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MY FACTORY RADIO VOLUME PROBS

MY FACTORY RADIO WORKS FINE BUT THE SOUND DOES NOT ALWAYS COME OUT OF MY SPEAKERS . I TURN THE VOLUME ALL THE WAY UP AND STILL NOTHING I DRIVE HOME IT WORKS FINE THE NEXT MORNING NO RADIO ..

ITS A DELCO UNIT IN A 2003 SUBURBAN 4WD 5.3 THE BOSE PACKAGE WITH 6 DISK IN DASH CHANGER

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  • illestaries Mar 02, 2009

    WELL I GET NO SOUND NOTHING AT ALL.
    .
    THE AMP IS UNDER THE CENTER COUNSEL AND ALL THE
    WIRES ARE CONNECTED .

    I CHECKED THE DECK AND ALL THE WIRES ARE CONNECTED .

    WHEN IT SITS OVER NIGHT NEXT MORNING I HAVE NO SOUND BUT WHEN I PARKED IT THE NIGHT BEFORE IT WORKED GREAT ...

  • illestaries Mar 02, 2009

    I TIRED IT AND NOTHING ITS WORKING NOW AND ITS 10 DEGREES OUTSIDE .. BUT IT JUST CUTS ON AND OFF WHEN IT WANTS TO THE AMP IS UNDER THE CENTER COUNSEL IN A 03 SUBURBAN HARD TO GET AT IT IF YOU DONT REMOVE THE ARMREST/STORAGE COMPARTMENT WITH LID

  • illestaries Mar 03, 2009

    im seeing other people have this prob so im thinking it maybe more then the deck or the amp i also notice some streeing wheel lights out as well as the light behind the oil pressure i have had amps and decks in minnesota my whole driving life this is just a different type deal i think .

  • greg dagostino Jul 15, 2013

    had the same thing in 08 silverado my speakers would work and then next day they wouldnt. bought 4 new speakers on amazon total 80 dollars for all 4 . they were a/c delco front and rear cost about 222 dollars each.now works fine

  • greg dagostino Jul 15, 2013

    sorry for typo error the speakers were 22 dollars each

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More than likely with a 2003, the speakers that cut out are in the door or doors. Do they cut out of both speakers?

If they cut out of one, then you may have an intermittent speaker ( the wire to the cone becomes partially connected)

If both speakers turn off at the same time and you hear NOTHING on all speakers, then you more than likely have an intermittent connection on the radio itself and probably replacement is probably cheaper than fixing the radio.

One more thing
Factory radios sometimes have an amplifier in them. Sounds funny but they call the Radio in the dash the Head Unit and the amplifier is buried in the dash. You could have a bad amplifier or a loose power connection to it, but that is very unlikely.

Hope this helps.

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    Eric Kirkhuff Mar 02, 2009

    I want to add to this. Based on what your telling me you have a temperature-sensitive or environment-sensitive issue, which means that the circuit board flexes in the daytime and works, and does not when it is cold. Try doing some simple testing. You might be able to bring it back if you can find the amplifier, and tap it with the end of the screwdriver partly turned up. Not loud or your blow it out or shock it to Death.

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  • Eric  Kirkhuff
    Eric Kirkhuff Mar 02, 2009

    Hopefully you have a garage or carport with an extension cord.
    Intermittent is the harddest to pinpoint. With 10 degrees, try this.
    Get a hair dryer, open the compartment armrest so you can get to the case of the amplifier.
    Heat it up as uniformly as possible. It will be cold so it will not be easy. If no change, try heating the radio or head unit from under the dash, if you can. You may have to pull out the units while in place to really heat it up. My guess is one of them will make it come on, and my guess is the amp cause of the heat it gets when listening to it.
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  • Eric  Kirkhuff
    Eric Kirkhuff Mar 09, 2009

    Hmmm, with that new information about the lights and steering column. Maybe you have a factory recall issue. Check with the dealership.

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