Stereo problems


Less
12-22-2003, 10:04 AM
Hi all,

I'm having problems with my stereo in my '94 J30. For the past few months the sound would go in and out and there would be a pop. Now these is no sound at all. The display still works. Anyone have any idea what the problem is and what needs to be fixed?

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chuckLee
12-22-2003, 02:23 PM
I had a 93 J30. It has exactly same problem since the first COLD day in Texas. The CD run, FM/AM Ant work, display is good but NO AUDIO! I have open the dash panel try to locate the Switching Relay that send voltage to all speaker AMPs. But I find out the Relay is fine by proble the voltage plug in the rear speaker plug. The pre-amp of the 93-4 unit has a bad reputation of cold soldering problem from a local audio store. So you may have to either re-soldering the board or send to a shop to repair. My local store will charge $60, and there is a lot of store(search from forum) will charge from $100 to $200. I can send more URL for repair shop if you can't find.

Less
12-22-2003, 02:35 PM
Thanks, ChuckLee. I too am in Texas (Dallas) and the problem started when it started to get cold here. Could you please send me the URL?

chuckLee
12-22-2003, 03:33 PM
Ebay repair shop:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2972915155&category=47121&rd=1

http://www.willmanselectronics.com/infiniti.htm

http://www.davescoolstuff.com/

How to remove Head Unit on J30:
http://carstereohelp.com/stereoremovalInfinitiJ30stereo.htm


I am in San Antonio, It is very interesting that cold(32 degree) kill BOSE unit dead!

Less
01-03-2004, 08:44 PM
Just wanted to post an update. I took the car in to a local repairman. He said it was lose components. Cost $90 to fix.

chuckLee
01-04-2004, 01:11 PM
Just wanted to post an update. I took the car in to a local repairman. He said it was lose components. Cost $90 to fix.

It is great! My unit is in the local shop too. I remove it in the New Year holiday and take it to the shop. Repair guys said that it is either lose component or bad soldering. He knows Bose very well. I am waiting for his phone call. cost is around $60.

karmal
01-17-2004, 06:03 PM
hmmmmmmmm... my speakers tore... so i opened it up and saw that the glue of the center came off so im going to try to glue it bak together and see if it sounds ryte.

Also, my main problem right now is the Car Stereo, specifically the CD player. Everything else works fine, but the CD player doesn't work 90% of the time. It won't play any burnt CD's and it only plays original CDs when it is not cold outside..... I'm really annoyed of this problem and having to listen to the radio all the time.... So if any of u guyz can help me out and suggest some ideas where i can fix or replace the stereo, that'b great.... thanks!

PLZ HELP

chuckLee
01-17-2004, 10:14 PM
hmmmmmmmm... my speakers tore... so i opened it up and saw that the glue of the center came off so im going to try to glue it bak together and see if it sounds ryte.

Also, my main problem right now is the Car Stereo, specifically the CD player. Everything else works fine, but the CD player doesn't work 90% of the time. It won't play any burnt CD's and it only plays original CDs when it is not cold outside..... I'm really annoyed of this problem and having to listen to the radio all the time.... So if any of u guyz can help me out and suggest some ideas where i can fix or replace the stereo, that'b great.... thanks!

PLZ HELP
Your CD lens may be dirty, try use cd clearner first. My Bose unit is fixed, Most problem is losed resistor in the Unit. Try regular CD cleaner kit (sell at BestBuy or officeMax....) Good luck!

karmal
01-18-2004, 11:38 PM
Your CD lens may be dirty, try use cd clearner first. My Bose unit is fixed, Most problem is losed resistor in the Unit. Try regular CD cleaner kit (sell at BestBuy or officeMax....) Good luck!

I already tried that and it didnt work..... so what else could i do?

chuckLee
01-19-2004, 10:54 PM
I already tried that and it didnt work..... so what else could i do?
Sorry, either you have to remove the unit and take to shop for repair or buy a cd-changer, install it in the truck. J30 has a pre-wired CD-changer wire in the gas tank area. it has a din connector. I still think that is a dirty in the lens or may be caused by weaker of laser beam. or buy a portable CD/mp3 player with car-kit which plug into the tape unit if tape is working ok.

beekahx4
02-06-2004, 12:19 AM
Anyone know of a place in the NY region? i would rather go to a local place.

karmal
02-17-2004, 06:26 PM
Sorry, either you have to remove the unit and take to shop for repair or buy a cd-changer, install it in the truck. J30 has a pre-wired CD-changer wire in the gas tank area. it has a din connector. I still think that is a dirty in the lens or may be caused by weaker of laser beam. or buy a portable CD/mp3 player with car-kit which plug into the tape unit if tape is working ok.

I'm going with that cd changer you're talking about..... what kind of cd changer do i need... and after hooking it up in the den, do i need to mess with any other wires?.... anything else i need to know about the installation of it?.... it would be great if you can help me or anyone else........ THANX

chuckLee
02-17-2004, 09:26 PM
http://infinitihelp.com/Store/CDSpecial.htm
or try Ebay to see if price is cheaper. You can also buy FM-Mod CD changer from any Bestbuy or CC. but you have turn on the FM to receive the signal from CD changer. I have never installed a cd-changer before. but it should be too difficult. I want buy a MP3 player instead. good luck!

chuckLee
02-17-2004, 09:35 PM
http://www.partydown.com/cdchanger/infinity.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3078934565&category=50556
YOu have to make sure the connector is fit with your Infiniti car. ask the seller about spec of unit, but it is much cheaper for $130

chuckLee
02-17-2004, 09:39 PM
what is the year of your J?

karmal
02-19-2004, 06:16 PM
what is the year of your J?

i have a J30t....... 1994

chuckLee
02-19-2004, 10:18 PM
91-94 has same connector. it use DIN round connector for CD-Changer.

chuckLee
02-19-2004, 10:22 PM
It is your luck day. Ebay has one for sell.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43948&item=2461821840

karmal
02-21-2004, 12:01 AM
It is your luck day. Ebay has one for sell.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43948&item=2461821840

That item is for infiniti Q54.... do u thnik it will work on my J30?

chuckLee
02-21-2004, 09:07 AM
My guess will fit, but ask the seller for sure. If it has a round DIN connector, than it should fit.

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