[V8] Right wing attack?
Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Fri Aug 6 12:05:06 EDT 2004
... if I were you I would open up the door panel and disconnect the speaker
right away. This happened on #2 and I found the output drivers cooked on
the amplifier. While there do not appear to have been reports of fires
caused as a result of this, based on what I saw and smelled, it certainly
seemed possible that a more serious situation might have developed.
Assuming that this is the standard capacitor failure ... which I would
believe to be a reasonable assumption ... you may be able to recover your
amp by replacing the caps. Certainly a cheap test even if there is
something else wrong.
Given it is the driver's door, another possible suspect is broken wires in
the loom in the door hinge ...
San Jose, CA (USA)
> While driving in to work today, and listening to NPR, my
> right front speaker
> started sounding like a machine gun. Either some Bush
> loyalists got to the
> amplifier or maybe it just got sick of Ira Glass. Either way
> it looks like I
> need to do some repairs. Is this a classic symptom of the
> failed filter caps?
> For those of you who have done the repairs, do you just
> replace all the
> electrolytic caps?
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