, To connect an after-market amplifier to a factory radio, you ll either need an amplifier with a high-level input feature (not found on most Rockford amps) or a device called a line output converter. Either way, you ll be making connections to the factory...

Car Stereos: gm2000 interface, 2004 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier
2004 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier, windshield wiper: Hi Kevin, I don t have any experience at all with the Scosche GM2000 interface, but it sounds to me like that s where your problem is. You can confirm this by temporarily disconnecting your head unit s red wire from the interface, and tapping it in with...

Car Stereos: Head Unit/ New speakers, sony head unit, factory speakers
sony head unit, factory speakers, 4 ohms: Hi Luke, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. A mismatch in power ratings, no matter how great, won t cause a head unit to shut down. The fact is, your Sony head unit has no way of knowing what the power rating is on your speaker; and in...

Car Stereos: Install of aftermarket radion in 2001 gmc yukon, gm bose, pioneer deh p47dh
gm bose, pioneer deh p47dh, bose system: Hi Paul, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. It s likely that your problem is caused by the Bose system, in two different ways: First of all, the Bose amplifier needs to be activated when the after-market head unit is turned on. This...

Car Stereos: Installation, stock stereo, rear speakers
stock stereo, rear speakers, climate controls: Hi Melvin, Sorry for the delay in answering this question. You listed your location as the UK. If this is correct, I m not sure if the dash setup in your Trailblazer is comparable to the vehicles sold in North America. In the American Trailblazer,...

Car Stereos: Installation of subs on rechargable battery, volt dc output, volt wall outlet
volt dc output, volt wall outlet, amp power supply: Hi Jimmy, The best way to run a car amplifier in a home environment is to use a 12-volt power supply. This is a device that plugs into your 110-volt wall outlet, and can produce a high-current 12-volt DC output to power the amplifier. Generally, higher...

Car Stereos: Installing aftermarket car stereo and components, aftermarket stereo, information integration
aftermarket stereo, information integration, stereo system: Hi Richard, That depends on about a million different things. What kind of car you have, what kind of integration hardware it requires, how technically skilled you are, what kind of stereo you bought, etc. A basic install on a car that doesn t have...

Car Stereos: Jetta mkIV Monsoon amo, monsoon system, aftermarket stereo
monsoon system, aftermarket stereo, factory integration: Hi Sujay, The 04 Jetta with the Monsoon system has a factory amplifier that doesn t push the tweeters. If it s an aftermarket stereo, you ll need to either get a factory integration harness, or figure out why the amplifier isn t working. It could be...

Car Stereos: Line output converter, dodge ram 2500, line output converters
dodge ram 2500, line output converters, line output converter: Hi Toby, I m assuming the subwoofer works normally when the head unit is on. I ve run into this a few times when using line output converters with factory head units. Often it can be fixed by adjusting the level controls on the LOC, but not always....

Car Stereos: lanzar se15 subs, rainbow 6, enclosure design
rainbow 6, enclosure design, bass note: Hi Jeff, Unfortunately, I wasn t able to find an online copy of an owner s manual for the SE15 subwoofer, nor do I have any personal experience with it. However, the little information I could find on Lanzar s web site indicates that this sub is definitely...

Car Stereos: low volume, bose amp, windshield posts
bose amp, windshield posts, bose stereo: Hi Mark, It sounds to me like a connection somewhere in the vehicle has become loose. Troubleshooting issues like this one are always tough. The issue could be the headunit aswell. Especially with your front posts being out, which are likely being...

Car Stereos: Matching Brands, alpine amplifier, sound system components
alpine amplifier, sound system components, impedance: Hi Jeff, There s really no advantage to matching brand names between head units, amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers. An Alpine sub won t necessarily sound better with an Alpine amplifier, compared to a comparable amplifier of another brand. Also, note...

Car Stereos: Missing stock amp, jeep grand cherokee, infinity gold
jeep grand cherokee, infinity gold, gold sound: Hi Cody, No, you don t need to replace the stock amplifier when installing a new head unit. You can bypass the amplifier at the amp location. This is done by locating the wires that carry the audio signal from the head unit, and connecting them directly...

Car Stereos: Monsoon Amplifier, pontiac bonneville gxp, 2004 pontiac bonneville
pontiac bonneville gxp, 2004 pontiac bonneville, pontiac bonneville: It may be the stereo itself. Does a cd play the same as the radio? Does the volume have to be cranked up to hear the distorted sound? If the cd player sounds fine, then the problem is the radio. If the speakers are really quiet at low volume, then it may...

Car Stereos: maximize my sony output, loudness controls, digital multimeter
loudness controls, digital multimeter, ac volts: Hi Jesse, The amplifier s level control is meant to let you match the amplifier with a head unit. Different head units use different RCA output voltages, so a setting that limits your amp to 330 watts with one head unit might result in a completely different...

Car Stereos: Only subs work on the CD function, alpine cda, alpine head unit
alpine cda, alpine head unit, factory speakers: Hi Harley, Sounds like your vehicle is equipped with a factory amplifier. This is more common than many people realize. Here s what to do: Disconnect whatever you have connected to the BLUE wire at the back of the Alpine head unit. Re-connect it to...

Car Stereos: Pleease help, bose amp, gmc envoy
bose amp, gmc envoy, blower assembly: Hi Andy, Most Envoys have the Bose amplifier under the panels on the passenger side of the cargo area, but there are some models that put it on the driver s side. Unfortunately, I can t tell you exactly which models use the driver s side location; but...

Car Stereos: Popped and garbled, dodge ram 2500, cummins diesel
dodge ram 2500, cummins diesel, 2008 dodge ram 2500: Addison, Your truck runs all power supplies through the main computer. Instead of getting a direct switched feed from your ignition switch, your radio gets a signal from the computer. With this complexity of wiring, it is possible that your computer sent...

Car Stereos: Two Pyle "Blue Wave" Plbw154's, dual voice coil, self tapping screw
dual voice coil, self tapping screw, chevy beretta: Hi, Well, first your question about the power staying on -- this would suggest to me a wire got crossed somewhere, as your deck gets its power for turn on/shut off from an accessory wire from the car. If it s not shutting off, then that wire is hooked...

Car Stereos: Radio frequency skips, buick lasabre, salvage yard
buick lasabre, salvage yard, nearest walmart: With the problem slowly getting worse over time and little usage, I would say the problem is definitely an internal short. Normally, there is a circuit board along the inside face of the radio. It is connected to the main circuit board of the radio via a...

Car Stereos: Rb1 Nav Radio, radio antenna, mopar kit
radio antenna, mopar kit, antenna cable: Hi William, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. Unfortunately, I haven t installed one of the Mopar satellite radio systems, and I couldn t find any specific instructions online. The kit should consist of a satellite tuner, a separate external...

Car Stereos: Rear Ch's full range?, rear speakers, speaker level
rear speakers, speaker level, speaker wires: Hi Vince, Your car stereo doing that would be news to me. Generally, the sound sent to the rear speakers is no different from the front. Nothing I can dig up suggests that there s any difference, either. Be sure you don t have a factory amplifier,...

Car Stereos: Rear Speaker Problems, rear speakers, zone controls
rear speakers, zone controls, zune: Does your stereo have zone controls? It sounds like maybe the cd and aux have been turned to dual zone control for one reason or another, and they just need to be switched back. Check all of your radio s settings and you should find the problem. Hope this...

Car Stereos: remote wire, power supply voltage, multimeter
power supply voltage, multimeter, fuse: Do you mean, it flashes on then turns off? The remote wire might not be the problem--in fact, it s more likely to be an issue with the power wire or ground. If there s a resistance point somewhere on the power or ground wiring, the amplifier would turn...

Car Stereos: where to run wires, self tapping screw, rca cables
self tapping screw, rca cables, rubber grommet: Hi Tyler, Running the RCA cables from the head unit to the rear is fairly easy. You ll want to remove the bottom part of the rear seat; you should be able to unsnap it by pulling up on the front edge of the seat. I ve always found it easiest to run...

