Sorry if i jacked your thread was not my intention buddy
Sorry if i jacked your thread was not my intention buddy
my advise is figure out what is wrong with the head unit by trying the stock radio and see if it still acts up if it don't act up then the problem is in the head unit (trust me i know, i don't know how i kept from blowing the stock infinity speakers in my previous car cause i had a aftermarket radio in it which really taxed the factory speakers and amp)
I think Cadillac man is right, you may want to pull your aftermarket "Pioneer" unit to see how it's hooked up. When you replace the radio in your vehicle, you should use an interface to make things easier, although they can be a bit pricey yours calls for the following PAC Interface ROEM-GM21A (For aftermarket Radio installation with factory bose system) there's a pricier one if you want to keep ONstar,which is the AOEM-GM21A interface. Check to see if you have either of these installed. Also check your sub amp to see if they ran speaker wires to the "line input" or if they ran RCA's. There's a lot of things that can cause your problem. We need more info to help you solve these issues. I've heard of basic line drivers *plastic box with wires and rca outputs for left and right* going bad , on one side, if not both.
I have taken the radio out and there is no Interface installed i had it done at best buy which was stupid i know i was young and impatient. I asked them about that after because ever since there was a whine that comes from under the console and the guy at best buy told me it was my bose amp starting to go and that was 3 yrs ago atleast and the only thing that has started to happen is little by little my speakers stopped working. First it was the drivers door, then the passenger door then it was so forth. If that helps also it only has rcas going from my amp to the HU and that is def wired wrong because when i use the fader to go all the way to the front and over to the right nothing. So it def is wired wrong and when i took out my door speakers they looked fine. It sounds like i have a problem with my HU and nothing else is there a way i could of blown a channel on that amp or something else. If you need anymore info just let me know and thanks
It is highly unlikely the amp's fail even with age, if you mind me asking do you still have your stock radio as you can use it till you can get the other radio fixed or replaced to see if you get audio from the right side cause it sounds like the head unit has got messed up due to improper installation and yes it can happen all it takes is one wire to short and the radio can severely damaged sometimes to the point of being the radio being a nice looking but useless paperweight(I know I had one brick on me so now it is useless 300 dollars down the drain)Originally Posted by bpc87
All it takes is one unprotected wire and it don't take long for the amp in most radios to fry itself due to overheat and given most have two amp chips one for each side it is likely one has failed in his aftermarket radio.Originally Posted by 2005_ESCALADE
Ya i was wondering why there was no interface either im going to check again tomorrow and yes i do have the stock radio still and i am going to put it back in tomorrow and if all my speakers work with that i am putting it back in because to be honest i like the subwoofers but there starting to annoy me. I still have the paperwork from when i had it installed and the drivers door speaker did not work before i took the factory radio out i remember after i had the Pioneer put in i took it back a couple days later because my radio stopped working and they told me that the bose amp was going and they changed the fuse on the HU. Then i had to change the fuse on the HU again about 6 months after that is another reason i think there is something wrong with the HU minus the driver door speaker that was already not working but what caused that i am wondering i took off the door panels yesterday and both speakers in the front doors look fine wouldnt they be ripped or somewhat messed up if they were blown or not working.
Most of the time the only way to tell if a speaker is bad is to bench test it with a working radio at low volume if you hear music then it works if not then it is blown.Originally Posted by bpc87
Most of the time the foam surround gets ripped is by running a speaker with more power then is needed by the speaker.
Having a sub is good if it tuned right but if improperly tuned it will be annoying
Also if you do decide to go back stock let me know as I still have the Bose speakers that I removed out of my 03.
Well due to the crazy Chicago Weather, we started at about 5 oclock, and realized we still weren't ready to get things done as we wanted too. the custom speaker pods purchased were not fitting like we had originally expected. There are tabs at the bottom to secure it, but we couldnt get a tight fit up top to keep it in place. We weren't able to find any backstrap desperately needed due to our local hardware stores being closed. I'm going to try to post a few things of what we got accomplished, please keep in mind that i'm daily driving this vehicle and everything has to to go back on after whatever point we get.
Found a spot to install the 3 way crossover
I could have sworn they are either 1ohm or 2ohm's.
Thank you, the wiring has been the most challenging part so far, keeping everything as clean as possible.
The box is being built today and covered with Medium Tan Fabric, that will be seating a 1,300 watt rms capable 10" lil sub. The box will be 1.25 Cubic feet, tuned at 34Hz.
I am thinking about going back to stock havent 100% decided yet but how much for the 2 front door speakers cadillac man. The speakers still move and i know what you mean a crunch sound like if you had a blown sub. When i took out the passenger side door speaker where the wiring harness goes in on the speaker was all rusted and corroated like water got in there. I also noticed when i took the speaker out there was a foam baffle around it. If i replace my speakers with aftermarket i think im going to put baffles back on them.