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Old 11-10-2004, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys
I have had my 98 323is for about 3 yrs bought it used and it had the stock radio. I changed to a pioneer cd face out, worked fine for 3 yrs, then all of the sudden one day to another I had no sound but do have power to the unit. I thought it burned out, so i went and purchased a JVC new unit and still nothing. plugged the stock radio to the harness and still nothing.

I tested all 3 radios just to be sure and they all work in my friends bimmer! what the hell!
Please help someone. checked all fuses already
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p.s/ I also checked the stock audio amp that is located in the rear left side of the trunk , I even plugged in my friends stock amp and still doesnt work, but mine works in his...I'm bafffeled
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post this is audio section and you wil get a quicker response from the "ice heads"!
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did you check the fuse?
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry I didn't know there was an AUDIO section. I know now, thank you.

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I do have power to the radio, it powers up displays features and takes the cd in. It just doesnt make a sound. I do have base from the external aftermarket amp I installed, but no sound from the radio it self. this is a problem with the stock radio with the previous readio and now when I had this one installed. Its not the radio I had it tested by JVC, I then installed it in my friends bimmer and it workd fine....Please help me with some ideas anyone
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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bump...please help
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replace the speaker wires? that sounds like the next logical step besides making sure they are actually connected.
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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replace the speaker wires? that sounds like the next logical step besides making sure they are actually connected.
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Yeah replace the wires you say, no way how many speakers do I have in my 98 323is... I know that is not the problem since they all cannot go at once if it were a wire thing at the speaker/s. if it were a wire thing at the ???? is what I'm trying to find out.

anyone else wants to give me some ideas?
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solution?

Hi, I came across your post about not getting any sound on a google search. I am having the EXACT same problem. Seeing as this was a year ago, I was wondering if you ever found out the cause?

I would be infinitely grateful to any insight you might have.

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Mike,

Welcome to the forums...

replacing the wires isnt the problem. more than likely theyve burnt up the factory amplifier, feeding high power from the new deck into the inputs (designed for very small voltages in), and blowing the amp. Since its not a current issue, there wouldnt be a blown fuse. hope that helps...
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Hmm, I suppose that's possible.

I suppose I wasn't completely clear on this though. My problem is exactly the same except that the sound is not totally dead, but rather slowly dying. It started as just going out when I hit a bump, or took a right turn. Waiting 5-10 seconds or taking a left turn would make the sound come back in. Pretty wierd.

This continued all this week, now it pretty much is off all the time, but will occasionally come back on for a few seconds until a small bump in the road. This is what's making me think it's a loose wire. Although, tugging or pulling on the wires coming out of the dash has no affect on the sound going on or off.

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is it all the speakers or just a few/one? if its one, you might have a wire/speaker problem. If its all, it has to be something centrally located. This really only leaves the radio or the amplifier.
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It's all of them.

I also tested it with an aftermarket Sony unit from my old car which was working pefectly. It has the same exact problem.
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don't replace any wires, matter of fact all am hearing so far sounds completely wrong..

Now, let's start from scratch....

Cd player is a pioneer, worked fine for 3 years, and all a sudden one day no sound?

Is the Head unit the only thing you have changed (as far as audio)?
Still using the factory amp and speakers?
Who wired up the cd player for you?
Do you get any sound at all ( a hummm, or buzz IE....)?
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