Car Stereos: Sattelite radio sound quality, imperfect methods, oem radio
imperfect methods, oem radio, sirius radio: Hi Cory, I ve never had the opportunity to make a direct comparison between an OEM satellite radio system and an after-market version. I certainly haven t noticed any sound quality deficiency on the many after-market satellite radio systems I ve installed....

Car Stereos: Speaker swap on Lincoln Continental, factory amps, resistance ohms
factory amps, resistance ohms, alpine system: The factory amps do not have resistance. Rather, they handle specific resistance of speakers. Generally, amps can handle 4 ohm or larger loads with no problem. Less than 4 ohms may damage the amps. The factory sub can be replaced with any sub, just be...

Car Stereos: Speaker whine intermitent, 07 chevy tahoe, rear tweeter
07 chevy tahoe, rear tweeter, chevy tahoe: Hi Brent, Unfortunately, I don t really have a good answer for you on this one. The design of your factory audio system makes it difficult to isolate the problem. About the only idea I d have would be to reverse the left and right outputs at the factory...

Car Stereos: Stock head unit on cadillac fleetwood, kenwood amp, cadillac fleetwood
kenwood amp, cadillac fleetwood, kicker cvr: Hi Ryan, It s always possible to connect an amplifier to a stock head unit, but you might need to buy an adapter. The factory radio will not have RCA output jacks like an after-market head unit. If the Kenwood amp has a high-level input feature, then...

Car Stereos: SUBWOOFER NOT PLAYING, kicker l7, voice coils
kicker l7, voice coils, open coil: Hi Eugene, It s impossible to say for sure without testing, but if the amplifier worked with the old subs and not with the new one, then it s pretty likely the problem is the sub. However, it s possible that the sub terminals have just come disconnected...

Car Stereos: Subs, chrysler town and country, factory radios
chrysler town and country, factory radios, line output converter: Hi Josh, Sorry about the first answer ; I accidentally clicked on the wrong link when I started to answer your question. You can t connect a subwoofer directly to the factory radio, but you can connect an amplifier and use it to run a sub (or connect...

Car Stereos: Subwoofer power, renault megane, subwoofer amplifier
renault megane, subwoofer amplifier, specific place: Stephen, Yes, you must use some source of power to power the subwoofer amplifier. Fortunately, you have a whole firewall of space to choose a spot to run a power wire. There is no specific place you have to run the power through. Just look for a more accessible...

Car Stereos: saturn sl cd deck, saturn sl, power antenna
saturn sl, power antenna, butt end: Hi Tyler, First step is to remove the twist & tape. That will not hold and will not give you a clean enough connection for a stereo. You re going to need to solder and heat shrink or at the very least, butt-end connectors and heatshrink or tape. Next,...

Car Stereos: sony xplod head unit, sony xplod, stock speakers
sony xplod, stock speakers, subwoofer amp: Hi Kolby, Your Durango uses a factory amplifier to run all the stock speakers. This amplifier has a remote activation wire, just like your subwoofer amp; and this activation wire needs to be connected to the same blue/white remote output as your sub amp...

Car Stereos: sound, chevy caprice, amp trigger
chevy caprice, amp trigger, bose system: Hi Theo, Usually when you re getting audio with AM/FM radio, but no sound with a CD, then it s usually related to a factory amplifier (or an after-market amplifier). A 91 Caprice shouldn t have a factory amplifier unless it s equipped with a Bose system....

Car Stereos: no sound from new stereo, jeep grand cherokee, pioneer head unit
jeep grand cherokee, pioneer head unit, pioneer stereo: Hi Leslie, The blue wire is the key: it s the activation wire for the Grand Cherokee s factory amplifier. The blue wire in the adapter harness must be connected to the blue/white wire from the Pioneer head unit. This should solve the problem. Hope...

Car Stereos: speaker problems, loose wire, new radio
loose wire, new radio, amplifier: First, I would pull the rear door speakers and see if there is a signal getting there. If not, you know there must be a problem with the power supply. If the speakers are powered directly from the new radio, there may just be a loose wire behind the radio....

Car Stereos: speaker removal, ford f150 crew cab, assembly tutorial
ford f150 crew cab, assembly tutorial, series trucks: Hi Richard, I apologize for the extremely long delay in answering your question. Oddly enough, I haven t been called upon to change the speakers in one of the newer F-series trucks, so I can t answer your question from memory. (The fact that no one...

Car Stereos: speaker wiring, radio location, pin positions
radio location, pin positions, speaker wiring: Hi Brandon, I don t know exactly what the door-to-body conduit looks like in the Escape, so I can t really give you a good answer here. If it s just a flexible rubber tube, it s often easiest to try fishing the wire from the inside of the door through...

Car Stereos: speakers and amps, dual voice coil, mosfet power supply
dual voice coil, mosfet power supply, variable crossover: Your best bet in this case, then, is to wire the subwoofer coils in parallel, creating a 2ohm circuit, and then wire the two subwoofers in series, creating a 4ohm circuit, and putting them across the amp which will get you the 600W RMS @ 4ohms. There s...

Car Stereos: stereo compatibility, pioneer avh, buick regal
pioneer avh, buick regal, face design: Hi Chris, It can be done, but it will require some modification of the radio cavity and the dash bezel. Mounting depth is likely to be an issue; you ll probably have to cut out the rear of the radio cavity to make the new head unit fit. The front dash...

Car Stereos: stereo system wattage, bass output, wattage output
bass output, wattage output, speaker cone: Hi Tom, I don t have any information on the power output of the Infinity amplifier; this type of rating isn t usually published with OEM audio equipment. However, I can tell you that a mis-match between an amplifier s rated power and a speaker s rated power...

Car Stereos: sub and amp installation, toyota hiace van, parallel configuration
toyota hiace van, parallel configuration, point hope: Hi Nicole, Unfortunately, I m not at all familiar with your van; this model isn t sold in the North American market. In most cases, when you have a 2-battery system, you can connect the amplifier s power wire at the positive terminal of either battery....

Car Stereos: subwoofer static/cutting out, high output alternator, watts rms
high output alternator, watts rms, amp fuse: Ok, those numbers make a little more sense to me. If you are bridging the subs into one channel, you are causing a higher amp rms wattage than what your subs can handle. However, it is not enough higher to cause that much distortion. I do think I see...

Car Stereos: wires on a new radio, 2003 chevy caviler, power antennas
2003 chevy caviler, power antennas, fuse box: Hi Betty, In a Cavalier, you shouldn t need to use the dark blue or blue/white wires on your new head unit. These are used to activate power antennas, or factory amplifiers; and neither is likely to be equipped in a Cavalier. You should be able to just...

Car Stereos: 01 Lincoln Cont. Alpine radio, alpine radio, oem radio
alpine radio, oem radio, crutchfield: Hi Vic, You won t find a universal auxiliary jack like you d find on an after-market head unit, but there should be a proprietary CD changer port available. There are quite a few different adapters available to let you convert an OEM CD changer port to...

Car Stereos: 04 tahoe factory dvd, wire colors, rca plugs
wire colors, rca plugs, factory radio: Hi Jesse, Sorry about the wait in answering this question. I don t have exact information on the wire colors for the DVD audio, but you should be able to find them in the factory radio plug (the smaller plug of the two at the back of the radio). Generally,...

Car Stereos: 15" subs what amp?, watts rms, mono amplifier
watts rms, mono amplifier, rms power: Hi Nikolas, From what I can tell, the Wild Beast is a single voice coil, 4-ohm subwoofer with a RMS power rating of 750 watts. If you use a mono amplifier rated for 1500 watts RMS, then the power produced will be divided evenly between the two subs; so...

Car Stereos: 1986 Jaguar XJ6 Factory Amp?, 1986 jaguar xj6, jaguar xj6
1986 jaguar xj6, jaguar xj6, car audio installer: Hi, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. Personally, I d guess that Car Toys is just hedging its bets when suggesting that there may be a factory amplifier. The fact is, there isn t a lot of electrical information available (at least, to...

