• Is there a way to fix the CD player in my car?

    Had a 6-disc changer in my car and it died last year. Bought another one, same model and everything. Installed it, put CDs in, and it takes them down into the changer, but it won't read them. I keep getting a 'no disc' error. It's connected correctly and all that jazz, but it won't read the... show more
    Had a 6-disc changer in my car and it died last year. Bought another one, same model and everything. Installed it, put CDs in, and it takes them down into the changer, but it won't read them. I keep getting a 'no disc' error. It's connected correctly and all that jazz, but it won't read the discs. The laser has been cleaned, but no luck. Any other thoughts/options?
    4 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Want to run more electronic equipment in my van. What are setup opinions?

    Have a 91 dodge van that I would like to set up more like an RV, with a water pump, have an inverter for household electronics things like that. What are some opinions? Solar to battery’s? Bigger alternator to a batter bank? Amazon portable battery that I charge at home and hookup? Has anyone done anything of the... show more
    Have a 91 dodge van that I would like to set up more like an RV, with a water pump, have an inverter for household electronics things like that. What are some opinions? Solar to battery’s? Bigger alternator to a batter bank? Amazon portable battery that I charge at home and hookup? Has anyone done anything of the setups I just mentioned and if so what are the advantages and disadvantages? As always thanks for your time.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to connect two aux cables together?

    I have two aux cables. Two aux cables have 3 wires in each cable but for some reason they are different colors and i dont know witch is left, right and ground. I want to connect the two aux cables together because one of the aux cables is bad. One cable has black, red and copper wires the other cable has green, red... show more
    I have two aux cables. Two aux cables have 3 wires in each cable but for some reason they are different colors and i dont know witch is left, right and ground. I want to connect the two aux cables together because one of the aux cables is bad. One cable has black, red and copper wires the other cable has green, red and copper. I need to fix this AUX cable because its the only cable that will work with my car stereo. Ive tried buying few and none of them work.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Sound only coming from left speaker in truck?

    Best answer: Car speakers tend to wear out, and even break, over time. This is especially true with the kind of lower quality original equipment (OE) speakers that most cars and trucks come equipped with. Internal components can wear out or come loose through regular use, and there's not a lot that can be done about it.... show more
    Best answer: Car speakers tend to wear out, and even break, over time. This is especially true with the kind of lower quality original equipment (OE) speakers that most cars and trucks come equipped with. Internal components can wear out or come loose through regular use, and there's not a lot that can be done about it. That being said, car speakers tend to fail one at a time. Every speaker in a car audio system dying at once is very unlikely without some serious abuse, like cranking the volume high enough to blow the speakers out. When all of the speakers in a car audio system all stop working at once, the problem is usually in the head unit, in the amp, or in the wiring. In order to narrow down the exact cause of this type of car audio problem, some basic troubleshooting is in order. If your head unit turns on just fine, but you don’t get any sound from the speakers, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the speakers are the problem. However, the fact that the head unit is turning on doesn’t mean it’s working properly. Before you do anything else, you’ll want to verify that the head unit hasn’t entered an anti-theft mode that requires a car radio code. Check the volume, fade and pan settings. Test different audio inputs (i.e. radio, CD player, auxiliary input, etc). Test any onboard fuses. Check for loose or unplugged wires. Usually bro, the wiring is connected in the door of the car. You can refer to the step by step procedure on how to do it on Youtube. When you checked the fade and pan settings on your head unit, you may have discovered that they were set to a speaker or speakers that had failed, and that you were able to get sound by moving to a speaker or speakers that work. In that case, you’re looking at a problem with your car stereo wiring or a faulty speaker or speakers. Since speaker wires are often routed behind panels and molding, under seats, and beneath carpet, it can be difficult to visibly inspect them. Depending on your situation, it may be easier to check for continuity between one end of each wire (at the head unit or amp) and the other end at each speaker. If you don’t see continuity, that means the wire is broken somewhere. On the other hand, if you see continuity to ground, then you’re dealing with a shorted wire. If your speakers are mounted in doors, then a common point of failure is where the speaker wire passes between the door and the door frame. Although door wiring harnesses are typically protected by hard rubber sheathes, the wires can still end up breaking over time due to the repeated stresses endured in opening and closing the doors. With that in mind, you may also want to check for continuity and shorts with the doors both open and closes. If you find that one speaker is shorted to ground in that manner, that can actually cause all of the speakers to cut out.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • LED strips in car?

    I have cigarette lighter powered led strips for the footwells. In my Citroen saxo however, the cigarette lighter is constantly powered and I have to pull the plug out when I stop the car. I would like to wire it up to the ignition somehow so that they turn on and off with the car, perhaps behind the aftermarket... show more
    I have cigarette lighter powered led strips for the footwells. In my Citroen saxo however, the cigarette lighter is constantly powered and I have to pull the plug out when I stop the car. I would like to wire it up to the ignition somehow so that they turn on and off with the car, perhaps behind the aftermarket stereo or fuse box for example. But I don t want to create too much work for myself. Any ideas?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Aftermarket stereo making static noise?

