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Hi all, hoping someone can help me with a problem i am having with the wifes car stereo. Recently i aquired a factory gps system for the car, which was working fantastically until i turned the volume up for a song i liked then all sound from the unit has stopped-no button beeps or anything!!

The head unit still functions in every other way. I put the original unit back in and the sound works fine. Swap the new one in and still no sound.

I sent the unit of and due to it being a digital one had to go to a speciallist to test (which turns out he didnt have the protocol? and couldnt test it for repair)

In the meantime someone else suggested the amp may have blown (i doubt it since the other unit still has sound) but i cannot find any amp except for a fuse in the fuse box, and i have pretty much pulled every trim off to look.

Two things, i am suspecting the unit itself is faulty, but can anyone test it or know of anyone who can?

Secondly, does anyone have any suggestionswhere the amp is located? Tried google search and they all say under one of the front seats.......it isnt there, i checked!!

Sorry for the long winded post, tryingto give as much detail that may help...

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Sounds like something burnt out in the head unit, which provides audio line level out, if it doesn't have a fuse in it, then the only way to fix would be to open it and check components (easier said than done on these disposable type things).  You wouldn't have a separate amp unless its being connected via RCA cables, i'm assuming it has a giant plug with about 10 wires connecting it instead?

I'd say faulty unit.  what car is it?

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Sounds like something burnt out in the head unit, which provides audio line level out, if it doesn't have a fuse in it, then the only way to fix would be to open it and check components (easier said than done on these disposable type things).  You wouldn't have a separate amp unless its being connected via RCA cables, i'm assuming it has a giant plug with about 10 wires connecting it instead? I'd say faulty unit.  what car is it? 

 

I was thinking similar, but can't get the thing tested to find out exactly where the fault is

It's a zj outlander (sorry I thought I had put that in the first post)Having a look at the factory amp, it doesn't appear to use RCA cables, but their own wiring system to tie it all together...

No use going to mitsi, they answer is buy a new one @ $3000

I the main reason I want to keep it factory is that it ties in with all the other systems mitsi have fitted (displaying directions on the instrument cluster, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

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If there is a remote amplifier it works fine as your original unit still works. I'd say dead head unit . Rip it to bits and look for a blown fuse inside it near the two op Amps. ( they will be heat sunk ) fuses are often surface mount these days and with out a good electronic knowledge can be hard to spot. Look for F1, F2 etc on the printed circuit board if there are any! Then test them!

 

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Hi all, hoping someone can help me with a problem i am having with the wifes car stereo. Recently i aquired a factory gps system for the car, which was working fantastically until i turned the volume up for a song i liked then all sound from the unit has stopped-no button beeps or anything!!
The head unit still functions in every other way. I put the original unit back in and the sound works fine. Swap the new one in and still no sound.
I sent the unit of and due to it being a digital one had to go to a speciallist to test (which turns out he didnt have the protocol? and couldnt test it for repair)
In the meantime someone else suggested the amp may have blown (i doubt it since the other unit still has sound) but i cannot find any amp except for a fuse in the fuse box, and i have pretty much pulled every trim off to look.
Two things, i am suspecting the unit itself is faulty, but can anyone test it or know of anyone who can?
Secondly, does anyone have any suggestionswhere the amp is located? Tried google search and they all say under one of the front seats.......it isnt there, i checked!!
Sorry for the long winded post, tryingto give as much detail that may help...


My next door neighbour repairs all types of devices and specialises in car stereos ect ...if you want the number let me know
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20 hours ago, Chris390 said:

Definately worth a shot!!

Pm sent 

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