Help with subs/amp - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
Gauges, Electronics and Wiring. A place to discuss electronic / wiring issues and what gauges, audio, video, nav systems, lights, ect. are right for you.

DuramaxForum.com is the premier Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2012, 04:41 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
ChevyDMax89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 2,558
Help with subs/amp

Long story short, my stereo was turned up way louder than it ever has been a few days ago, and the subs just cut out, so I figured the amp needed to cool down and was overloaded... Well they never started working again. I've checked everything... The amp is not in protect mode, no red lights on, no fuses blown on it or under the sah and hood. The one on the power wire from the battery is not blown either. All the wiring is tight and connected.. The subs are old but I doubt they would both blow at the same time, and even if they did wouldn't they still make noise and sound really bad and distorted? They won't even work at all...... HELP !!!
__________________
NAME: JIMMY
CURRENT: 2006 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 crew cab (black), 20" chrome Diamo 16 Karat wheels wrapped with 33x11.5 Cooper Discoverer ATPs, 2" wheel spacers, custom straight pipe exhaust, PPEI dsp5 tuned by Kory, 8k HIDs in head/foglights, Limo tint, more coming soon...

SOLD:2002 CC/SB Duramax LS 4x4 LB7, Solid axle conversion, 14" lift, 20" XD Diesels (black), 39.5x16.5x20 Pitbull Rocker M/Ts, ATS E-power 160HP/360TQ Tune, Edge Attitude Moniter for Guages, Amsoil Custom Intake, PPE Boost Valve, Custom 5" Straight pipe, Limo Tint everywhere, HID 8k heads, Clarion 7" flip out, (2) 10" subs
ChevyDMax89 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-25-2012, 05:34 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
ChevyDMax89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 2,558
Bump... anyone?
__________________
NAME: JIMMY
CURRENT: 2006 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 crew cab (black), 20" chrome Diamo 16 Karat wheels wrapped with 33x11.5 Cooper Discoverer ATPs, 2" wheel spacers, custom straight pipe exhaust, PPEI dsp5 tuned by Kory, 8k HIDs in head/foglights, Limo tint, more coming soon...

SOLD:2002 CC/SB Duramax LS 4x4 LB7, Solid axle conversion, 14" lift, 20" XD Diesels (black), 39.5x16.5x20 Pitbull Rocker M/Ts, ATS E-power 160HP/360TQ Tune, Edge Attitude Moniter for Guages, Amsoil Custom Intake, PPE Boost Valve, Custom 5" Straight pipe, Limo Tint everywhere, HID 8k heads, Clarion 7" flip out, (2) 10" subs
ChevyDMax89 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2012, 05:37 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
AKA 01 D_Max
 
Aaron@LDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Saint Johnsville, NY
Posts: 6,244
I think the problem lies in your Amp... If your subs had power they would at least pop and crackle if they were blown. If your Amp has power then I would assume something internal is shorted out or blown.
__________________
-Aaron-
Lincoln Diesel Specialties
"Quality Parts and Service at an Unbeatable Price"

Or call us... 920-765-1615


SOLD
2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD, CC,SB
EFI Live V2 w/dsp5 MAX EFFORT by Idaho Rob,
EGT's Never higher than 1150*
Cognito Braces, and ATP Sleeves, BD Manifold, ARP H.Studs, M.P. mod, MA Aluminum Bleeder, PPE Boost Valve, Banks Ram Air- Intercooler, FASS 150, LBZ FPR, Shimmed FPRV, 4" MBRP turbo back exhaust w/6"tip, Corsa Muffler
@180,000-New injectors from Lincoln Diesel, CAT Adapter/filter/spacer

Air Lift, Bilstein Shocks, Leveling Kit, Recon LED tail lights & over cab lights, 20" Forged Aluminum WELD Racing Rims, 295/55/20 Nitto Trail Grappler Tires
Aaron@LDS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2012, 06:24 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: hanover ontario canada
Posts: 182
^ yep what he said. Unless the speaker wire from the amp to the subs some how got disconnected. Otherwise I'd say the amp
__________________
6 inch fabtech suspension lift
Amp research electric running boards
35x12 pro comp extreme all terrains
17 inch moto metal rims
bushwacker fender flairs
tinted windows and tail lights
AFE cold air intake
5 inch turbo back MBRP exhaust
PCV re-rout and blocked resignator
shaved antenna
tunning...unknown
liftedlbz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2012, 06:33 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
ChevyDMax89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 2,558
Well tonight I tried using another amp and it has power, green light on, and as soon as I touched one of the subs speaker wire to the amp, it worked/made noise for 1-2 seconds and then hasn't worked since... Any ideas?
__________________
NAME: JIMMY
CURRENT: 2006 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 crew cab (black), 20" chrome Diamo 16 Karat wheels wrapped with 33x11.5 Cooper Discoverer ATPs, 2" wheel spacers, custom straight pipe exhaust, PPEI dsp5 tuned by Kory, 8k HIDs in head/foglights, Limo tint, more coming soon...

