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Car Stereos/2006 Cadillac CTS -- clicking noise in amp


Rick wrote at 2014-12-18 09:09:11
Hi Kathy, I own a 2004 Cadillac CTS and I also have the loud popping noise coming from the amp and speakers which gets much much worse when it is cold outside.  Last summer when it was 100 degrees outside it never popped once.  Now that it is cold outside it pops constantly with the car turned off.  It is so loud I can hear it popping when i'm inside my house.  I had a mechanic cut the wires and disconnect my amp and it continued to pop with the amp disconnected.  I was told I need a new stereo which is around $800.00 for a refurbished one.

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Justin Wheeler


I can answer questions about the electronics and mathematics behind car stereos, provide information on locating wires, wire interference, gauges, etc. Since they're almost entirely subjective, asking questions about brand names may not result in the most useful answers.


I've been installing car stereos for friends and family (albeit not professionally) for 8 or 9 years. My knowledge lies mostly in the math and technical aspects: impedance, required gauges, fuse levels, frequency response, etc.

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