Retro sound radio problem

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Retro sound radio problem

Postby Worm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:53 am

I have recently installed a retro sound unit into my toy and works fine when the motor is not running. But when driving it cuts out during de acceleration, when I hit the gas pedal it comes back. I have tested the unit directly to the battery on both hot and accessory wires and neg but no difference. I'm assuming it's an interference problem. Any ideas?

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby sirfixalot » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:44 am

loose wire conection, bad wire crimp,bad connection between fuse & clip on fuse panel, glass fuses up till 78 prone to corrosion on inside of clips on fuse panel

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby Worm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:55 am

Not a connection problem, hooked it up indipendantly to battery, same result. Just means I have to keep on the gas!!!!

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby 68ragtop » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:41 pm

If you've tested separate power source then I'd pick a bad wire or dry solder joint inside the device. Accellerating shifts the tiny weight of the component to make a connection, decelerating separates them. Had similar thing once where the right hand speaker in a car cutout when cornering. Traced it to bad solder where the speaker cable hit the PCB and the shifting weight of the loose cable bundle at the back of the unit was just enough to separate things.

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby riverracer » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:13 pm

which model is it?

have read some bad reviews on that brand.
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Suddenly becoming stationary that's what gets you.

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby Worm » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:19 pm

It's a retro sound 2, Bluetooth. The only thing I can put it down to is an interference issue as it still plays up when stationary and clears when I hit the throttle, it has me stumped. I've even disconnected the alternator, will play around tomorrow and see if shielding does anything. :x- :evil:

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby riverracer » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:13 pm

make sure you have good grounds, even run a dedicated ground to the battery.

have you got the correct wire to constant 12v and switched accessory 12v?
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Suddenly becoming stationary that's what gets you.

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby Worm » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:53 am

About a month ago i found the problem was interference, moved plug leads from over to under the headers and bingo no more cutting out. Considering the leads are at the same location at the dizzy and nearest loacation to the stereo!! Go figure. :evil:

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby StephenSLR » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:50 am

If still under warranty swap it for another one.

Process of elimination, lol.

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Re: Retro sound radio problem

Postby australi » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:36 pm

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