Car Stereos: 1996 Ford Explorer, rear speakers, signal wires
rear speakers, signal wires, disc changer: All of the wiring is not going to the 6 disc changer. Only wires used to communicate with the changer. None of those are needed to power an amp or subs. You normally splice from your rear speakers for signal wires. Then, use available constant and switched...

Car Stereos: 1997 Lexus 300ES Premium Sound Heat Unit, ebay sellers, lexus cars
ebay sellers, lexus cars, auto salvage: John, I would suggest ebay, if you are not afraid to do business online. Most ebay sellers are reputable and will tell you the condition of the unit. If you would prefer to buy locally, you can call around any fairly large city to auto salvage lots. Look...

Car Stereos: 1999 Dodge Ram Stereo Upgrade, dodge ram 3500, antenna adapters
dodge ram 3500, antenna adapters, plug style: Hi, There s a Pioneer iPod adapter that will work with the DEH-P47DH or DEH-P77DH, but it s a few years old, and may not be compatible with the newest iPod models like the iPhone and iTouch. Lately the trend in after-market head units is to build in an...

Car Stereos: 1999 MYSTIQUE LOCATION OF FACTORY AMP, pioneer system, heat sinks
pioneer system, heat sinks, audio signals: Hi John, The factory amp in a Mystique should be located right behind the glove box. If you push the release catches so you can open the glove box all the way, you ll see the amp; a silver box about the size of a paperback book, with heat sinks and a small...

Car Stereos: 2000 Nissan maxima rear woofer, subwoofer amp, subwoofer amplifier
subwoofer amp, subwoofer amplifier, using a multimeter: Hi Luis, I don t think I can help very much without being able to look at the car and do some testing. I can t tell you why your amplified subwoofer isn t producing any sound, but I can tell you how to test it. Your car s Bose system includes two amplifiers....

Car Stereos: 2000 nissan centra speakers, nissan centra, centra speakers
nissan centra, centra speakers, rear speakers: Hi Greg, I haven t worked on a Sentra recently, so I don t have a good mental image of what the rear deck looks like in this car. However, you ll need to remove the entire rear deck panel; you can t just pull off the speaker grill covers. Generally, this...

Car Stereos: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom, stereo hookup, factory antenna
stereo hookup, factory antenna, antenna line: John, I ve installed the IS77 into quite a few different vehicles, and have generally gotten good results. To install this unit, you ll basically be unplugging the factory antenna, and connecting it directly to the IS77. Then the IS77 has an output...

Car Stereos: 2003 Camery, installing subs and amp?, watt amp, factory speakers
watt amp, factory speakers, 2003 camery: Yes, your factory speakers will continue to work just as they do with the factory radio. Some cars have a factory amp that needs to be bypassed, but your camry is not one of them. Also, if you are installing a 1400 watt amp, you are not going to be able...

Car Stereos: 2004 chevy silverado 2500 aftermarket stereo installation, chevy silverado, 2004 chevy silverado
chevy silverado, 2004 chevy silverado, model truck: Steve, my sources say to run a wire to the fusebox and attach to a switched wire. However, you may find a closer wire if you go to an online forum for your specific model truck and search their posts for aftermarket radio installs. Hope this helps, Scot...

Car Stereos: 2004 dodge durango stereo system and dvd, 2004 dodge durango, durango stereo
2004 dodge durango, durango stereo, dodge durango: Yeah, all of the components in the truck go through the computer, and the default in the computer is that you have just the standard radio. The computer, then, does not supply power to connections that may not be hooked up. However, yours is hooked up, but...

Car Stereos: 2004 durango, rear seat entertainment system, factory radio
rear seat entertainment system, factory radio, chrysler vehicles: Hi Terry, Sorry, but I couldn t find very definite information on replacing the factory radio and keeping the rear seat entertainment system in this vehicle. I suspect you could do a very basic integration, keeping the overhead screen working and connecting...

Car Stereos: 2005 Chevy Trailblazer, 2005 chevy trailblazer, chevy trailblazer
2005 chevy trailblazer, chevy trailblazer, component speaker system: Hi John, You can find quite a few 1 tweeters that can be adapted to the factory tweeter locations in your Trailblazer. You ll need to make sure the tweeter set you buy includes an in-line crossover, or a built-in crossover, so that you re not sending...

Car Stereos: 2005 Pontiac Vibe radio, 2005 pontiac vibe, pontiac vibe
2005 pontiac vibe, pontiac vibe, blown fuse: Melissa, Fuseblocks are normally located on the drivers side of the interior under the dash, sometimes there is a removeable panel on the side of the dash next to the door, and the fuseblock is behind that. You will probably find a blown fuse that needs to...

Car Stereos: 2009 Chevy Silverado single cab, chevy silverado, front doors
chevy silverado, front doors, sheet metal: Hi Blaine, Your truck uses 6-1/2 speakers in the front doors, with plenty of mounting depth available (up to 4 inches). You can use just about any 6-1/2 speaker, but you ll probably need to drill new mounting holes in the door sheet metal to mount the...

Car Stereos: 98 grand cherokee no audio on aftermarket cd player, internal amplifier, aftermarket radio
internal amplifier, aftermarket radio, stereo manufacturers: Bryan, Most of the time I tell everyone to double check all connections and be sure everything is correct and secure. Then, if they have already done that, I explain that usually the next step is to have the unit checked out, because they inadvertently shorted...

Car Stereos: 98 jeep inifity power amp, channel amplifier, wire colors
channel amplifier, wire colors, power amp: Hi Bill, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. A wiring harness makes installing after-market equipment easier, but the lack of a harness doesn t make it impossible. If necessary, you can just connect the wires directly without an adapter...

Car Stereos: 98 Toyota Tercel wiring issue, toyota tercel, blown fuse
toyota tercel, blown fuse, fuse box: Hi David, The first step would be to check the fuses in the Tercel. There will be two fuses to check: the cig/radio fuse in the driver s side fuse box, and the dome fuse in the engine compartment fuse box. If either fuse is blown, the radio won t...

Car Stereos: Adjustable Audio Output Converter, worse case scenario, dodge cars
worse case scenario, dodge cars, factory radio: Spencer, I am unsure as to what an adjustable audio output convertor does? I do know that all Dodge cars since around 2004 have wires going through the cars computer, which tells the radio to turn on and tells the other components to turn on, and if they...

Car Stereos: Aftermarket Sereo in 2009 Toyota Camery, antenna wire, pioneer stereo
antenna wire, pioneer stereo, aftermarket radio: Kevin, the antenna wire is the large black wire with the big round RCA looking plug on it, and it can only be plugged into to the aftermarket radio s receptacle. Any other wires should be for power or speakers or capped off. Double check your wiring diagram...

Car Stereos: Aftermarket Stero, chevy cavalier, yellow wires
chevy cavalier, yellow wires, power button: Hi Brittany, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. You can try resetting the head unit. From your description, I think there s a pretty good chance a reset will fix the problem. The reset button is a very small, recessed button located...

Car Stereos: Aftermarket stereo to stock amp 2005 Lincoln navigator, ohm resistor, rca plug
ohm resistor, rca plug, subwoofer amp: Jeff, Sorry, I don t have any answers for this one. The subwoofer amp is powered through the same fuse as the head unit; if this fuse were blown, then the deck wouldn t work either. All you can do is just verify the connections: make sure you re getting...

Car Stereos: Amp hooked to AC/DC coverter..., ac dc converter, roadmaster speakers
ac dc converter, roadmaster speakers, pioneer head unit: Hi Ryan, The limiting factor here will be the current capacity of the AC/DC converter. If your power supply can produce enough current for the amplifier (the size of the fuse built into the amp can give you a rough idea of the current required) then you...

