My car is cutting off after cd player install

Jul 13, 2011 @ 02:43
Trying to get some opinions on this

So I got a cd player installed in my 318ti on Friday and right after I pulled onto the street out of the shop my car turned off at the light. It started back up and I drove home and it turned off once more and had been fine since. Monday I went back to the shop and told them about the problem and they said I need a new battery. I believed them and decided to get some speakers and figured id get a new battery later. After I left the shop my car did the same thing as Friday. I had been there forever getting the speakers done so I may go back tomorrow. I also noticed that the car starts rumbling like it's going to turn off when the volume is past 30. Is this a battery problem or did they do something wrong?
Jul 13, 2011 @ 09:09
Could be a battery problem, could be an alternator problem, could be faulty install.
Jul 13, 2011 @ 10:15
time to update dem grounds ♥♥♥♥♥
Jul 13, 2011 @ 11:09
Originally posted by Inactive User
time to update dem grounds ♥♥♥♥♥


this.
Jul 13, 2011 @ 13:27
Originally posted by Inactive User
time to update dem grounds ♥♥♥♥♥


Explain what that is in English. I don't know if it's a battery thing because my car starts up after it shuts off. My battery isn't dead.
Jul 13, 2011 @ 15:25
ground wires need upgrading and or checking?
Jul 13, 2011 @ 16:05
cool ill check that out. im gonna take my car to another shop and see what they say.
Jul 13, 2011 @ 16:37
It could be the grounds, but that sounds like a weird problem. I doubt anythnig with a cd player would affect the battery. Unless they did a shitty job of installing it and cut some corners
Jul 14, 2011 @ 15:38
Originally posted by Inactive User
ground wires need upgrading and or checking?


Sounds like it
Jul 14, 2011 @ 18:01
It could be the grounds, but that sounds like a weird problem. I doubt anythnig with a cd player would affect the battery. Unless they did a shitty job of installing it and cut some corners


bad grounds cause lots of weird problems
Jul 15, 2011 @ 01:40
I got my battery and alternator checked and the dude said they were fine. I'm gonna take my car back to the shop and tell them to look at it. Those fuckers better not argue with me.
Jul 17, 2011 @ 03:04
Well this thread had a lot of views so I thought I'd update everyone. I went back today and told them I got my battery and alternator checked and to fix my shit. The guy got in the car and turned my radio up and my car cut off as usual. He was like "that must be something else. The stereo isn't related to power." I said "dude you just turned it up and it cut off. It didn't cut off before you did that so obviously that caused it." I argued with him for like 5 minutes then he had another dude take the cd player out and do something to it. It doesn't cut off anymore but I have a feeling the guy just lowered how high my cd player can go so I can't reach 30 and make it cut off anymore haha.
Jul 17, 2011 @ 20:44
did you check your grounds, or did you just ignore all advice given?
Jul 17, 2011 @ 21:17
I took it to my mechanic and he said they did something wrong and take it back to them. Everything seems fine now.
Jul 17, 2011 @ 21:25
so wut ur sayin is no, you didn't listen
Jul 17, 2011 @ 21:28
Originally posted by Inactive User
so wut ur sayin is no, you didn't listen


lmao
Jul 17, 2011 @ 22:47
Originally posted by Inactive User
so wut ur sayin is no, you didn't listen


I listened to a licensed mechanic (for free, family friend) and now my problem is fixed. What else you need?
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