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ok guys i've had my stereo system hooked up for a LONG time now. Just today i found out that my amp isnt turning off with the cd deck ANYMORE. i tested the control wire for power and there is none once the car turns off. it just started doing this and guess what....its the cause of my flickering lights :evil: but does anyone know what could be wrong and how i could fix it? And is it possible the control wire is picking up signal from another power source?
 

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So to not get confused your amp is staying on when the car is off? And the remote wire going to the amp is showing 0 volts when the car is off?(you have the test lead on the terminal at the amp?)

If this is the case then it sounds like the internals of your amp may be screwed cause the amp is not receving the signal to turn off when the remote wire turns off. The only suggestion I have is to get your hands on another amp and hook it up. If the new amp turns off then it is the internals(of the orignal amp) that are screwed, if not then something is screwy in your wiring. I know from experience that if an amp is going to die it is usually the remote lead internals which go first, all though usually it is the fact that the amp won't turn on at all but essentially it is the same problem. hope this helped without confusing you too much.
 

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I have two other amps i hooked them BOTH up and both do the same thing. So today i went to the local honda shop(which my dad owns) and got them to look at it and there only two suggestions were. a) Lose the sound system or b) buy a toggle switch to put on either the control wire (if that works) but if it doesnt hook it to the positive wire. I think thats what im going to do because of course a toggle switch costs $1.99 and if it doesn't work im not out too much. If anyone has any other answers for me please tell.
 

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Ya thats what i figured. And i do have access to 2 other decks so ill check them out sometime today. Thanks for the help
 

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SaskCRX said:
Ya thats what i figured. And i do have access to 2 other decks so ill check them out sometime today. Thanks for the help
Couldn't you wire the power leads for the amps through the options connection on the fuse box? That way the amps would have power only when the key was turned.....
 

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SaskCRX said:
Ya thats what i figured. And i do have access to 2 other decks so ill check them out sometime today. Thanks for the help
Couldn't you wire the power leads for the amps through the options connection on the fuse box? That way the amps would have power only when the key was turned.....
That's actually a fairly brilliant idea. :p
 

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That is a good idea i didnt really think of doing that to my rex although ive done it with my ex 89 silverado and my 72 c/10. O and would anyone happen to know if there are kicker panels or after market panels that can be placed somewhere in the front of a rex? i know i had some sweet ones for my silverado but i cant find any for a crx. Any help with finding some would be great! And thanks for the fuse box tip!!
 

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And thanks for the fuse box tip!!
Glad to help. (You know, blind pigs and acorns, that sort of thing.)

I'd put a fuse on it at the fuse box, I don't know for sure, but I don't think there's a fuse for those connections, and an extra wouldn't hurt.
 

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if there are kicker panels or after market panels that can be placed somewhere in the front of a rex?
some kick panel speaker pods are being sold by member mithuth right now in the for sale section.
 

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Good news bil it worked!!!! i no longer have flickering lights and my amp no longer skips sections of songs. No there wasnt a special accesory fuse but i just found one that was on with the car and off witht he car which happened to be a solenoid fuse.
Ragnaarok: thanks for that info im gonna go check em out.
 

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the reason why you no longer have flickering lights is indeed becuase you wired the amp through the fuse box. Hopefully the amp you are using is low enough current to not fry osmething in the box.

what is happenening know is the ELD is seeing the extra load and not allowing the ecu to cut the alternator.

see, as a economy thing, USDM hondas have an Alternator control wire that completely kills the alternator output at tiems of no perceived load. I disabled this function by cutting wire A16 out of my ecu. For you OBD0 guys i believe it would be wire B5.

JDM hondas dont have ELD or ALTC. Ive been much happier with my electrical system since i disabed the alternator cut circuit.

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