Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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The new radio you purchased is it another bose radio?
O.K. it sounds like the Bose speaker amp is not being powered up or the power up signal from the radio is not getting to it the first thing to check it the 15amp fuse under the hood of the car #56 I have a picture that shows the location
The Nissan dealer ship checked all the fuses and stated they were all good. Any other options.....what else could it be?
The reason you get no sound from any speaker has to be either a fault in the speaker amp or its not getting powered up. we need to check and verify that power is getting to the amp . here is a couple of diagrams to show the location of the power and ground circuits
The car audio place tested the amp and verified that power was indeed getting to the amp (both of them). Then tested the main amp outside of the car and verified that it works correctly. Then they took all the door panels off, tested all 8 speakers.
Prior to the car audio place....Nissan checked all fuses and replaced the radio.
Please forgive me I was looking up the wrong year car for the wire diagrams.
I would like to know if your car has Navigation or not then I may be more helpful
I'm sorry I was looking up the wrong year here is a schematic of the system you do have I still think the amp is not powering up and it shows only one amp for the system, there are at least 4 fuses to be checked it could be one was missed
Here are the rest of the wiring diagrams for the correct system
I would also like to know if the display shows the volume going up and down when you use the switches on the steering wheel
Yes. The display operates normally from both the steering wheel and the consol.
Also....when the sound finally stop playing, there wasn't any crackling sounds or anything coming from the speakers. The symptoms were.....I would start my car, have no sound, then 15minutes later the sound would just appear. This happened for several months, then the delay would last longer and longer (30 minutes later, then sound would appear, then 1 hr later sound would appear). Then one day, even the delay stopped. Now the sound doesn't come on at all. No crackling sounds, no distorion in the music....nothing. One day is played, then it didn't.
Does this help....?
There are two amps in my car, which one would I need to replace?
I saw one on ebay for $75 but I would hate to buy it and the problem still not be fixed.
Well, after listening to everything you had to say.....it made me think. When you asked "How were you able to test it outside the vehicle?" you made me think that maybe the Radio place lied about testing my amp in an attempt to try to have me purchase another radio from them. Therefore, completely trusting your advise, I decided to purchase a new Amp on Ebay (which is the reason for my delay in responding). Well.....guess what.....the new Amp arrived today. I plugged it in myself and BAMMM, my radio began blasting sound.
I am going to nissan tomorrow for an oil change and I will see if they can finish connecting the amp (since it's plugged in but it's hanging from the cords).
Rick......I am accepting your answer. Your advice was DEAD ON!!!! I may have another question for you though, since my $18 has purchased me 1 month of advice.
Again.....thank you, XXXXX XXXXX'll talk to you later.