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Jun 22, 10:08pm - #205085 
My stereo install = total failure

So I dropped off the Celi today at 9am to get my stereo installed. They said maybe around 12:30 or 1:00 it'd be ready. I come back at 12:30 and they aren't done, so I leave and come back an hour later. They have my car sitting out front but the guy at the counter refuses to check me out, because he says it's not done. I'm like... well WTF is it doing out front then? Whatever, I finally get my keys, pay and go.

Turn on the stereo. "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" from all the speakers. I know this all too well. I floor my car in N... the sound goes to a "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!". Did the same thing with my Miata when I personally wired my stereo... hooked into a power line that was too close to the alternator. So I go back inside and tell them. They give me some BS about "must be a loose wire". In the process of yelling at them, I find out they rewired the stereo through my stock amp... they didn't bypass it like I told them to. I leave my car for an hour and they promise to bypass the amp and fix the whining noise.

I come back an hour later. NOTHING is different. The guy admits they didn't bypass the amp, because he "didn't think there was any reason to". All they did was install a "noise filter"... didn't even find a new power source for the deck. angry

I had to just leave, since I had to be somewhere in an hour. I told them I'm coming back tomorrow. On the way out of the lot, I realized the stereo not only has the whining sound... it cuts in and out as it plays. I'm SOOOOOOO pissed right now about the whole situation. I buy damn near $1000 of stereo stuff from them, and they can't even get the install right over the course of two attempts and nearly 10 hours.

NEVER... EVER shop at Super Autobac's out here. I had to vent... because this whole thing is SO stupid. Today has truly blown.


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Jun 22, 10:20pm - #205086 
yeah man fuck shops for shit like that. Just DIY. Most of the people, at least down here, don't know what the fuck they're doing anyways.
rofl Print out my guide and tell em to "do this" spineyes

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Jun 22, 10:24pm - #205087 
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Jun 22, 10:34pm - #205088 
dude... return all your shit and get your money back...

fuck them... take your business elsewhere.


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Jun 22, 10:36pm - #205089 
suck for there business

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Jun 22, 10:36pm - #205090 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
dude... return all your shit and get your money back...

fuck them... take your business elsewhere.


I'm gonna give them one try tomorrow to 1) bypass the amp and 2) find a new power source. I'm going to stand there and WATCH the mofo's. If that doesn't work, I'm not leaving there until I return everything for a full refund.


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Jun 22, 10:51pm - #205091 
Good luck bro! thumbsup


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Jun 22, 10:59pm - #205092 
you better try, or else find somewhere else to install the stuff? just an idea confused confused confused thumbsdown thumbsdown

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Jun 22, 11:03pm - #205093 
thumbsdown thumbsdown man, do it yourself if they still act like bitches and return everythin you bought.. shit

good luck with those mofo's

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Jun 22, 11:07pm - #205094 
that's garbage - I wouldn't give them anymore chances... just return everything immediately

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Jun 22, 11:40pm - #205095 
Not to be an ass but dude this is why i say people should DIY. GTS_leo knows his way around audio stuff and i'm no stranger to wiring just contact me and we might be able to help.


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Jun 23, 1:28am - #205096 
Originally Posted by Kim
Not to be an ass but dude this is why i say people should DIY. GTS_leo knows his way around audio stuff and i'm no stranger to wiring just contact me and we might be able to help.


Thanks man... I might take you up on that. I half know my way around car audio too... I'm gonna sleep on what to do.


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Jun 23, 1:39am - #205097 
another reason why it is good to have hookups at tweeter and this other stereo place (forgot the name)... you get discounted goods and if you come to the shop after hours and work with the friend that works there you get free install. grin

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Jun 23, 1:45am - #205098 
see if you can get your money back from the labor since it wasn't done right. if you're going to complain you shoudl take them directly to the manager, the man who makes all the decisions. keep the parts


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Jun 23, 5:46am - #205099 
Rev, installing this yourself is SUPER easy.

I installed my Alpine in one afternoon, took like 1 hour thumbsup

Plus, I grounded it and used a REAL power source rolleyes


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Jun 23, 9:18am - #205100 
thumbsdown thumbsdown damn you patient...if they didnt do it right the first time i wouldv said fuck you and taken my buisness somewhere else

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Jun 23, 9:47am - #205101 
dude, you shoulda just posted you needed hlep man. if you want bring it to my house and we can make like a lil meet out of it if you want lol. I used to do that for a living back in the day thumbsup


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Jun 23, 9:48am - #205102 
oh yeah DONT TAKE IT BACK THERE. They aren't going to magically know how to fix it. lol


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Jun 23, 10:05am - #205103 
Okay... I'm going back there this afternoon and telling them to rip everything out and return it. Then I'm gonna get the same stuff... cheaper... online. You really used to do it for a living lucky? How tough would the stereo + preouts for the rear amp + front components + rear coaxials be to install?


