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Sound shuts off, sub still works

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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You may have FIE turned on..

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Re: Sound shuts off, sub still works

That is a common problem with this radio, for it can not go to loud without going down in volume or shutting down.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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