I removed my broken becker grand prix some months ago and installed a
clarion AM/FM CD player. I went to use turn on the radio and all I get is
crackling sound coming outa of the rear speakers.... I have soem type of
sound system with an amp in the car somewhere...
Me too - an amp somewhere? I guess it is located under the auto-gear cover.
I had my Clarion fixed and no sound when I put it back. Called the kind
repair man who said I had probably forgotten to wire the amp with 12v. I
fiddle a little and hooked up a loose wire to the 12V and boom boom - it
worked. So and amp is somehwhere... I looked in the hood, in the trunck and
under the vackseat and front - no - not there. I tried following the wire
(hard) and it seems as if they go under the auto-gear cover...
Make sure that you replace the o.e. speakers when you replace the head unit.
The Clarion has four ohm impedance outputs intended to reach like kind
coaxial speakers which are also four ohms. The o.e. Becker speakers are junk
just like the antique tape/radio which powered them. Make certain that the
installation was clean with NEW wires between head unit and speakers. Do not
use the wires coming off the o.e., mechanical, rotary fader on the console.
The Clarion unit has an electronic fader built into it. The o.e. fader is
rated at 50 watts and only the E500 had a fader rated at 75 watts. P.
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