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#1538 of 1571 Aftermarket speaker wiring
Aug 30, 2008 (7:04 am)
Hi there. I'm installing a 4 channel amp and new speakers into my 2004 LS impala that has the factory amplifier. My question is this.
Does the system split the signal sent to the front speakers so that the woofer is only getting a low end signal and the tweeter is only getting a high end signal? For example, if I replaced the front 6 3/4 speakers, would they be receiving a full range signal or is it run through a crossover to split it up between the 6 3/4 and the tweeter?
#1540 of 1571 Dirty Dirty Cassette Deck - 2000 Impala LS
May 11, 2009 (11:09 am)
My cassette tape deck is giving me the error "CLEAN" and it won't play any cassettes. I tried a cleaning tape but it spits that out too. Anyone run into this or know how to clear the message? I've tried the following
1. Pulled the fuse
2. Pulled the battery
3. Tried cleaning cassette. It gets ejected like any other cassettes I tried.
Jun 09, 2009 (10:48 am)
Okay i have following the forum pretty closely but still no luck. I own a 2000 impala and my quest for a decent sound system has become a nightmare. I bought an after market radio for my car and did not feel like buying the $100 module that i believe doesnt do anything. I had the cassette radio and the stock amp in the back. I read the one post that was entitled "How To Install aftermarket Radio In My 2000 Impala w/o $120 wiring harness" but the pins and wires did not match up with my car. I went to my local mechanic and they printed me off the only radio schematic sheets provided by chevy and it was a cd player version w/o an amp so it didnt help out at all. Many of the wires were not there or were in a different place. At first i struggled to even get power to the new after market radio. Finally i was able to realize that my stock radio did not have a constant 12v where it use to be so i had to wire one off of one of the fuses from the side. So now i've figured out that i have the correct wires hooked up for the constant and the ignation/acc but now no music is playing. I grabbed a speaker from my garage just to test it and the radio and wires were fine. The car won't play the music though. I believe it has something to do with the amp in the trunk. One post said that they bypassed the amp completlely. I'm wonder, can i just get rid of it in gerneral? I'm eventually going to hook up an amp and subwoofers in the trunk and im wondering if i really need the stock amp. Haha i've destroyed my old wiring harness and i have few spare wires that go to nothing, i'm thinking it i should jsut cut everything and make it direct, i'm already this far in the hole. Please help me out, im kinda missing my old radio because it sure beats the hell out listening to the wind and staring at the empty hole in my dash. Your advice is greatly apprechaited.
Jun 18, 2009 (7:17 pm)
BIG question. I have a 2004 chevy impala. All of a sudden the radio stop working. I can still see the time and what is playing on the radio but there is no sound. Not even a chime coming from the door, or the low fuel light or anything. I have a factory amplifier.. anyone have any suggestions on how to get my radio working, without paying 200+ dollars for a new amplifier???
#1543 of 1571 Re: 2004 Impala amplifier [mandahoutz22]
Jun 18, 2009 (7:39 pm)
Only option is , if low mileage, talk to the GM customer service people. Otherwise take it to a good local car audio place and they should be able to do it for less than $200
#1544 of 1571 Re: 2004 Impala amplifier [mandahoutz22]
Jun 19, 2009 (5:35 am)
Here's your answer. Your amp is not getting power. there is a conecction under your carpet that goes to the rear or the vehicle , it's about at th emiddle of th ecar on th eright side, the coecction is prob corroded due to condensation. What we did is ran a new power supply to the amp and bingo we have radio. before figuring this out we changed the radio, we changed the amp , we removed the carpet completely and checked the wires and connections. after all this we put it all back and still the same radio works but nbo sound and no door chime, we then tested power to amp and bingo we found th esiple yet hard to find answwer.....GOOD LUCK>
#1545 of 1571 Re: 2004 Impala amplifier [ferrante]
Jun 19, 2009 (6:13 am)
That is awesome!! Thank you sooooo much for the info! So now, how do I go about fixing it? How much would it cost to get fixed? Is it a simple fix?
#1546 of 1571 Re: 2004 Impala amplifier [ferrante]
Sep 30, 2009 (10:35 am)
Can you be a little more specific on where that connector is? I have the same problem and I would love to get this fixed. Thanks! You might just be a life saver!
#1547 of 1571 Re: 2004 Impala amplifier [geocarp]
Oct 01, 2009 (5:33 am)
Well to start you first off have to remove seats, center console, and trims to remove carpet. once done the connection is halfway down the car on the right sid ejust behind driver seat, sits just at the center pillar area. ...... Now the easiest way is to rewire a power connection off the ignition to turn on amp. you can get this done at a stereo shop . if not once you have access to conection you can clean out and silicone spray so no water gets in. the reason why it was coroded is the cabin filter sometimes does not fit in correctly and water come in from outside through the cabin filter. ......... does this help you any. Mike