Question about 1997 Dodge Stratus
Im installing a sony xplod cdx-r5715x cd player in a 97 dodge status. i have everything wired in and it seems to work but when i turn on the turn signal, interior light, or when i hit the break or gas pedal, you can only hear very low sound in the front.
I had the same problem.. and I fixed it. The problem is the stock amplifier under the passenger seat.. What happens is you are pushing more amps from the cd player through the amplifier than the amplifier put out in the first place, so the amp acts as a resistor, and for some reason it causes the speakers to cut out when turning signal, brake lights, wipers, or any lights/electrical are applied. The only solution I know is to wire straight from your cd player to the speaker itself.. it's kind of a job but if you like wiring etc. it turns out alright.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
The very low sound, do you mean the Sony's volume goes from normal levels to a reduced level and only in the front speakers?
If this is the case, the first place I would verify is the pwr supply connection. Also, there should be a connection to the interior lighting, meaning that when the headlights are turned on the lighting on the Sony should be turned on. Possible these two wires may be switched.
Or do you hear a low level sound that is included with the normal sound levels from your Sony? If this is the case, you may have a issue with the battery and/or charging system. If you have a large amplifier included with the Sony, there are capacitors that can by purchased at your local electonics shop that will mitigate this sound. AM radios where very bad for this low level noise.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
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