hey guys, sorry it took me a while to post this I gave up on the subwoofer for a while but now I want it back lol. Okay so I replaced the line converter with another one of the same model, same problem though. Here are some pictures of the wiring and a youtube of what happens when I crank the volume on both FM and CD with amp plugged in.
Where my line converter extension and remote power-on taps to amp wiring
Close-up of the taps:
Where the amp is grounded to the seat bracket (4ga wire)
The line converter and where it plugs into my amp
it only affects the CD changer
protect light on amp still flickers but bass isnt cutting out
adjusting lpf or gain on amp doesnt fix problem
protect light flickers whether subwoofer is plugged in or not
with line converter wired but not plugged into amp the system is 100% fine
If I plug my ipod straight to the line in on the amp even with volume cranked to full the protect light doesnt flicker and the bass is clean. That makes me think that there isnt a problem with my amp
I also tried plugging the line out converter to my laptop and the signal seemed clean, no clipping
At this point I'm seconds from installing the aftermarket sony HU that this setup was hooked up to in my XJ and just running to the RCA pr-outs but I REALLY like the stock look, I love my steering wheel controls and I cant justify getting rid of the CD changer.
Oh this is also a new factory headunit too, the internal cd tracking on my old one went since I last posted here so I picked one up at the JY for $30