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So, here's the deal. I bought a 2004 Mustang Convertible V6 Automatic last August. It's been very trusty thus far, and the head unit took a crap and died. It was a 6CD stock unit and the CD's would get jammed. So I bought a Pioneer FH-P8000BT at Christmas time. I tried to install it myself because I installed my stereo on my 2001 Ford Escort and it wasn't as hard. I completely underestimated how difficult it would be.

When I first installed it, only the front 4 speakers would work (the Tweeters and the MID/AMPS). So when the weather started getting nicer, I took out the unit and tried to fix the wires thinking it was not hooked up right, and then I hooked something up wrong because the front subs were making a horrible popping noise when I would put the top down on my car. If the top was up, then all 8 speakers worked. The stock stereo would turn the front subs off when the top was down.

I'm freaking out and hoping I didn't blow my subs or amps, because I don't want to spend the money on them! I already spend 300 on my stereo and I'm a college student!

Please let me know if anyone has had anything similar!
 

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welcome to the wonderful world of mach audio.

one of the best factory sound systems but one of the worst to install aftermark stuff.

i too tried to do the work myself, unless you are VERY experienced in car audio, mach can be a HUGE pain in the arse.

i had the same problem you have and it was because my mach amps both had blown circuits in them.
so chances are you're going to need a new 4 channel amp if this happened to you (i did).

or you may very well have wired something up wrong.

either way i HIGHLY recommend you get a professional to at least look at it before you go any farther.
 

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Thanks guys! I went to Crutchfield to get the correct harness etc to try one more time, and if it fails then at least when I take it into the audio shop, they'll see that I "did it right" haha.
 
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