Car Stereos: Amp going into protect mode, self tapping screws, ohm loads
self tapping screws, ohm loads, rockford fosgate: Hi Bryan, The wiring setup you described for the subwoofer sounds like it would result in a 1-ohm load for the amplifier. Your amplifier isn t stable for 1-ohm loads, so this certainly might be the source of your problem. With a 2-ohm DVC subwoofer,...

Car Stereos: Amp Subwoofer and standard speakers, ohm voice coils, watts rms
ohm voice coils, watts rms, preamp stage: Yes, It sounds like a really good setup. The power is properly matched for both sets of speakers. I would series wire the dual voice coils together. Then wire each sub to each channel on the amp. The gain of the sub amp may need to be adjusted down just...

Car Stereos: Amp and sub trouble in Impala 03, dc volts, power terminals
dc volts, power terminals, fault indicator: Hi Bryan, The main question is whether the amplifier is shutting down entirely, or if it s just going into a protect mode and shutting off the output. When the amplifier isn t working, can you tell if there are any power lights on it? Does the amplifier...

Car Stereos: Amplifier question, watts rms, impedance load
watts rms, impedance load, ohm load: Hi Omar, When you wire the amplifier for a lower impedance load, you ll allow it to produce more power. As the amp s power ratings show, you can get more power when you use the amp with a 1-ohm load than when you use it with a 4-ohm load. The amplifier...

Car Stereos: Amps subwooders and standard speakers, ohm voice coils, watts rms
ohm voice coils, watts rms, preamp stage: Hi Julius, It looks to me like your amplifiers match up fairly well with your speakers and subs. The MRP-M1000 is a perfect match for the Type R subs, provided that you wire them so they present a combined 2-ohm load to the amplifier. This is done by...

Car Stereos: AWM 970 Setup in RV, ohm speaker, car amplifier
ohm speaker, car amplifier, 8 ohm speakers: Hi Dan, Unfortunately, I can t help you much with the speakers. Indoor/outdoor speakers are more of a home audio product, and fall outside my expertise. Note that most such speakers will be rated at 8 ohms, but the head unit s power rating is based on...

Car Stereos: alpine v12 amp, alpine v12 amp, alpine mrv
alpine v12 amp, alpine mrv, ohm load: Chris, only 4 ohm or higher in bridged mode, and rms power at 14.4 volts as listed: * Bridged 4 ohms : 200W x 1 (0.3% THD) * Per channel into 2 ohms : 100W x 2 (0.3% THD) * Per channel into 4 ohms : 60W x 2 (0.08% THD) Hope this this...

Car Stereos: alternator whine through speakers, factory wiring harness, chevy silverado
factory wiring harness, chevy silverado, rca cables: Well, if everything was wired correctly, you wouldn t need the filter. The problem is finding the wiring problem. It may be a problem with your aftermarket equipment wiring or a wiring problem with the OEM equipment. There may be a bad connection somewhere...

Car Stereos: amp, watts rms, rms
watts rms, rms, amps: Mark, there are many diiferent amps for many different applications. The best one for you may not be the best one for someone else. I can suggest that 300 watts rms will be too loud to actually sit in the car while the stereo is turned up. If you explain...

Car Stereos: amp problem?, farad capacitor, ohm subs
farad capacitor, ohm subs, mono amplifier: Hi Tyson, Your amplifier requires a minimum impedance of 4 ohms when you re using it in bridged mode. When you combine two 4-ohm subs in parallel, you end up with a 2-ohm load at the amplifier. This results in the amplifier shutting down from over-current....

Car Stereos: amp and speaker, rockford fosgate punch, dual voice coil
rockford fosgate punch, dual voice coil, watts rms: Hi Chris, The P1000-1BD is a very good amplifier if you re planning to use it with a 1-ohm load. It would be a good match with a pair of dual voice coil, 4-ohm subwoofers, such as Alpine s Type R or Rockford Fosgate P3 s. You d want to wire both subs with...

Car Stereos: amplifiers, jeep grand cherokee, using a digital multimeter
jeep grand cherokee, using a digital multimeter, blown fuse: Hi Sid, If you re using an adapter harness to connect the new radio to the stock plugs, be sure the blue wire in the adapter harness is connected to the blue/white wire from your head unit. You can find the amplifier under the rear seat. You can test...

Car Stereos: amps, watts rms, ohm loads
watts rms, ohm loads, mono amps: Hi Austin, I m assuming you have two subs. Each sub is rated at 4 ohms, so if you combine the wires in parallel, you ll end up with a 2-ohm load at the amplifier. That s why your Jensen amp tended to overheat--most 2-channel amps shouldn t be used with...

Car Stereos: audio for 04 expedition, wireless headphones, roadtrip
wireless headphones, roadtrip, pods: Lori, Those players are usually pretty simple. You play the dvd and the plug should play in the headphones. You may need to adjust the volume of the player up, but other than that they should work. If they dont, someone probably shorted out the plug somehow....

Car Stereos: audio system blew fuse?, fusible link wires, mercury cougar
fusible link wires, mercury cougar, fusible links: Kevin, Along with the fuses located under the dash, which should all be checked; there are fuses under the hood and fusible links under the hood. These other fuses and links usually do not blow from overpowering them. Usually, they blow from shorts to...

Car Stereos: Bose system for 2003 yukno danali, rear pillar, gm dealer
rear pillar, gm dealer, factory radio: Hi Dennis, I can t give you any good information on getting the stock system working again (still less the seat warmers) but I can advise you on installing after-market equipment. It wouldn t be too tough to install a new head unit (the factory radio...

Car Stereos: best amp, watts rms, champion series
watts rms, champion series, m1000: Hi Robert, You might want to consider driving your subs with two separate amplifiers, instead of one. It s a lot easier finding an amplifier that can deliver 1000 watts RMS at 2 ohms than 2000 watts RMS at 1 ohm. For example, Alpine s MRP-M1000 amplifier...

Car Stereos: Cadillac CTS 2005, cadillac cts, subwoofer output
cadillac cts, subwoofer output, channel amp: Hi Steve, Sounds like you ve got the right idea: the SNI-45T should work perfectly in this case, and the factory subwoofer wiring is the right spot to connect it. If there are only two wires going to the factory sub, you can combine the LOC s positive...

Car Stereos: Car amplifier installation, car amplifier installation, ford taurus
car amplifier installation, ford taurus, 1995 ford taurus: Hi Brandon, I don t think the 95 Taurus will be the same as the 2002; the Taurus went through a complete re-design for the 96 model year. Unfortunately, I haven t done enough amps in early Taurus models to have a good idea how to run through the firewall....

Car Stereos: Car Speaker Noise, toyota avalon, noise question
toyota avalon, noise question, radio problem: Jerry, There are aftermarket speakers that will fit in the factory positions. You can go to crutchfield.com and fill in your car, and they will show you what speakers are available for your car. Also, If you go to your local mobile electronics store, they...

Car Stereos: Car Stereo, side speakers, factory radio
side speakers, factory radio, rear speaker: Hi James, From what you re describing, it sounds like there s an internal problem with the head unit. I don t think you re dealing with a loose wire or defective speakers, assuming that both speakers failed at exactly the same time. Of course, it s possible...

Car Stereos: Car stereo for new style silverado, rca cables, amplifier installation
rca cables, amplifier installation, line output converter: Hi Evan, You need a standard amplifier installation kit including a power and ground wiring, fuse and fuse holder, RCA cables and speaker wire. In addition, you ll need a device called a line output converter. This allows you to make a connection to the...

Car Stereos: Car stereo rear speakers not working after battery died., blown fuse, rear speakers
blown fuse, rear speakers, car stereo: Hi Tabitha, A blown fuse shouldn t cause the problem you re having. I can see a blown fuse resulting in a completely dead head unit, or even a loss of all sound; but there s no fuse that controls the rear speakers alone (unless you have a single amplifier...

