I recently installed this cd player in my car. It came out of another car and was working perfectly. It is hooked to 4 factory speakers and a kicker amp powering a 10" sub. When I turn it up loud (it happens at different loudnesses, but not low) the 4 speakers stop playing but my sub keeps going. I have to shut the head unit off then turn it back on and everything works again. It does this almost constantly. Any ideas?
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check the amp. the "switches" gain,bass boost...etc they might be over powering your subs and heating them up. if those are fine then you mite want to try your subs on another amp...it migt just be that the subs are easily over heating.
mostly because the subs in the back are probley using more amps than the ones in the front in the front should be used mostly for vocals and your bass in the trun so maybe trying to unhook the ones in the front from the sub and just leave then hooked up to the cd player where you can hear the vocals really good and leave your subs in the back hooked up to the amp
Possible solution: Check to make sure your ground connection is connected to metal that is NOT covered in paint. This is not a solid connection and can ruin your amp over time. Simply scrap away the paint and re-connect. This was a problem i ran into recently.
the cd player is bad and you can hook up subs through a rca hook up that you can hook to your speaker wires in the trunk the adapter is like 20 bucks at radio shack or local sound installer or buy an after market cd player cause yours will never work again and run rca's off the back of the radio to your trunk
that is very strange but it could be that when you put the cd in the radio it maybe sending out a quick shot of amplified power I would try disconecting the subs put in a cd let it play a little then plug the subs in while the cd is playing and see if they work if this works you may to get a new radio or put in a switch to turn the subs off or some type of momentary circuit breaker I'm just trying to help I never saw anything like that before good luck........
You most likely have a shorted or damaged speaker, which is causing the internal amp chip to shut down (but does not affect the preamp outputs). A test you can do is to fade to one speaker at a time and turn it up to se if it shuts down. Repeat with each speaker until you find the one that causes the fault. Then replace it.
Hey Eric, I had the same problem with my 2000 GMC Yukon and because of the OnStar connection in these vehicles you must get power to the factory amplifier which can be done by running a relay wire from the blue remote wire or the power antenna wire to either the pink or green wire on the extra pin adapter that you unplugged from the back of the factory unit. Hopefully you have figured this out by now but for future readers this solution should be helpful.