SOLD:2002 CC/SB Duramax LS 4x4 LB7, Solid axle conversion, 14" lift, 20" XD Diesels (black), 39.5x16.5x20 Pitbull Rocker M/Ts, ATS E-power 160HP/360TQ Tune, Edge Attitude Moniter for Guages, Amsoil Custom Intake, PPE Boost Valve, Custom 5" Straight pipe, Limo Tint everywhere, HID 8k heads, Clarion 7" flip out, (2) 10" subs
ChevyDMax89 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2012, 09:22 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Garage 808's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 266
Sounds like the subs are shorting out the wires, and tripping the amp
__________________
Graig aka Fat Jesus aka Farva
04.5 CCSB 4x4 CAI,AFE inlet,3" DP, 4" exhaust, egr blocked, ATP built trans, BT Converter Controller,PPE Trans Cooler,ADII 165, ATP EFI live, race valve, pcv reroute, Garage 808 traction bars Stock turbo/injectors/cp3
2" rear drop, smoked front lights, blacked out all chrome, 20x9 Level 8 Strike 8, 285/50r20 NT420s Almost done
13.26 @ 102.22 1.909 60'
89 CRX 8.85@165 8.88@167 Garage 808 built and tuned
2007 Pro import Woodburn track champion
Garage 808 LLC, Eugene 2wd DynoJet 224x
UA Local 290 Plumbers & Fitters
Garage 808 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2012, 05:29 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
ChevyDMax89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 2,558
So subs are probably toast? Guess I have to find another sub to hook up to my amp, I just don't wanna buy one haha
__________________
NAME: JIMMY
CURRENT: 2006 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 crew cab (black), 20" chrome Diamo 16 Karat wheels wrapped with 33x11.5 Cooper Discoverer ATPs, 2" wheel spacers, custom straight pipe exhaust, PPEI dsp5 tuned by Kory, 8k HIDs in head/foglights, Limo tint, more coming soon...

SOLD:2002 CC/SB Duramax LS 4x4 LB7, Solid axle conversion, 14" lift, 20" XD Diesels (black), 39.5x16.5x20 Pitbull Rocker M/Ts, ATS E-power 160HP/360TQ Tune, Edge Attitude Moniter for Guages, Amsoil Custom Intake, PPE Boost Valve, Custom 5" Straight pipe, Limo Tint everywhere, HID 8k heads, Clarion 7" flip out, (2) 10" subs
ChevyDMax89 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2012, 06:05 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: hanover ontario canada
Posts: 182
When you pull the subs out of the box make sure all the wiring inside the box is the way it's supposed to be before scrapping them.
__________________
6 inch fabtech suspension lift
Amp research electric running boards
35x12 pro comp extreme all terrains
17 inch moto metal rims
bushwacker fender flairs
tinted windows and tail lights
AFE cold air intake
5 inch turbo back MBRP exhaust
PCV re-rout and blocked resignator
shaved antenna
tunning...unknown
liftedlbz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2012, 06:13 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
bondurch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 83
Two things to try. Hook a working speaker to the amp to see if you can get some sound. Second take a D cell battery and touch the speaker wires from the subs to either end of the battery. That would be one to the positive and one to the negative. If your subs are operational the speaker should push out or draw in. If they don't move the terminal wires in your speakers were probably stretched and shorted or you fused your speaker.
__________________
Chuck
2008 LMM-ATS w/Copilot
EFI Live Tuned By Idaho Rob
MPI Twins - ARP Head Studs
Big Dipper 40 over injectors - Dual CP3's by ATS
FASS 150
Mechanic DVR Performance Chris Blair
bondurch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-26-2012, 06:17 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
ChevyDMax89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 2,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by bondurch View Post
Two things to try. Hook a working speaker to the amp to see if you can get some sound. Second take a D cell battery and touch the speaker wires from the subs to either end of the battery. That would be one to the positive and one to the negative. If your subs are operational the speaker should push out or draw in. If they don't move the terminal wires in your speakers were probably stretched and shorted or you fused your speaker.
Sounds good I'll give the battery thing a whirl since I have no other speaker besides the two in the box to test
__________________
NAME: JIMMY
CURRENT: 2006 Silverado 2500HD 4x4 crew cab (black), 20" chrome Diamo 16 Karat wheels wrapped with 33x11.5 Cooper Discoverer ATPs, 2" wheel spacers, custom straight pipe exhaust, PPEI dsp5 tuned by Kory, 8k HIDs in head/foglights, Limo tint, more coming soon...

SOLD:2002 CC/SB Duramax LS 4x4 LB7, Solid axle conversion, 14" lift, 20" XD Diesels (black), 39.5x16.5x20 Pitbull Rocker M/Ts, ATS E-power 160HP/360TQ Tune, Edge Attitude Moniter for Guages, Amsoil Custom Intake, PPE Boost Valve, Custom 5" Straight pipe, Limo Tint everywhere, HID 8k heads, Clarion 7" flip out, (2) 10" subs
ChevyDMax89 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:59 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2