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Constast cycling sound from my stereo onlt its intermitent

Can any one tell me why even with the power off my stereo is making a wierd like almost cycling noise.slickslickslcikslickslickslickslicklsick. I have cheked the wires and the amp and batt. the only way i have been able to make it stop is by un plugging the door speaker wires from the amp.

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If the other speakers play after the door speaker wires are disconnected, the problem is likely a speaker wire shorted to the door. If the vehicle had OEM amps and you didn't bypass them, that could also be a problem.

Disconnect the door speaker wires from the amp and check for continuity from the speaker wires to ground. There should be none. Also check the resistance across the speaker wires. They should read approximately the same as the rated impedance of the speakers.

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