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Second amplifier to fail in my 2004 Galant

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Second amplifier to fail in my 2004 Galant
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: Matt Mallard, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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Will need to know if factory amp or not and any other aftermarket assessories.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Both were factory amps.

Stock radio and speakers also.

 

Auto Mechanic: Matt Mallard, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
There is with and without Infinity sound system,,not sure which you have.
From my experience, factory amps failures are not uncommon on Mitsubishi and Bose. Often, the systems are integrated into other systems such as steering wheel controls so owners are understandably reluctant to go to an after market system.
This aside, the after market systems (even budget models) are more reliable and sound much better than your factory system. Now, they also have wireless remote on most which makes one miss the steering wheel controls much less.

The most common cause of amp failure is continually operating at a very high volume or even worse, with a blown speaker somewhere.

As the amp is likely located under the RF seat, you may want to make sure that it is not getting wet or otherwise contaminated.

The solution? Factory amps are way overpriced and with only a 12 month warranty, just not worth the expense.
Here are a couple of links for used amps. Several around $70.00.
Car-part.com lists all radio parts in the radio section.

http://www.car-part.com/index.htm

Also, here is one on Ebay for a 98. I'm sure the seller can take pics of the connections and your Mitsu dealer can advise if compatible.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-MITSHUBISHI-GALANT-AMP_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39 Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem19b37136ebQQitemZ110384723691QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_500wt_961

If it were me, I'd spend about $300 and get a new, great sounding after market system.

Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.




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