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Old 08-06-2005, 06:15 PM
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Hi everyone,
I am new to this forum, and I need a serious advice because the problem has become pain in the butt.
I have a 1995 Dodge Noen, and the stuff I have I mention every thing below. The problem is when I turn the music loud the temperature gauge raises as well, I mean to the red mark depending on how loud I play and when I turne it low it comes back to normal. I got it checked from different place and every one has a different opinion.Some say you blew up your head gaskit, some say you have problem with the gauge and they have to open the cluster and bla, bla, bla....
I know this is not the head gaskit problem the car runs all fine no problem, other wise I will see smoke coming out when ever it hits the red mark.
It Wasn't really bad when I had two 12" and since I replaced one 12"inc with ed16ov2 it is really bad and even worse if I turn the gain high.I am running at Iohm 1600w but both are different subs one 12" inc and one 15" and they both are in two different seald boxes. I know it sounds stupid that, why don't I have same types of subs, but that's the way I like it and both matched each other pretty much, and the sound quality is pretty good, but I get the best sound quality if I drive the car for more than half an hour on the highway. I have made a port on the rear dashbord as well around 6 sq inches. The system is pretty loud and my guess is it should hit 150db easily, I only have to get rid of this problem. if any one can help I will really appreciate, because you guys are more technical than me. And if any one live in Mississauga area let me know.

Head unit: Panasonic 5Volt
Comp: Infinfty ref
Logic Soundlab 6X9 Threeway
Mid Bass: Kicker RMB 8
Subs: Logic Soundlab Ex1200 and ED16ov2
Amps: Cadence 1600W Z777dg monoblock and lightning audio 4CH 600w
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:58 PM
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Definately odd & unique, but shouldn't be to hard to find.

It's gotta be a wiring problem with the HU. First and foremost, try moving/improving the ground. Run an extra ground (just use an alligator jumper even to test), to the HU chassis and try it, if the problem's gone, then hardwire a ground to that HU chassis.

If it's not ground, it could be that (assuming one was used) the plug converter kit that was used when the aftermarket HU was installed is getting power through to the temp gauge somehow. First, disable/jump any of the remote and antenna power wires out of the HU (blue and blue w/stripe). Then, disconnect the yellow wire out of your HU from the car. Using that alligator jumper again, first try the main power lead on the HU (yellow) jumped straight to the + on the battery. Try the system. If the problem's still there, reconnect that yellow wire and try the red one.

If after checking the blues, red & yellow wires and the problem's still there... then it sounds like somewhere a speaker wire has contacted "something it shouldn't". Tracing that will be pretty excruciating, it could be anywhere, out of the HU, or out of the amps. But always begin with the HU and work your way back.

Good luck!
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:17 PM
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Hi Bob,
I really appreciate your repply. I will try every thing you said, it is a bit technical I will find someone to help me. About grounding I have it at two different spots, one at the front chassis and second one in the trunk. I will have them rechecked and I will try other stuff what you have mentioned and I will let you know.
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