1996 RT/10 no radio sound

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by RobertG, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. RobertG

    RobertG Enthusiast

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    OEM radio functions, but there's no sound. What should I check? Is there an amp somewhere in the car? Car is bone stock.



    Rob in Columbia, SC
    1996 Dodge Viper RT/10
     
  2. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Member - Great Lakes

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    Check trunk on driver's side.
     
  3. Chris1

    Chris1 Viper Owner

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    Rob: I have a '96 RT/10 as well. I'm no expert, but double check the amps in the trunk, one on each side for the front and rear speakers. The each have a 15 Amp fuse in them. Easy place to start. I'll look through my service manual to see what it says in the troubleshooting flowchart and see if anything jumps out. It initially said to check the 12V feed to the amplifier(s) and amps fuses. Also, the connections start to get dirty and dusty after time. May want to check to see if everything has a good connection.

    Regards, Chris.

    What color is your RT/10? I have the red with yellow wheels.
     
  4. RobertG

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    Thanks. I found the fuses on the amps. Just had to take the top and curtains out. Right fuse was blown. Replaced it. now I can barely hear sound provided I turn it up full. Guessing at least that amp is shot.
     
  5. RobertG

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    FWIW, I bought the car yesterday, so I'm inventorying what's needed. Looks like it's an amp and a thumb screw for the top.
     
  6. ViperJohn

    ViperJohn VCA Member - Northeast

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    Make sure there isn't a mute button and you might also want to make sure the AVC is turned off in the event that function on head unit has gone bad. Everything you are describing points to the amp.
     
  7. RobertG

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    Using a mini-plug to rca adapter, along with my phone, to verify both amps work.
    Now it's on to the head unit. I'll keep everyone posted.
     
  8. RobertG

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    It's the radio. Only one channel is functioning, and barely at that. So, now the search for a radio commences.
     
  9. RobertG

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    NOS '96 Viper radio arrived in the mail today. Plugged it in, and all is good.
     

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