Question about Alpine Type-R SWR-1042D Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

Subwoofer not playing

Alrite i got a 10'' Alpine Type R in a seal box with a MRP-M500 amp and i got everything hooked up correctly, remote works, tried 2 different rca's one of witch is brand new the other is a couple months old, the batter wire is good and so is ground and speaker wire. The amp is brand new so is the sub so niether are blown, but nothing is working. The head unit is brand new as well. Wut the hell could be the problem?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • gscata1018 Mar 17, 2010

    tried the fuses, i even tried a new terminal to the box and new speaker wire and still nothing. I even returned my sub and got a an even newer one and still nothing. It doesn't make sense, i dont think i blew n e thing cuz everything is brand new no sound has ever cum through the amp or speaker ever, everything is brnd new and hooked up correctly it just wont play, this problem has been like this for the last 2 + weeks!!! Some one pls help this thing is driving me crazy

  • gscata1018 Mar 22, 2010

    yea the amp is good its brand new out of the box, and at no point were ground and battery touching

  • gscata1018 Mar 26, 2010

    yea everything is brand new out of the box i even returned the speaker and amp and got a new set of both with the new wiring(RCA's, speaker wire, ground, except remote but the amp turns on so it couldnt b the remote. The headunit is brand new and yes the sw setting is ON on the hu....this has been driving me crazy for weeks



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 71 Answers


Posted on Mar 15, 2010

  • Sinewavz Mar 17, 2010

    Have you had the amp tested?

  • Sinewavz Mar 23, 2010

    Is your head unit sub out on (if it has one) ?



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Popping noise

Check the sub with a multimeter. It should read the ohms it is rated at when you hook it to the positive & negative inputs. It its off your coil if bad.

Mar 16, 2013 | Alpine SWR-1241D Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

What is the best amp for one 15" alpine type r?

sub spec 250watts per coil you should be just fine I have 2 typr 15s on orion hcca 2500 1 and it kicks a$$ thats 1000 watts over the rated limits of the subs only shut the amp down once these subs can take a lot more power than they say just use your common sence with the volume and gain levels

Jan 31, 2012 | Alpine Type-R SWR-1242D Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

I need to know how to wire 2 Kicker comp 10" subs

you can find your wiring diagram here

Select from the list shown which describes your amp and subs (ie 2 channel amp with 2 4ohm subs)

Hope this helps and please rate, thanks

Mar 19, 2011 | Alpine MRP-M500 Car Audio Amplifier

3 Answers

I have an alpine MRP-500 amp that used to work great with my 2 10" Type-R subwoofers. Out of nowhere the sound just stopped working and still will not. I had the amp and subs tested and the guy said it was...

  • make sure the subwoofer level is up on the head unit.
  • Make sure the RCA cables are good.
  • Make sure the remote wire is connected and has 12v+ when the head unit is on.
If the remote wire is not turning on the amp, its not going to work. To hot wire it to see if thats the problem, just run 12v+ to the remote jack. That will turn on the amp.

Nov 22, 2009 | Alpine MRP-M500 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Amp light on , but subwoofers stop working after 5 seconds

check sloder conection in amp. if your amp is in trunk it copuld have over heayed and mealted the metal.

Jul 12, 2009 | Alpine MRP-M500 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Equipment not turning on!???

Have you tried checking the remote wire yet? Because it could very possibly be that. Without a remote wire hooked up, you cannot get any power. Try that and see if it works.

Apr 29, 2009 | Alpine MRP-M500 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Alpine MRP-M500

You need to check the Fuse on the Power Wire and check the ground wire to see if has loosened up. Also check Power Wire as well.

Hope you see what you are your looking for! Good Luck!
If you have any more problems let me know.

Thank you for using Fix Ya!

Don't forget to rate the overall satisfaction of this answer!

Jan 10, 2009 | Alpine MRP-M500 Car Audio Amplifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Alpine Type-R SWR-1042D Car Subwoofer Logo

Related Topics:

223 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Alpine Car Audio & Video Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

5013 Answers

Robert Salgado
Robert Salgado

Level 2 Expert

200 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2337 Answers

Are you an Alpine Car Audio and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides