Blown Amp? - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum


Volvo C70 This sporty coupe has a three-piece retractable hardtop for unsurpassed fun whether the the top is up or down.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-11-2018, 01:29 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 5
Default Blown Amp?

I have a 1999. I lost all sound to the side speakers. The fuses in the engine compartment are fine. At least one fuse in the amp itself was blown. When I tried to replace that fuse, it blew immediately (car and radio were off. Does this suggest that my amp is blown? Is there a replacement amp available that would match the existing connections?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-12-2018, 10:09 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posts: 3,512
Default

what model radio do you have? I'd start by disconnecting the radio and the amp and see if the fuse stays good to rule out a wiring short. To replace the amp, the easy fix is to simply shop eBay or car-parts.com and get a used one for an exact replacement. If you decide to go after market, again eBay, Crutchfields etc sell wiring adaptors (not a fan of cutting and splicing OEM connectors)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-15-2018, 11:59 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 5
Default

Is pulling the power to the amp insufficient to test? Presumably, I need to pull the radio out to disconnect? Would pulling the fuses in the engine compartment work in lieu?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-15-2018, 12:30 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 5
Default

I disconnected the power to the amp and the connection to the radio (the pin connector I assume) and pulled the 30 fuse (placement 9) for the amp in the engine compartment. I replaced the two 20 fuses in the amp itself. When I plugged everything back together and inserted the 30 fuse in the engine compartment, the 30 fuse blew. Presumably, that means my amp is good and that I have a wiring short. I'm assuming this means that I have to check the entire electrical wiring run for the amp or is there a likely location that is the culprit. If it is the entire run, any idea how I do that? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 S40 blown head gasket??? coolant blown out reservoir cap shai_kino Volvo S40 7 08-20-2014 06:45 AM
engine and transmission mounts, tensioner and idler pulley &&& huzzsaba Volvo 850 3 04-02-2009 05:35 PM
Blown amp OME Volvo C70 4 02-15-2008 11:15 PM
How to replace blown radio bulbs / SC-816! halekai Volvo V70 8 01-18-2008 08:59 AM
Blown Engine VolvoJimmy960 Volvo 260, 760 & 960 1 04-20-2005 01:51 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.