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Old 06-26-2012, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ssoh View Post
Hi Evlengr

I know it's an old thread, and I've replied long ago.
Now, I am facing more permanent issue - radio works but no sound come out of speaker, and it still doesn't work after restarting the car.

You mentioned about the amp at the back of the car. Is it becuase Amp has gone bad?

Is it covered by CPO warranty?

If not, what would be my best option? knowing that stock system is crap, and also will cost me much $$$ to fix, is there any alternative for me to get some sound back?

Thanks in advance
I don't know what CPO will cover, but it is cheaper to replace it with an aftermarket radio system then a stock set up.

The problem is that we aren't 100% sure the H/U is good or bad. This is important because there is two different approaches that can be used.

1. Is to simply tap (go in between the wires for the amp and H/U) with an inline processor. This gives the ability to take either line level or speaker level inputs go straight to an aftermarket amp and from that amp to your speakers.

2. Replace the H/U which I like doing but recommend you go to a professional installer and have done (depending on price). A good installer will have a portfolio they are happy to show off and can give references aplenty.

If your vehicle is 2006 or older I would just go the new H/U. Apline and Kenwood make some great new units. I would normally mention Pioneer Elite, but there new stuff looks like garbage. With all I like with Alpine I would lean to the new Kenwoods as they offer huge benefits such a built in bluetooth, iPod interface, and auto EQ sound. To name but a few. Crutchfield is a great reference, but I buy from sonicelectronix or pacific stereo as they are MUCH cheaper and still reputable.
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