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It seems that the sub-woofer doesn't work anymore. When I turn it a little louder the speakers start to crack. Also the display on the head unit is gone. So I can't change any audio settings to troubleshoot this problem.

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  • mmussar Oct 01, 2008

    If it is the sub-woofer being dead do you think the installation of a non stock car radio would have anything to do with it? Also would that have anything to do with the display of the head unit being gone?

  • mmussar Oct 01, 2008

    The sub-woofer was integrated with the radio. Thats what the tech at tweeter said he was gonna do. So I'm pretty sure that the sub is run off the back speakers. Cause there is no amp. I don't think the back speakers are working either now that I think of it. I have a 2003 Acura TL if that helps.

  • mmussar Oct 01, 2008

    Ok thanks. Now would the internal amp in my radio being fried have anything to do with the display not working?

  • mmussar Oct 01, 2008

    Now what would I need to get them working? Would I just need a new sub and my head unit fixed?

  • mmussar Oct 01, 2008

    My sub is a bose. Its my stock sub that came with the car. I'm thinking something fried like you said. Whether its the wires or in the radio itself. The radio is under warranty so i'll just get a new one at no charge. I guess i'll ask the tech about getting an amp. I can afford replacing one thing but not a whole system or anything like that. If the radio's amp was the problem would buying a sub amp solve everything?

  • mmussar Oct 01, 2008

    Yes thats where is is I believe. So what is it exactly I have to replace the amp or the sub?

  • mmussar Oct 01, 2008

    So if I buy a new amp and get my radio re-placed all should work good? Actually better since it would be a better amp.

  • kriscarr71
    kriscarr71 May 03, 2012

    I have a similar problem too. I have the avic-z2 with and external amp and powered sub. The amp powered the front component speakers. It sounded awesome and I was jammin out then all of the sudden the front speakers started popping/cracking and then went out and all i could hear the soft music out of the two rear speakers that are powered only by the head unit. I stopped, restarted the car and now the front speakers work but there is loud background noise/popping/ cracking and the subwoofer does not work. The front speakers work, but don't sound as loud and clear as before. The subwoofer does not work at all and I sent that back under warranty. I could disconnect the rca's from the amp for the component speakers and the cracking and popping stopped, so i am thinking the amp still works, and Like you said, maybe the sub fried my internal amp on the head unit. What do you think?

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Your sub is probably dead.....the sub crackles when you turn it up? Sounds liek you need a new one....if that isnt the case....let me know

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  • Jarrid Crandlemire
    Jarrid Crandlemire Oct 01, 2008

    well did you hook up an amp to the sub or did you run the sub off of the back speakers....? that answer will explain alot to me.

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    Jarrid Crandlemire Oct 01, 2008

    ok thats the reason why your sub and back speakers are having a problem...when you are trying to run a sub off of a radio it puts out high frequency to the sub which is designed for low frequencys only.....that could be a reason why ur sub isnt working....but also another problem is that your internal amplifier in your radio is probably fried because the amp couldnt take the extra ohms....the sub basically popped ur amp (internal) and thats why its not working.

  • Jarrid Crandlemire
    Jarrid Crandlemire Oct 01, 2008

    also thats why your back speakers arent working

  • Jarrid Crandlemire
    Jarrid Crandlemire Oct 01, 2008

    well if the display dont work then your going to want to replace that anyways...and chances are yes that amp probably got to hot causing the display to also get to hot causing the malfunction of the display....you will need a new car radio and if you want to run a sub off of it you will need an amp with the wattage (rms) of the sub. what kind of sub do you have....model #? depending on wattage of the sub amps can vary in price from $150 up to $300 ballpark estimate. also have a pro instal it i recommend best buy...they do a great job. and they know what they are doing. as for the sub i dont think you willneed to replace that as the problem lies with the amp not the sub or back speakers....might want to have the speaker wires checked for shorts because of all the extra heat...wires melt.

  • Jarrid Crandlemire
    Jarrid Crandlemire Oct 01, 2008

    no actually the amp in ur car i believe is located (should be) in btween the rear deck speakers in the trunk at the top...itll be a small box....thats what you nned to replace along with the radio

  • Jarrid Crandlemire
    Jarrid Crandlemire Oct 01, 2008

    the amp.

  • Jarrid Crandlemire
    Jarrid Crandlemire Oct 01, 2008

    exactly...you got it :)

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