A few months back I drove through some deep water. I got no audio from the speakers for about a week, then it came back (assuming after everything dried out).
Flash forward to last month, audio went out again! I found a tip to unplug the orange clip under the rear driver-side passenger seat. While this did disable the radio antenna (I don't use radio at all, so don't care) the speakers worked fine again!
Then last week, it started doing this chopping sound. You can slightly make out the music as the choppy sound goes in and out if you recognize the song, so it seems to be accepting some type of signal. But I've never ran into such a thing before. Anyone know of a cause/fix?
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Have you checked to see if there is any water that got into the trunk (right side under the CD changer) where the Nakamichi amp resides? I've had my sound go out when water accumulated after a hard rain - causing water to "drown" the amp. Seems the drain hole was plugged. Once I got the water out, the amp dried and it worked fine. No issues recently in CA since we've had a drought for the last 6-7 years LOL. The sound I got was not exactly like yours though.
only replacement is another working nak amp. it has to be a nak amp specifically as there is another premium version that was used. premium amp/system is standard, nak is an upgrade. either that or go to an aftermarket headunit and bypass the amp like many of us have done. that frees up all that space in the trunk for a battery which also offsets the drivers weight if you are into that sort of thing =)
Yes sir this is all true!! It's the Nakamichi amp..the systems sound great but not as reliable as the pioneers.. I have a 99 SC and had to replace the amp and that was a very tough find because the last two years are somehow not compatible with the other years...I found one on ebay and it's been fine for 4 1/2 yrs now...that's the easiest way..