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Jun 23, 10:20am - #205104 
at least you don't go to dumbass circuit city, they messed up my dad's corvette audio setup a bunch of times. He said screw them and did it himself, it's better to have the subs shaking your hair lol


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Jun 23, 10:22am - #205105 
stereo installation is easy, it's just the wiring and adjusting your system thats a bitch. I did my own work on my system and it took me one night to 4am.


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Jun 23, 10:33am - #205106 
man those audio stores think people are just plain stupid when it come to stereos like we know nothing about them since we are going to them. they piss me off too man angry.

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Jun 23, 10:36am - #205107 
install is easy.. plus once you do it you will feel happy you did the install yourself and you will probably struggle a lil but you will learn from it thumbsup thumbsup

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Jun 23, 10:43am - #205108 
Get your money back...


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Jun 23, 11:00am - #205109 
That suck...

Hope thing turn well

Good luck !


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Jun 23, 11:08am - #205110 
this was super autobacs in stauton??!!?!


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Jun 23, 11:09am - #205111 
man im deciding if i should take my car to get it wired because i have a gts and just the thought if pre wiring it makes me i am just affraid imma fuck up something. And btw when wiring the pre amp for your aftermarket deck? What are you doing to the stock amp ? YOu just bypassing it for your new aftermarket deck or what? confused yes i am nubby when it comes to car audio rofl

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Jun 23, 11:13am - #205112 
^^^ Basically, here is what I'm trying to do.

I already had an amp and subs in the trunk, wired to the stock stereo via high/low converter. So... I need to run new preouts to that amp when I get the new deck installed. I want to bypass the factory amp entirely, since it is less powerful (160w) than my new deck (240w). I also am replacing both my front and rear speakers... and I have a funny feeling that the place didn't install the crossovers for my components correctly.


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Jun 23, 11:16am - #205113 
why dont you pull your door panel off and check to see if the crossovers are installed. Me and my dad just installed some front speakers in my celi. w00t we even custom cut the stock tweeter hole and fit the new ones thumbsup it looks sweet and professional haha!

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Jun 23, 11:54am - #205114 
Check my www.sounddomain.com/id/mach_y page for ideas on your install / how-to tutorials. If you have any questions, ask here or hit me up on AIM at machyy1. Be glad to help.

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Jun 23, 12:22pm - #205115 
yep, teach yourself how to do it yourself, it will always come in handy later, you can figure out your own problems without having to run it into the shop all the time, plus get good enough and you can run a little spare time business for friends for some extra cash. thats what i do.


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Jun 23, 3:30pm - #205116 
yeah man to hell with the places that rip you off and think that everyone is a total idiot. gimme poke


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Jun 23, 4:50pm - #205117 
Okay... the guy behind the counter there was actually friendly AND helpful ::gasp:: ... so I left my car there for him to look at, rather than just throwing in the towel with them. They have ONE LAST FREAKING CHANCE only because it's a different installer today. It's sitting there right now. Everyone pray.


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Jun 23, 4:59pm - #205118 
Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
thumbsdown thumbsdown damn you patient...if they didnt do it right the first time i wouldv said fuck you and taken my buisness somewhere else


me too... and i would have held out for a better deal... like if they said they didnt want to take it apart or what not, id say "just waive the install fee, and throw in some speakers, and ill leave and never come back"

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Jun 23, 6:12pm - #205119 
Good luck bro. Hope everything goes well with the install.


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Jun 23, 6:18pm - #205120 
That sucks. Some shop is bad, they dont care about customers. I went to a shop tp install my alarm, and they disconnect my AM/PM wires, so I need to come back another day to fix it. By the way, how much it cost you to install them?

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Jun 23, 8:12pm - #205121 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Okay... the guy behind the counter there was actually friendly AND helpful ::gasp:: ... so I left my car there for him to look at, rather than just throwing in the towel with them. They have ONE LAST FREAKING CHANCE only because it's a different installer today. It's sitting there right now. Everyone pray.


hope it turns out well tomorrow - unfortunately I have a bad feeling about this one...

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Jun 23, 8:21pm - #205122 
good luck with everything

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Jun 23, 9:33pm - #205123 
screw me once - shame on you
screw me twice - shame on me
screw me three times - RevMonster (if it all goes to hell tomorrow grin rofl)

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Jun 24, 3:12am - #205124 
thumbsdown cry

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Jun 24, 3:21am - #205125 
^ you've been on vacation or did you just unplug from the matrix for a while?

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Jun 24, 6:40am - #205126 
Originally Posted by Sultan
that's garbage - I wouldn't give them anymore chances... just return everything immediately
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Jul 11, 10:00pm - #205127 
Originally Posted by Polykarb
stereo installation is easy, it's just the wiring and adjusting your system thats a bitch. I did my own work on my system and it took me one night to 4am.


rofl I was there kinda, it took you an Chuck nearly a week to do it...wiring and adjusting? you are hilarious you have to have Chuck do everything for you while you go play your Computer Games...You cant wire you already said your system install is messed up it dont sound any good and Chuck screwed SmutasticGT subs to heck, fin dout what your talking about before you make a fool of yourself


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