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Old 08-13-2009, 02:30 PM
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Factory Sub works SOMETIMES

Hey guys, I tried searching for answers to these questions, but didn't have any luck. I have a 2005 Wrangler Unlimited with the factory 7 speaker system. Aftermarket Pioneer head unit installed, and yes I hooked up the blue wires.

Anyways, my factory sub cuts in and out, it'll work for 5-15 mins, then stop, sometimes won't work for days at a time. Should I check the fuse for the amp? I also saw a thread that said the factory amp should have a light on it that shows green or red, depending on if its OK or if it has entered "protection mode".. Is this accurate and where exactly is the amp, if I wanted to check connections?

Additionally, I ordered a new sub in case its the factory sub dying (people have been telling me this behavior is symptomatic of the sub going out). I think I might have screwed up, because I got a 4ohm Kicker, and from what I've read, the factory amp will underpower it. I'm only going for nice clear sound here, not a total bumper..

Anyone have any idea if the problem is a connection, amp, or subwoofer problem?

Thanks so much!

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Old 08-21-2009, 03:01 PM
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Alright well if anyone was wondering, it was the sub after all. I replaced it with the instructions found here:

How To Replace The Factory Subwoofer - JeepForum.com

It was pretty easy, just have your dremel handy to cut out some plastic for clearance for the sub magnet. It sounds killer too, not too much punch, prolly cause its a 4ohm driven by the factory amp, but its clear and the response is great.
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