Car Stereos: car audio, amp alternator, poor circulation
amp alternator, poor circulation, audio pipe: Hi Jay, The amp going into protection is one of two things: overheating, or the impedance is off. Take a multimeter, and test the impedance across the subwoofers. It should be equal to or HIGHER than what the amplifier is rated to handle stably. If...

Car Stereos: car stereo, mitsubishi diamonte, wont drain
mitsubishi diamonte, wont drain, memory wire: Robert, If the yellow wire is connected properly, and your battery is being drained, your radio has a malfunction. The yellow wire does not normally draw enough power to drain the battery. To keep the yellow wire from draining the battery, you could hook...

Car Stereos: car stereo, ohm load, 4 ohm speakers
ohm load, 4 ohm speakers, channel amps: Hi Vernon, You can connect as many speakers to an amplifier as you want, provided you remember three things: First, you can t go below the amplifier s minimum impedance rating, so you ll need to know how to calculate the impedance of multiple speakers....

Car Stereos: car stereo and 6x9, car stereo, resistance
car stereo, resistance, speakers: Luke, you are probably hooking them up incorrectly causing an unstable resistance in your system. If you are just splicing off existing speakers, that is probably the case. To fix the problem, Unhook the negative from the original speaker and connect it...

Car Stereos: car stereo...codes, step dad, code input
step dad, code input, radio systems: Hi, Unfortunately, you ll probably need to talk to a dealer. This is an extremely common issue in vehicles with anti-theft radio systems; when they lose power, they need to have a code input before they ll work again. The code would have come with the...

Car Stereos: car stereo installation, car stereo installation, radio harness
car stereo installation, radio harness, factory radio: Hi Jay, The after-market deck s yellow power wire should be connected to a constant power source; the red wire is meant to be connected to the switched power lead. If you can t get the new radio to power up, you might want to check the vehicle fuses; the...

Car Stereos: car stereo not working, jvc car stereo, factory stereo
jvc car stereo, factory stereo, power wires: Ian, how do you know what color wires are for what speakers? How do you know any of the wire colors? A wire harness adapter tells you what each of the wires is for, so you connect them properly. Without the adapter, you need a wiring diagram of your cars...

Car Stereos: chrysler, chrysler voyager 2005, chrysler factory
chrysler voyager 2005, chrysler factory, chrysler voyager: Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have accidentally shorted out your aftermarket unit. Take the aftermarket one into a repair shop and have it tested. You probably left a blue wire uncovered and it touched a piece of metal behind the radio somewhere....

Car Stereos: Dodge Ram 1500 2007, dodge ram 1500, amp trigger
dodge ram 1500, amp trigger, dodge rams: Hi Jason, Newer Dodge Rams do not have any amp trigger wire; if there s a factory amp equipped, it s controlled through the vehicle s data bus system. I don t know what your green/red wire is, but it s not an amp remote. It s not a radio accessory power...

Car Stereos: dolby stereo, number six, leg work
number six, leg work, serial number: Cindy, It sounds like you have done the leg work, and not been given good help. That is unfortunate. I would suggest calling the dealer s service department back and get instructions on the proper procedure to get the code put into the radio correctly. ...

Car Stereos: Focal K2 165 KBE, pioneer avic d3, alpine amplifier
pioneer avic d3, alpine amplifier, ohm speaker: Hi Shane, While it s possible to run all three sets of speakers from the Alpine amplifier, there are (again) some disadvantages in doing so--or, more precisely, you won t be able to take advantage of the crossover feature of the amplifier. It looks like...

Car Stereos: Ford Taurus 2003 Wire Installation Question (Sound System), amplifier installation, ford taurus
amplifier installation, ford taurus, rca inputs: Hi Justin, A 2003 Taurus probably isn t the first car I d pick to teach myself how to do an amplifier installation, but there are a few tricks I can pass along. First of all, don t worry about the effect of the LOC on the rear speakers. A line output...

Car Stereos: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom, detachable face plate, buick lesabre
Car Stereos: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom, detachable face plate, buick lesabre, factory radio

Car Stereos: low starter charge, good battery, watt rms, rms
Car Stereos: low starter charge, good battery, watt rms, rms, gauge

Car Stereos: VRVD630 CD/dvd player trouble, brake
Car Stereos: VRVD630 CD/dvd player trouble, brake

Car Stereos: factory amp location, amp plug, factory speakers
amp plug, factory speakers, 9volt battery: Hi Vic, Which Axxess harness are you using? Generally, a deck installation harness won t bypass a factory amp--bypassing the amp means connecting the speakers directly to the new head unit. This usually can t be done at the head unit location; you d have...

Car Stereos: ford sync system, line output converters, sync system
line output converters, sync system, factory speakers: Hi Lee, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. You shouldn t have any problem using line output converters to install an after-market amp and speakers with your Sync head unit. By the time the audio signal reaches the speaker outputs, all...

Car Stereos: what happen!!!!, dodge ram 1500, fuse box
dodge ram 1500, fuse box, memory wire: Hi Matt, I m not sure what caused your problem, but I d definitely double-check the fuses. The dome light failure is a clue, because often the radio s memory wire and the dome light circuit are powered through the same fuse. According to my information,...

Car Stereos: hard wiring chevy trailblazer, digital control signals, seatbelt reminder
digital control signals, seatbelt reminder, 2004 chevy trailblazer: Hi Michael, I always recommend using the proper wire harness for any head unit installation. An adapter harness helps prevent all sorts of problems, and makes radio replacement and troubleshooting much easier later on. Your problem is caused by the...

Car Stereos: head unit instalation, gmrc, factory radio
gmrc, factory radio, accessory power: Hi Mike, What wire harness are you using in the Cavalier? The 2000+ Cavalier has some oddities that make a head unit installation more challenging, or at least more expensive. One issue is that there s no key-switched accessory power connection in the...

Car Stereos: head unit troubleshooting, geo prizm, external amplifier
geo prizm, external amplifier, speaker outputs: Hi David, I m pretty certain you won t find a factory amplifier in a 94 Prizm, so it definitely sounds like the head unit s amplifier is defective. It s possible that the RCA pre-outs are still working normally, so you might be able to use an external...

Car Stereos: hook up, rca plug, moniter
rca plug, moniter, buil: Dan, I am sure you can wire it to your aftermarket head unit. If your aftermarket head unit has a video output, your should be able to wire an rca plug to connect the two. It may take some professional wiring to get it done, but it will work. Hope this...

Car Stereos: Infinity Gold cd player, jeep grand cherokee, infinity gold
jeep grand cherokee, infinity gold, track 0: Glenn, you have a couple of options, if you want to keep your current radio. First, you can try using a cd lens cleaning disc to clean the lens of your cd player. Sometimes, this will work. More often than not, it does not work. Then, the radio will need...

Car Stereos: Install car stereo, ford wiring harness, pioneer head unit
ford wiring harness, pioneer head unit, pioneer stereo: Hi Art, It should be a pretty easy replacement, but you won t be able to just unplug the old Pioneer head unit and plug in the new one; Pioneer has changed its plug design two or three times in the past 7 years. You ll also need to remove the old Pioneer...

Car Stereos: Install in Hyundai XG350, hyundai xg350, added resistance
hyundai xg350, added resistance, poor materials: You saved yourself a headache by doing that. As far as hissing noise, there are a couple of things that would cause this. First is the ground wire. It must be as large as the power wire, as short as possible, and securely connected to a good ground point....

Car Stereos: Installing a CD player in a 94 Lincoln, subwoofer amp, rca cables
subwoofer amp, rca cables, mono amplifier: Hi Dre, Are you saying that you cut the thick gray cable (terminating in the small, square 8-pin plug) that carries the audio signals to the factory amplifier? If so, then there are a couple ways to proceed. You certainly don t need to replace the factory...

Car Stereos: Installing an am/fm/cd receiver, stock radio, factory radio
stock radio, factory radio, wire nuts: Hi Tom, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. I m not sure what part of the installation you need help with; the Grand Am should be a fairly easy car. You ll need a mounting kit, wire harness adapter, and antenna adapter. The mounting kit...