    I just bought a new Sony XAV-AX100 and installed it on my 2007 pontiac grand prix and after hooking it up it makes a static noise through the speakers I checked every wire to make sure and also changed different ground points and still cant figure out what the problem is
    I just bought a new Sony XAV-AX100 and installed it on my 2007 pontiac grand prix and after hooking it up it makes a static noise through the speakers I checked every wire to make sure and also changed different ground points and still cant figure out what the problem is
    9 answers · 7 months ago
  • What is the name brand of these subs?

    5 answers · 7 months ago
  • I have 2 Sony 12" 1200 watt Subwoofers. power range 90-350 watts RMS * peak power handling 1200 watts * what size amp should I use??!?

    Best answer: just buy a microwave instead. should work just as good
    Best answer: just buy a microwave instead. should work just as good
    5 answers · 7 months ago
  • I ve read everything I can find about capacitors and 2 batteries for car audio on the net...?

    And absolutely no one seems to know wtf they re talking about. Is there a website that I m missing that gives good information on car audio from people that know what they re talking about? Besides Crutchfield. Forums? Discussion boards? Anything?
    And absolutely no one seems to know wtf they re talking about. Is there a website that I m missing that gives good information on car audio from people that know what they re talking about? Besides Crutchfield. Forums? Discussion boards? Anything?
    7 answers · 7 months ago
  • How to wire 2 led strips to one 3 way switch?

    I want to be able to wire 2 separate led strips of different colors in my car to one on-off-on switch. so if I flip the switch up it turns on the blue lights, if i flip it all the way down it turns on the green ones, and if the switch is in the middle both are off. I cant find a diagram or anything anywhere that... show more
    I want to be able to wire 2 separate led strips of different colors in my car to one on-off-on switch. so if I flip the switch up it turns on the blue lights, if i flip it all the way down it turns on the green ones, and if the switch is in the middle both are off. I cant find a diagram or anything anywhere that would help explain this. thanks in advance!
    5 answers · 7 months ago
  • Which amp will be good for a sub that is rated 400rms?

    I am kinda dumb with these things but I had a sub that blew out and had to get a new one. The last sub sounded better and I bought a new one that is rated 400rms 1200peak. I have an amp that is 1500w. Should I match my sub to a 1000w amp? I remember the last sub was more boomy. And extra info about the new sub it’s... show more
    I am kinda dumb with these things but I had a sub that blew out and had to get a new one. The last sub sounded better and I bought a new one that is rated 400rms 1200peak. I have an amp that is 1500w. Should I match my sub to a 1000w amp? I remember the last sub was more boomy. And extra info about the new sub it’s 4ohms. If anyone can help me that’ll be great the sub just doesn’t sound as loud as it used to be and it’s a Kenwood 12”
    4 answers · 7 months ago
  • No sound from spks when turn up the volume?

    I installed a kenwood dbl din stereo in an 09' camry le, everything worked fine for a few days. Now when I turn the volume up to a certain level, around 25, the sound stops working, no hum, nothing. All of the functions on the stereo still work just no sound. If I unplug the wiring harness and plug it back in,... show more
    I installed a kenwood dbl din stereo in an 09' camry le, everything worked fine for a few days. Now when I turn the volume up to a certain level, around 25, the sound stops working, no hum, nothing. All of the functions on the stereo still work just no sound. If I unplug the wiring harness and plug it back in, it begins to work again until I turn the volume up to loud. Any ideas on how to fix this problem?
    5 answers · 7 months ago
  • If you have 2 15 watt amps and you hook them together, will the output be 30 watts?

    Best answer: Hooked together how? It depends what kind of amps they are if you can bridge their outputs together (strapping) without damaging them. If you want one amp to play its output into the other's input, that will just be messy and not give you more than 15 amps. It will just overdrive the input of the 2nd amp and... show more
    Best answer: Hooked together how? It depends what kind of amps they are if you can bridge their outputs together (strapping) without damaging them. If you want one amp to play its output into the other's input, that will just be messy and not give you more than 15 amps. It will just overdrive the input of the 2nd amp and make it clip like mad.
    5 answers · 7 months ago
  • Why does my subs cut out when i turn the volume on my stereo up? It only does it when i turn it up over half way. Any advice? :(?

    I recently bought a new car (Toyota Corolla 2014 S) and had best buy install them for me and whenever i try to turn my music up loud my subs cut out and the come back a few seconds later. I have 2 12 inch kicker Comp R subs with a Kicker 1200.1 Amp (Sorry i don't know all of the specs on them). I talked to... show more
    I recently bought a new car (Toyota Corolla 2014 S) and had best buy install them for me and whenever i try to turn my music up loud my subs cut out and the come back a few seconds later. I have 2 12 inch kicker Comp R subs with a Kicker 1200.1 Amp (Sorry i don't know all of the specs on them). I talked to Bestbuy and they said that my radio is doing it as a form of protection? Can anyone please help me? I don't want to end up buying a brand new radio and everything that is required to install it.
    7 answers · 7 months ago
  • Why does my subwoofer only put out bass when jt’s tilted to its side?

    Best answer: There is a loose connection somewhere.

    Don't try to use it until the problem has been solved.
    Best answer: There is a loose connection somewhere.

    Don't try to use it until the problem has been solved.
    5 answers · 7 months ago