Fordmods Logo

Newbie stereo question! 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 13 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Newbie stereo question!
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 416

Joined: 7th Apr 2006

Ride: ea falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

The History: EA with pioneer 50x4 headunit, 2x pioneer 6in, 2x pioneer 6x9s, 2 channel 350.4watt kicker amp and a boxed 12in orion woofer(400watt)
Ok the head,6in and 6x9s have been installed and worked perfectly for 4yrs, approx 4months ago I had the local JB HI FI install the amp and woofer, besides them not tuning or bridgeing the amp to solely run the woofer as i asked i was happy with the install as it was cheap and s**t I finally had base!

But on monday last week i noticed the woofer wasnt working so I called my bro( who knows more bout stezzas than i do) and we checked everything! head unit, wiring(all of it) amp (but not sure how to tell if it works) all fuses, and woofer to no avail!!! although the rca's werent plugged into the headunit, plugged then back in and still no difference!!!

Oh and to top it all off the next morn my radio reception was really f**k bad(what the f**k???) So can anybody please help me out? as i dont know wats up!

Hopefully ive provided enough info to help solve the prob, thanks boys!

 

_________________

EB XR6 project almost complete!

Soon on road with pics!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:23 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Hi There

1. You should probably take it back to JB if it was only done
a few months ago but if you want to do a couple of quick checks then.....

2. Do you have a multimeter to measure voltage.
If so put probes on Power ( + ) and Negative ( - ) of the Amp.
You should have around battery voltage.
If okay switch ignition to Acc so head unit comes on.
Put probes on Rem and Negative ( - ) of the amp.
You should have around battery voltage.

3. Post back results.

4. Pioneer have a bit of a reputation for blowing RCA earth tracks
( fuses ) internally. But don't worry about that just yet.

5. Do not plug and unplug RCAs while the head unit and / or Amp is on.

Good Luck
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 416

Joined: 7th Apr 2006

Ride: ea falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

gutza wrote:
Hi There

1. You should probably take it back to JB if it was only done
a few months ago but if you want to do a couple of quick checks then.....

2. Do you have a multimeter to measure voltage.
If so put probes on Power ( + ) and Negative ( - ) of the Amp.
You should have around battery voltage.
If okay switch ignition to Acc so head unit comes on.
Put probes on Rem and Negative ( - ) of the amp.
You should have around battery voltage.

3. Post back results.

4. Pioneer have a bit of a reputation for blowing RCA earth tracks
( fuses ) internally. But don't worry about that just yet.

5. Do not plug and unplug RCAs while the head unit and / or Amp is on.

Good Luck


Will check voltage in the next couple hours, the fuses plugged externally to the amp(yellow,not sure on resistance) werent blown so am unaware if the amp is fitted with"internal fuses"

Also tested a working set of RCA leads with the same result.

Will post results soon! Thanks

 

_________________

EB XR6 project almost complete!

Soon on road with pics!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:27 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Hi There

When I talked about RCA earth tracks and internal fuses, I was referring to the Pioneer Head Unit not the AMP.
They are very small surface mount devices on the circuit board. But as I said, don't worry about that just yet.

Hear from you soon
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2396

Joined: 25th Sep 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Da Maverick & xe ute

Location: Upper FTG. melbourne
VIC, Australia

hi mate, i am a service tec at pioneer, what model headunit do you have, also yes gutza is right we do blow the internal fuses but they are there to protect your amp (thanks japan) but really you dont need them, if you have a multimeter then with the unit off, set it to ohms, and put one probe on the rca shield, and one on the units case, if it measures under 3 ohms its good if it measures more then 200k its really bad, and if it says ol or 1 etc (depending on multimeter) then your fuse is blown and its time to call 1800 988 268 and arrange for repairs :P if your technically minded i can tell you how to do it but it will void your warranty

 

_________________

Mods: sprint kit, steeda short shift, svo lip, El handles, El Air intake, au xr wheels, lukey cat back, jbl focal and pioneer sterio <--- Sold

