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Old 10-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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right side speakers cut out

hey guys. i have a problem, i have a 2007 ZX3 and i just installed an after market head unit and a sub/amp into the car.

the amp is solely devoted to the sub, the speakers are being run from the factory wires connected to the harness i got. everything is hooked up and works, but something really strange is happening

when i make turns, sometimes the whole right side speakers will just go out. and i can't tell if it actually drains some of the sub's power as well or not, but definitely the speakers go out.

i don't think that it's a wiring problem because the speakers are all connected to the harness through b-caps (those things electricians use to connect wires, twisted).

i'm just not sure as to what's happening.

at the moment, i have a weak ground, basically because it was 4am and i just wanted to get the system on, but could the ground be causing this problem or is it another issue?

anyone ever experienced this before?

i wasn't sure where to post this either, so hopefully it's alright here.

thanks a ton.


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Old 10-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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get rid of those caps because those are made for solid wire not stranded. solder and heat shrink everything.
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get rid of those caps because those are made for solid wire not stranded. solder and heat shrink everything.
i can KIND OF see how this may be the issue, but why wouldn't all of my speakers be cutting out if all of them are capped, why only the right side?

my dad is an electrician and i don't remember him ever mentioning that b-caps are only for solid wire but i could be wrong just never heard that before. it'd just be nice to know if this was actually the problem or not before i go uncapping/soldering all 20 wires lol
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don't use the b-caps. either solder and shrink wrap or use crimp connectors. I used crimp connectors on mine and have absolutely no issues. Also ALWAYS have a good ground don't half ass that part. It will cause noise to your amp/sub and your speakers are not draining your amp power if you have them connected directly to the HU.
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