I was wondering if you could help me out with trying to discover the problem with my car stereo. Ever since I replaced my factory radio with what is now 2 store bought cd players, the stereo likes to cut on and off all the time. I have a 92 honda accord EX. If I play my music at a low volume, it tends to stay on longer, but as soon as I turn up the volume the stereo turns on and off repeatedly until I turn the volume back down. Sometimes it does it with low volume as well. If I am driving fast it tends not to do it as much as well. If I drive over 45 mph the stereo is pretty good. I have had the battery and the alternator tested. Any help would be appreciated.
I'm having the same prob with my amp. Its good as long and its low but when I turn it up a tad its shuts off. I got the JL 500.1 from the pawn shop for $289. The JL dealer siad its a bad amp because the low ohm lights comes on and he'll sell me a new one for $599. I noticed that the light never comes on, the amp just shuts off. I THINK my prob is my alternator but since you had yours tested, I do not know what the tell ya
My amp was installed by a co-worker. I went and had my box professionally made and the installer at Tweeter said everything was wired correctly. The gain is set 1/4 of the way and my unit is Alpine CDA-7893
Jason, look in owner's manual of Alpine. Find the RCA preout voltage. Most are 4v, but if you have one of those that is 8v, then the gain on the amp has to be set accordingly. 95% of the time when an amp shuts down, it's caused by signal overload. A bad power wire can also have similar effect. What wire gauge did you use for the install? What are your fuse sizes?
My 1991 accord lx has started having problems with the stock stereo. When I turn it on, there is only loud static. None of the controls work. The display says Cd, but there is no changer. I disconnected and reconnected the battery ground, but no change. Any suggestions?
My girlfriend is haveing the same problem.... Her car stereo will either just shut off, or come back on randomly, and alot of the time, its just a loud buzz coming out of all the speakers...... I was thinking it was possibly the ground wire, but I unhooked the ground, and grounded it to the frame..... if it was the ground that would have fixed it right? And I know its not the stereo, because I put in my old stereo when she first started having the problem...... and circuit city wants 50$ an hour, with a 2 hour Min...... screw that..... Any help anyone? Thanks.
me 2 i was playing with my Alpine Cda-7897 radio hooked up a third speaker to it just to here it.
the only reson i went to the garage was to make the power wire larger because the light would dim on the hu.
so guess what happend when i cranked it up to max volume......it cut out i got scared for a minute then it came on. confused i put the 2 wires togheter it shut off instanly i thought that was the problem wrong it didnt no matter what.
so i turned the car on guess what it wouldnt shut off turned the MX (loud) on it still worked but the MX would cut the radio off quick those other times
so what it think is that your...i mean fix is a better charging system, larger wires, or keep the volume down(yeah right)
my car a 50-65 amp alternator so i know i cant crank off that i wanting to run a second alternator just for audio