[V8] Right wing attack?

Buchholz, Steven 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 ... 

Steve B
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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