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So, this is sort of an additional thread along with the original https://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-tech/388635-did-some-digging-found-something-odd.html#post5585475

The problem is that for no reason (i didn't move any plugs, or unplug or plug anything in) my speakers quit working. they pop when the stereo (Alpine 9853) is turned on but no sounds comes out. I am a less than :banana: in understanding car electronics and stereos though i know enough to install a simple headunit. Troubleshooting is not a strong suit.

Any recommendations? My thought if i can't figure anything out after working at it, i'll take it to a specialist: best buy or car audio business.

thanks
 
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I have a similar problem but it was traced back to the connections behind the head units faceplate. Over time these small connectors get a buildup on them and the head unit cannot talk to the faceplate properly and causes all kinds of issues.

something to check anyways...
 

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So, this is sort of an additional thread along with the original https://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-tech/388635-did-some-digging-found-something-odd.html#post5585475

The problem is that for no reason (i didn't move any plugs, or unplug or plug anything in) my speakers quit working. they pop when the stereo (Alpine 9853) is turned on but no sounds comes out. I am a less than :banana: in understanding car electronics and stereos though i know enough to install a simple headunit. Troubleshooting is not a strong suit.

Any recommendations? My thought if i can't figure anything out after working at it, i'll take it to a specialist: best buy or car audio business.

thanks

One word of advise, dont take it a best buy/etc, not that the LC is complicated stock audio setup, but many shops dont realize the factory amp, factory sub amp and connections.

A decent audio shop with a little help from mud (search around for other installs) can diagnose this pretty easy.
 
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I had what I think is the same problem. I changed out my head unit, then Front and Rear Speakers. after a few days the speakers quit, I would turn the stereo on and off and hear the pop. I removed the speakers and found that the terminals on the speakers were touching the door metal and eventually wore throught the paint causing a short. I covered the terminals with tape and reinstalled and everything has been fine for months. mine was the result of installing larger speakers and not checking for clearance. I hope that helps you out. If you did not install new speakers then I am sorry but I have no idea. Good luck.
 
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So i think i might resign myself to have it diagnosed by a professional. its doesnt look like the terminals are causing any trouble. they are aftermarkets though i guess about the same size as originals, though i have no frame of reference because it was PO who had them installed. looks like a pro job though...

I have a similar problem but it was traced back to the connections behind the head units faceplate. Over time these small connectors get a buildup on them and the head unit cannot talk to the faceplate properly and causes all kinds of issues.

something to check anyways...

as far as the little connectors go, i am not sure, they look clean. come daylight i'll clean the contacts and see if that helps.

also i checked all the fuses, even the one on the back of the head unit.

thanks guys. its not the end of the world, but i do like my tunage....
 
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm taking it to a local audio shop to see what they can find. I have a feeling something in the unit itself has been screwed up.
 

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