Car Stereos: Intalling Amp & Subs using line level converter in 08 Altima with Bose, 2008 nissan altima, nissan altima
2008 nissan altima, nissan altima, line output converter: Hi Mike, A line output converter will always work if it s placed between the factory amplifier and speaker; it doesn t matter if the amplifier is located in the stock head unit, like your last car, or if it s located in the trunk. You just need to make...

Car Stereos: Intermittent power loss 2001 Suburban radio, amp fuse, power fuse
amp fuse, power fuse, fuse box: Hi Gil, I agree with your guess on the source of your problem, and my fix would be exactly the one you ve described. The main power fuse for your radio should be located in the engine compartment fuse box; it s a 15-amp fuse and will be labeled Radio...

Car Stereos: Jenson BT1611i installation in a 97 Honda Civic, fuse box, yellow wires
fuse box, yellow wires, honda civic: Hi Jesse, It sounds like you may not be getting power on the accessory power wire; this is the red wire in the Jensen plug. You can test it with a voltmeter to see if there s voltage present when the key is on. If it s connected properly, but not powering...

Car Stereos: jeep radio, jeep grand cherokee, infinity system
jeep grand cherokee, infinity system, rca outputs: Hi Paul, If you use a standard Chrysler wire harness to connect the new head unit to the factory radio plugs, then you ll be connecting the head unit s speaker outputs to the factory amplifier s high level inputs. In this case, all you need to do is connect...

Car Stereos: Locating wires, rear cargo area, trailblazer ext
rear cargo area, trailblazer ext, wire colors: Hi Ralph, To answer your question, I d need to know whether your Trailblazer is equipped with a Bose factory sound system, and whether it has rear seat audio controls. If you have the Bose system, you won t find any useful wires at the back of the head...

Car Stereos: LS Stereo, lincoln ls, logical problem
lincoln ls, logical problem, freaks: Sean, the only logical problem that I can see would be a sticky button. Perhaps one of the buttons got some pop spilled on it or something and it is just a little sticky. If you check them, and they are all free moving, the problem is probably internal,...

Car Stereos: lincoln amplifier wiring, wire colors, lincoln continental
wire colors, lincoln continental, factory stereo: Justin, I do not have model specific information, because there are so many makes and models out there, it would be impossible to know them all. Instead, I would suggest going to modifiedlife.com and search for your car s wiring diagram or goto an online...

Car Stereos: low starter charge, good battery, watts rms, 1600 watt amp
watts rms, 1600 watt amp, wirin: Erica, Amps are not all rated properly. If you had an amp that put out 1600 rms watts, you would not be able to sit in it when it is cranked up. Actually, about 300 watts will give you a splitting headache in just a few minutes. Most cars that you hear...

Car Stereos: Monsoon AM/FM with 6 disc in dash cd changer, santa fe hyundai, salvage yard
santa fe hyundai, salvage yard, aftermarket stereo: Debbie, Unfortunately, once the cd player mechanisms get messed up and cause problems like this, htere is not much that can be done with them. Some good repair shops can repair them to work properly, but the cost is around $150 - $200. They can, also, retrieve...

Car Stereos: Monsoon problems, fuse boxes, power fuse
fuse boxes, power fuse, blown fuse: Unfortunately, the only ideas I have at this point are fairly unlikely. In most cars, I d suggest that you d look for the radio s accessory power fuse; that s the fuse that supplies power when you turn the key on. However, in your Grand Am there is no such...

Car Stereos: MTX Thunder TS5512D, watts rms, mono amplifiers
watts rms, mono amplifiers, mono amplifier: Hi Nick, The subwoofer is rated for 600 watts RMS at 2 ohms, so it should work well with any mono amplifier rated for 300-600 watts RMS at 2 ohms. There are many, many amps in this power range to choose from; there s not any one amplifier that will do...

Car Stereos: OEM amp replacement, salvage yard, lincoln navigator
salvage yard, lincoln navigator, stereo shop: Shaun, unfortunately, you won t find an aftermarket amp with the same plug. The plug is an OEM part only. You can contact a local salvage yard or look on ebay for an OEM amplifier to replace your broken one. You can pay to have your repaired for around...

Car Stereos: Panasonic DVD entertainment package, chev tahoe, tahoe z71
chev tahoe, tahoe z71, panasonic dvd: Steve, you should try using a lens cleaning dvd, and see if it cleans the player up enough to use it. Otherwise, you are going to have to have the player professionally cleaned. That error means it can not read the dvd. If the dvd is good, then the lens...

Car Stereos: Power cable through Firewall of S10, self tapping screw, interior paneling
self tapping screw, interior paneling, 2001 chevrolet s10: Hi Rob, When I m running wire through the firewall in an S10, whether I m going through the driver s side or the passenger side, I usually end up drilling a new hole. The driver s side is easier; there s not really a plug or anything at the clutch plate,...

Car Stereos: Power Relay In Harness, stock radio, factory radio
stock radio, factory radio, aftermarket radio: Hi Jamie, The issue isn t really as simple as a relay; the problem is that the factory radio is activated with a digital signal from the vehicle s data bus system, instead of a key-switched power wire. The new head unit needs a switched power wire, but...

Car Stereos: Python 413 Remote Starter, hyundai xg350l, remote starters
hyundai xg350l, remote starters, remote starter: Hi Nicole, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. The best thing to do would be to take it back to the place you had the system installed. I don t think the remote starter is defective, but it might need to be re-programmed. Unfortunately,...

Car Stereos: pioneer car cd/dvd player touch screen, internal amplifier, rca outputs
internal amplifier, rca outputs, channel amplifier: Hi Keith, I can t say for sure what the problem is with your player; car audio repair isn t really my specialty. However, I d suspect the internal amplifier is failing. This might mean that you could still use the unit with a separate 4-channel amplifier....

Car Stereos: No power, many different reasons, aftermarket radio
many different reasons, aftermarket radio, acura tl: Damien, there are many different reasons why the radio is not working. It may have gotten shorted internally, and will need repaired. It may have blown a fuse or fusible link somewhere causing it to not get power. A wire may have gotten disconnected somewhere....

Car Stereos: no power to head unit, cigarette lighter, stock radio
cigarette lighter, stock radio, factory radio: Hi, I can tell you that the new head unit definitely should have a yellow wire, and it won t work without that connection. The yellow wire is the main power connection. If it s missing from the Jensen plug, you ll probably need a replacement plug before...

Car Stereos: python 450 esp remote starter, programming routine, remote starter
programming routine, remote starter, python: Hi Kevin, It shouldn t be necessary to reprogram the remote starter after the battery is disconnected. Can you tell me exactly what problem you re having? Is the unit completely unresponsive, or does it just fail to start? If you can send me a follow-up,...

Car Stereos: radio wont work in truck, check fuse, blown fuses
check fuse, blown fuses, fuse box: Hi Steven, It sounds like you have one or more blown fuses in the vehicle fuse box. Check fuse #1 and #8 in the fuse box under the driver s side dash. However, this wouldn t explain the power windows not working. There shouldn t be any wires behind the...

Car Stereos: AM reception, antenna amplifier, suzuki sx4
antenna amplifier, suzuki sx4, fm reception: Hi Paul, It s hard to say exactly where the problem lies, but if I had to guess, I d say the factory head unit is defective. The only other possibility is a defective antenna, but I m doubtful that there s an antenna problem that would completely kill...

Car Stereos: remote wire for amp install in 2009 gmc sierra 1500 crew cab, line output converters, gmc sierra
line output converters, gmc sierra, gm trucks: Hi Jake, The only wire I ve ever found in these trucks that will turn on and off with the ignition is the pink wire at the brake switch. In the new full-size GM trucks, the brakes lights only work when the key is on, so the power wire at the brake switch...

