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Old 01-13-2019, 08:48 PM
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Radio Amplifier Relay Location

I have 92 Camaro RS that has been in storage for a few years until recently. The radio turns on and works, but the speakers sound almost like they are muted. There's sound coming out, but it is very high pitched with no bass. I am wondering if it is an amplifier relay and I'm trying to figure out it's location. It has an aftermarket kenwood deck and everything worked fine prior to being in storage. The fusible link was fried and I repaired it. I also hooked up the original Delco CD player and it sounded the exact same, so I'm pretty sure it isn't the deck. Maybe all 6 speakers are blown, but that seems strange to me. I would like to try the amplifier relay if somebody could help me locate it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Edit: I traced the wires back to the fuse box and found the relay connector with no relay in it. I bought 2 relays (part number 2ER3 from Masterpro), tried both and had no luck solving my issue. I wonder if not having a relay connected may have caused all 6 speakers to blow at some point. Next thing I'm going to try is connecting different speakers.

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Old 01-16-2019, 01:51 AM
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Re: Radio Amplifier Relay Location

Can you post any pics ??

The only stock radio with a "relay" is a BOSE system,.... but your car doesn't appear to have BOSE - so I don't know what "relays" your looking at under the dash. ( FYI: The BOSE relay will normally be mounted under the dash on the passenger side. )

There are normally only 4 speakers in any Camaro speaker system. If there are more than 4, than someone added them & the additional wiring needed to run them.



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Old 01-17-2019, 08:02 AM
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Re: Radio Amplifier Relay Location

2 speakers in the dash. 2 in the doors and 2 in the pillars. The relay connector was coming from the factory wiring from the stereo. Its the same relay as the one for the ignition. I'm trying to upload photo but I guess I have to wait til tonight. The attachment option never works on my phone.
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