Cadillac Allante Forum Discussion, Newbie with radio problem ^^^ Help!!!! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hey ,I'm new to this site and just got a 1990 Allante.The car is in pretty good shape,but has a ...
Hey ,I'm new to this site and just got a 1990 Allante.The car is in pretty good shape,but has a few small isuues.the most important one being the radio,At full volume,the sound is very, very low.I have read some post and I keep hearing the phone option may be causeing this?If any one has had this problem and knows of anything I can do to correct this I would great appreciate the help.This is my first caddy and so far I like it.
If your in NJ, you might want to track down John Monzo with the Delaware Valley Allante Group. John is in Turnersville, NJ and is a great source for Allante parts and advice. He eats, sleeps, and lives for Allantes.
Your problem sounds like the Bose Speakers may need re-building. The pre-amps are prone to go out on those speakers and they do sound great when working correctly.
Same Problem Here-no Sound. Some Previous Owner Replaced Or Installed Non-bose Speakers In The Rear. I Don't Know If The 1990 Came With Rear Speakers But I Sure Wished My Fronts Worked .. There Should Be Somewhere To Test Them.
If your front speakers are loud enough then your radio amp. is ok and your rear speakers are bad acct. they were not installed with the boise speakers.The boise speakers require a connection to a pre amp. If your front speakers are not loud enough and the pre amps. are good you will need to replace radio.
The easiest and best thing to do is to have your Bose speaker amps rebuilt. The problem is not the speakers. It is the amp boards in the speaker enclosures. If anyone has tried replacing just the speakers themselves with something else, they will not work, at least not for very long. The Bose speakers have different impedance. If you don't have any amps where they should be, perhaps we can find some for you. The Bose amps are problematic in Corvettes, Infinitis, and other high end cars that use them. This problem runs across the Bose line, and is not unique to Allante's. Failure symptoms are low volume, no sound at all, popping when first turned on, and screeching. We can get them rebuilt within a couple days. Receivers too. Also Allante' CD players and cassette players- anything to do with the original stereo system. The speaker amps after rebuilding are as good or better than when they were new. Installing top quality components on the boards makes a big difference in longevity.
Thanks for all the responses!I do not have rear speakers in the car,they were removed by the previous owner does any one know where I can get a set for resonable price?also the car may be for sale soon if anyone is interested?(TO MANY PROJECTS)could use the cash for the bronco I am restoring.It haas 75k,red newer tires and runs great