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My 05 Element battery died over the weekend. I jumped it and everything seemed fine. I entered the anti-theft code and the radio appeared to come on but no audio at all. I needed a new battery so I took it to my local Honda dealer and they said they had no idea why the audio wasn't working. Had never seen anything like it. The radio comes on. Satellite radio display works, it recognizes and plays CD's but absolutely no audio. According to Honda, I need to send it for repairs which will take up to four weeks and cost $275. Anyone out there seen this sort of thing before?
 

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My 05 Element battery died over the weekend. I jumped it and everything seemed fine. I entered the anti-theft code and the radio appeared to come on but no audio at all. I needed a new battery so I took it to my local Honda dealer and they said they had no idea why the audio wasn't working. Had never seen anything like it. The radio comes on. Satellite radio display works, it recognizes and plays CD's but absolutely no audio. According to Honda, I need to send it for repairs which will take up to four weeks and cost $275. Anyone out there seen this sort of thing before?

Welcome to the EOC scooter.

Did you or the dealer check the fuses? I would say that a fuse likely blew when you jumped it.

Check fuse number 7 under the dash. It is for the amp. If the radio comes on and you don't have sound i am aiming towards no power to the amp....
 

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Welcome to the EOC scooter.

Did you or the dealer check the fuses? I would say that a fuse likely blew when you jumped it.

Check fuse number 7 under the dash. It is for the amp. If the radio comes on and you don't have sound i am aiming towards no power to the amp....
And for $275...you can find a radio that does all that the stock one does and probably more.
 

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And for $275...you can find a radio that does all that the stock one does and probably more.

Thanks guys. I checked the amp fuse and it solved the problem! On a side note, it's pretty ridiculous that the dealer wouldn't have thought to even check the fuse before quoting me the $275. Thanks for the help, I saved $274!!
 

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Thanks guys. I checked the amp fuse and it solved the problem! On a side note, it's pretty ridiculous that the dealer wouldn't have thought to even check the fuse before quoting me the $275. Thanks for the help, I saved $274!!

The next time your in Toronto you can buy me a couple pints of Richards Red.

I would bet that who ever looked ypur E didn't bother to open the service manual. Did they even know it had a seperate amp or that it has it's own fuse? MIght be an interesting questin to ask the service manager. I hope you didn't pay them to look at the problem.
 

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Similar issue, it's not the fuse

Hey. I have a 2003 ex with a factory system with a sub, and for no particular reason today sound stopped coming out of the amp/speakers. I didn't have a power problem, although I did open and close the hood with the engine running right before it stopped working.

I checked, and fuse 7 works fine. I even replaced it to be safe, but the originAl was fine.

How do I troubleshoot this?
 

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Oh yeah, and it's definitely not a security code issue. Stereo powers up fine. Radio, aux, cd work fine, just no sound and it's not the amp fuse.
 

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Another update. When I pull the fuse in and out, every now and again the sound will pop on for a split second, then die. It's almost like some kind of cutoff switch is malfunctioning in the amp. Anyone else ever had this?
 

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And. Yes, fuse 7 under the dash is the one I'm referring to, and when it works for a moment then kicks out, it does't blow the fuse, so it's not a load issue. There are no other electrical problems either, so I'm starting to suspect a faulty amp.
 

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The other mitigating factor is that this all happened after I sprayed some belt conditioner rather messily on to my serpentine belt. I doubt that plays in to it, But perhaps I'm missing something.
 

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did you add an amplifier to the factory system or are you refering to the stock one? anything else dont to the system like replacing speakers etc?
 

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Another update. When I pull the fuse in and out, every now and again the sound will pop on for a split second, then die. It's almost like some kind of cutoff switch is malfunctioning in the amp. Anyone else ever had this?
ok with no other mods to take into consideration, listen to see if only one speaker pops when you turn the radio on or if it is all of them. if you can narrow it down to one speaker then try unplugging that one (they are very easy to take out) and then try to cycle the key and see if the rest come on. it sounds like you either have a bad speaker causing the amp to go into protection or the amp has bitten the dust. the popping leads me to believe it is seeing a speaker out of the impedence range it wants it in.
 
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