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Old 12/01/2004, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question replacement for factory amp

Hello,

perhaps someone can help me, as i've got a dilemma:
we had a long weekend with too much rain, and on Monday morning I hop into the car to find out that the floor mats were completely soaked. turns out the water run-offs in the canal around the sun roof were clogged up. this problem was eliminated with some pressurized air to blow them free...
or so i thought...
until a day later, my speakers go out, with a nice fried electric smell filling the car. note...the cds keep on playing, but i am hearing absolutely nothing.

so it turns out that the amp under the passenger seat was toasted, due to too much water getting in there. all components are the original factory stuff from mitsu/infinity, i've changed nothing when it comes to audio. Part number on the amp is MR400692, if it helps. (the car is a 2000 GT)

my questions:
1. do you recommend replacing the factory amp with the same exact part? Or shall I take the oppurtunity to put something better in?

2. If I am replacing with the same part...where's a good place to get the parts from? I bought the car at Conicelli, which has since closed its doors. And then I had taken the car to Germany, where it is now, but will never be supported as the 3G eclipses were never sold here. Mitsubishi Germany simply can't order the parts...but I can always deliver them to my address in the states and have someone forward them over to me.

3. If I should get something new...any recommendations in the same price range as the factory amp (perhaps a bit more would be alright)?
3a. How can i get around the strange plug which they've got on the factory amp? can i get an adaptor...or must I rewire everything individually?

Thanks for any help...
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Old 12/01/2004, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely take the chance to get a new amplifier. If you are not planning to upgrade the speakers, the Alpine V-Power series will be more than enough for you. If you try to get the same factory amp from the dealer, it might end up costing as much as a good aftermarket.
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Or keep an eye out in the for sale forum for someone ditching the factory amp....if you don't plan on upgrading that is.

you can save some cash that way if you can wait for one to pop up.
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Or keep an eye out in the for sale forum for someone ditching the factory amp....if you don't plan on upgrading that is.

you can save some cash that way if you can wait for one to pop up.
Too bad I threw mine away. I would have offer to let you have it for free if you pay shipping on it.
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if he waits a month or so, i'm getting rid of my factory amp for the Alpine amp
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Old 12/01/2004, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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good idea to look for a used one. problem is that it's not so fun driving 40 mins to and from work in silence. an mp3 player in 1 ear just won't cut it.
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Old 12/06/2004, 01:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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so i spoke with a local audio shop, and as they've never seen an Eclipse before, they refused to do anything.

How complicated is it to actually install a new Amp (perhaps an Alpine or whatever)?
Is there alot of rewiring to do?

I'd imagine this is something someone running a car radio shop should know about...so I think I need to find another one, but as I've already mentioned...noone like to work on this car over here in Germany.

Thanks for any feedback...I'm desperate to get this radio working again before i go insane.
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