1992 Lincoln Continental Stereo System Not Working Properly

Tiny
MEINATARI
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  • 1992 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
I have a 1992 Lincoln Continental Signature Series with the cassette deck/head unit, accessory CD player below, and the factory amp/JBL speakers. The CD player never worked, as in no display, wouldn't even pull a CD into the deck, the most it's ever done is light up the trim when the headlights are on.

The stereo worked fine when the car was first purchased, after that it started losing the audio and coming back on after cycling the power repeatedly, finally the audio just went dead. Today, I removed the CD player and was surprised to hear the audio return, reconnecting the CD player causes it to fail again, so I've just removed it for good.

The problem is that the amp doesn't seem to be working now and the head unit isn't going to push those JBLs by itself. I've taken a multimeter to the amp and it is getting power, so I'm lead to believe that the CD player might have been responsible for triggering the amp on. I've searched for wiring schematics to try and force the amp on with no luck. Am I on the right track or am I just barking up the wrong tree?

Thanks in advance!
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Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 5:43 PM

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Tiny
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Hate to bump this, but it's been 72 hours. My math could be off but I think that's a bit more than 24.
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Hi meinatari,

Sorry for the delay. Seems no one has an answer for you.

I did check our database for the wiring circuit which is not very informative. The schematic does not seem to indicate the CD player is responsible for powering the Amp.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Radio92ContinentalFig14a_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Radio92ContinentalFig14b_1.jpg

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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 8:57 AM

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