Re: 05 Ford Mustang Shaker 1000 and Dead Battery
On 1 Apr 2005 03:26:26 -0800, "Rick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>We just bought our first Mustang (05 GT Premium) and it came with the
>Shaker 1000 upgrade. We have two issues being worked at the dealer and
>if you've ran across these issues, please post a reply.
>1. The stereo will not stay at a constant volume. We've turned off
>the "speed volume" but this hasn't fixed the issue.
>2. Something is draining the battery. If the car sits two days, the
>battery is pretty much dead.
>For those of you interested in the Shaker 1000 upgrade, let me pass on
>a little information to help with your decision. THIS INFORMATION WAS
>TOLD TO US FROM THE FORD MECHANIC: It takes 45 minutes to diagnose
>each amp, there are six amps total, and the diagnostic test must run
>consecutively, in a specific pattern. Each issue with this stereo
>requires the mechanic to re-start the diagnostic test, which means
>about 6 hours in the shop for the car owner........ Yesterday the
>diagnostic test wouldn't go past #3 amp, which required him to restart
>the diagnostic test two times..
>Ford has required our Ford dealership to send in the defective part(s),
>and they will fix and return them. It took three weeks to get the
>first two amps repaired (actually Ford said they would repair them, but
>ended up just sending back new amps). I wonder if it's that hard to
>keep extra parts on stock at Ford.
>This is my first Ford Vehicle, but the rental they have us in right now
>has a better sounding stereo than our $1,300 upgraded stereo (a stock
>Chevy Malibu stock stereo).
I've had no problems with my Shaker 1000. But, if playing MP3's, the volume will
change seemingly dependant on how the MP3 file was made. (I'm not up on how
that's done, but know they aren't all the same.).
Personally, I'd like to sell the stuff in the trunk 'cause I'm not into the
car-shaking bass that some folks are. I'd rather have the room.
"All decisions are the result of binary thinking."