Car Stereos: replacing monsoon car stereo in grand am, quality rca, speaker wiring
quality rca, speaker wiring, couple friends: Hi Mat, Yes, you re likely looking at new wiring since the hookups you re going to do are likely to be incompatible with the wiring that s there. As for wiring brand name, don t waste your money on Monster or JL. Some reasonable quality RCA or equivalent...

Car Stereos: replacing monsoon stereo system in grand am gt, monsoon stereo, good speakers
monsoon stereo, good speakers, stereo manufacturers: Mat, Unless your radio does not have the features that you like, or is not working properly, I would suggest keeping it. Most OEM stereos are high dollar units made by the top Stereo manufacturers around the world. A cheap replacement will not sound as...

Car Stereos: Sony Xplod Amp, sony xplod amp, brass screw
sony xplod amp, brass screw, thread pitch: Hi Steven, I don t know of a web site that sells replacement screws for amp power terminals, which is surprising since quite a few amplifiers end up missing them over time. When I m in need of a replacement amp screw, I just go to a hardware store and...

Car Stereos: No Sound From Speakers, internal amplifier, dc resistance
internal amplifier, dc resistance, speaker output: Hi Herb, There s no speaker fuse, but some of these vehicles are equipped with factory amplifiers. In the Camry, most installers bypass the factory amp when installing a new head unit; it s very easy to do, because bypass plugs are available in the radio...

Car Stereos: Speaker Noise / Alternator Whine, chevy silverado, rca cables
chevy silverado, rca cables, alpine head unit: Hi Don, As you re finding, noise problems like this can be very difficult to track down. With modern car audio equipment, engine noise problems due to grounding issues are fairly rare; today s manufacturers have learned to isolate the audio signal ground...

Car Stereos: STEREO POPPING, electrical surges, volt system
electrical surges, volt system, windshield wipers: First, be sure there is a fuse within one foot of the battery on your power wire. Second, double check your ground wire. The ground wire should be as large as the power wire, and it should be as short as possible to the nearest ground point. Be sure all...

Car Stereos: Stereo Problem, sony xplod cd player, chevy silverado
sony xplod cd player, chevy silverado, radio harness: Hi Jessie, There are two power wires at the back of your CD player; one s red, and one s yellow. The yellow wire needs to be connected to a voltage source that has power at all times, while the red wire needs to be connected to a power source that shuts...

Car Stereos: Stereo settings, sony xplod, rca jacks
sony xplod, rca jacks, rear speakers: David, Sorry it took so long to answer your follow-up question. To be honest, you can really adjust these settings to whatever sounds best to you. You won t damage the amp or the sub with the wrong settings; feel free to experiment if you want. ...

Car Stereos: Swapping Decks, 2004 chevy trailblazer, 2007 chevy suburban
2004 chevy trailblazer, 2007 chevy suburban, chevy trailblazer: Hi Brian, Sorry, but the mounting brackets, radio plugs, and data bus systems are completely different in the 04 Trailblazer and the 07 Suburban; the Trailblazer uses GM s Class II data bus system, rather than the newer LAN system. Even if you were swapping...

Car Stereos: sony xplod car cd player, sony cd changers, hd radio tuner
sony cd changers, hd radio tuner, sony head units: Hi Stephanie, In a Sony deck, the Bus Audio input is used with Sony CD changers or other Sony add-on devices. If you added a CD changer or HD radio tuner, for example, it would come with a control cable that plugs into the changer control port, and a set...

Car Stereos: no sound, magnatude, factory radio
magnatude, factory radio, rear speakers: Joe, There are a magnatude of things that may be the problem. I would double check and be sure there is a good tight ground secured to the car body. If it still doesn t work you may need to take it to a repair shop and see if it is still fundtioning properly....

Car Stereos: static noise, internal amplifier, external amplifier
internal amplifier, external amplifier, static noise: Hi Allan, Unfortunately, I don t have any likely suggestions for a quick fix here. From your description, it sounds like the head unit s internal amplifier has been overloaded. (I m assuming your speakers are connected to a head unit, rather than an external...

Car Stereos: stereo, blown fuses, blown fuse
blown fuses, blown fuse, stock ford: It sounds like a loose wire somewhere. If not a loose wire, then there is a blown fuse somewhere. If no blown fuses, the amp may have shorted internally. You may want to have it tested, if all connections have been verified. Hope this helps, Scot...

Car Stereos: Trying to wire a XD1222 sterio into a 95 F150, blown fuses, wire colors
blown fuses, wire colors, factory radio: Hi William, This is the purpose of a wiring harness adapter. You can buy this at any car audio store (and most discount stores). A wire harness adapter fits the factory radio plugs in your truck, and it has color-coded wires that will match the colors...

Car Stereos: terios 2003 removing the original radio, daihatsu terios, original radio
daihatsu terios, original radio, time hope: Amanda, It is impossible for me to keep records for specific models to answer these questions. I would recommend searching for an online forum about your make and model car. There should be someone on that site that knows all about wiring up a new radio...

Car Stereos: toyota hiace, using a multimeter, wire colors
using a multimeter, wire colors, toyota models: Hi Richard, Sorry, but my resources for wiring information only cover vehicles sold in the North American market. We don t have the Hiace here, so I don t have a source for wire colors. If you d like to submit a follow-up question with a list of the...

Car Stereos: tv monitor, universal hope, rca jacks
universal hope, rca jacks, video input: Hi Jody, As long as the monitor has a standard type of video input jack--either component RCA jacks, or a single 3.5mm A/V jack-- then the monitor and player should work together. With car audio/video components, you don t usually need to stick with...

Car Stereos: VRVD630 CD/dvd player trouble, internal amplifier, pontiac grand prix
internal amplifier, pontiac grand prix, rca jacks: Hi Matt, Just to be sure, you should inspect the wiring at the back of the unit; make sure none of the speaker wires connections are bare, and that the wires don t have any pinched spots. Sometimes if wires get trapped behind the deck when you push it...

Car Stereos: XD1222 am/fm/CD Receiver, price target, power amplifier
price target, power amplifier, installation error: Hi Gerry, I don t have any experience with this particular model, but just from the look of it, I suspect the manufacturer made some design compromises to get you a head unit with a USB connection and an extremely low price point. For example, the rated...

Car Stereos: 1999 Volks Wolfsberg edition, stereo problem, antenna wire, radio works
antenna wire, radio works, cd changer: Kelli, Since the AM still works, then the power end of system is working fine. I would guess that perhaps the antenna wire has come loose, or has gotten broke internally. I would have the wire and connection checked to make sure they are working properly,...

Car Stereos: 1ohm vs. 4ohm load, power supply voltage, ohm load
power supply voltage, ohm load, storage capacitors: Hi Bryan, The load impedance determines how much the subwoofer system resists the power that s being generated by the amplifier. In most cases, an amplifier can produce more power when it s being used with a 1-ohm load than it can when it s used with a...

Car Stereos: 2000 Ford Taurus stereo, seatbelt light, rotary knobs
seatbelt light, rotary knobs, ford taurus: Hi Pat, 2000-2006 should be correct. If you re looking at a unit that combines the radio and climate controls, then the connections should be the same for any Taurus after 2000 (with some exceptions, which I ll detail below). With the newest Taurus models,...

Car Stereos: 2000 maxima amp setup, self tapping screw, rubber grommet
self tapping screw, rubber grommet, clutch plate: Hi Shawn, Unfortunately, I haven t worked on enough Maxima s to know the firewall layout by heart, so I can t give you very specific information. All I can do is give you some general advice that works for most cars. I ve done hundreds of amp installations,...

Car Stereos: 2000 monte carlo, hex screws, knee panel
hex screws, knee panel, fuse box: Hi Carrie, To remove the factory radio in this car, you have to take off the entire dash panel that goes around the radio, climate controls and instrument panel. Start with the plastic panel just above the pedals. You ll find a couple little spring...

