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Old 14th December 2011
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Default 2006 9-3 aero radio amp problems anyone?!

the dealer told me its the amp, because only the right side speakers work. theres a company in new york that fixes them but thats still kinda pricy.

new from dealer $800
refurbished by new york company $350

anyone had to deal with this?

any easy fix solutions?
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MY03-06 dash or MY07+..

know this may sound silly,but you have checked that the balance is in the middle and you haven't accidentally turn the right side off..
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I'd rather just short them out at the plug and have right right and left in parallel than pay that.

What are the chances of just one channel failing on that amp? I would have thought all or nothing.
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Is this AMP1 under the drivers seat (left side)? If so they commonly fail and I believe can be repaired vs. replaced.
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ya its the amp1 under the seat. took it out and apart. it does have some rust on it but its not crazy. it did go away one day and then came back for last winter and then in the summer it went away again. and its still only on the ride side now.
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MY03-06 dash or MY07+..

know this may sound silly,but you have checked that the balance is in the middle and you haven't accidentally turn the right side off..

ya ive looked for that so many times. the only balance this model has is front to rear. no left to right.
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this model has is front to rear
thats fader control..balance doesn't appear on the screen it's just fader,i think.. it's been that long..

it's on the volume knob pretty sure,you pull the knob to adjust the balance..
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thats fader control..balance doesn't appear on the screen it's just fader,i think.. it's been that long..

it's on the volume knob pretty sure,you pull the knob to adjust the balance..

i will go check. if this fixes it, i WILL find you! and kiss you!! hahaha
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MY03-06 dash or MY07+..

know this may sound silly,but you have checked that the balance is in the middle and you haven't accidentally turn the right side off..

OMFGG!!!! YOU WERE RIGHT!!! HAHAHA I FEEL STUPID

i never knew the volume button controls the balance, it doesnt say it near the button or the manual, ive looked threw everything in the manual. ugghhhhh a year of music only on one side. ahh im soo happy!!!

thank you sooo much!!
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pretty sad the mechanic at the dealer didnt know this
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But if you ever do have an amp problem, just get the optics in the blue circle and pull them out from where the area in red is circled. then connect the two ends.
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But if you ever do have an amp problem, just get the optics in the blue circle and pull them out from where the area in red is circled. then connect the two ends.
Out of interest, is this the fix these guys are selling on eBay? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261073501383
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pretty sad the mechanic at the dealer didnt know this
Sad? It's a pathetic failure.
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i've just dug out the manual for the audio system the icm1(no screen)icm2(green screen)say on the unit pull for balance,but for some wacky reason it's not on the icm3(sat nav)..
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