Lights dim, deck cuts out

09-13-2006, 11:02 PM
(first time posting bare with me)
OK, so i bought a 98 cavalier off my cousin, everthings fine with the car except for the sound system... now being a university student i didnt have a lot of money so i replaced the back two speakers with 2 pioneer 6x9s, now when i turn up the volume, and the bass hits the lights on the deck dim, and if i turn it up high enought the deck will cut out completely and shut off and then restart only to have the same thing happen again... Any suggestions... i know it will probably come up for a capacitor to be added, but i have no amp... i just removed the old speakers and wired up the new ones in their place... Thx for any help...

09-13-2006, 11:09 PM
Hmm, what kind of deck do u have in it?

09-13-2006, 11:14 PM
Just a sony xplod 50x4

09-13-2006, 11:25 PM
Only thing i can thing of is there might be some wires crossed somewhere. and the reason why its shutting off is there is prolly a safety cut off built in.

Young Chuck D
09-14-2006, 01:33 AM
you really shouldn't NEED a cap without a sub/amp setup....

check your speaker wiring...

are the front speakers stock?

09-14-2006, 06:01 AM
Yes front speakers are still stock...

09-14-2006, 12:54 PM
sounds to me that you are driving the deck too hard. Make sure you used the correct speakers 4 or 8 ohm. OR the power system is not strong enough to supply the power your deck needs to run. It is cutting out due to heat.


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