I have a 2000 Tahoe and I recently hooked up a Kenwood KDC-X459 CD player and it sounded perfect with my kickers and factory speakers. Until I turned it up a little more than normal and the factory speakers quit working with just my subs working. After about 3 hours when I started my truck up the factory speakers worked again for about 15 minutes they they cut out again. Some people told me to check my wires which I did and still nothing.Any advice on what I need to do? Is it the CD player? HELP!!! Eric
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.
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The fact that your speakers have only one wire, indicates that they are the old negative ground type. You will have to buy new speakers, or try and connect the negative wires of your speaker wires from the radio to the car body (chassis) and try that. Normally you will get a bit of static when you start your engine
There is a good chance that your car has a factory amplified system, it may say premium on the speaker covers if it does. Check to see if you hooked up the bue and blue white wires in the adaptor harness. The blue wires in the adaptor harnesses are to turn on the factory amp.
you have to change the cd read setting it might got set to cd read 2 it needs to be cd read 1 in standby mode press menu button scroll through with track button till you see cd read and set it to cd read 1 if not in standby mode try in cd mode same steps
Currently you have the blue wire from your Kenwood head unit connected to the blue wire in the Chrysler wire harness adapter. You need to disconnect this wire, and reconnect it to the blue/white wire coming from your Kenwood head unit instead. You probably already have the remote wire from your subwoofer amp connected there; both wires need to be attached to the blue/white Kenwood remote output.
Your LHS is equipped with a factory amp. The blue wire in the Chrysler harness activates the amplifier, but it's connected to your Kenwood's power antenna activation output; therefore it's only being turned on when the tuner is selected.