Aftermarket stereo concerns

Drummer_192

New Member
Im still having my amp and sub problems, i installed a JBL CS-300.1 amp in my car and all the lights come on, all the wires are good, i think, but all i hear from my sub is a very very faint sound and very very light virbration. When I unplug one wire and touch it back to the coil it is lound for a split second then it goes back to the very very faint noise. I dont know if my sub is bad, or speaker wires, or remote wire or what. I checked my ground its still good. im pretty sure my RCA cables are good. I dont know what my problem is. Any ideas at all?
 

Drummer_192

New Member
ok so the amp lights are on solid, but the sub wont hit, and when it does hit it only hits one and then teh lights the dim and it doesnt hit again for another couple of seconds. I replaced teh ground, speaker wire and remote and it still does the same. Im starting to think it might be my head unit? or sub? any ideas?
 

lazerred232

New Member
Drummer_192 said:
ok so the amp lights are on solid, but the sub wont hit, and when it does hit it only hits one and then teh lights the dim and it doesnt hit again for another couple of seconds. I replaced teh ground, speaker wire and remote and it still does the same. Im starting to think it might be my head unit? or sub? any ideas?
you might have blown ur amp...
 

JRicky

New Member
yeah, I think the amp is the issue...if its possible borrow an amp out of a friend's car and hook it up, and see what happens
 

Drummer_192

New Member
I did that and his did the same thing, so i went threw every connection one more time and it turns out that i had a bad power connection even though i took it off and everything before. So i dont know, but it works fine and hits great now. :?
 

manny

Member
Can someone help me? I tried installing an aftermarket stereo in my 2000 mustang coupe with Mach audio. At the end I got the horrible popping sound. How do I avoid that?
 

blackvertSN-95

New Member
i have an alpine 12 inch sub and a sony explod amp(it was all i could afford after my alpine went out) but it worked fine for the longest time then one day it stopped and about 5 minutes later it came back on, so i didnt think anything of it, maybe it just got a little hot or something. But maybe like week later it did it again only this time it didnt come back on for about 3 days, then maybe another week later it did it once more and that was 3 weeks ago and no it hasnt come back on at all. Ive tried messing with it, i know the sub still works cuz i hooked it up to my home stereo and it worked fine. The amp always still had a green light, and never smoked or anything and never turned of or got a red light or something. Just that the sub wouldnt hit. I replaced the RCA wires and that didnt work so i do not know what the problem is, please help.


Logan

that means your amp is too small to cover what your sub pulls in so it is overheating so the fix is a bigger amp
 

08'MustangDude

Profile Violation
I installed an aftermarket Atoto Android stereo and the FM reception is poor compared to the stock head unit. I thought I read here to be sure to connect the power antenna cable on the metra harness to the stereos power antenna lead. I did that before I installed,but reception is still poor. Did I miss something?
I put an Eonon in mine, and it's the same, till I went with a 4" Antenna, then
it got worse. I don't listen to the radio anyway.... It was just never that good
to begin with...

My metra antenna adapter has no 12V power lead. These Android units
are made in China, so, you get what you pay for. Also, make sure the
tuner is set for USA, mine has two options for USA. One ending in 108.7,
one ending in 107.5 for some reason...

FM reception was always bad on my Shaker500 unit.... My VW Jetta has no antenna
mast, and the reception is WAY better.

Anyhow, unless your antenna adapter has a built in booster, there is nowhere to
connect the 12V antenna output from the radio, to the antenna adapter. IF there
is a wire hanging off the adapter, more then likely, it's a ground.
 
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