Just thought I would ask here if there were any car electronics people out there...
what I have:
and a 4 channel JBL GTO Power Amp running the door speakers
Just the other day working on my Jeep, no where near my aftermarket stereo or aftermarket amp and my Head Unit just decides to turn off like the power button has been pressed. The head unit literally says "Goodbye" like the power button was pressed. The unit still shows that it has power but everything is off (like normal when the unit is turned off when the car is running). It is powered off but now I can't get it to come back on unless I turn the ignition off and back on, then I can press the power button and the unit comes on. Maybe 10 mins later the unit goes through the same process again. It seems to be that it happens at the same interval. I have not timed it to verify that. Sounds like something in the Jeep telling it to turn off???
Yeah I put it in myself..... Its just strange.... It as been in my Jeep for several years now with no issues and its been awhile since I had to pull the unit out. It is just weird cause when it cuts off I can't turn it back on without the ignition cycle.
I am going to check my wiring just haven't had a chance... maybe something came loose????
Yeah if all else fails I could wire to the constant and the good thing about my head unit it won't loose any settings when power is disconnected like that
somethin must be wired wrong or came undone. I highly doubt anything got fried. I'm not really sure how speakers amps work but is it possible that something is wrong with that? possibly loose wiring there somewhere to?
I was having similar issues, with it just turning off randomly, only working after turning on and off or pulling the fuse and reinstalling. For me it was intermittent, until it got to the point where it wouldn't work for a few days. Then I noticed one day that when its working, theres a light on the amp that is lit. When its not working, the light flickers randomly. So my guess is after 4 years of bumping the amp had enough
check the fuses in the amp.. the flickering light on the amp might have been the light showing it was over heating.. which could be from the amp being old or beaten from loud music or a simple fix is that the fuses on the amp could be blown.
ive checked the fuses before, they were good, but ill double check. The flickering isn't like a constant warning flickering, its like a sputtering, dying, flickering haha. Im pretty sure it has been over heating, probably for about 4 years, because I bump pretty much anytime im driving alone. Thanks though