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Seakers shorting out... wiring or amplifyer?

My 1999 Honda CR-V has a Kenwood DPX_MP4030 unit in which the speakers are starting to short out. The power to the unit and the display lights seem constant but the sound from all the speakers has started to stop and start intermittently. This seems to not be related to road movement, banging on the dash, etc. For some months now one of my dash speakers has been intermittently coming on for a short time then going off again.
My question: Is the head unit or amplifyer failing or is it just a wiring problem? (or, is there any way to tell?).
I'm just doing research before I dig in there to look at the wiring. But I don't think I could tell if the head unit or amplifyer was failing.
Any thoughts based upon your experience would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. Rich

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  • gopherhockey Mar 08, 2009

    I have the exact same problem as the other guy, with the same kenwood stereo. I had the stereo out last night with every thing connected and was able to duplicate the problem just by tapping n the chassis. I'm taking mine to best buy to get it fixed.


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Sounds like a wiring problem. check the connections on whatever is easier first (radio/speakers) if the connections are good you may have to trace the wires to see if there is a break or short somewhere.

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