| Originally posted by Bunny Capricorn@Jul 13 2005, 10:11 AM |
I have a 92'525 which I got with a after market radio running thru a harness thru the beamer factory amp. The problems is only the left side plays strong. When I move the balance to the right side I get a very week signal.
I recently changed my radio and I noticed that the job done behind the dash was very poor. Wires cut and mended everywhere like an ignorant person got a hold of it. At this point I'm not sure if its wired correctly to the after market deck or if the Amp is blown on the right side.
1. Is there a way I can test the factory amp?
2. Were is the factory amp located?
I just recently bought a 4 channel amp (for the 8 speaker system; no sub) to re-wire the whole car. Would this be my best bet and how difficult is it to run the wires for the front 6 speakers to the rear for my amp....and if so, what kind of Crossovers or Speakers with Crossovers should I use for the front.
Oh.....one more thing.......what size speakers go in the rear?
Thanks allot folks!!!
Yes, throw the factory amp in the fireplace this winter and use your new amp to run all 8 speakers. On a good note, look behind the carpet panel on the drivers side in the trunk. You will find the factory amplifier there. The wires will (should) be in a twisted fashion. These are all the wires going to each speaker. Hook these up to your aftermarket amplifier, and run a set (or two) RCA cables to your aftermarket radio.
It gets REAL goofy trying to incorporate your factory amp and an aftermarket one. Delete the problem child and you will have better sound. After you get your amp installed and your speakers are still low or absent, you may have a bad speaker. Just do one thing at a time and you'll be ok.
Hope that helps...