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I just put in some kicker components not to long ago, and I have noticed even after I shut the radio off completely it still has that static sound like the speakers are on with the volume off(hisss kind of sound) I am pretty good with installs and I always do my own because I do not trust anyone else with my car after a few F ups in the past. Heres the system maybe someone can help me out here
Pioneer 7600 deh HU
Kicker 6.5 components in front door and top of a pillar,
Power acoustik 6x9's in the rear panels
Rockford p3002 2ch amp run Left/right channel for speakers(no front/back fade)
Kenwood 850rms/1800max mono amp
Power acoustik single 12" sub 800/1700max in ported box

I ran all rca's from HU I didnt do pass through on the amps. I only noticed this issue after the components went in, it amost sounds like the tweeters still have power even after the radio is off and the power antenna is down. Any help would be appreciated greatly. Thanks, Jon
 

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You could pick up a digital multimeter for a few bucks and test the voltage to see if anything is still coming out. Also, are your amps turned off, or do they stay on? You may want to disconnect your RCAs first to see if that helps, then remove your fuse if you have no capacitor.

Capacitors in series with your power pass AC and block DC voltages. Capacitors in parallel will charge. That is the difference with capacitors in crossovers and the ones that you use for your amplifiers.
 

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I have a digital voltmeter I will give it a shot, but I do not have a capacitor yet because I can't afford one right now lol.
 

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88pimpin said:
Capacitors in series with your power pass AC and block DC voltages. Capacitors in parallel will charge. That is the difference with capacitors in crossovers and the ones that you use for your amplifiers.
Got that backwards. ;) It's more involved than this, but for simplicity's sake, capacitors block alternating current and allow direct current to pass. Always have, always will.
 

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Are ur power and audio signal wires running in paralell ???
The electrical noise could cause this...
 

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my power cables go from the battery down the drivers side to the block then to the amps, my speaker wires go from the speakers to the channels on the rockford amp. The only thing thats changed since this started is the fact that I put in kicker components but they are set up with the input(amp) midrange(6.5) and then the tweeter. none of the cables have any splits or tears in the jacket so I am at a loss, I havent gotten to the multimeter yet, maybe in the morning.
 

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Lozinit said:
Got that backwards. ;) It's more involved than this, but for simplicity's sake, capacitors block alternating current and allow direct current to pass. Always have, always will.
Ah, ya. It's been about a year since I've dealt with electrical components that detailed. Haven't been into it much since then. Sorry.
 

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Sounds like the amp isn't powering off...

You may need to use a relay between the remote wire and the two amps; some decks 'turn on' the remote wire if you draw too much power from the amp turn on lead, or otherwise act strange.

my alpine won't park itself properly if I don't use a relay on my amps...
 

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Ok so today I went and put wire loom around all my power wires under the hood. I didnt get as far as the interior yet . I put wire loom around the power wires for my strobes, and grill led's and also my fog lights. I then coverd the 1ft section from the battery to the fuse in some loom. I have knocked the whine to about 20% of what it was. I also found that for some reason my amp is staying on after I turn the HU off which I can't figure out.
 

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Have you tried to disconnect your remote wire? If it still stays on, I say prob with your amp. If it turns off, I say prob with your stereo. You may want to check and make sure there's no wire from your positive touching your remote. If it's separated by the ground that's not the problem. If it shuts off when you disconnect the remote, make sure it's hooked to the right remote wire, as there are often two. You could also connect it to the accessory wire with your stereo.
 

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Ok so I went out today and unhooked the remote wire started the car and the amp stayed off, I made sure the radio was off when I hooked up my meter and I got this
and I got 0.007 with the car off. Any ideas? the radio is still under my 4 year warranty through bestbuy but they will want to send it out for repairs=( I have had some issues with cds ejecting thats how I know they will send it out.
 

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Oh, I must have read that wrong. You just don't like that the remote wire stays on when the headunit is off? Basically, that's just working like it's hooked up to the accessory. It's not draining much power that way, at least. I thought you meant the stereo stayed on when the whole car was off. I think that's just a factory setting with the stereo, which probably can't be changed. Might check your user manual otherwise. Or I can find the online website for almost all car receivers' manuals.
 
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