Xe ute - Bright green with 302

Da maverick - Straight gas turbo

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2396

Joined: 25th Sep 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Da Maverick & xe ute

Location: Upper FTG. melbourne
VIC, Australia

actually if u bring it to me i will fix it for you but again it wont be covered by pioneers warranty as it didnt go through their system. Its completly up to you

 

_________________

Mods: sprint kit, steeda short shift, svo lip, El handles, El Air intake, au xr wheels, lukey cat back, jbl focal and pioneer sterio <--- Sold

Xe ute - Bright green with 302

Da maverick - Straight gas turbo

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:53 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 416

Joined: 7th Apr 2006

Ride: ea falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

When he accesorys are off the voltage is 12.45v
and the same when its on!
However i did notice that the "power" light on the amp is not lit! at any stage. thanks

Cooki im not sure what unit it is but its actually a 45x4watt and its about 4yrs old, ill get the serial soon!
I think my warranty is up anyway! and electronically im a muppet!

If i could find out definately that its the fuse or whatever it is I would feel safer getting it done professionally!

Thanks

 

_________________

EB XR6 project almost complete!

Soon on road with pics!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:16 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 61

Posts: 156

Joined: 2nd Nov 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Hi

You said........

"When he accesorys are off the voltage is 12.45v
and the same when its on!"

What two terminals on the AMP are you touching ??
If you are touching the POS ( + ) and NEG ( - ) on the AMP for those two steps above then this is OK.
What I want to know is.....
With ignition set to ACC, touch the probes to the REM and NEG ( - )
on the AMP. What voltage do you get ??

Thanks
Gutza
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2396

Joined: 25th Sep 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Da Maverick & xe ute

Location: Upper FTG. melbourne
VIC, Australia

dw rusch i am a professional, i work at pioneer as a service tech :P if your light on ur amp doesnt come on then check ur power to it, as far as ur bad antenna reception goes, they probably didnt plug your aerial in properly, come down one sunday and ill check it out for you

 

_________________

Mods: sprint kit, steeda short shift, svo lip, El handles, El Air intake, au xr wheels, lukey cat back, jbl focal and pioneer sterio <--- Sold

Xe ute - Bright green with 302

Da maverick - Straight gas turbo

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:13 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 416

Joined: 7th Apr 2006

Ride: ea falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Been real busy, sorry i havent checked this thread!

Got the radio issue sorted(antenna)

The amp does run power as above its 12.45v with or without acc on, too late to check if the voltage from REM terminal as ive removed the system from the car.

Am pretty convinced that its some sort pf amp issue!

If I plug my amp into my bro's setup what sort of things should i be checking to eliminate or establish the amp as the prob?
Thanks guys!

 

_________________

EB XR6 project almost complete!

Soon on road with pics!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2396

Joined: 25th Sep 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Da Maverick & xe ute

Location: Upper FTG. melbourne
VIC, Australia

see if it works
if it does its your headunit

 

_________________

Mods: sprint kit, steeda short shift, svo lip, El handles, El Air intake, au xr wheels, lukey cat back, jbl focal and pioneer sterio <--- Sold

Xe ute - Bright green with 302

Da maverick - Straight gas turbo

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:46 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 416

Joined: 7th Apr 2006

Ride: ea falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

but i plugged my headunit into my bro's setup and it worked fine!

 

_________________

EB XR6 project almost complete!

Soon on road with pics!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2396

Joined: 25th Sep 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: Da Maverick & xe ute

Location: Upper FTG. melbourne
VIC, Australia

hmmm, then u got a problem with either ur amp, or your power to it. Back to the drawing board :P

 

_________________

Mods: sprint kit, steeda short shift, svo lip, El handles, El Air intake, au xr wheels, lukey cat back, jbl focal and pioneer sterio <--- Sold

Xe ute - Bright green with 302

Da maverick - Straight gas turbo

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 13 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:52 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names