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Argh,,, Ran into a problem!! Speakers buzzing?!?!?!

Old 01-14-2004, 07:43 AM
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Okay so this morning I was in line at MacD's getting some breakfast, and I turned my stereo off to order and then when I went to turn it back up all I can hear is this buzzing noise and NO music at all... So as I am driving the noise gets louder with acceleration but still no music... Argh... I have no idea why its doing this... Anyone have any ideas of what I can check??? I just re did my install is this maybe caused by wires touching or something as there is a mess of wires behind my seats now...
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:19 AM
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DAAAAAMN is it cold outside.... I think I found the problem... My remote turn on leads I have 1 going in from the head unit and 3 squeezed into 1 butt connector going out... I wiggled it a little bit and the wires just fell out... LOL so Im guess I need to buy a bigger butt connector... Is there something else I can use to split the remote turn on wire so that I can use 1 in and 3 out?? Im assuming a 4 gauge terminal wont work eh?? LOL!!
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Old 01-14-2004, 09:05 AM
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Engine noise could be also from gains set too high in addition to remote turn-on connections.

In my previous setups, the amp was what was most sensitive to picking up junk, and it was the gain pot that did it.

I'll agree with Dave, use a relay. Many decks have limited remote power, and it's not good to hook up more than 2 devices to the lead. It's also relative to the devices; ie, each amp, whether brand or model, requires different amounts of turn on power to stay on.

[ January 14, 2004, 10:11 AM: Message edited by: Chadxton ]
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Old 01-14-2004, 09:10 AM
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Thanks guys!! [img]smile.gif[/img] I am actually terrible at soldering so I have been usig butt connectors for almost everything... I guess in the spring I will have to get one of my buddies to solder everything up for me... What is a relay and where can I buy one?? Does anyone have a picture??
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:52 PM
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i'm a fan of twisting the wires together then taping them. its hard to explain, but i haven't had any problems. i strip about an inch of wire, then split the wires of both pieces, then twist them together. tape them up, you can even put a ziptie on it to keep it there. if you suck at soldering give that a shot. they say there is less resistance this way as opposed to using a connecter, or solder. they aren't always right, but this works for me when the soldering gun isn't around.
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:17 PM
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lol okay I feel like such a idiot... I pulled the head unit, re wired the remote leads and still nothing... hooked the head unit back up and it turns out while in line in mac d's i must have put the speakers to play only the rears and this amp needs 2 rcas from and rear so I dont get anything when I put them on strictly rear speakers... LOL I did all of that work for nothing in -25 weather... [img]graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by Chadxton:
Engine noise could be also from gains set too high in addition to remote turn-on connections.

Kinda off topic but shouldn't you not have any engine noise period, no matter how high the gains are turned up?
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