In a brief response to my prior post, as I said there was no offence intended and I hope none taken. I was however left with the impression that a battery could be connected indiscriminately until such time as the speaker responded. I fully agree that connecting a 1.5v battery will do no damage to a speaker, but this wasn't the impression I was left with after reading the post. When we start talking about connecting erroneous electrical signals to BCM inputs / outputs and potentially into either the Class 2 serial data bus (or in newer vehicles the GMLAN BUS) I do have my concerns. Regardless, now that this has been clarified I believe it'* a non-issue.
Regarding the behaviour of the amp, it'* always worrisome when something behaves this way, especially if it now seems to respond normally. I strongly believe in the adage "Where there'* smoke, there'* usually fire". Obviously something out of the norm occurred it should be investigated to determine the cause. Without examining the amp I can't really comment. If I were to speculate, I'd be looking at connections again. Sometimes it'* helpful to trace the wires and create a schematic of what you've wired. You can then look and see if it'* wired the way you believe it to be. Double check to make sure none of the speaker connections shorted when the speakers were installed. This isnít terribly likely though since the applicable areas within the door are virtually all non-metallic. It is possible that the equipment was defective but quite honestly I have rarely seen defective equipment new and never connected straight out of the box.
StingRay Bike w/cards in the spokes, Weeeeeee!