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stereo problem possible answers (archive)

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Posted by Chuck on January 03, 2000 at 22:55:48:

In Reply to: Stereo Problem, Plz. Help! posted by Khoa on January 03, 2000 at 18:04:57:

Let me see if I understand you ...

You hear static in the left front channel of your system? Did you move the balance and fader around and isolate the speakers at each corner to make sure you only have static in one corner?

If its only the front left corner with the static -
Isolate that corner, then
stick your head by each of the drivers (kickplate, lower door, upper door), then
Turn the system volume all the way down but not off.
Did you hear static in every speaker when the volume was up? Then its not the speakers or the channel wiring. Its down now to the crossover or the amp.
Did you hear static with the volume down? You have a ground loop occuring somewhere after the crossover (you may have put a screw through a wire), or there is a bad solder joint in the crossover.
Did you hear static with the volume up? You have a bad amp channel. To confirm, switch your left and right inputs on the amp. Did the problem move to the other side of the car? Then call your a/d/s dealer and arrange warranty service.

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