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Old 04-11-19, 01:37 PM
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Over years of popping and not working on rainy days it finally died when I came back from vacation.. turns the bottom was rusted bad as well. I'm trying to find a 3gs pioneer amp but can not find the right one on eBay or anywhere!! Any help? The problem is there are plenty of amplifiers but I can barely find any for 10, 11 model cars!! Would it work if I just order the older ones?

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Old 04-13-19, 04:05 AM
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Bump. Really can't find this part... 10-11 amps are rare as heck!!
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https://www.tlsautorecycling.com/sea...50/195372.html

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LEXUS-PIONE...EAAOSwAANY8dHv

If these are priced too high check nearby salvage yards. A great search is car-part.com

But its probably best to repair that water leak, before installing the new amp
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How do I find the leak? Would my mechanic be able to find it? How much do they usually charge? Sorry for all the questions

Last question how much would you be willing to pay for a used amp?
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Hop in the trunk close it, have someone spray water with a garden hose over the trunk area/ rear window seals/tail lights seals etc. Use a flash light and you should be able to see where it is leaking from. Was the car ever in an accident in the back?

When I searched for you online they were pricey, the cheapest one sold for $260.00, personally if it were my car, I would take apart the amplifier. Use an electronics cleaner with a q-tip clean off all the terminals inside. Try your luck you might be able to get it to come back on, it could just be corrosion on the terminals.
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Tried for the longest to get the screws off but they keep balding. Lol Sucks. '10 '11 GS really aren't out there like that huh
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Tried for the longest to get the screws off but they keep balding. Lol Sucks. '10 '11 GS really aren't out there like that huh
Just grind the heads off.
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Hop in the trunk close it, have someone spray water with a garden hose over the trunk area/ rear window seals/tail lights seals etc. Use a flash light and you should be able to see where it is leaking from. Was the car ever in an accident in the back?

When I searched for you online they were pricey, the cheapest one sold for $260.00, personally if it were my car, I would take apart the amplifier. Use an electronics cleaner with a q-tip clean off all the terminals inside. Try your luck you might be able to get it to come back on, it could just be corrosion on the terminals.
Bit the bullet and purchased the amp. Due to not having time to find the leak do you think I can just place this in the trunk? Not bolted back where water leaks to?
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Bit the bullet and purchased the amp. Due to not having time to find the leak do you think I can just place this in the trunk? Not bolted back where water leaks to?
Ya you should be fine
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Ya you should be fine
One last question... Would the amp get hot enough to singe the trunk lining? Planning to use Velcro to hold it in place
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One last question... Would the amp get hot enough to singe the trunk lining? Planning to use Velcro to hold it in place
Directly it would probably melt the glue on the velcro and it would release. You could bolt a sheet of aluminum plate behind it, then velcro on the aluminum.
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Over years of popping and not working on rainy days it finally died when I came back from vacation.. turns the bottom was rusted bad as well. I'm trying to find a 3gs pioneer amp but can not find the right one on eBay or anywhere!! Any help? The problem is there are plenty of amplifiers but I can barely find any for 10, 11 model cars!! Would it work if I just order the older ones?
i have a GS 460 ML amp that Iím not using make me an offer if interested
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