Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Lights and sound are off when listening to a loud music with max bass on an Opel Vectra A

asked by on

I've got an Opel Vectra A. My car has a problem when I listen to music to the max bass and laud, the lights and sound stops for a second and starts again when the bass sounds correctly.

You’ve probably got a stereo system that is too strong for your car’s alternator and battery. Realize that if you boom up to these max amps, speakers, and bass system, you are overtaxing the electric system of the vehicle. Guys I know that are serious about that, they get special batteries, put them in the trunk and then put on like a 200-300 amps alternator - the biggest they can find - so that it runs more power. That’s what most people who are serious about stereo will do.

Because you are probably running stuff that isn’t strong enough on that Opel and running so much power, it is messing around with it. And make sure it is wired right, too. Don’t wire a good wiring system to the wiring harness of the car. Wire it directly to the battery and send big wires back to your system. Don’t run it on the wiring system of the car. If you need help with a battery installment or alternator replacement, technicians at YourMechanic can come to your car’s location and perform these services for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Lights and sound are off when listening to a loud music with max bass on an Opel Vectra A

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: When I drive my car for about ten minutes, the gas pedal does not accelerate anymore, non of the gears work.

Hi there. There seems to be an issue with the ignition switch on your vehicle. The engine should shut off when the key is in the 'OFF' position. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...

Q: I have continuity between my positive and negative terminals with no battery in

It is certainly possible that you have continuity even with the alternator removed. Things like clocks, digital radios with memory, alarm system, and even some modules always pull power from the battery when the vehicle is turned off. That will...

Q: Left turn signal malfunction.

Check the bulb contacts, front and rear, and just make sure there is no obvious corrosion. Check the headlight harness connection to the headlight bulbs as well. From what you are describing, there is some sort of short or voltage...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...