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Old 01-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #11
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Would it hurt the factory amplifier if I would just cut and slice the speakers in instead of using the preamp outputs? Actually I had Best Buy install it for me and that'* what they did. They cut and spliced from the speakers leads out of the CD player directly into the ribbon cable. Is this a bad thing or what? It sounds really good, but could it be damaging or is it just a possibility?
It isn't so much that this is a problem (by damaging any components) but you will have lost your audible warning chimes. Some people don't care about this, but now you won't have any audible warnings, door chimes or otherwise. Did they happen to mention this to you? Some installers are very good and will discuss these sorts of things with the customer. There are also SOME installers who shouldn't be allowed to use a screwdriver since they have no understanding of the more global systems they are affecting. The main purpose of this module is to correctly interface the aftermarket head unit to the existing amp AND retain the audible warnings.
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The wiring is all done correctly on mine but it seems to be draining my battery. If I take the Head Unit out of the car the battery will be fine but with it in is when it becomes a problem. Could this be a problem with the Head Unit itself. Since they cut and spliced all the wiring together could that be causing a drainage problem? Any help would be great. Thanks guys.
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The wiring is all done correctly on mine but it seems to be draining my battery. If I take the Head Unit out of the car the battery will be fine but with it in is when it becomes a problem. Could this be a problem with the Head Unit itself. Since they cut and spliced all the wiring together could that be causing a drainage problem? Any help would be great. Thanks guys.
More information on how this is connected would be very helpful. One thing which is important to understand is that the power wires from the factory harness are live at all times, regardless of key position. If Best Buy made an assumption that these were switched and wired it incorrectly, there may be a constant load on your battery causing the drain. Without knowing excactly how everything is connected, it is difficult to say. If you can provide in depth details about the wiring it will be easier to assist you.
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I reassure you that everything is hooked up as it should be. The 12v, acc, ground, amp turn on, antenna. The only thing that isn't like I would do it is the actual audio out. The audio is going from the CD player directly to the ribbon cable. It'* not going from the radio into the interface, through the interface to the ribbon cable. They totally bypassed the interface for the actual audio. I mean it sounds great and everything works at first. It takes about 2 1/2 days to drain the battery. Is it possible the battery draws more juice than the stock CD player and I finally need to replace my battery. It is 8 years old, but it works fine when the CD player isn't plugged in. I still need to get it checked, but I won't do that until probably Thursday. I hope this helps, If you need me to go more in depth I can but it will take a little longer. Thanks again.
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I reassure you that everything is hooked up as it should be.
If your battery gets drained in a few days, I suspect this statement is not accurate.

I cannot believe any system will drain the battery that quickly if it installed correctly.

It is possible that the battery has low capacity. But why was everything alright until AFTER the new system???

Also, I don't understand your request for assistance but then you seem to reject the assistance. Am I missing something?
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Got it all installed and it seems to be working just fine... Check out some pics here...
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ghlight=gmos09
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