I installed this radio in my boat and I am having problems with it cutting out on me when I have the volume up to 24 and when the bass comes from the music the radio, screen, and sound cuts out with no err messages! I have checked the voltage to the radio and it never goes below 12v, thus it having a new battery and the engine running it still happens. I am pretty experianced when it comes to installing car audio and have checked the wiring numurous times to make sure the connections are correct and they are. I even replaced the speakers with new (2 6.5" JBL)! I think the outputs or the built in amp is bad in the radio itself but I want a suggestion or another solution I can do to try and fix this. I installed it after the warranty expired...
Red ignition wire is coming from a switch
Yellow battery wire is direct to battery
Black is neg wire direct to battery
Front channel is pos and neg to the two 6.5 wired to left and right
Look at page 8 in the user manual. I was having the same problem where the head unit was not producing enough sound out of my speakers so I had to turn up the volume 30+ and it would cut out... Turned to volume offset to the highest possible (+8) on the source that I was using which was aux... now the volume level is blaring in the low to mid 20's
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Any DIN style radio will fit onto the existing cut out.
Stay with Sony CDX family. The connect and color code will be the same.
Do you still has the remote control for this Sony CDX-C5005? This remote has an "ATT" (almost like mute) //// lower left hand button. Aim the remote to the radio and press the ATT button and see is the volume restore to normal. Click HERE (skip to page 6) for a sample picture of the remote.
make sure your wirings are rated to handle the current needed by your radio. You might have a large voltage drop when it is at high volume level because it will draw lots of current. You might need to change the size of your wires to your Clarion. Check the voltage near the radio when it starts to flicker if it goes below the source voltage of 12V. hope this helps
Your head unit is 50 watts X 4 channel maximum power and 21 watts RMS so it's possible that all you need is more power to the speakers. But even 21 watts RMS should be enough for normal speakers. Before investing in an amp, I'd check the speakers and their wiring. Measure the impedance (resistance) at the head unit side to see if they match up.
check your ground wire ..
then check battery has enough charge..
usually fault is in where your stereo is connected to your ground source.. good luck ,if no luck try your checking your speaker wires for a short..
ok , ive found the problem with mine. I checked the voltage between the earth wire on the head unit and the battery in the car. I found that when i turned the headunit up to around 17-20 there was up to 3volts differance, which is when it would cut out. So ive run a new earth wire and she's all sweet . Even the cd player works now.
Mac, I had the same problem, it was the hard wired remote at the Stern. When I unplugged it from the radio, everything came back to life and the radio and CD player are working fine. I'll have to replace the other remote at some point.
Maybe a protection component cutting in. If you have speakers that are too powerful for the radio it may shut down to protect the amplifier from overdriving the speakers. That produces too much heat in the amp chips/transistors and they either have a overload cut out protection circuit or they burn out. Even if the speakers are the stock fitted ones the wattage could be bigger than the amp in the radio can handle. There's probably no way of knowing how powerful the speakers in the truck are but you could try the radio with another set. Max 50 Watts for that radio. If you don't have the manual for it, it's available here: http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Support/Car_Entertainment_Owners_Manuals/#_