Car Stereos: 2001 BUICK LESABRE, dc volts, metal bolt
dc volts, metal bolt, www pac: Hi Joe, Here s a link to a set of instructions for the SWI-Jack, specifically for your car: http://www.pac-audio.com/swixprogramming/showstepbystepprintfriendly.asp?InterfaceChecked=2&RadioGroupPioneer=0&mmSearch=Buick&Submit2=Search%20Vehicles&ID=283...

Car Stereos: 2001 yukon, sony xplod, power antenna
sony xplod, power antenna, antenna wire: Hi Corey, If the Yukon is equipped with a factory amp and sub, the stock amplifier should be located behind the glove box. If your truck is equipped with the stock Bose audio system, the same amplifier runs the subs and all the rest of the speakers;...

Car Stereos: 2002 Jeep Liberty, pioneer deh, sirius radio
pioneer deh, sirius radio, channel amplifier: Hi Heather, Sorry about the delay in answering this question. The tricky thing about the front speakers in the Liberty is that the factory speaker has an amplifier attached. Each front door speaker has a 3-channel amplifier that drives the front speaker,...

Car Stereos: 2003 Cadillac CTS, 2003 cadillac cts, cadillac cts
2003 cadillac cts, cadillac cts, cadillac: Hi April, The parking brake wire in your Cadillac should be light blue; you can usually find the wire connected directly to a switch built into the parking brake assembly. I m not sure what you mean by unconnecting the wire. Can you tell me what you...

Car Stereos: 2006 GMC Envoy, rear cargo area, line output converter
rear cargo area, line output converter, amp plug: Hi Teddy, You can certainly connect an amplifier and subwoofer to the factory audio system. To do this, you ll need an amplifier that s equipped with speaker level or high level inputs, or you ll need a device called a line output converter. Either way,...

Car Stereos: 2008 150 radio removal, pin hook, cotter pin
pin hook, cotter pin, ford vehicles: Hi Cody, You won t find any new Ford vehicles with the front-loaded, easy-to-remove radios like the one in your old truck. In your new F150, the radio is held in place with four screws, accessible once you remove the plastic dash panel that goes around...

Car Stereos: 2008 dodge 2500 stereo wire code, 2008 dodge 2500, model truck
2008 dodge 2500, model truck, manual windows: I would go to www.modifiedlife.com and do a search for a truck that is your year or near that year, and it should give you the correct wiring diagram. If that doesn t work, you can goto an online forum that discusses your make and model truck and they should...

Car Stereos: 2010 dodge power wagon, dodge power wagon, replacement speaker
dodge power wagon, replacement speaker, basslink: Hi Bob, I think your best option is to add a separate amplifier/subwoofer combo, instead of trying to work within the confines of the factory system. One possibility is Infinity s Basslink; this is a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier, designed especially...

Car Stereos: Aftermarket Radio Advice, pioneer head units, pioneer head unit
pioneer head units, pioneer head unit, mind though that: Hi Glen, Many Pioneer head units will give you the front and rear auxiliary inputs you re seeking, if you use an adapter piece. Most Pioneer decks include a front auxiliary input jack; and any Pioneer head unit with a P in the model number has the capacity...

Car Stereos: Amp, caddilac cts, output volume
caddilac cts, output volume, volume adjustment: Hi Joe, I think it s more likely that the problem is in the factory amplifier. Here s why: in most CTS models, the factory Bose amplifier is digitally controlled and uses a fixed audio signal between the head unit and the amplifier. When you turn up the...

Car Stereos: aftermarket CD player won't work, mitsubishi diamante, rca output
mitsubishi diamante, rca output, rca outputs: Hi Brandon, It sounds like your Diamante is equipped with a factory Infinity audio system. If so, there s a factory amplifier located in the trunk. If you re installing a new head unit, then you ll either need to bypass the amp by extending the stock...

Car Stereos: amp and sub install/2003 chevy tahoe w/bose system and factory dvd, amp trigger, bose system
amp trigger, bose system, rca cables: Hi Sam, To install an after-market amplifier with the factory Bose audio system, you ll want to use a device called a line output converter. This connects to the stock speaker wiring, and converts the audio signal to a low-level output that can be connected...

Car Stereos: amplifier, channel amplifier, amps
channel amplifier, amps, speakers: Charlie, most amps tell you how to bridge the two channels. Of all the ones that I have wired, most of them require using the positive of one channel and the negative of the other channel to connect to the speakers. Otherwise, find out what it takes to bridge...

Car Stereos: what amplifier to buy??, watts rms, channel amp
watts rms, channel amp, rear speakers: Hi Ali, Unless you have an additional pair of speakers you haven t mentioned, you don t really need a 5-channel amp like the XTA600.5. If you re just running the 6x9 s and the sub, your best option would be a 4-channel amp, not a 5 channel. With a 4-channel...

Car Stereos: avalon, jbl system, ebay
jbl system, ebay, carid: Hi Luis, The PA15TOY iPod adapter should work with the Toyota radio/CD changer you ve selected. However, the radio is designed for use with the factory JBL audio system. If your Avalon isn t equipped with the JBL system, then the new radio won t work...

Car Stereos: avh-p3100, chevy blazer, size blazer
chevy blazer, size blazer, double din head unit: Hi Erik, The factory radio in your Blazer is a 1.5-DIN, not a full double-DIN. If you remove the factory pocket under the radio, you probably have enough room for a double-DIN to fit (except for depth); but to my knowledge, there s no adapter kit made...

Car Stereos: Best amp for my situation.., ohm load, rockford fosgate
ohm load, rockford fosgate, monoblock amp: Bryan, The setup sounds great. I can see your dissappointment in the lack of power compared to the 1 ohm setup. Unfortunately, there is not an easy answer to the problem. Either you unwire one of the voice coils and make it a 2 ohm system, which your amp...

Car Stereos: Bose stereo partially working, memory buttons, model gm
memory buttons, model gm, cant switch: Dell, Unfortunately, late model GM s have had issues with the quality of the radios. Most have loose connectors that cause sound loss. Some have other issues due to loose internal boards, which is what I would guess is your problem. There is some loose...

Car Stereos: Before I Buy, cd mp3 player, mp3 player sd
cd mp3 player, mp3 player sd, razor style: Hi, The head unit should fit into the radio cavity, although you ll want to use a mounting adapter kit like Metra s 95-2009. However, the dash panel opening may be a bit small for the motorized faceplate on the head unit you ve chosen. Generally, in most...

Car Stereos: bmw z3 stereo, sony stereos, bmw z3
sony stereos, bmw z3, alpine head unit: No, there is no factual information that makes an Alpine work better or easier than a Sony. Actually, Sony is a good brand. Although I have not had an instance where the radio works and the cd player does not, I have had problems with Sony Stereos. Most...

Car Stereos: bridge, audio terminology, model numbers
audio terminology, model numbers, single channel: Hi Charlie, I m not sure I understand your question. In car audio terminology, bridging means combining two amplifier channels into a single channel with more power. Two different speakers can usually be wired together on a single amplifier channel;...

Car Stereos: Car head unit, vauxhall corsa, wiring loom
vauxhall corsa, wiring loom, radio harness: Hi Tom, I m hampered by the fact that I don t have a good source for UK wiring diagrams. North American vehicles are a bit different; we don t use the ISO-type plugs that are common in Europe, so just about every head unit installation requires an adapter...

Car Stereos: Car Sterio & Dash Lights, pioneer cd player, blown fuse
pioneer cd player, blown fuse, fuse box: Hi Rebecca, The most likely source of the problem is a blown fuse in the vehicle s fuse box. If there s nothing to connect to the orange wire in the adapter harness, you need to make sure that wire is taped off. Otherwise it can touch a metal part in...

Car Stereos: cant fade front speakers, kicker cvr, audio amp
kicker cvr, audio amp, rear channels: Michael, It definitely sounds like a wiring problem. If I had to guess, you have all your door speakers hooked up to the rear channels. Just take your time and go through the whole wiring for the sterer.. I am sure you will find it. Hope this helps, Scot...