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I installed a DEH-X4900BT PIONEER STEREO AND A GM-D1004

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PIONEER AMP ON HD &...
I installed a DEH-X4900BT PIONEER STEREO AND A GM-D1004 PIONEER AMP ON HD & AMP HAS NO OUTPUT WATTS, blue power light is on but speakers sound like stereo with out anp. Where in stereo can u turn the amp output on. Just installed same and on Kenwood system & Kenwood has sitting in stereo to turn on output wattage
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Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago
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Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

Have you made sure gain is at least half way up?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
There isn't gain switch on amp only filter switch and 2 or 4 channel switch
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

Was everything brand new? If there is any sound coming from amp at all we know the amp option on cd player is active.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Everything is BRAND NEW. like I mentioned before I installed same amp with kenwood stereo & kenwood stereo had a setting in stereo to turn amp on and works excellent but this pioneer stereo has nothing I can find to activate amp
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

There is no option to activate amp on this cd player, have you turned up loudness? Try the kenwood amp on this stereo and let me know how it works.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Cannot switch amps out because I would have to take both fairings off HD'S to access them.. HD'S. - HARLEY DAVIDSON 'S
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

I see, did you try to increase the loudness to see if that helps?

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Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

How many speakers do you have hooked up?

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Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

And are you using the front rca output on cd player? Then have the filters off on amp?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
4, and amp is set on 4 channel also
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

And are you using the front rca output on cd player? Then have the filters off on amp?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
on RCA plugs/wires and yes on OFF filter switches
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

I would try another RCA cable to make sure cable is good, if that doesn't help I think the amp must be really poor quality or defective. This is a straight forward install and cd player doesn't have any options. Cd player could also be the problem, usually the cheaper ones that do not have separate amp controls do not seem to put out the same amount of volume. You are going to have to try a different head unit to see if problem is amp of cd player. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
You know I'm a retired/disabled electrician plus graduate from MIT years ago & I'll be darn if I can figure it out. I did change the RCA cables, bought another new set before I put bike back together last night knowing there was nothing wrong under the hood so to say cause I'm riding out of town today w/without amp believing it was a simple sitting in receiver. I triple checked everything...
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

I think a cheap cd player is likely the problem, this is a straight forward install and cd player doesn't have any special settings. I'm betting on cd player not having the extra options is causing the lack of volume. Sorry about the bad news, let me know how it turns out or if you have more questions. Thanks.

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Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

As I'm looking through manual it appears the subwoofer output may also be used as rear output. So I'd try 2 sets of rc cables so you can use both outputs on cd player. Let me know, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Pioneer rates this as an excellent system and plug and play. Granted all companies could say that but I've bought several Pioneer systems & never once have I gotten a bad one. All my antique an somewhat newer vehicles have pioneer systems. You keep saying CD PLAYER when its a stereo receiver with CD player included. What's the catch there. Am I missing something
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

As I'm looking through manual it appears the subwoofer output may also be used as rear output. So I'd try 2 sets of rc cables so you can use both outputs on cd player. Let me know, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have 2 sets hooked up on system.
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

Sounds like you have tried every possible option, there is nothing else left to try other then a new cd player/receiver. There is nothing else I can tell you but I can open question back up incase someone else wants to chime in if you would like. Let me know, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm game for whatever or whomever can help without, hopefully without pulling bike back apart. I do have music just not loud due to wind factor on motorcycle going 70-80 mph on my trip. I will keep watch on any new answers or suggestions.
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

It looks like I do not even have the option to open question back up, you can try to always ask another question though or call Pioneer support. I'd rather have you give me no rating and get a refund then leave me a negative rating. Sorry I couldn't fix problem, I personally don't think there is a fix. Let me know if you figure anything out, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Come on Dan, one time I had a Diesel mechanic tell me there wasn't a fix for the issue I had with my Ford Powerstroke engine an I just couldn't believe a mechanic would say that. Reason he had it was due to my disability but I ended up fixing it myself as bad as it hurt me. Bot***** *****ne is everything CAN BE FIXED one way or another. Later
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

I think the fix is a new cd player or amp, there are only so many different combinations of wires you can try and it appears you have already tried them. I'm happy to hear the fix if there is one you can find. Keep me updated.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
OK. Please note: the reason for getting on this ask questions deal is because as I previously stated I'm going out of town today an Pioneer tech support is closed on weekends.
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

I'm assuming you have already tried using only the front and only the rear rca outputs, that is only thing I haven't suggested that I would. Beyond that I still think radio/amplifier needs to be replaced if you are sure everything is hooked up right and speakers are proper ohms. Let me know how it turns out, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have tried that also. Gotta go. I'm just going to have to go without an call pioneer tech Monday.
Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

Sounds good, let me know what they have to say. Thanks.

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Car Electronics Technician: Dan, Car Electronics Technician replied 11 months ago

Ever get it figured out? Thanks

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