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kanno
09-21-2009, 08:14 PM
hi guys,
ive recently purchased a e38 with few minor problems to be worked out
95 740i e38. non-dsp

first:

i get no sound from my speakers.
power is on, cd changer switches and MID shows all info but no sound. Sometimes id get an odd static noise if i have the radio on. odd enough i got it to work once by accident, but i could never get the stereo to play again.

there are wierd clicking/static noise coming from my heater control unit i dont know if thats relevant or not but it goes off after i turn it off and on again.

i did check the fuses, what now :S

kanno
09-23-2009, 01:13 PM
up,

im leaning towards a fried AMP but not sure - some input would be appreciated,

also how do i know if my car has DSP or its non-DSP?

simplycars
09-23-2009, 01:38 PM
DSP amp is the bigger one and non-DSP is the smaller
also radio has DSP option on the deck
non-dsp amps are cheap at $50 and easy to find
DSP are harder and are known for problems.

kanno
09-23-2009, 04:39 PM
how do i know for sure my car is non-DSP?

from what i understand from the manual DSP is the equalizer thingy next to the tape-deck(in my case) - i dont have it there a loose change compartment there instead.

from what i also understand its fairly easy(comparing to dsp) to upgrade a non-dsp e38 sound to custom aftermarket deck+sub+amp
- is that so?

Dammerung
07-02-2010, 12:30 PM
Yours is a 95? you dont have an amp behind the cd changer? if so then its non dsp and it definately sounds like a fried amp. Take it to any car audio store im sure they can fix it easy. Aslo like you said the deck+amp+ sub is another easy option.

Quack
07-02-2010, 12:36 PM
Yours is a 95? you dont have an amp behind the cd changer? if so then its non dsp and it definately sounds like a fried amp. Take it to any car audio store im sure they can fix it easy. Aslo like you said the deck+amp+ sub is another easy option.

you're like a year too late, I believe he sold the car

Dammerung
07-02-2010, 12:46 PM
you're like a year too late, I believe he sold the car

hahaha i didnt notice the date. Looks like audio section isnt busy at all. The e38 post was on the first page.

Quack
07-02-2010, 12:49 PM
hahaha i didnt notice the date. Looks like audio section isnt busy at all. The e38 post was on the first page.

it was on the 1st page because of the bloody spammers, the mods must be off on holidays because a lot of spammers have been on MAX this past week.