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alright, so i have a pioneer in dash double din dvd head unit. I also have have aftermarket kicker speakers up front and the stock 6x9's in back. sometimes when i start my car up theres no sound though. the head unit has power, but nothing is going to the speakers. i'll turn off the head unit, wait like 10 minutes and then turn it back on and all of a sudden there's sound. It doesn't always happen though, but it happens more often when its cold outside. I'm thinking that it could be my battery isn't strong enough, what do you guys think? i didn't install the head unit, best buy did. But i also have footwell LED's, so i'm wondering if i just have to much draw on my battery. IDK though, i'm baffled by this. anybody have any ideas?
 

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i looked at the wiring, and it looked like all was done right. there's one wire thats supposed to be attached to a constant power source, then the other attaches to an ignition fuse. both were there. thats what doesn't make sense. also that the head unit itself has power, and everything functions, just not the sound.
BTW the headunit doesn't work when the car is off, so it is wired correctly to an ignition switch. i'm wondering if i just got a bum head unit, or should i buy a yellow top battery or something more powerful?
 

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do you have an amp installed? check all your speaker connections....if best buy did the install take that back to em they outta fix it......maybe you have a short? lots of ifs when it comes to car audio.....could be just a crappy HU not a fan of pioneer very "lower grade" as opposed to other units...keep us posted but take it to best buy the installer should know what the issue is
 

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kk i'll do that this week i have off for thanksgiving. and no, i dont have an amp. bump for any other ideas? i have to bring my car in for some other work to the dealer already next week, i'd rather not have to lose it for yet another day.
 

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well if you had an amp I would say its drawing too much power and think about getting a relay... But without it I'm out of opinions :(
 

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^^^ i could see doing that if i never had any sound. but it does work eventually, and sometimes right off the bat. the fact it mostly does it while it is cold seems to me that it implies a battery situation more than just the wiring. It didn't start happening until it first started to get cold out. idk i guess i'll have to take it back to best buy. unless there's some more ideas out there
 

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I highly doubt it's the battery. You would have different problems in addition to the speakers not working. I would say there is something off with the wiring, like a short somewhere most likely, or the head unit is defective or it blew a fuse. Those are the only options I see being the problem.
 
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