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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject:  Amp drains battery Reply with quote

I have a 2001 (bought new) Impala with factory radio and amp. After sitting for 1-2 days, the battery would be dead. I'd call for a jump, the car would drive fine until it sat for 24-48 hours, then the battery would die again. After much ado, it was discovered that the amp is continually drawing power, even when the car is off--and drawing enough that it drains the battery. The dealership wanted to replace it for a cool $400. Sounds high to me.
1--has anyone else had that problem, or heard of it?
2--what might cause that?
3--Can I just buy any non-OEM amp?
4--If not, what specs should I look for? I just want to replace the OEM amp (GM 10309548)

Thanks for any help you can give.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The amp is specific to the car and to be a direct replacement has to be bought from GM. There were different versions over the years, so make sure you get one from your year with your RPO code.

As for why its doing it, probably a bad amp. I hate that thing since it cause a lot of problems for me upgrading my stereo. I just got rid of it. Twisted Evil

And the price is probably right for one from GM.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject:  Amp drains battery Reply with quote

If I don't do a direct replacement, what else can I do and keep the existing radio and wiring, and still be able to use the radio? I just can't justify the $400 expense.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Depending on the RPO, the crossovers for the front tweeters are built in to the amp. That's how mine was, so a bypass is very difficult and requires you to build your own crossovers.

You need to check your RPO label (either on the trunk lid or in the driver's door jam) and see which of these you have:

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UQ3: These 2 RPOs have seperate wires for the tweeters right from the amp. Skater says there are no caps on the tweeters w/ this setup, so you will need one if you do an AMP bypass

U62,UW6: This RPO has the wires from the AMP, but they are not used in the door, the tweeter is piggy-backed (read: parallel) off the midrange w/ a cap. No need for an X-Over for the AMP bypass here

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

spend some money on a new deck and new speakers. And you'll be fine. And it'll be one hell of an upgrade. You have (if I remember correctly) 8 ohm speakers. They won't work well with an aftermarket deck. But as I read on http://impalahq.naioa.com/HowTo/Amp_bypass.html
I don't seem to see any problems with the 8 ohm setup...it might not be a big deal if you plan on keeping the stock deck. So check it out. But if you're gonna spend the money...get an aftermarket system.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I agree with em....that $400 can be better spent on a new radio and speakers and you'll be good to go

but for now u can look at these links

http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....amp+bypass
http://impalahq.naioa.com/HowTo/Amp_bypass.html
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Speakers are 4ohm for an 01

Best option... if you're sure it's the amp, buy a used factory amp... like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors.....enameZWDVW


Just make sure the part number they list is the same as the on on your amp...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What year had the 8ohm speakers?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

06+ have 8 ohm speakers

00-02 have 4 ohm speakers

03-05 have either 2 ohm or 4 ohm

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Hmmm...I could have sworn someone on here was looking for an 8ohm 6x9 but oh well...thanks for the info BBE!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My car had almost the same exact symptoms, and I had to take it to the dealer, where I was charged $112.86 to DIAGNOSE the same problem. This dealer wanted $900 ($700 for the amp, $200 labor) to replace. To which I said "No, thanks" while mentally asking the guy "Are you out of your f***ing mind?!").

Following BBEngineer's advice in this thread, I found a used amp on Ebay, and am paying a grand total of $35.45, including shipping, for it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dont sound right, the stock amp turns off with everything else. sound like you got draw from somewhere else.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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dont sound right, the stock amp turns off with everything else. sound like you got draw from somewhere else.


Except the stock amp doesn't turn off when everything else does... it's needed for the chimes.

And when it goes bad, it doesn't shut off at all

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:05 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ah ok. that makes sense. i don't have a chime in mine just hacked the stock harness.
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